CONCEPT | コンセプト
CONCEPT | コンセプト

Staying here is like living in Kyoto

Tawara-An is an inn, a renovated Kyo-machiya house built in 1897. The machiya row house structure is maintained as craftsmen who made the imperial family’s seal lived and worked, while a breath of modernity is added to its interior.

The concept of the inn is: “Staying here is like living in Kyoto.” Just like a resident, fully appreciate Kyoto’s unique beauty.

Maximizing the beauty of craftsmanship

Tawara-an is located in Goshominami, the formerly prosperous center of the old capital Heiankyo.
Within walking distance from Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kamo River, Shijokarasuma and Shijokawaramachi, Goshominami is one of the most popular residential areas in Kyoto. The inn, Tawara-an, consists of two buildings, East and West. A courtyard is located between the East and West buildings, providing the peaceful scenery that is unique to a Kyo-machiya house. Signs of classical craftsmanship, irreproducible today, can be seen in many parts of the buildings. The unique appearance of the wood in the East Building’s alcove is very valuable. The hall at the end of the West Building has an atrium seven meters higher and was once a craftsmen’s atelier. The open space is similar to an old version of a loft.

Appreciate the attachments unique to Kyoto

Tawara-an uses meticulous care so that its customers can have a comfortable stay.

Its original pajamas and cushions are manufactured by the Kyoto-based company Daitou Shingu Kogyo. The pajamas, made from Kyo-wazarashi cotton gauze using the traditional wazarashi technique, have a soft and fluffy texture and are so comfortable that you will become attached to them. The original cushions are made to conform to a person’s posture while sitting. The beautiful scroll hung in the East Building is a work by Tatsushi Yoshida, the pattern designer of the renowned Kyoto Nishijin textiles. Masterpieces depicting seasonal changes in the ancient capital are exhibited and replaced monthly, gently comforting the eyes of visitors. Both buildings have a Koyamaki bathtub, the top-of-the-line Japanese wooden bathtub.

Room | ルーム

東館 / EAST

Rented based on each building (100 square meters)
Capacity: 2 – 10 guests
Check-in: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Smoking is prohibited / Bathroom and toilet are separate / Lavatory is equipped with a washing area and a bathing area / Washing machine / Dryer
Internet (Wi-Fi) is available for free.

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西館 / WEST

Rented based on each building (100 square meters)
Capacity: 2 – 10 guests
Check-in: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Smoking is prohibited / Bathroom and toilet are separate / Lavatory is equipped with a washing area and a bathing area
Internet (Wi-Fi) is available for free.

To detail

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    190 Tawaracho, nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-0952 Japan
    +81-(0)50-2018-1700

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