Sumiya, Japan’s last standing Ageya architecture, in its full Edo Period opulence and design, is a portal into the once lively entertainment district of Shimabara.

Inspired by Kinkaku-ji with its golden exterior, the Kyoto Botanical Garden conservatory’s treasure is the communicated emotion through nature.

The Meiji Kotokan Hall combines French Renaissance architecture with subtle Japanese elements to create a balanced environment.

Yoshio Taniguchi’s minimalist rendition of the Heisei Chishinkan Wing adds a new contrast to the Kyoto National Museum. Despite the differences in design – the historical Meiji Kotokan is just across – Taniguchi maintains harmony with his work’s surroundings.

Warm tunes to cozy up and enjoy the cooler breezes.