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Wonderful location, artful interior design, and full of all the modern comforts you’d expect for a contemporary villa, Ikkō 10 is a dream machiya with endless appeal. Ikkō 10’s location is just one of its many strong points; the house is located in a tranquil setting just to the east of the Kamo River and minutes walk to the UNESCO World Heritage site Kiyomizu-dera.
With a clear Kyoto charm woven throughout the design of Ikkō 10, this two-bedroom, five-person-capacity, traditional Japanese home will ensure your time in Kyoto is unforgettable. The home’s layout has been meticulously considered to allow guests to feel a sense of flow and feel cozy and intimate, with the living quarters on the ground floor and the sleeping quarters on the second floor.
Although the house is completely independent, it’s neighboured by two similar houses, each with a slightly different appeal, Ikkō 8 and Ikkō 9. If guests prefer, these three houses can be booked together to make an ideal accommodation option for large traveling groups, like tours, study groups, and work retreats. However, they’re each completely independent and self-contained, offering the ultimate privacy. Flexible and modern but with traditional elegance, Ikkō 10 is a holiday home you won’t forget.
Kamiumacho, the neighborhood in which Ikkō 10 is located, is conveniently positioned on the northeastern side of central Kyoto, offering easy access to the city’s best attractions and drinking and dining options. A scenic 45-minute walk or casual 20-minute bicycle ride north is Nanzenji-Temple, another historic landmark, and just a little further north from there is the iconic vermillion Heian Shrine.
Ikkō 10 is also situated practically at the doorstep of the stunning and iconic Kiyomizu-dera. Kiyomizu-dera is Kyoto’s most famous Buddhist shrine – and an absolutely breathtaking destination in autumn – this UNESCO World Heritage-listed destination was founded in 778 AD and still contains buildings from the 17th century.
Some of the other landmarks surrounding Ikkō 10 are the Kyoto National Museum, a popular museum dedicated to showcasing the best pre-modern Japanese and Asian art, and the Kamo River, Kyoto’s central artery.
If you’re looking to unwind in classic Japanese style, then be sure to pay a visit to Ume-yu. Sitting between Ikkō 10 and Shosei-en Garden Ume-yu is a perfect piece of retro-Kyoto, a sento (public bath) that’s tattoo-friendly, cheap, and open until late, an ideal place to soak your weary legs after a long day of sightseeing.
With two bedrooms, this five-person-capacity home is flexible and can adapt to the needs of its guests whether they’re small families on vacation or traveling couples. With the ability to take over the other two adjacent neighboring properties, Ikkō 8 and Ikkō 9, it has the potential to be an ideal facility for traveling groups of up to 15 people, like tours, study groups, and work retreats.
The first floor of Ikkō 10 is dedicated to multi-purpose living. It’s here you’ll find the entertaining space, dining room, and kitchen. This area also features a sofa bed, which can transform the corner of the room into a new bedroom perfect for families and guests.
This main floor space is decked out in a modern, sleek design with streamlined furniture, light wood, and a tidy kitchen making the room feel spacious and laid back, with an effortless sense of flow. This living-dining area also features a 50-inch TV with Netflix, a fully equipped kitchen, and a dining table. On the far end of the living space, between the kitchen and entrance, are sliding Japanese-style doors reminiscent of traditional shoji, a timeless taste of the beauty of old Japan.
On the second floor of the property are two separate bedrooms, each with its unique style and appeal. There’s a master bedroom boasting two single beds dressed in stylish linens. These beds could be pushed together to create a spacious king-size bed if guests so desire. The second room is a multi-purpose room that offers a lot of flexibility. It could also be utilized as a second living space, as the bed is an L-shaped sofa that can transform into a second double bed, making it a great option for travelers with children.
During the day, guests could also utilize this second bedroom space as a reading room or could even turn this room into an impromptu yoga studio. Perfect for those looking for a longer-term destination to set up a home base when exploring Kyoto, Ikkō 10 also has all the additional everyday amenities and complete laundry facilities, including ironing equipment to ensure your stay is effortlessly comfortable.
Ikkō 10 House Features
Ikko 10 features tasteful lighting and interesting design pieces throughout. Its blend of western and Japanese styles is sure to impress.
Ikko 10’s kitchen is fully equipped to handle all of your needs. Whether it’s whipping up a quick breakfast before heading out for a day of sightseeing or booking a personal chef to come and prepare a Japanese-style meal, you’ll find everything you need.
Tucked away off of the main streets and the sounds of the city, Ikko 10 offers quiet comfort not often available in the city. The comfortable beds and sofa allow you to make Ikko 10 into your own home away from home.
Large Groups (Ikko Complex)
The Ikko complex is also a great option for large groups wishing to stay together. Book Ikko 10 with Ikko 8 and Ikko 9 to accommodate groups of up to 15 people.
From Kansai International Airport
The easiest way to get to Kyoto Station from the airport is the JR Haruka Limited Express Haruka Line. It takes 1 hour and 18 minutes. Kyoto Station is the fourth stop.
From Kyoto Station to Ikkō 10
Take the 206 bus from Kyoto Eki mae Bus Stop to Umamachi bus stop (6 stops; 13 mins). From there it is 6 mins walk to the house.