Kyoto’s Shiorian

I read that Shiorian was a kimono museum, but it was more than that. In fact, I was immediately drawn to the beautiful house.

Shiorian, Kyoto Juban & Machiya Museum

Around the 1800s, a doctor who served Shogun and Daimyo, set up a medical clinic on the site. Over a century later, a wealthy merchant rebuilt the house in a more western style. Later owners added a Japanese touch. This was clear from the many tatami mats covering the dark wooden floors and the inner Japanese style garden that was visible from inside the house.

Shiorian, Kyoto Juban & Machiya Museum

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