Escape from crowd and noise!
Come and visit Kyoto's mountainous area and stay in a traditional thatched-roof (Kayabuki) 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.
This is for booking of an entire house (Not booking of a bedroom).We can only accept one group of guests at a time.
***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 what’s most suitable for you, the weather and the season.
⭐︎One Day Tour (10:00〜16:00):
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 mid-June to mid-July 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.
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.
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 - it’s 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
・Three 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 it’s ready we hope our guests will enjoy eating there. :)
To get to the Keihoku area, take a JR bus on the Takao/Keihoku Line from Kyoto Station (terminal number 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 1180 yen, 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.
The bus timetable from Kyoto station to Shuzan final terminal runs at these times:
Depart: 14:00 Arrive: 15:20
Depart: 15:30 Arrive: 16:50
Depart: 16:30 Arrive: 17:50
Depart: 17:30 Arrive: 18:50
Please let us know in advance which bus you will be catching so we can greet you at the station.
The bus looks like a local city bus at the start of the trip, but we assure you, you will enjoy the scenery from the window when you come into the mountain lane (after about 40mins or so).
We look forward to meeting you and having you stay with us in our thatched roof house in Keihoku. Experiencing beautiful Japan outside of the city with locals is an amazing experience. We know you will love it here. See you soon!
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.
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).
To get around this area, you can also rent 2 bikes for free - a supermarket and bus terminal is around 30mins away by bike.