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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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'Rikka' Wall Paper Design - Machiya House Features

What images come to mind when you see the wall paper design? Let us know your interpretation in the comment section!

Known as ‘Rikka’ (六花) in Japanese, these hexagonal shapes represent snow crystals, but when translated directly can be read as “six flowers”. 六 = 6 / 花 = Flowers

In Japan, snow has long been considered an auspicious pattern. This was because with heavy snowfall, there would be an abundance of melted snow water, which would lead to a bountiful crop in the following year! But this isn’t a pattern that is just used during the winter. You’ll find it on summer & spring kimono garments, too, as it gives off a cool and breezy image. Find the design in ‘Yorozuha’ Machiya Holiday House, located in Kyoto City, Japan!

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    Yorozuha Machiya Holiday House is located in Kyoto's historical Higashiyama area, a short walk to the Gion area, Kiyomizu Temple, and Yasaka Shrine.
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    The private tsuboniwa garden in this Kyoto house brings in fresh air and light, as well as giving you a great view to enjoy as you relax during your stay.
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    Enjoy a cup of tea and take a break in this classic Japanese room with earthen walls. You’ll find a handcrafted ‘washi’ paper lantern as well as calligraphy art depicting Mt. Fuji adorning the wall of this traditional Japanese house.
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    The airy modern bathroom is the perfect place to unwind after exploring the beautiful city of Kyoto, Japan. You also have a view of the tsuboniwa garden as you bathe!
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    A renovated and modern kitchen is also available inside the Kyoto house. Whether you want to make your own breakfast or light meals, it is sure to come in handy.
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    Yorozuha Machiya Holiday House can accommodate up to 4 guests, and is perfect for couples or families wanting to experience the charm of a traditional Japanese machiya house.

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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