Walking around Kyoto… They aren’t so many, but easy to find traditional style houses from old days, it’s „Machiya/町家“!
Originally, Machiya is for Marchants and combined the shop and house. it’s popular to live and open the shops and restaurants in Machiya. But still there’re problems to keep Machiya. Also, new modern mansions are build instead of traditional one.. I think for future, must remain many Machiya because Machiya exists from over 100 years and it’s flexible building with new things in Kyoto!
Easy to find out Machiya just walking around the central of Kyoto.