Mostly appreciated in the kitchen area, which originally was placed outside of the house, the large roof here was designed to lead heat and smoke away. Thus, some houses like our traditional house in Kyoto, offer an amazing opportunity to see how this section has evolved into a windowed roof with lots of natural light pouring through the house’s wooden skeleton.
An important aspect of modernizing a “machiya” house is to think of ways to incorporate such historical importance into the new design without changing the design too much. At Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa, the white walls enhance the dark wooden structure in contrast with the light from the roof. Also, the wide rooms invite guests to look around and notice all aspects of the house in unison, not only the wooden structure here talked about.
There certainly are many aspects to a “machiya” house and they all work together perfectly in creating an unprecedent heart warming experience. Sakura House is very happy to have the opportunity to invite everyone (large or small groups) to come and experience life in Kyoto in the most traditional and comfortable way.
If you are interested please check our link (https://www.sakura-house.com/en/B00306/1/room) or contact us directly for inquiries and reservations at [email protected].