Elegant Historical House x 1min walk to KAMO River xFREE WiFi x Spacious house

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom

Description

“Natsume-an”Machiya House -----Exterior----- This machiya house provides plenty of natural light with its large windows, windows featuring latticework, and high ceilings. The tile roofing above the entranceway is known as “Ichimonji Kawara-buki” (tiling that resembles the Kanji character“一”). ----- 1st Floor -----Entrance----- To the right is a small “chashitsu” (茶室), a traditional tea room lined with tatami mats. This elevated room has an arched entranceway, and features checkered “washi-paper”(delicately-thin Japanese paper) on all 4 walls. Start your day off, or unwind after a day of traveling within this serene atmosphere. For families with small children, this is a perfect place to utilize as a play area. When more than 5 guests stay in this house, 1 additional futon can be set here. -----Kitchen/ Dining Room----- A fully functional kitchen can be found on the 1st floor. This kitchen is complete with a dining room table, 2 sinks, and all of the essentials necessary for you to make light meals during you stay. In addition, because this kitchen can be found in an open-plan area, it is an ideal space to cook together with family & friends. ESSENTIALS: Refrigerator, Microwave, Rice Cooker, Kettle, Toaster, Induction Heating plates, Kitchen Utensils, and enough Cutleries and Dining Ware for 6 guests. -----Living Room----- Slide open the glass-paned sliding door to reveal a living room that incorporates many traditional elements. From the tatami-lined floors, to the view of the “tsuboniwa” garden, this living space is the perfect place for you and your guests to reminisce about your day’s travels. This room also features a “hori-gotatsu” (a kotatsu table with a sunken floor space) – suitable for guests who would like to experience the Japanese-style floor table, while still being able to stretch your legs out. -----BATHROOM / RESTROOM----- Wooden paneling, with alternating hues of dark and light brown, reflect the “natural” concept of this machiya house. A window looking out into the garden provides a view that will help you to rejuvenate after a day of exploring the city. A separate toilet space is available on both the 1st and 2nd floor. FACILITIES: Hair Dryer, Washing Machine (Dryer Function included), Laundry Detergent, and Iron AMENITIES: Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Soap, Body Sponge, and Razors. -----Garden----- Dark wood paneling provide backdrop to the vibrant greenery found in the garden. A hanging “Tsuri-doro” (hanging metal lantern) glows in the corner, while a golden, brass sculpture (reminiscent of a “tsukubai” water fountain; found in traditional tea ceremony rooms) adds a hint of modernity to this otherwise traditional garden. ----- 2nd Floor BEDROOMS ------JAPANESE-STYLE ----- 2 twin-sized beds can be found in this room. The high ceilings, which expose the large wooden beams, allow you to appreciate the traditional architecture of “Natsume-an”. Slide open the “shoji” windows (sliding windows lined with thin paper) to reveal a large open space that sweeps up from the 1st floor to the ceiling. Large paper lanterns, and a window that stretches across the entire length of one wall provide plenty of light. ------WESTERN-STYLE ----- The Japanese tatami-lined room (traditional straw mats) incorporates traditional Japanese design elements. A “toko-no-ma, ” (床の間) an elevated small alcove, displays “kakeji” artwork in the corner of the room. In this room, up to 3 futon beddings can be set for guests

Amenities

  • A/C
  • Internet
  • Laundry
  • TV

Map

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