Guesthouse opens inside revamped century-old "machiya" house in Kyoto
Uli Schöberl

This 120-year-old Kyoto townhouse was once used as a seed plantation, but has been carefully restored to create a guesthouse that celebrates Japanese interior design traditions (+ slideshow). The Kyoto Moyashi House, also known as Moyashi Machiya, is a typical example of Kyoto's historic machiya houses - traditional townhouses that usually contained both a shop and home for their owners.