Kyoto became the capital of Japan in 794.
The beautiful town was modeled after the capital of the Tang dynasty, Changan,
symbolized by its grid pattern of roads.
Each street in Kyoto has a distinctive name,
and contributed to the creation of a unique culture
its name embodies.
Hotel Resol Kyoto Shijo Muromachi stands on Muromachi-Dori Street
which runs from north to south through the city.
Ashikaga Yoshimitsu built his palace here,
so the government was called Muromachi Shogunate.
Muromachi-Dori Street flourished as the center of politics and culture at the time,
then became a merchant district with kimono stores in the Edo period.
The tradition continues now
with lining kimono stores which have hundreds of years of history, creating an atmosphere of living antiquity,
which represents the old city of Kyoto.
The exterior appearance of the hotel facing Muromachi-Dori
is of the traditional Machiya (townhouse) style.
Reminiscent of a kimono store adopting itoya-koshi, mushiko-mado, and inuyarai,
it conserves the townscape special to Kyoto
and enhances the travelers’ emotions.
You will find a staircase going downstairs after the entrance.
Then, there is the reception desk and living lobby
which is quite different from what you see in other hotels.
Paying respect to many kimono stores on Muromachi-Dori,
we adopted Kujira-jaku measurement used for kimono making,
which resulted in a unique roomy space.
The shadow created by the light from outdoors
makes you feel gentle and peaceful
as if you lost the flow of time.
Muromachi-Dori was the center of politics and culture in the old days
and now is a spot to find Kyoto as the old capital.
Hotel Resol Kyoto Shijo Muromachi stands there
with the pride of a hotel in such an area
and makes you experience the culture of Kyoto with your five senses.