Two traditional townhouses has been renovated two Japanese-style hotels. The site is in the center of downtown Kyoto. We aimed to leave the image of the traditional Japanese townhouse,at the same time, express the unknown beauty of Japan. We got an idea from Japanese novelist Junichiro Tanizaki’s essay, ”In Praise of Shadows”. He says “Beautifulness is not in the object, but in the shade of the conspiracy created by the object and in the light and dark.” We arranged the garden in three dimensions and made a variety of shadow that reflects of light.