木屋町

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of 木屋 ‎(kiya, lumber shed; lumber seller) +‎ ‎(machi, town; district).

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木屋町 ‎(hiragana きやまち, romaji Kiyamachi)

  1. a district and street in Kyōto, running north and south along the Takase River
So named for the large number of 木屋 ‎(kiya, lumber sellers) who were formerly located in this area. Now known for 旅館 ‎(ryokan, inns) and 料亭 ‎(ryōtei, high-end restaurants).

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