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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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Japanese Baths- Machiya House Features

In Japanese the word for ‘bath’ is “furo (風呂)”. It is said that the word was originally derived from the word “muro” – which refers to a cave or cavern.

Prior to the Edo period (1603 – 1868), Japanese baths weren’t the same baths that we know today. They were steam baths, in which a small space (muro) was filled with hot steam (the hot steam was used to soften and remove dirt from the body)! This traditional Japanese house has a bath that looks out into the garden – the perfect place to relax your body and mind during your stay in Kyoto!

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    ‘Choya Chawanzaka’ Machiya House is a spacious traditional Japanese house, just 5 minutes from UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kiyomizudera Temple.
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    In addition to the relaxing bath, this Kyoto house also has a rainfall shower to help rejuvenate you.
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    Enjoy your own private tsuboniwa garden here in this traditional house. Perfect to look out and enjoy a cup of tea.
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    The living room in this Kyoto house has spacious couch seating, with a serene view of the garden.
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    ‘Choya Chawanzaka’ Machiya House has a kitchen, with basic cooking tools available, so you can choose to stay in and prepare your own meal with Kyoto ingredients.
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    This spacious Kyoto house is great for groups of friends or family traveling together, as it can accommodate up to 9 guests.

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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