For over twenty years and in several locations, gallery Nichinichi has supported outstanding artisans introducing their works to the public through exhibitions in and outside of Japan. Early in 2015 we discovered an old-style townhouse in the heart of Kyoto, just east of the Imperial Palace, and decided to move the gallery to this new location.

The house was built approximately 100 years ago. Entering the building you feel the refined taste and the superb level of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. One part of the building we restored to house the gallery. The other part was carefully modernized and converted into a small guest residence. As the residence includes a traditional Japanese treasure house (kura), we named it “Kura 298”.

Kura 298 has its own entrance, a private lounge facing our Japanese moss garden, a working space, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Simple yet with a sense of luxury it is build to make you feel at home. Kura 298 is ideal for single travelers or couples looking for a special place to stay, short or long-term, in Kyoto.