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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!

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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