Yesterday i had the absolute pleasure of staying with @shikijuraku
at their newly founded hotel, consisting of 10 different and newly renovated (and innovated!) machiya townhouses each with a 100 year history. shiki juraku’s concept is highly emphasized through its hospitality, which consists of services including taste, flower, space, reading, graphics, design, garden, body, equipment, and beauty, directed by 10 different talents. staying here gave me an entirely different perspective of kyoto and i was really sad to leave.
to enter, experience sho-raku, the delight of design. this gate is designed by tsuyoshi tane and features a lock system that was really satisfying. the door is extremely heavy and requires time and care to open and close it, causing me to be even more considerate of its beautiful structure.
through the gate is the tei-raku, the delight of garden. this garden is designed by seijun nishihata. the trees have been imported from australia and play a very prevalent role in the framing of each special space of shiki juraku, acting as a centerpiece in a window or a garden. i don’t think i’ve ever seen these before!
i stayed in roku-go (room 6), a room adorned with cozy antique furniture selected by kazuto kobayashi. this delight of space is shitsu-raku. when i first entered the space, i was overwhelmed by the fragrant aroma of seasoned wood, a familiar and comforting smell.
the space is divided into two floors, with the downstairs being the living space and the upstairs as the sleeping space.
thank you @yukaribb @shitsujuraku
for an amazing stay. my heart is so full of happiness!! and thank you @joannakawecki
for your dear recommendation!