1.Fully built in a strip of land called "a Bed of an Eel"
2.Built of wood with a traditional skill
3. Having Tori-Niwa, Tsuduki-Ma and Tsubo-Niwa
are the charasterictics of Traditional Machiya.
Though people are forced to live in a city with high density in Kyoto, these characteristics have been making lives in Machiya comfortable with taking in fresh air and sun.
That's why we can see many Machiya in Kyoto.