The owner's family had been selling and making Kyoto sweets named "Otowaya" which his/her house was inside of Hongan-jin (temple) for over 360 years. This building was built in 1912 (Meiji era) and 1st floor was used for shop partially and 2nd floor was used for shop staff to live. Current owner was not allowed to enter 2nd floor's Tatami room as it was used for business meeting when he/she was child. After Kyoto sweets maker "Otowaya" decided to close the shop, the building was renovated to be Kuraya's Japanese townhouse on October 2015.
Please show below to taxi driver.
※ Go back to the big street, Omiya street and turn right (to South) at the corner.
You will see KURAYA Omiya-shimabara on your right.
Kyoto station bus terminal
京都市バス 206（Gate B2） 1 min walk from Shimabaraguchi bus stop.
15 min walk from Tanbaguchi station.
[JR Sagano Line]
Go out from the exit and walk along Gojo street to East for 10 min, then turn to Southt(turn right) and walk along Omiya street for 7 min.
You will find Kuraya on your right.
About 25 min from Kyoto station on foot.
i-Satellite check-in office at Kyoto station
KURAYA Emergency call