Living Well: A wish bloomed in winter

The Komatsu South machiya.
The Komatsu South machiya. PHOTO: ICHIKAWA YASUSHI/ SHIMAYA STAYS/FACEBOOK

KYOTO - The end of the year is closing in but, for some reason, it seems like a good time to start.

Since joining a Kyoto machiya venture two years ago, I've been busy learning about the traditional wooden townhouses - restoring, building and running them as luxury holiday accommodation.

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