JIZO-AN. Jizo is the guardian of travellers and An means cottage, hence travellers cottage. Jizo –An is located in an alleyway of only 5 houses ensuring that the house is completely quiet yet allowing immediate access to the middle of Kyoto’s historical Higashiyama district. Guests can return, relax, have a rest, shower, sleep, change clothes or have a cup of tea while still remaining in the historical area. The house is small, one bedroom with double bed upstairs, Kitchen/lounge downstairs. It has been lovingly restored in the traditional style of an old Kyoto Teahouse and furnished with antiques along with modern amenities like air-conditioning, western toilet. It is fully equipped with a hairdryer, linen, iron, towels, washing machine and dryer, everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. It has a modern simple kitchen -refridgerator, kettle, coffeemaker, toaster & microwave.There is cable TV, DVDs and WiFi access for your computer.
JIZO-AN's Great location: Jizo-an has lots of maps and information on Kyoto's famous gardens, temples, antique shops& restaurants, many within an easy walk.
Jizo-An is located in the temple district of Kyoto adjacent to Kyoto’s Higashiyama tourist area. The area around the house has many interesting shops and is steeped in Kyoto history. The highlights of Kyoto; Heian Jinju, Kyoto Museum, Nanzenji, Kodaiji and Chion-in Temples, Maruyama Park, Philosophers Path and many more are an easy stroll from Jizo-An. There are many interesting cafes, antique shops and specialty shops that make sweets, incense and bags from old kimonos. Fifteen minutes away to the East are the Higashiyama mountains that have superb hiking. Also the upmarket restaurant area of Pontocho along the banks of the Kamagawa River is an easy stroll. Gion the Geisha /nightlife district is 15 mins walk south. This whole area is flat and an easy walk and as with all Kyoto is quiet and perfectly safe.
As guests at Jizo-An, you can benefit not only from the great setting of the house, but also from your hosts’ extensive knowledge and experience of tourism and travel in Japan – Avi and Wendy also own and run “Windows to Japan”, a specialist tour agency which opens authentic, soul stirring windows to Japan for independent travelers. From planning to operating and guiding tours in Japan to hosting guests at Jzo-An, Avi and Wendy take great pleasure in introducing visitors to the real Japan and focusing on the individual requirements and wishes of all their guests.