Culture & Tradition
TAWARAYA: The House of Secret Codes
- In the heart of Kyoto stands a discreet but very distinguished ryokan or traditional Japanese inn, with only 18 guest rooms. Its architecture, hospitality, cuisine, and ambience are the best Japan has to offer.
Tawaraya is many things: an inn, a house, a garden, a museum and a haven of spirits and traditions. Every room breathes a very Japanese sense of detail, with ornaments and objects telling untold stories of exquisite Japanese culture. Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Paul Sartre, Steve Jobs... Artists, intellectuals and captains of industry with a singular feel for beauty have always flocked to Tawaraya.
Filmed with 4K cameras, this documentary introduces us to this oldest and most elegant inn in Japan and reveals its beauty and astonishing history of this House of Secret Codes.