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MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN accepts reservations up to 6 months in advance (which includes the current month).
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'Shohekiga' Partition Paintings - Machiya House Features

Slide open the door to reveal ‘shohekiga’ (partition paintings) . The feudal lords of the late Warring States Period favored sliding doors and walls with artwork painted in brilliant gold and bold colors. They decorated their castles not only for their luxurious ornamentation, but also to show their power and authority after winning a war. Nijo Castle, the residence of the Tokugawa clan in Kyoto, still displays some of these beautiful shohekiga paintings.

‘Gion-Minami Banka’ Machiya House is a Kyoto house inspired by traditional Japanese artwork. Enjoy the beautiful artwork while you stay in this private machiya accommodation during your travels in Kyoto City.

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    ‘Gion-Minami Banka’ Machiya House is located centrally in the downtown Shijo-Kawaramachi area of Kyoto.
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    The ‘shoji’ paper sliding doors in this traditional Japanese house is printed with a dramatic scene from traditional folklore.
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    Relax in the spacious kitchen and dining area, where you can prepare light meals and snacks in the privacy of your machiya house.
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    Beautiful traditional Japanese artwork can be found throughout this Kyoto house.
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    This traditional Japanese house can accommodate up to 8 guests. The western bedroom on the second floor has two comfortable twin beds.
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    Try sleeping in a Japanese futon bed in one of two Japanese rooms, complete with tatami mats.

Stay in a traditional Japanese townhouse (machiya) during your next visit to Kyoto, Japan.

Rent a private machiya holiday house – perfect as a short term or long term vacation rental.

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