Located 300 m from the famous Toji Temple, in a quiet neighborhood, “Toji Machiya” is an old traditional Kyoto Machiya featuring luxurious modern facilities and comfort.
The walls, the floor and the ceiling have been fully insulated, and for optimal comfort in winter, we installed floor heating or western style radiators around the whole house. Of course, all the rooms have air conditioning. The whole place has been decorated with various old traditional Japanese art-crafts.
The large entrance, decorated with an old wedding kimono opens into the wide open ground floor with the LDK, Living – Dining – Kitchen area. One Western-style bedroom with a double bed is located on the side of the dining room. At the end, an old stairs-box leads to the loft bedroom with two single beds (mattress). The living room opens to a “dry” tsuboniwa (courtyard garden) with shôji (paper doors) that can be half open on the lower part. At the end, a small corridor brings you to the laundry room, the modern cypress bathroom that opens to the garden, and the toilet. The house uses old sliding wooden doors (some are the original ones found in the house) and “Shoji and Fusuma” paper doors and windows for a real traditional Japanese atmosphere.