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160307-0026 - Yaami Hotel


Kyoto Meiji 1870s Baron Raimund von Stillfried

Yaami Hotel (也阿弥ホテル) at Maruyama (円山) in Higashiyama, Kyoto, ca. 1870s.

In 1879 (Meiji 12) Nagasaki businessman Mankichi Inoue (井上万吉, 1835-??) bought several temple buildings in Kyoto’s Higashiyama district and converted them into a hotel, the first Western-style hotel in Kyoto. Together with the Kyoto Hotel, the Yaami was Kyoto’s premier destination for foreigners and well-to-do Japanese.

The building burned down in 1906 (Meiji 39).

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