The interior of Kyomachiya Luck You Horikawa Gojo has also been carefully designed to reproduce a traditional Kyomachiya. Some examples of this include the “noren” custom-ordered from the somemonoya (dye shop) “Shikisai,” “Kyohanga” (woodblock art, an art craft which originated in Kyoto) throughout our rooms and in the lobby, lighting fixtures built by “Miura Shomei” (a lantern maker with a history spanning nearly 100 years), and custom-ordered zabuton (cushions for sitting) from “Rakuchu Takaokaya”. We can also introduce you to some of Kyoto’s other specialties during your stay if you have an interest.
Many of the amenities at Kyomachiya Luck You Horikawa Gojo have been specifically chosen to showcase the styles and techniques of craftsmanship which are 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.
Chimaki are a specialty of Kyoto’s Gion festival, and a common sight in the city’s streets.
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.