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Tsuboniwa Garden with ‘Oki-dōrō’ Lantern– Machiya House Features

Hidden down a small alleyway of Kyoto is our machiya house, ‘Kumashu-an’ Machiya House.


Here, you’ll find a small Japanese ‘tsuboniwa’ featuring an ‘oki-dōrō’ lantern. The Yukimi-shoji (paper sliding doors) used here were designed to allow you to enjoy the changing scenery of the four seasons. When you lift up the upper half of the Yukimi-shoji, the door fittings act as a picture frame, perfectly capturing the beautiful balance between the lantern and garden.


Yuki = snow / Mi = to look


The name originated from the fact that you could enjoy the view of the snow from inside of your room.
If you visit during the winter months, you may be luck enough to enjoy a snowy winter scene from the warmth and comfort of this renovated tradtional Japanese machiya house!

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    Kumashu-an is a traditional machiya just 4 minutes from UNESCO World Heritage Site Nijo Castle and within easy access from Kyoto Station.
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    This private machiya vacation rental can accommodate up to 4 guests, perfect for couples, and groups of families & friends visiting Kyoto together.
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    The Japanese-style living room is the perfect place to enjoy a warm cup of tea while enjoying the view of the tsuboniwa garden.
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    The shoji sliding doors in this traditional Japanese holiday house create the perfect picture frame for the tsuboniwa inner garden.
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    You will find vibrant splashes of color throughout this private Japanese machiya accommodation, which adds freshness to the traditional architecture of the house.
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    Traditional paper lanterns add warmth to the western-style bedroom on the second floor at ‘Kumashu-an’ Machiya House.

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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