Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Tawaraya Ryokan
京都府 京都市 俵屋旅館
An inn that teaches Japan to the Japanese
There are things that have a symbolic meaning when handed down. A niwa, or garden, may be such a thing. While it may have originated in someone’s creativity, because nature is something that is constantly growing, changing with abandon, anyone who inherits a garden should never leave it unattended, sometimes leaving it to nature, and sometimes improving it according to the best of one’s knowledge and technical abilities. In that case, a garden grows firmly and solidly, increasingly drawing people’s attention. Tawaraya is this kind of ryokan.