Sustainable hotel practices at Iori Machiya Stay

SDGs(Sustainable Development Goals)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda) is a set of international development goals from 2016 to 2030, which was adopted by the UN Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015 building on the success of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


We offer you an experience Kyoto's traditional lifestyle in a restored 11 Machiya (town house). Iori's business concept and purpose since its founding has been the preservation of Japanese natural beauty and cultural heritage for future generations.


In recent years, as Machiya have been demolished due to the difficulty of maintenance. Our Machiya have been restored and redesigned to suit modern life while retaining the fascinating of an old historic building with a history of more than 100 years.


In order to adapt to the hot and humid summer season and the severe cold of winter season, which are peculiar to Kyoto, the arrangements (fittings such as fusuma and shoji) are changed every season. The "Ranma" that fulfills the functions of daylighting and full year, and the old-fashioned "lime plaster「漆喰」" and "mud walls「土壁」" that have humidity control effect and fire resistance. While providing Machiya where you can experience Japanese life and culture, we have been working to preserve Machiya and their culture in the future.


Experience Kyoto's traditional lifestyle in a luxury restored Machiya.


1. By protecting and using Machiya in Kyoto built over 100 years ago with old-fashioned techniques and construction methods, Machiya would be preserved as a heritage for cultural value. And by preventing Machiya from being incinerated as waste, we believe that we can reduce CO2 emissions and the generation of hazardous waste.

In addition, as simplification of housekeeping (by requested base) and cooperation for bring nightwear to customers staying will reduce energy consumption, leading to environmental protection and CO2 reduction.

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2. The staff operates in a wide range of generations from 20s to 70s. We are also working to create an environment where everyone can work an active role regardless of gender or age.


3. In addition to using our Machiya as an accommodation facility, we are working to support young artists provided our Machiya as their exhibition place and events place for business contests and it is for creating employment and for promoting local culture.


4. By producing a pamphlet for Machiya, we are working to introduce the origin of Machiya, the culture and history of Machiya and the importance of preserving and utilizing Machiya.