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'Chōzubachi' Stone Basin – Machiya House Features

This is a tsuboniwa garden with a modern-shaped chōzubachi (stone basins used to wash hands before entering a shrine or garden). You’ll always find a chōzubachi sitting in front of a shrine entrance – so be sure to cleanse you hands before entering!

Sometimes you’ll see a dragon figure with water flowing from its mouth into the chozubachi. Since ancient times, dragons have been worshiped as deities who controlled water. By purifying the water through the mouth of a dragon, they believed that it would get rid of evil.

The chōzubachi pictured here can be found in our Kyoto-style machiya holiday house. While there is no longer any flowing water, and you won’t be required to wash your hands, it is still a beautiful chōzubachi to admire while you relax while staying at ‘Sumitsugu’ Machiya House.

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    You can enjoy the stone basin in the tsuboniwa garden at ‘Sumitsugu’ Machiya House.
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    Along with the sofas in the living room, this traditional Japanese machiya house has a Japanese tatami room with a low table and cushions to relax in.
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    The spacious bathtub looks out into the tsuboniwa garden of the holiday house, for a calm and relaxing view.
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    The entrance to ‘Sumitsugu’ Machiya House, a private holiday house rental in Kyoto, Japan. It is just a short walk from Kiyomizudera Temple and Gion.
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    The second floor western style bedroom features calming grey walls and a high ceiling.
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    Another view of the first floor living room and Japanese room of Sumitsugu traditional Japanese holiday house. Sliding doors separate the two spaces.

Stay in a traditional Japanese townhouse (machiya) during your next visit to Kyoto, Japan.
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