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When are reservations available?
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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  3. All About Machiya
  4. ‘Shoji’ Windows and Doors – Machiya House Features

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'Shoji' Windows and Doors - Machiya House Features

Before glass windows were introduced to Japanese architecture, shoji (sliding wood framed screen fixtures) were used to act as windows and doors. As you can imagine, it was revolutionary at the time, as the translucent white paper that covered the shoji was able to brighten up the room with diffused light – all while keeping out the dust, cold, wind, etc.

As you can see from our traditional Japanese homes, there are many different styles of ‘shoji’ screens. Some have parts that slide up & down, while others slide left to right. When used right outside of a garden, it provides you with the most relaxing and atmospheric view!

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    Pictured is ‘Rikyu-an’ Machiya Holiday House, a traditional Japanese house located in Kyoto City, Japan.
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    This Kyoto house is located in the Higashiyama neighborhood, a short walk from Yasaka Pagoda and Kiyomizudera Temple.
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    Up to 5 guests can be accommodated in this traditional Japanese house in the heart of Kyoto.
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    Inspired by the elegant tea ceremony culture in Kyoto City, this machiya Kyoto house rental is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of the city.
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    Enjoy your own private tsuboniwa garden while staying in this traditional Japanese house.
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    With a relaxing bath and kitchen with tools available, book Rikyu-an machiya house for your next vacation to Kyoto City, Japan.

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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