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!
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!