Izumiya-cho, Kyoto, Japan
This traditional 2-story townhouse is built at the end of a stoned-paved garden courtyard that runs between the cherry-tree lines Kiyamachi Street and the Kamo river. Izumiya-cho has been restored in a modern style but offers plenty of traditional accents such as borderless Ryuku tatami mats and antique Japanese screens and artwork.
Located on the first floor are wash room, toilet, and bathroom with cedar tub, as well as a carpeted living room and classic tatami room. The second floor has the traditional Mushiko-Mado window room, bedroom, tatami rooms, and shower.
We highly reccomend visiting Izumiya-cho in the springtime, when the cherry trees along the Takase Canal are in full, fragrant bloom.