You need to have a short-term rental house contract with us.
If you are in a group, it's cheaper to rent this cabin than to rent indivisually. You can use this house as a private.
22,500yen for 7 people
19,500yen for 6 people
17.000yen for 5 people
14,500yen for 4 people
12,000yen for 3 people
This cabin (shared style) is more or less 100 years old. It's a CAMPING style. not Hstel. Hotel, neither. Please bring you own daily products. If you love old stuff, antiques... ,this is the place. You can experience the old rural life style in urban city. We'd like you to experience something different from your routine and something precious you can not do in your country. This place is managed by TOMO(me) and TAMA(blind Monk). We both are Japanese and a musician. We will play some music for you. If you can play the instrument, let's jam. We have a guitar, an organ, a ukulele and so on. While you are at this place, you feel something spiritual through music, its atomsphere, its moment and TAMA.
Do not miss the chance to experience all this! (Party animals do not belong here.)
In you're interested in Zazen and Meditation, please experience it. It's free for a group or a family.
Restaurants, Supermarket, Drug store, Convrnience store, Liquar shop and Karaoke are not far from Chian. They are close enough to walk to (1 min~15 min).
TAMA and I are best friends. I have not told TAMA that the income from this place will be used for an operation for his blind eyes in 10 years.
◆How to use the old cabin "Chian":
You can use this cabin as a private cabin. But TAMA and TOMO have the right to go inside anytime during your stay.
We do not have beds and sofa(couch). You sleep with a sleeping bag on Tatami.
You can use Wifi when the day of the week is odd number.
After you booked, we will send you our original map and the details.
Washing machine...300yen/one time
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We really enjoyed the stay @ Chian thanks to our great host!
Thank you again Tomo for your hospitality!
Dennis, Ludi, Felix & Jarno
As described, this is a genuine, old place, built in the traditional, paper-thin Japanese way, and with a sliding front door that leaves a small gap. Thus, the temperature indoors is the same as outdoors. In early April, this meant cold nights. But with an electric blanket under the bedding it was snug and cosy. Beautiful garments hang from the rafters, while the small kitchen floor is almost an extension of the small, outdoors sitting area (complete with a mini shrine). The amenities are basic but functional.
We arrived by car. Note that the road is very narrow. Due to traffic, we had to pass, turn and backtrack. The address took us to the post box / liquor shop at the corner of the block. We called Tomo and were guide by him the last meters to a parking lot (which we paid to use).
Tomo was nice and hospitable, but unfortunately also had other houses to attend to, so we did not see him for long. And Tama was busy playing somewhere, so we did not see him at all - a pity, because we had looked forward to it.
Tomo gave us good suggestions regarding shrines to visit and not to visit, and directions to shops and restaurants.
We would definitely recommend staying with Tomo to those who want this type of genuine experience.
We were a group of 7, spending 6 days in Kyoto. We decided to stay at Chian, as the traditional looks charmed us. We were not disappointed: the house was spacious enough for the 7 of us, had all the required amenities, minutes away from the bus station (to go to the center of Kyoto), decent restaurants, a sento (public bath), a bowling and arcade games.
Tomo-san was very nice, very helpful (we took his advice and went to watch one of the best fireworks of our life), and we even went for a beer with him the last evening and had a great time.
Overall, we were all satisfied with this experience, and would happily recommend Chian.
I booked Chian for a japan roundtrip with small group of friends.
It was not to hard to find and was as described. We looked for something different and we got it! :-)
It's an old and cold place, so remember warm clothing if you are going in the winter/spring/fall season. It's not possible to walk from downtown Kyoto to Chian. We managed by taxi, which was fine for us, but something to keep in mind.
Tomo is an excellent host and one of the nights we had a nice evening jam, where we also met Tama the blind monk. After some lovely music we tried meditation for 10 minutes, a very interesting experience!
We didn't end up staying with Tomo after the first night. The place is very very basic and to be honest exactly the way Tomo describes it on the website. I had somehow imagined something different and as I was travelling with my elderly mother as well as son it just wasn't suitable. Tomo lovely and helpful, and it would be a good place for a group of young friends to stay. It really is camping - but in the suburbs!
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