|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This is for booking of an entire house (Not booking of a bedroom).
We can only accept one group of guests at a time.
Escape from crowd and noise!!
Come and visit Kyoto's mountainous area and stay at a traditional thatched-house.
The place we live is called Keihoku. It's only 1 hour north away from center Kyoto, and you can enjoy stunningly majestic mountain and river scenery, fresh air, and meet heart-warming people.
We can also offer some unique nature tours for you.
I was born and grown up in this house, as well as his 6 generations of ancestors.
I speak English without inconvenience, thanks to my travel experience in the world.
We have four rooms that can be used as bedrooms, 2 toilets, a shower room , a bathroom(Japanese style)and a convenient kitchen, just like your house (refrigerator, microwave, toaster, gas stove, any kind of dishes, glasses).
- TATAMI ROOM: Can sleep up to 3 guests (Futon)
- TATAMI ROOM 2: Can sleep up to 2 guests (Futon)
- BEDROOM: Can sleep up to 1 guest (Semi Double Bed x1) + 1 additional guest (Futon)
- 2ND FLOOR FLOORING ROOM: Can sleep up to 7 guests (Futon)
As amenity, we offer hand / bath towels, Yukata, shampoo, body soap, hair dryer, toothbrush, razor, and laundry machine.
For your access, you can use living room, shower/wash room, toilet. As for linen, clean sheets, pillow cases, blankets and bath / hand towels are provided. All the electronics are free to use. You can cook at the kitchen!
I and my wife can give an optional experience service such as family casual cooking, trekking, and yoga training (at attic space). We have 10 sets of YOGA mats. You can enjoy practicing YOGA anytime you want. You can ride horse riding machine (called Joba) in our house. Let's enjoy exercise!
I grow various kind of organic seasonal vegetables in my own farm. You can make dishes using those vegetables by yourself or we can also help you cook in our kitchen!
As for internet, we provide free internet (Wi-Fi).
---The Day Tour---
6,000 yen per person.
You can choose your itinerary from the following options:
We go to seaside to get very fresh fish and some seafood. W bring them back to our house and make very special fresh sashimi and sushi. The rate is 8,000 yen per person, plus fish fee and cooking experience charge. Local seafood is very, very tasteful and you cannot have the same experience elsewhere. Highly recommended!
If you want to go central Kyoto some temples and shrines , I can take you to central Kyoto. The rate is 8000yen per person (excluding admission fee,meals and parking fee). You can select some places from your idea.
We can help you plan your own special tour!
Since Keihoku is quite a large area, it is difficult to visit places just on foot (most destinations are about 5-10km away).
To get around this area, you can also rent 2 bikes for free - the supermarket and bus terminal are around only 30mins away by bike.
---Other things we offer---
We want to make your stay comfortable and entertaining, so we offer some added extras at our place for you to enjoy, including:
---The Neighborhood Overview---
Here in Keihoku, you can put yourself in majestic nature - enjoy trekking riverside, or to waterfall or giant cedars as well as praying in peaceful temples and shrines.
However, since Keihoku is quite a wide area, it is difficult to visit places by just on foot (usually 5-10km away).
In order to come to Keihoku area, take a JR bus of Takao/ Keihoku line from Kyoto Station (terminal no. 3) via Enmachi and Nijo station. Shuzan (Syuzan) terminal is a final stop and it takes around 1 hour 20 mins from Kyoto station. It costs JPY1,180, or you can use the Japan Rail Pass.
You will get on the bus from a rear door and get off from the front door after you put your fare in the box next to a driver or show JR pass. We can pick you up at Shuzan terminal by car.
A bus timetable from Kyoto station to Shuzan final terminal:
Depart: 14:00 Arrive: 15:20
Depart: 15:30 Arrive: 16:50
Depart: 16:30 Arrive: 17:50
Depart: 17:30 Arrive: 18:50
The bus looks very local, but I am sure you will enjoy the scenery from the window when you come into the mountain lane (after 40mins or so).
House Rules: No shoes no smoking in the house
Is a good place to stay for hiking and if you used their tour service. If you rent a car by yourself, you might need to reach there by waze instead of the car rental GPS can't find the location. I would recommend to stay in this old house for an experience of one day but not two days to travel so far apart. Since the minimum rental is two days so you have to have extra time for travelling if you rented it.
Hideo's wife is a very helpful and nice lady.
Hideo and Yukako were warm and helpful hosts. My family (kids, parents, grandparents) was very happy and lucky to have stayed in their house, a very unique experience! Recommended for anyone who wants to experience living outside of the cities!
It was an excellent experience which I will not forget. Host is extremely helpful and proactive in facilitating a smooth stay, preparing us in advance of the snowy weather. Highly recommended for those who would like a different stay in experience near Kyoto.
Amazing amazing time at Hideo-san and Yuka-san's place!
The house is neat and clean with all basic necessities provided. A very beautiful house to experience staying in a traditional thatched tatami house. Hideo and Yuka were not only our host but were like our very good friends in Kyoto along with their adorable Azuki and Gon! We miss you guys already! Till next time!
I strongly recommend booking their place for an out of the ordinary touristy itinerary in Kyoto. It was a beautiful countryside experience, we will never forget!
Thank you so much! And yes, they conduct awesome tours as well! I strongly and highly recommend it. For our stay, we went to the seafood market-chopstick factory, and thatched village.
It was an expectation exceeding experience. Hideo is a joyful person who are open and full of jokes. Despite our arriving was later than 9pm, he welcomed us with warmth and explained carefully how to use the house, which was necessary because the house is huge. It is also fully equipped with everything we can possibly be in need for. The location is away from the crowd and city hassles. We were genuinely pleased during our stay. I recommend this house without slightest hesitation.
6 Stars hospitality with excellent house owner! This house really made our trip extremely memorable , my daughter love this house so much. All of our friends saw photo from our Facebook will ask about this house and we recommended people to come and stay AT LEAST 4 DAYS coz you will never wanna check out.
we are planning to go back next coming summer and we are already miss them .
Thanks Hideo and your family. PEOPLE WHO WILL GO TO KYOTO definitely need to stay in their place , or else you will regret for sure :)