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2016-11-23

Question black What is Tokonoma?

Tokonoma Hotel Room

When I'm searching for hotels in Japan, sometimes I see "Tokonoma". What does it mean? Is is a type of rooms?

Answer

2016-11-23

Yes, it is a Japanese traditional room.

Tokonoma (床の間) means a flat room which basically has Tatami floor. Tatami (畳) is the traditional material in Japan. Tokonoma does not have any beds. So you have to sleep in Futon on the floor.

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