Compound of 木屋 (kiya, “lumber shed; lumber seller”) + 町 (machi, “town; district”).
木屋町 (hiragana きやまち, rōmaji Kiyamachi)
- 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”).