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Ikkō 8


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    Ideal location, stylish interior design, and a layout that’s as versatile as it is spacious, machiya style townhouse Ikkō 8 is a property that will ensure your visit to Kyoto is unforgettable. This 49 square-meter, five-person-capacity property has two neighboring townhouses, Ikkō 9, and Ikkō 10, which share some similarities but also feature their own unique style. The three housesjoined together could 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.

    The exterior of each home exudes traditional Kyo-machiya design and blends tastefully into the traditional scenery, but its interior stands out in terms of contemporary design flair, with sleek, clean lines and a clear, minimalist ethos. Each room of the house is fully equipped with all the modern amenities you need, allowing guests to make Ikkō 8 their own, a perfect home away from home.


    Ikkō 8 is located practically at the doorstep of the stunning and iconic Kiyomizu-dera. It’s 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 it contains buildings from the 17th century. The hall is also listed as a national treasure. 

    Kamiumacho, the neighborhood in which this Ikkō 8 is located, is conveniently positioned in central Kyoto’s northeastern side, 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. 

    Some of the other landmarks surrounding Ikkō 8 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 not far from 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 great for small families or a pair of traveling couples. With the ability to take over the other two adjacent neighboring properties, Ikkō 9, and Ikkō 10, it has the potential to be an ideal facility for larger traveling groups of up to 15 people, like tours, study groups, and work retreats.

    The ground floor of Ikkō 8 is dedicated to enjoyment and relaxation. It’s here you’ll find the open-plan living and dining area. With a modern, well designed, and tidy kitchen layout, the space feels spacious and laid back and is an ideal spot for entertaining or just whipping up an easy meal after a long day exploring. 

    This living-dining area also features a 50-inch TV with a Fire TV Stick so you can sign in to your Netflix account and a comfy sofa that can also fold out into a bed (full set of linens included), transforming this space into a potential bedroom for larger traveling groups. On the far end of the living space, and between the kitchen and entrance are sliding Japanese-style doors reminiscent of traditional Japanese shoji, a timeless taste of the beauty of old Japan.

    On the second floor of the property are two separate bedrooms, each with its own luxurious appeal and style. There’s the master bedroom boasting a full-size queen bed dressed in elegant linen sheets, complete with tatami mat flooring, and artful light boxes emitting a warm, soft light. The second bedroom features a generous queen-size daybed and low table, great for unwinding with a book and a relaxing cup of tea. Perfect for those looking for a longer-term destination to set up a home base when exploring Kyoto, Ikkō 8 also has all the additional everyday amenities including complete laundry facilities, including ironing equipment to make your stay perfectly easy.



    Ikkō 8 House Features


    Ikko 8 features tasteful lighting and interesting design pieces throughout. Its blend of western and Japanese styles is sure to impress.

    Modern Kitchen

    Ikko 8’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 8 offers quiet comfort not often available in the city. The comfortable beds and sofa allow you to make Ikko 8 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 8 with Ikko 9 and Ikko 10 to accommodate groups of up to 15 people.

    Access Information

    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 8

    Walk from Kyoto Station to Karasuma Shichijo Bus Stop. Take the 308 Bus to Gojozaka Bus Stop (5 stops; 8 mins) and get off. From there it is 7 mins walk to the house.


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