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MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN accepts reservations up to 6 months in advance (which includes the current month).
Please check back on our website on the 1st of every month to see the new reservation openings of our traditional Japanese holiday homes!

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'Chimado' Windows - Machiya House Features

What’s your favorite part about this room in a traditional Kyoto house?

Ours is the ‘chimado’ window!

“Chimado” windows are usually found in Japanese-style rooms – built low to the ground near the tatami mats.
Originally, they were known as “sweep-out windows,” as these were openings through which dirt was swept out. Today, they are rarely used in such a way, but are instead used to let light into a room or to provide a different view of the garden!


Enjoy this window while staying at Shakudo-an Machiya House in Kyoto City, Japan!

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    While staying at Shakudo-an Machiya House, enjoy your own private view of the tsuboniwa inner garden on the first floor of this traditional Japanese house.
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    You can find many Japanese architectural details in the traditional Japanese living room, including the tatami mats, tokonoma alcoves, and sliding shoji doors.
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    Another fun twist to this Kyoto house is the small entranceway into the tea ceremony room on the second floor.
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    The stone of the kitchen counter, based on the "okudo-san" kitchen, contrasts with the copper light fixtures above in this private Kyoto house.
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    This traditional Japanese house can accommodate up to 5 guests.
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    Shakudo-an Machiya House is located a short walk from the Higashiyama area in Kyoto, where you can find the famous Kiyomizu temple, Sannenzaka area, Sanjyusangendo Temple and more.

Looking for the best place to stay in Kyoto? Stay in a traditional Japanese house (machiya) during your next visit to Kyoto, Japan.
With MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN, you can rent a private traditional Japanese house – a great alternative to a Kyoto hotel that is perfect for short or long stays!

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