Iori Machiya Stay has received the "2017 Good Design Award" !

Our Kyomachiya Stay has recently received the 2017 Good Design Award

(Sponsored by Japan Institute of Design Promotion)

A Machiya Stay is a business that combines both business and cultural significances.

It was highly praised for its efforts to pass on the good old things to the next generation in its business model.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you who support us .
Our company is aiming to expand the sales of Iori Machiya Stay on the occasion of this award and at the time of staying in Kyoto,

we will actively promote the use of design and improve the brand image.


Evaluation comments by Good Design Award judges

There are many voices calling for the preservation of the traditional wooden architecture of the townhouse.

However, the number of such buildings is steadily decreasing due to problems such as deterioration of buildings and aging of owners.

Therefore, by not only simply saving it, but by making it an accommodation facility that can be rented as a whole,

It is this service that pursues business potential while letting visitors experience the charm of a machiya .

It is also wonderful that we have already started operation of 13 buildings so that people all over the world can experience the charm of Machiya.

I hope that in the future we will continue to carry out activities that pass on the good old things to the next generation while striking a balance between business and cultural significance.


Our page in the Good Design Award