Cool Machiya In Kyoto Japan

I grow up in Japan and I have been living in United state for 18 years. I visited Japan this summer for 4weeks. I spent time in Kyoto this time and I saw many old Machiya turns to a super cool modern place. Machiya expression from Wikipedia is that
 " Machiya (町屋/町家?) are traditional wooden townhouses found throughout Japan and typified in the historical capital of Kyoto. Machiya (townhouses) and nōka (farm dwellings) constitute the two categories of Japanese vernacular architecture known as minka (folk dwellings). Machiya originated as early as the Heian period and continued to develop through to the Edo period and even into the Meiji period. Machiya housed urban merchants and craftsmen, a class collectively referred to as chōnin (townspeople). The word machiya is written using two kanji: machi (町) meaning “town”, and ya (家 or 屋) meaning “house” (家) or “shop” (屋) depending on the kanji used to express it.

Today, I would like to share super cool old and modern Machiya shop in Kyoto Japan.  My favorite one is Paul Smith. I would like to show more about super cool Paul Smith for my next blog post. Stay tuned!

日本を離れ早18年。この夏日本に1ヶ月ほど滞在しました。その際に京都で時間を過ごすことが多く、京都の町家を改造したブティックや、カフェがすごくおしゃれで大好きになりました。今日はそんな京都の町家を改造してできたオシャレカフェやブティックの紹介をしますね。私が一番好きなお店はPaul Smith 三条店。お店の詳しいインテリアは次回のブログで紹介しますね。お楽しみに!

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Shaved ice shop.

烏丸御池近くにあるかき氷屋さん。

 Rock Mama NYC lifestyle blog-Cool Machiya In Kyoto Japan

Inoda coffee original shop. Inoda coffee is famous coffee chain shop in Kyoto. 

イノダコーヒーの本店。京都では有名なイノダコーヒー。一号店は左側の洋風な建物。

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Papa Jon's in Kyoto Japan!! They sell New York style cheese cake.

Papa Jon's六角店 アメリカではPapa Jon'sといえばピザなのですが、ニューヨークスタイルチーズケーキ屋さん。

 Rock Mama NYC lifestyle blog-Cool Machiya In Kyoto Japan
 Rock Mama NYC lifestyle blog-Cool Machiya In Kyoto Japan

Cool Italian restaurant  Altrettanto. Over 230 years old building. 

イタリアンレストランAltrettanto 築230年以上の建物。

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45 rpm in sanjo-takakura Kyoto. Denim shop. They also has shop in Soho NYC.

三条高倉にある45rpm. ニューヨークのSohoにもお店があります。

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Koromo. Old meets new style brand from Kyoto.

京都発祥のブランド 三条店。

 

 Rock Mama NYC lifestyle blog-Cool Machiya In Kyoto Japan

MARcourt Sanjo. Boutique. Used to be clock shop. It is Registration tangible cultural property.
 

 MARcourt セレクトショップ。昔は時計屋さんだった登録有形文化財。

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Paul Smith Sanjo.

ポールスミス三条店 

 

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