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Ideal location, sleek, streamlined interior design that blends contemporary comforts with traditional elements, Ikkō 9 is a beautiful machiya that offers all the creature comforts of a self-contained home and the luxury of a hotel. Spanning 39 square meters, this five-person-capacity, two-bedroom property has two neighboring townhouses, Ikkō 8 and Ikkō 10, which share some similarities but still boast their own unique style.
The home’s bottom floor is all about enjoying the carefully designed living space that is spacious but cozy and intimate. On the second floor sit the two bedrooms, including the master bedroom, which comes complete with a generous queen-size bed featuring moody, under-bed lighting and stylish grey slate walls.
If guests prefer, these three complexes 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, rewarding, modern but with traditional elegance, Ikkō 9 is an unforgettable holiday home.
Ikkō 9 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 9 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. Head just a little further north and you’ll find the iconic vermillion Heian Shrine.
Some of the other landmarks surrounding Ikkō 9 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. 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.
Ikkō 9 is a wonderfully elegant but understated home. 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.
On the ground floor of Ikkō 9 is where you’ll find the main living, dining, and entertaining space. With soft beige walls, light wooden flooring, and sliding Japanese-style doors reminiscent of traditional Japanese shoji, it’s a free, open-feeling space that showcases the beauty of tastefully minimalist Japanese design ideologies.
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 to a bed (full set of linens included), transforming this space into a potential bedroom for larger traveling groups. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessities you need to create a delicious meal after a fruitful day exploring Kyoto’s Nishiki market.
On the second floor of the house is where the two main bedrooms are located, each decorated in its own unique style. The master bedroom features tatami mat flooring, a stylish slate grey feature wall, and soft moody lighting throughout. The second bedroom feels cozy and intimate and also features a generously sized queen bed and a small desk and chair, making it an ideal remote office setup.
Perfect for those looking for a longer-term destination to set up a home base when exploring Kyoto, Ikkō 9 also has all the additional everyday amenities, including complimentary amenity sets and fluffy towels, to complete laundry facilities, including ironing equipment to make your stay perfectly easy.
Ikkō 9 House Features
Ikko 9 features tasteful lighting and interesting design pieces throughout. Its blend of western and Japanese styles is sure to impress.
Ikko 9’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 9 offers quiet comfort not often available in the city. The comfortable beds and sofa allow you to make Ikko 9 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 9 with Ikko 8 and Ikko 10 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 9
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.