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'Kurochiku' Bamboo Ceiling- Machiya House Features

Although you’ll find bamboo throughout Japan, Kyoto is especially known to have many bamboo groves throughout the city. Because of Kyoto city’s shape (it’s a basin), and it’s natural climate (hot summers, and cold winters), it’s the perfect place for bamboo to flourish!

The Japanese house pictured here is inspired by Kyoto’s many bamboo forests. If you look up at the ceiling of the Japanese room, you’ll notice that the ceiling is completely covered in bamboo! The black color is not painted, but is in fact natural as this is the “kurochiku” bamboo variety. It starts growing as green, but after 1~2 years, transforms into an elegant black bamboo!

Enjoy elements of bamboo during your stay in Kyoto City at ‘Yoinotake’ Machiya House!

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    Yoinotake machiya house is a traditional Japanese house located in the historical Higashiyama area.
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    This Kyoto house is just a few minutes walk from one of Kyoto’s oldest temples, Sanjusangendo Temple, with easy access to Gion, Tofukuji Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine.
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    Two smaller gardens in the front of this traditional Japanese house feature bamboo, while the larger tsuboniwa garden towards the back is a 'karesansui' rock garden.
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    Yoinotake machiya house has a deep 'goemon' style tradtional bathtub to relax in. Enjoy the view of the tsuboniwa garden as your rejuvenate in the bath!
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    This Kyoto house has a kitchen and dining room, perfect for travelers who prefer having the option of cooking while visiting Kyoto City, Japan.
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    This traditional Japanese house can accommodate up to 7 guests total.

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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