−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 .

Other Amenities in the Facility

"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.

Luck You Bukkoji Higashimachi

The Design

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.