Kyoto

WAK Japan

WAK Japan Office, a “Kyoto-based company providing foreign tourists to Japan with various hands-on culture experiences such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement, cooking, wearing kimono, home visits, etc” (quoted from their website http://www.wakjapan.com/).

Miyawaki Baisen-an

Miyawaki Baisen-an

Miyawaki Baisen-an at Sanjo Dori. A souvenir shop specializing at selling handmade fans since 1823. Handmade fans is among the most sought-after souvenirs by those who visits Kyoto during Edo Period (18th CE). See their website www.baisenan.co.jp/, or read a review from Frommers herehttp://www.frommers.com/destinations/kyoto/S27487.html

Cafe Independants

Cafe Independants

Former Mainichi Shimbun (a newspaper agency) Building, now gallery and restaurant ‘Independent’. See their facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/CAFE-INDEPENDENT/211970534281

Detailed building info see http://takaoka.zening.info/Kyoto/Modern_Building/Nakagyo-ku_District/1928_Building.htm

Machiya Kitano

Machiya near Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

A machiya near Kitano-Tenmangu entrance, houses three different shops: a textile shop, a restaurant, and a studio.

Antique Store

Antique shop

A row of machiyas near the junction of Takakura Dori, Tenshucho.

Hinode Villa

Hinode Villa

Old inn in Sanjo Dori, 日昇別荘 (Sunrise Villa) that was build in Edo Era.

Shima Store

A machiya at Oike Dori, surrounded by tall building

嶋臺絲店 (don’t know how to read this Kanji; can anybody help?). An old shop (drugstore?) in Oike Dori, near Karasuma Oike junction. A Designated National Cultural Property, according to this link http://bunka.nii.ac.jp/SearchDetail.do?heritageId=141411&imageNum=0

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