Welcome to Sanjusan Machiya. This is Samurai Bob’s place and we hope you’ll like it. You can see Bob’s family crest, “Maru ni Tachibana” (Standing flower within a cercle).
Here is a more detailed description of the Sanjusan Machiya (you can click on any photo to see a larger one).
You arrive from the small street through a passage leading to the house. After passing the gate at the end of the passage, you enter into a small Japanese garden.
The floor plan will make it easier to understand where and how are the various rooms and areas in this house.
Simply click on the small graphic to see a larger one.
As you enter the house, you face the stairs on the right, going to the second floor where there are two rooms, one Japanese style 8 tatami mat room (Samurai Bob’s room) and a Western style room with flooring and two single beds.
From that entrance, you follow a corridor on the left to reach the kitchen and the living-dining room. A six mat Japanese room is located behind paper doors on the left of the corridor and opens to the garden. When you pass the old door at the end of the corridor, you find the kitchen on your right, the dining table on the left, and a living area with sofa and TV next to it, next to the Japanese style room. Please, refer to the floor plan for an easier understanding of the layout of the house.
Behind a pair of very old wooden doors, we have the bathroom with a area to undress and do the laundry (automatic washing-drying machine).
The total surface of the house is about 78 square meter.
The following few pictures will show everything in more details.
A large selection of cooking utensils, one induction cooktop, dish washer, microwave oven / oven, all kind of appliances such as rice cooker, toaster, blender, fish grill, regular coffee machine, and dishes, plates, glasses for six. The setting is particularly convenient for people who stay for a longer period and those who also eat at home.
The 1F Japanese 6 tatami mat room (the Kimono Room)
This is a six mat Japanese style room with traditional tatami mats and paper doors. It is used as living space or as a bedroom with Japanese futons. It is decorated with an old Japanese wedding kimono.
Laundry room and Bathroom
Behind the old sliding wooden doors next to the dining table, you’ll find the utility room and the Japanese traditional bathroom. The bathtub is a modern one and only requires the press of a button to be used.
The Second Floor
Two rooms, a western style one and a Japanese traditional one are located on the second floor. We also have an additional toilet ont he second floor.
The western room offers two comfortable single beds and a table.
The Japanese 8 tatami mat room is actually Samurai Bob’s room. This is where you’ll find his armor. It is decorated according to traditional tea house theme, with a red colored wall and intimated ambiance. It is right next to the estern room from which it is separated by fusuma, paper doors. It has its own separate entrance door from the stairs. It is used either as living space or as separated bedroom, with Japanese futons.
And for more convenience, we have added a second toilet upstairs.
We hope to see you soon!