−Chimaki are a specialty of Kyoto’s Gion festival, and a common sight in the city’s streets.−
When walking down the streets of Kyoto, you’d be hard-pressed not to find one in the front of a person’s home. The “chimaki” are charms said to ward off illness and disaster, and are sold at the various yamahoko (floats) during the Gion Festival. The people of Kyoto receive their “chimaki” each year to pray for happiness and safety in the coming year. A chimaki can also be found at the entrance of
"You’ll also find a number of other amenities available at Kyomachiya Luck You Bukkoji Higashimachi specifically chosen to showcase the styles and techniques of a craftsmanship unique to Kyoto. Here, we’ll be introducing some of those amenities.
Nihonga (Japanese painting)
A Work by Yamaba Haruki, One of Japan’s Up-And-Coming Artists
The beautiful Japanese black pine is used for the artistic cultivation technique known as bonsai.
Tanzaku Poems Decorating the Tsuridoko
The roomwear found in each guest room is designed for comfort and ease of movement.
Our flower vases are made by “Kohchosai Kosuga”, a bamboo craft manufacturer founded over 120 years ago.
You’ll find various “Kyohanga” woodblock art scattered throughout the guest rooms and in the lobby.
Noren (Japanese curtains)
The “noren” is a trademark of an age-old craftsmanship ingrained in Japanese decor.
Our “utsuwa” kitchenware are designed by the Kyoto-based sculptor, Takako Hirosue.
Kyoto teas, coffee, and herb teas are provided free of charge
Try some snacks from the famous Japanese confectionery shop Kameya-Yoshinaga when checking in.
Kyomachiya Luck You Bukkoji Higashimachi is modeled after the traditional Kyoto machiya. Inside of the compact, three-story, 9-room building, you’ll find many age-old novelties unique to the Kyomachiya like the “koshi-mado” (lattice windows), “the inuyarai”, and the “tsuridoko” (a lowered wall for displaying flowers and other ornaments). The bonsai at the entrance and the Shaolin dojo next door contribute to the fresh and unique ambiance.