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'Engawa' Outdoor Veranda - Machiya House Features

The ‘engawa’ outdoor veranda is a quintessential characteristic of traditional Japanese houses, but it was created only after the incorporation of wooden floors in temples. During the Heian period (794-1185) “hisashi-no-ma” (outdoor hallways that wrap around the main building of a temple – last photo) were developed, which is said to be the origin of these ‘engawa’ verandas.

The engawa perfectly connects the indoors to the outdoors. You can relax on an engawa on cool evenings in summer, socializing with neighbors, relax with a cup of tea, and more.

This machiya house pictured here has a unique twist on the engawa – as it continues the engawa veranda into the living room! Your stay at Souhi’ Machiya House will be the perfect balance of modern and tradtional during your stay in Kyoto, Japan!

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    ‘Souhi’ machiya holiday house is a private kyo-machiya house a short train ride from Kyoto Station, and with direct access to Nijo Castle & the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest.
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    The entrance of Souhi Machiya Holiday House.
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    The spacious living room in this private holiday house will give help you relax during your time in Kyoto.
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    One f the main features of this machiya house is the luxurious bathroom with views of the tsuboniwa garden.
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    Souhi Machiya House s unique in that the engawa veranda extends into the living room, making for a fun modern design twist on a traditional Japanese architectural feature.
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    Enjoy a beautiful view as you rejuvenate in the bathtub at this traditional Japanese accommodation.

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