Stay at a machiya style hostel
Many machiya served as residential houses for over 100 years but some have now been transformed into restaurants, shops, and even hotels or hostels.
So if you want to have an "only in Kyoto" stay, then this is a good option.
SOWAKA, a luxury, machiya style hotel in Kiyoicho, just opened in 2018 on the former site of a high-end Japanese restaurant.
Each room comes with a different concept and design but they all share a sense of