Kyoto Makers Garage
The Kyoto Makers Garage is a makerspace/coworkingscpace by Monozukuri Ventures in collaboration with Kyoto City and Kyoto Research Park. The goal of is to educate and/or motivate people in direction of hardware production and hardware innovation. Makino Narimasa is the space's organizer. While they do have a clear payment plan, the actual structure of the space is not yet decided.
1500円 / 1 day ( For non-members)
5000円 / 1 month ( For members)
FREE usage of the space & machines for students
Mon-Fri 11:00-18:00 (to be open for negotiation) - training
7 minutes walk from JR Tambaguchi station
22 minutes walk from Hankyu Omiya station
30 minutes walk from Subway Gojo station
People interested in Hard production
People that already know how to make things
People that look for investors
People that try to teach Hardware and/or programming
(Regular free of charge introduction lessons organized for first time users of machines. Ask team for more information.)
Free water available (with lemons🍋)
5mins away from a Convenience store
Far away from everything (it feels)
Best cost-benefit of food in Kyoto - affordable coffee next door
Video about Kyoto Makers Garage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q_ZIvtBg10&t=264s
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PART 2: story and pictures from Michael's trip (2017-10-05)
“Kyoto Makers Garage” is a co-working space located 20 minutes away from Omiya station, on the Hankyu line, which was pretty convenient for me.
To go there you have to cross a big industrial park filled with trucks and pallets but nothing shady or dangerous, it’s safe.
I met Mari, she welcomed me very nicely, using a really good English and she offered me lemon-perfumed water.
The place could welcome 20 people, there are a lot of chairs and the 3 big tables are easy to move.
She told me there is no problem to make a presentation.
There is a big supermarket, open until 23:00, close to the JR Tambaguchi station (10 minutes from the place).
I could go and buy the end-of-day discounted sushis to feed the meet-up people, who knows? A sushi party at Hacker News meet-up, can you imagine that?
Also, I mentioned the only requirement for the meet-up: a place where I can order pizza and she was nice enough to show me a leaflet about a 999 yen pizza, from a shop close to the place.
Finally I asked Mari a picture I could show the friend who sent me there, asking for something that would emphasise my “joie-de-vivre” and she took the nice picture under the pink neons.
That's all folks!