−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 Horikawa Gojo specifically chosen to showcase the styles and techniques of a craftsmanship unique to Kyoto. Here, we’ll be introducing some of those amenities.
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.
“Miura Shomei” has established itself as a lighting manufacturer in the district of Gion, Kyoto over a period spanning a little more than 100 years.
Karakami (Paper Sliding Doors)
Karakami is a type of hand-processed paper decorated with traditional patterns and designs
“Zabuton” from “Rakuchu Takaokaya”, a zabuton manufacturer with a 90-year history
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.
A homely breakfast of “delicious delights” in the local region
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.
−<Luck You> had our architectural designs done by Uchida Yasuhiro, an architect well-versed in Kyomachiya design.−
The faithful reproduction of the old Kyomachiya townhouse was made possible because of his expertise. Accordingly, we were able to realize our vision of combining an age-old tradition in craftsmanship with modern amenities. We hope you have a memorable experience immersed in the fine-tuned details of Mr. Uchida’s design.
Kyomachiya Luck You Horikawa Gojo reproduces a Kyomachiya architectural design which was popular from the Taisho Era (1912-1926) into the early part of the Showa Era (1926-1989). An abundance of Kyomachiya furnishings immediately grab at your attention with their anachronistic novelty like the “koshi-mado” (lattice windows), “the inuyarai”, and the “hibukuro” (the hearth of a Japanese lantern). The Japanese garden found next to the bettei (annex) lobby was constructed in the likeness of a typical townhouse garden during the Meiji (1868-1912)/Taisho era.