This is for booking of an entire house (Not booking of a bedroom).
We can only accept one group of guests at a time.
Excluding meals. Please ask me as meal.
Escape from crowd and noise!!
Keihoku shows you impressive nature in every season. We can introduce and recommended spots and guide plans for you. Please enjoy Japanese rural culture and sightseeing spots in countryside.
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.
I can also offer some unique nature tours for you.
I speak English without inconvenience, thanks to my travel experience in the world.
I have 3 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 (Low-floor Beds)
- TATAMI ROOM 2: Can sleep up to 3 guests (Low-floor Beds)
- BEDROOM: Can sleep up to 2 guest (Double Sofa-Bed x1)
As amenity, we offer hand / bath towels, shampoo, body soap, hair dryer, toothbrush, razor, body shampoo, hair shampoo, conditioner, 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 can give an optional experience service ,trekking. Let's enjoy!
I grow various kind of organic seasonal vegetables in my own farm. You can make dishes using those vegetables by yourself in our kitchen!
As for internet, we provide free internet (Wi-Fi).
---The Day Tour---
I 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 to this areas(10:0016:00):
6,000 yen per person.
You can choose your itinerary from the following options:
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. We 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 as your selected, 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 3 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
A small farm full of seasonable vegetables, which you can harvest and eat for free
We set up a cafe that serves light meals close to the house. 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).
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).Get the full listing »