The Amenities of Horikawa Gojo

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.

List of Amenities

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.

A Message from

The Architect

−<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.

Luck You Horikawa Gojo

The 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.