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Traditional 200y-oHouse Outside Kyoto

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House in Kyoto, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8

200 1

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 SPACE---

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.

---Guest Access---

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---

We can take you on tours (with English guidance and transportation) for an additional fee. We organize a tour schedule with you based on whats most suitable for you, the weather and the season.

One Day Tour (10:0016:00):

6,000 yen per person.

You can choose your itinerary from the following options:

Waterfall trekking

Giant cedars trekking

Visiting the shrine & temple

Visiting the sake brewery

Visiting the historical thatched roof house village

Night fireflies viewing (from beginning ofJune to ed of June only)

Special Seafood Tour:

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!

Central Kyoto tour:

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.

Original Tour:

We can help you plan your own special tour!

--Getting around--

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.

If you choose to do a tour with us, you can pay by credit card (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, DINERS, DISCOVER). Depending on how long you stay with us, we can do multiple tours - its up to you.

---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:

A BBQ set - having an outdoor barbeque with guests is our favorite way of dining

10 yoga mats so you can enjoy practicing yoga any time you want

Piano and acoustic guitar - we are music lovers!

Japanese toys for children, so there is no boring time for the kids

Two dogs - our Golden Retriever puppy Azuki is very cute and she loves meeting new people and making friends

I sometimes goes sea fishing, and you can eat what he catches!

A small farm full of seasonable vegetables, which you can harvest and eat for free

We are working on setting up a cafe that serves light meals. When its ready we hope our guests will enjoy eating there. :)

---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).

---Access---

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

Depart: 18:40 Arrive: 20:00

Depart: 19:20 Arrive: 20:40

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).

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More Details

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

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Amenities

Ukyo Ward House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No shoes no smoking in the house
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 12 beds (Futon)
Entertainment:
  • Television
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub

Reviews

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I’ve been looking forward to stay in this house when I see the pictures posted. Tokuheian is exactly

  • 5 of 5

I’ve been looking forward to stay in this house when I see the pictures posted. Tokuheian is exactly as the pictures posted. Every corner is well made and preserved by the owner.

Before I arrive, I’ve contacted Hideo-san and have asked many questions before I made the reservation. He’s been very responsive, patience and helpful with all my questions. I’ve asked him where can I get a fine-dining restaurant as on the day of arrival, it’s my husband’s birthday. He’s suggested me to get something special for my important man. He’s helped me to get a birthday cake and recommended me to get some food from the supermarket to cook sukiyaki. He even offered me that Yukako-san, his wife can help me to pick some vegetables from the farm and help me to cut into pieces. I didn’t take the offer as i don’t want to interrupt their evening. The cake was nice and my husband was very happy and surprised! The only regret we had was we didn’t invite them to join us as my mother and kids were shy!

During my stay, I used the kitchen very often. We cooked sukiyaki two nights in a row. You can get very nice beef and food from the supermarket nearby. The kitchen was well equipped with all you need especially the Dish Washer which I love the most 

Thanks to the watermelon from Hideo-san. It’s so sweet just like both of them. I came with my own family together with my mother and my sister, so I didn’t spend much time with Hideo-san and Yukako-san whom I found they are very kind and helpful. I would love to spend more time with them to know more about this house and about them. The house is a reflection of the owners – very warm and unique.

I would definitely come back and stay in this house again. Highly recommend to family as the house is well equipped with all you need.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: travelmob
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We love Tokuhei-an homestay so much that we felt so homely with premium hospitality from our best

  • 5 of 5

We love Tokuhei-an homestay so much that we felt so homely with premium hospitality from our best hosts and hostess, Hideo San and his lovely wife Yukako, together with their cute Azuki and Gon. We felt immediate connection with the place and surrounding since we entered Keihoku area, then magic happened the moment we stepped into this special house where Hideo called home ever since he was baby. The experience exceeds our expectations. We've never thought of having such wonderful holiday.

Thanks for the vegetables, onions and fruits picked from your farm. Thanks for the countless trips to the grocery and convenience stores. Thanks for the unforgettable tour to the magical giant cedar. Thanks for the trip to Obama for our special seafood hunting at the fish market including puffer fish, hot spring, fireflies watching, grape farm visiting and also we enjoyed your curry!!!!!. Thanks for making our memories priceless…

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Is a good place to stay for hiking and if you used their tour service. If you rent a car by

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Hideo and Yukako were warm and helpful hosts. My family (kids, parents, grandparents) was very happy

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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It was an excellent experience which I will not forget. Host is extremely helpful and proactive in

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Amazing amazing time at Hideo-san and Yuka-san's place! The house is neat and clean with all basic

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Notes


  • Cleaning Fee: USD 47 per stay
    Additional Guests: USD 56 per night (after 2 guests)
    Check in after 3:00 PM, check out before 10:00 AM
    Cancellation Policy - Strict: 50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival (additional cancellation charges may apply)

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