What do you imagine when it comes to Kyoto? You will answer temple, shrine or Kyoto tower. But, still there is a wonderful place in northern Kyoto, which is Ine (伊根). Walking along the Ine bay, you can see unique about 230 houses are in line which is called “funaya”, houses built on the water’s edge with a garage like space for boat mooring beneath. On the first floor is a bay for a boat, and a workshop. You can prepare fishing trips in this workshop. On the second floor is a room to live.