Wakwak-kan is located near the Kyoto Imperial Palace. The town’s atmosphere as well as the street names remind us of the long history of Kyoto. The town’s name of Wakwak-kan, Tenshu-cho, seems to have come from the church of the Tenshu sect in the 16th century.
There are some old buildings like Wakwak-kan remaining between modern high-rise condos. To preserve these historical buildings and pass them down to next generation is a big concern of Kyoto. We have to preserve the building of Wakwak-kan and keep providing visitors with Japanese cultural activities as long as Wak Japan survives.

Facility name Wakwak-kan
business hours 9:30AM-6:30PM
contact information TEL:+81 (0)75 212 9993
FAX:+81 (0)75 212 9994
address 761 Tenshucho, Takakura-dori,Nijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto, Japan 604-0812
traffic train:5 min-walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Stn, Exit No.7.
Overview of the building The building of Wakwak-kan, located in the center of Kyoto, was built around 1910. Formally, it was the residence of the sake producer which extends to the street at the back. (Sakaimachi st.) Various features of the middle-class merchant's machiya remain in the house.
Characteristic Features of the townhouse that merchants on the class of the middle class lived has remained variety .