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Traditional 200y-oHouse Outside Kyoto

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, toys
TV, fireplace, DVD player, toys
3 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Traditional 200y-oHouse Outside Kyoto

Traditional 200y-oHouse Outside Kyoto

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Hot tub
Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationJigenji Temple5 min drive
  • Popular LocationKyoto Tanba-Kogen National Park Visitor Center15 min drive
  • Popular LocationIwayasan Shimyo-in Temple24 min drive
  • AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)90 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8
Bedroom 1
    3 twin/single beds
Bedroom 2
    3 twin/single beds
Bedroom 3
    2 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bathtub
Bathroom 4
    No shower or bathtub

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Traditional 200y-oHouse Outside Kyoto

Family-friendly Kyoto vacation home in Ukyo Ward with spa tub

What is STAR Host? : STAR Hosts are experienced hosts who have met and exceeded HomeAways STAR hosting criteria

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).


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 JPY1,200, 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).
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. This Kyoto property provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Property amenities


  • Spa tub


  • Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • Toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Ice maker
  • Toaster


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Living room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Piano
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Bicycling on site
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 8
  • Tatami (woven mat floors)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property Registration Number 132

We should mention

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

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About this area


In the mountains, this vacation home is in Ukyo Ward, a walkable area in Kyoto with good shopping. Museum of Furuta Oribe and Koryo Art Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Miyama Kayabuki-no-Sato and Omiyakotsu Park. Traveling with kids? Consider Haratanien and Nishimura House Garden. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like cycling and hiking.

What's nearby

  • Jigenji Temple - 5 min drive
  • Kyoto Tanba-Kogen National Park Visitor Center - 15 min drive
  • Bujoji Temple - 23 min drive
  • Iwayasan Shimyo-in Temple - 24 min drive
  • Miyama Kayabuki-no-Sato - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Hiyoshi station - 21 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 90 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

Great place to get away from city
Very easy to communicate with Hideo. He picked us up at the bus station without a problem. We enjoyed our time at the property and especially playing with their 3 dogs!
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5/5 Excellent

Host was very helpful
Place is a little bit outside the city but not too far. Host offered to pick us up from bus station and was very welcoming.
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