10 minutes' walk distance from "Daitokuji-Temple". 7 minutes to "Funaoka-Onsen Hot Spring"
Show-An located northern part of Kyoto City, Nishijin where is very historical location, where is close to Daitokuji and also good access to Kinkakuji-Temple and Kitano-Tenmangu shrine. Tatmosphere around there is very historical。
On the ceiling, you will see a carving of "Kurama-Tengu(a mysterious creature, sometimes think as like god, with a human body, red face, long nose, and wings who lives in Mt.Kurama)" is marverous. Also, drawings inside the house is antique.
Bathrooms and most of rooms were renovated to suite in modern lives. You can spend a special time at Show-An.
Show an is recorded as Kyoto city's tangible traditional properties.
Long corridor inside of machiya was called as "bed of eel" in Kyoto, and this is typical layout of Kyoto's traditional machiya. You will feel you are in the depth of Kyoto when you walk through this corridor.
Inside of machiya, you can see many antiquites such as chest of drawers and screens which hide the house's wife from outsiders. These antiquites were cherished by the perople who lives in this house from old time.
You will see a beautiful wide Japanese inner garden inside the house. This inner garden uses Kyoto's trees and glasses, and also stone washbasing and garden rocks, to feel mountains of Kyoto. The inner garden welcomes sunlights and winds from outside, so the atmosphere of this garden will make you feel you are in the Kyoto's mountain, not in the town.
This is a wisdom of old Japanese people to feel natures beside them always.
When you sit inside the house and see this inner garden, at noon you will feel like you are in the mountain, and at night, the light-up of this garden is very romantic to remember the very old history of Kyoto.
The house itself is very rare, and also the decoration inside the house is scarce. It is like a museum.
Japanese drawings at the entrance and at inner room are drew by Ms Mariko Yoshida who is a Japanese-style painter, and these drawings were displayed at exhibitions. The smooth strokes of brush and delicate colored is very gentle.
On the corridor, pottery by Yoshihiro Takeuchi is decolated. Please enjoy the soft texture of soil which was made with kiln of Kiyomizu.
Last but not least, women's bridal robe worn over a kimono were decorated inside the house, this is almost 100 years ago's Hand-drawing "Yuzen". The yuzen shows a typical world of Jyakuchu Ito who is one the the famous painter of Edo period by embroidery.
※No spice for cooking are prepared because of allergy and religious reasons.
※We don't have laundry detergent. Please prepare for it by yourself.