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Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide
Affordable Dining in Traditional Townhouse Spaces
Enjoy delicious Japanese food in some of Kyoto's most tucked-away and spectacular townhouses.
Machiya, or townhouses, are traditional wooden dwellings in Kyoto that evoke the elegance and culture of Japan's old capital with their architectural details, beautiful gardens, and intimate rooms. Many have been converted into restaurants to create unforgettable dining experiences.
Enjoying healthy food in a historic, traditional Kyoto environment is a rare pleasure. Here are some 130 restaurant listings (food, decor, hours, addresses, prices, maps, and index) and a photographic guide to machiya architecture, culture, and aesthetics.
The new, e-book-only edition features approximately 100 new restaurants and up-to-date information about preexisting ones.
About the Author(s)
Author of Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide, Kyoto Gardens, Kyoto: City of Zen, and The Alluring World of Geiko and Maiko. She lives in a 120-year-old converted weaving studio in Nishijin, Kyoto's weaving and dyeing district.