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Iho-an (Cottage of Lingering Fragrance) Kyoto Machiya

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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

IHO-AN is a Traditional Kyoto Machiya (townhouse). IHO means Lingering Fragrance , AN means Cottage. The name came about from the lingering fragrance of incense that sometimes permeates the house from the adjacent temple. Iho-An is a traditional Kyoto Machiya located down a tiny quiet lane way in an enclave of 12 houses. It has been lovingly restored in the traditional style and furnished with antiques along with modern amenities like air-conditioning, western toilet and modern kitchen. It is fully equipped with a kettle, toaster, hairdryer, linen, towels, microwave, washing machine, dryer, everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. There is a TV and DVDs and internet conection. Iho-An is NON-SMOKING. Iho –An has lots of maps and information on sights and things to do in Kyoto and we are more than happy to help guests plan their itineraries. Kyoto's famous gardens, temples, antique shops, restaurants and superb hiking all within a few minutes walk.


Nearby International Community House: The nearby International Community House (INCH) (9.00am-9.00pm) has internet, a huge TV with CNN, daily Japanese language classes and weekly calligraphy, ink painting, origami etc classes in English for ¥50 (fifty cents). It also has a large library with daily English edition Japanese newspapers as well as weekly American, English, Australian newspapers available. There is a coffee shop and a huge notice board as well as an information center. This whole area is flat and an easy walk and as with all Kyoto is quiet and perfectly safe. Iho An has lots of maps and information on sights and things to do in Kyoto and we are more than happy to help guests plan their itineraries.

As guests at Iho-An, you can benefit not only from the great setting of the house, but also from your hosts’ extensive knowledge and experience of tourism and travel in Japan – Avi and Wendy also own and run “Windows to Japan”, a specialist tour agency which opens authentic, soul stirring windows to Japan for independent travelers. From planning to operating and guiding tours in Japan to hosting guests at Iho-An, Avi and Wendy take great pleasure in introducing visitors to the real Japan and focusing on the individual requirements and wishes of all their guests.

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Property Type

  • Townhome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Downstairs: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    1 Single Sofa Bed ...moreless

  • Upstairs in the bedroom the double bed can accommodate 2 people. Downstairs there is a single sofa bed ....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Full 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • The cast iron bath is traditional Japanese and guests have said its great to fall asleep in after a days walking....moreless

Other Amenities

  • May not be Suitable for small Children. Iho-an has 2 stories, upstairs is a large bedroom with adjacent lounge room overlooking Kyoto’s beautiful old tile rooftops. Be aware that the steps are very steep. Downstairs is a dining room with adjacent lounge room with fold down sofa. Through the sliding doors is a fully equipped modern kitchen. Also down stairs is the modern toilet and traditional round cast iron Japanese bath set in stonework but with a modern hot water system. There is a large screen TV, DVD player and a selection of Japan related DVDs. There is WIFI Internet access available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • River

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking

Dining

  • Dining:

    Connected to living room and kitchen space on the 1st floor....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    same as air conditioning unit...moreless

  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Shared with dining space, on the 1st floor with 2 person couch....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Middle Season(Fall)
Aug 17 - Oct 31, 2016
1 night min stay
$178

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

High Season(Fall)
Nov 1 - Nov 19, 2016
1 night min stay
$232

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Festival Season(Late Fall)
Nov 20 - Dec 5, 2016
1 night min stay
$303

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Festival Season(*NewYears)
Dec 31 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$303

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$134

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $0

Notes:

Regular season rate: 15,000JPY for 2 people

【1/4-3/26】【5/8-7/13】【12/6-12/30】

Middle season rate: 20,000JPY for 2 people

【4/26-4/29】【7/25-8/12】【8/17-10/31】

High season rate: 26,000JPY for 2 people

【4/19-4/25】【7/14-7/24】【11/1-11/19】

Festival season rate: 34,000JPY for 2 people

【3/27-4/18】【4/30-5/7】【8/13-8/16】【11/20-12/5】【12/31-1/3】**

*every extra 1 person, add 3,000JPY per night

*Reservations under 3 nights require a 4,000JPY cleaning fee

*For Regular season only, every 7 nights get 1 night free

**Reservations over the New Year's(12.31-1/3) has a special rate, please ask us for further details.

Please also note that we accept 1 night reservations ONLY if the reservation falls within the next 2 months.

We ask for one night non-refundable deposit of one night's stay through credit card when the booking is confirmed. The rest of the balance payment can be paid by cash upon arrival(no additional fee) or by credit card (2% additional service fee) 3 weeks before arrival date.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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Location

100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Kansai
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Pig and Whistle
200 Metres
Nearest Train
Sanjyo Keihan subway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Many in number and variety to choose from

Car: Not Necessary

Kyoto, Japan, Asia (Iho - An is located in a lovely alley off Niomon Dori Kyoto) - Iho-An is located in the temple district of Kyoto adjacent to Kyoto’s Higashiyama tourist area. The area around the house has many interesting shops and is steeped in Kyoto history. The highlights of Kyoto; Heian Jinju, Kyoto Museum, Nanzenji, Kodaiji and Chion-in Temples, Maruyama Park, Philosophers Path and many more are an easy stroll from Iho-An. There are many interesting cafes, antique shops and specialty shops that make sweets, incense and bags from old kimonos. Fifteen minutes away are the Higashiyama mountains that have superb hiking. Also the upmarket restaurant area of Pontocho along the banks of the Kamagawa River is an easy stroll. This whole area is flat and an easy walk and as with all Kyoto is quiet and perfectly safe.

Other Activities: Seeing highlights of Japan's old capital, Shopping

 

Manager info


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, mandarin

 

Photos

  • Welcome to Iho-an

    Welcome to Iho-an

  • Lounge dining room

    Lounge dining room

  • Cast Iron bath

    Cast Iron bath

  • Traditional round window, calligraphy panel, ceram

    Traditional round window, calligraphy panel, ceram

  • stairway

    stairway

  • Antique light fittings

    Antique light fittings

  • Front door lock detail

    Front door lock detail

  • Handwoven bamboo door detail

    Handwoven bamboo door detail

  • Heian Jingu 10 min walk

    Heian Jingu 10 min walk

  • Museum, Art Gallery& Craft cnt 10 min

    Museum, Art Gallery& Craft cnt 10 min

  • Teahouse at Kodai-ji 20 min walk

    Teahouse at Kodai-ji 20 min walk

  • Bedroom, traditional room, western bed and A/C

    Bedroom, traditional room, western bed and A/C

  • Traditional Kyoto laneway

    Traditional Kyoto laneway

  • Brand new modern kitchen

    Brand new modern kitchen

  • Genkan, traditional entrance, take your shoes off

    Genkan, traditional entrance, take your shoes off

  • handmade Shigaraki Pottery ceramic handbasin

    handmade Shigaraki Pottery ceramic handbasin

  • Front entrance room

    Front entrance room

  • TV with DVDs and comfy sofa

    TV with DVDs and comfy sofa

  • One of the many interesting nearby shops

    One of the many interesting nearby shops

  • Maiko (Geisha) Chion-in 15 min walk

    Maiko (Geisha) Chion-in 15 min walk

  • Kyoto in autumn

    Kyoto in autumn

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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Townhome
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, mandarin
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  • Calendar last updated 08/27/2016

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Iho-an (Cottage of Lingering Fragrance) Kyoto Machiya

Higashiyama (Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan) #333394ha

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