Iho-an (Cottage of Lingering Fragrance)-Machiya

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  • 1 bedrooms
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Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Sleeps: 4

Type: Cottage

Iho-an (Cottage of Lingering Fragrance)-Machiya

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 laneway 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. ...Read more

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Avi Lugasi

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Iho-an (Cottage of Lingering Fragrance)-Machiya
Kyoto, Kinki, Japan

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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.

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 centre.

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