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Iho-an (Cottage of Lingering Fragrance)-Machiya

  • Entrance
    Bathroom with Goemonburo
    Antique Furniture
    Property description
    Rental Home – 
    1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
    IHO-AN is a Traditional Kyoto Machiya (townhouse)

    【We have 14 properties all centrally located.Please check our other listing, or inquire for details.】

    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.

    Iho-an has two stories, upstairs...
  • Amenities & details
    • Air Conditioning
    • Dryer
    • DVD Player
    • Internet Access
    • Linens Provided
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Safe
    • Shared Yard
    • Soap/Shampoo Provided
    • Stove
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer
    • Wheelchair Access:
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    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Listing #FKN3556800 by: FlipKey
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    Car not needed
    Nearby cities
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Had a lovely stay in Iho-an. As the previous review said it has its quirky side but it is still very comfortable and lovely and quiet. There are a couple of convenience stores within a few minutes and the metro station is easy to walk to. The only slight downside was there weren't too many eateries close by so it... more

Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This is a traditional machiya in a very quiet, but convenient part of the the city ( ten minutes from the nearest metro stop). Sensitively restored with comfortable bed and well equipped kitchen. It is quirky, yes it does have steep steps and a cauldron like bath,but these just add to its' charm. Spotlessly clean and a really good base... more

Boston, MA
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Iho-An is a perfect base for exploring Kyoto's temples, gardens, canals and shopping. The location and decoration are embued with a strong sense of place that takes you back to another time. The scale of the machine is somewhat miniature, and the small tub steep staircase up to the bedroom (more like a ladder) may not be for those with... more

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