Historical Convenient Higashiyama Area Restored Traditional Kyo-Machiya-Koto Inn(28 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
A five minute stroll up the canal will bring you to the Museum district and Heian Shrine. A quiet and lovely ten minute walk down the canal finds you in the center of Gion, the historic entertainment quarter where Geisha and Maiko pass in the evenings. The hiking trails of the eastern mountains begin and end just minutes from Koto Inn's door and a full array of fine dining and drinking establishments are within easy walking distance. The Higashiyama subway station is just four minutes away and conveniently and quickly connects you to further sights as well as Kyoto train station and Kansai Airport.
The restoration of Koto Inn was completed in February of 2010. The house retains its original traditional beauty while being discreetly fitted with modern western amenities in the kitchen, toilet and bath. Guests sleep on double thickness futons and all linens and towels are provided. Koto Inn is furnished with period antiques and textiles and a lovely Japanese garden in the back of the house. This combined with its beauty and location make it the ideal site for your stay in Kyoto.
Start and finish your days of sightseeing within the quiet refined charm of this classic period Japanese home. A stay at Koto Inn will add greatly to your appreciation of this amazing city.
We look forward to greeting you at Koto Inn.
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Member since: 2010
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
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- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Payment is in Yen cash and at any time during your stay.
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Car: Not Necessary
For Guests interested in learning more about Japanese food, there are a few half day courses teaching the basics or even more advanced skills in Japanese cooking nearby. Koto Inn has a fully equipped modern kitchen with everything you need to practice 'at home' what you learned in a cooking class.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: David is an over 20 year resident of Kyoto. He has worked on Cruise Ships, in Ski Resorts and for the Hyatt Regency and is presently a professor of English at a Japanese University. Yoshiko has lived her entire life in Kyoto. She formerly worked in the Kimono industry and is an avid photographer.
Why the Owner Chose Higashiyama (Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan):
After more than 20 years living in a number of different parts of Kyoto, Yoshiko and I have found the Higashiyama area to be our home. It is a truly classic old style Japanese neighborhood of old wooden houses, family run restaurants and shops, temples, shrines and historic sites. It retains its traditional flavor and is blessed with proximity to the green hills and peaceful waterways which grace the eastern sector of Kyoto. Women in Kimono and monks from nearby temples chanting for alms are still common sights in the narrow lanes of Higashiyama. We have tried to make Koto Inn a part of this serene and traditional area and hope to share its unique beauty with our guests.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
After many years living in the Higashiyama district, Yoshiko and I were very fortunate to find this beautiful house, just around the corner from us. The restoration was done by local traditional craftsmen, temple carpenters and an architect experienced in seamlessly and discreetly blending traditional style with modern amenities. Yoshiko and I have decorated the house with the best from our over 20 years of collecting at Kyoto's temple antiques markets. As we are living just one minute away, one or both of us is always available should you have any questions or requests. A comprehensive and updated guide to restaurants in the area is provided in the house and we are happy to make reservations for you. Koto Inn is our only rental property, so all our attention and care are reserved for the house and our guests. The unique and serene beauty of the house and its location, combined with personal attention when requested, make Koto Inn the ideal choice for your visit to this lovely city.
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View Along the Shirakawa Canal Near Koto Inn, Kyoto.
View into the entry room from second bedroom of Koto Inn, Kyoto
Garden of Koto Inn, Kyoto
View from Main bedroom Towards Second Bedroom of Koto Inn, Kyoto
Modern fully-equipped kitchen.
Modern western style toilet.
Neighbors fishing in the canal just by Koto Inn, Kyoto.
Local transportation along the canal near Koto Inn, Kyoto.
Performance in neighborhood Autumn festival just by Koto Inn, Kyoto
View Along the Shirakawa Canal Just by Koto Inn, Kyoto.
Front and entrance of Koto Inn, Kyoto.
The central room of Koto Inn, Kyoto.
View from main bedroom to garden of Koto Inn, Kyoto
Main bedroom of Koto Inn, Kyoto
Second Bedroom of Koto Inn, Kyoto
Modern shower and Japanese bath.
Fresh Spring Green over Shirakawa canal near Koto Inn, Kyoto.
Kyoto Maiko along Shirakawa canal just by Koto Inn, Kyoto.
Hear the monks of Nanzenji, chanting for alms as they pass by Koto Inn.
Jidai Matsuri parade passes by just by Koto Inn towards Heian-Jingu, Kyoto
Autumn leaves over canal near Koto Inn, Kyoto
View of Giant Torii of Heian-Jingu Shrine from the canal just by Koto Inn, Kyoto
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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