A home away from home in the beautiful and tranquil hills of North East Kyoto. Here you can relax and enjoy this enchanting city, famous for its heritage, nature and cuisine.
30 minutes from JR Kyoto station, 20 minutes from the centre of Kyoto city. You can easily access historical sightseeing spots eg.Ginkakuji (The Silver Temple) and Tetsugaku no Michi (the Philosopher's path), as well as many other places, on foot or by bicycle. We are located on the side of the mountain, so it's very picturesque with lots of nature in the surroundings, particularly beautiful in Spring and Autumn.
Japanese, English and little French are spoken. We can offer advice on places to visit and other entertainment.
Please book at least 1 week in advance.
...it is difficult to describe the subtle beauty of enjoying a morning coffee on Maki's veranda and at the same time watching and feeling the snowflakes silently bathe Kyoto city with white.
Maki's exceptional knowledge of Kyoto gave me many options from which to choose when exploring this unique city.
And the quiet streets, lanes and paths surrounding her home were dotted with hidden treasures to stumble across as I found myself, walking slower and slower with each passing day.
We had a great time there with Maki. Her house is just as wonderful as she is. The snow view from the window was truly stunning during our stay. Maki is patient and kind, and she speaks Englsih with great fluency, so it won't be a problem even if you don't speak any Japanese. I sincerely recommend this place for you. Thanks again, Maki, for all! :)
fantastic and warming experience! this is the first time trip in kyoto and i am lucky to choose maki's house. beautiful surroundings and amazing location. love the cats and even there is a michelin 1 star restaurant just in front. we will be back!
I arrived by mistake a day early to Makis house, and she was happy to have me stay the extra night. I am truly grateful that she let me stay in her home with such welcome. She is a very interesting person with lots of knowledge of the local area and was very helpful. I would wake up each morning and would a find a handwritten list of the trains and buses I had to catch each day to get to the places I needed to. The house is also incredible which a great view.
Hemos pasado el fin de año en casa de Maki y ha sido una experiencia fantástica , todo genial , la casa , el trato , sus amigos , la ciudad , las bicis ..
Todo perfecto . Estuvimos como en casa ( o mejor ) . Gracias Maki .
We stayed at Maki's place for 4 days in December and it was really nice. Her place is located on top of a small hill, so for us it was super cold and windy on our climbs back home as it was winter.
Maki herself is a very nice person to talk to. She will usually have dinner at home, so it was always cool to chitchat with her about things happening in Japan. These little experiences really made our kyoto trip so much more sincere and enjoyable, as we get to interact with the people. She is very eloquent in English! So she would be great for all the English speakers out there who wanna travel kyoto.
The location itself is not inconvenient at all. Taking the bus from the city centre takes maybe 20 minutes? And if you wanna explore the nearby shrines from Maki's place you can just borrow her bicycles.
Also, for all the cat lovers out there, Maki's place will be great as she has two adorable cats. Buchi is especially friendly and warms up to others very quickly.
All in all, we really enjoyed our stay in kyoto thanks to Maki's hospitality
This is our first time for visiting Kyoto and Maki's place is really great. It is very comfortable and the view is really good. You can completely enjoy the traditional Japanese flavor in the room. Maki is also very hospitable and is pleased to suggest some opinion if you need help.