One of the finest vacation rentals in Kyoto, Koto Inn is a lovingly restored Japanese machiya with all the comforts that Western travelers have come to expect.
For those who want the convenience of having their own house to stay in while exploring the old capital, Koto Inn is the ideal choice. It’s a beautifully decorated and recently restored Japanese house with all the mod cons you’d need, like laundry facilities and a good hot bath/shower unit (as well as air conditioning). Located down a quiet lane only a stone’s throw from Higashiyama subway station and the Okazaki-koen Park Museum district, Koto Inn has a lot to recommend it.
Here’s Koto Inn’s entrance:
Here’s the foyer (genkan):
This is nearby Shirakawa Canal during cherry blossom season:
373 Horiike-cho, Higashiyama-ku
Price: from $215 per night, up to four people
Internet: wifi access
Non-smoking rooms: fully non-smoking
2min walk from Higashiyama Station, Tozai subway line
Official Website (English)
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Kyoto Vacation Checklist
- For all the essentials in a brief overview, see my First Time In Kyoto guide
- Check Kyoto accommodation availability on Booking.com – usually you can reserve a room with no upfront payment. Pay when you check out. Free cancellations too
- Need tips on where to stay? See my one page guide Where To Stay In Kyoto
- See my comprehensive Packing List For Japan
- Buy a data-only SIM card online for collection when you arrive at Kansai International Airport (for Osaka and Kyoto) or Tokyo's Narita Airport. Or rent an unlimited data pocket wifi router
- Compare Japan flight prices and timings to find the best deals
- If you're visiting more than one city, save a ton of money with a Japan Rail Pass – here's my explanation of why it's worth it
- A prepaid Suica card makes travelling around Kyoto easy – here's how
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