CHIAN:100-year old house for 3-7

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Ponkichi
Your host, Ponkichi
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The Space

智庵は、ゲストハウスでも宿でも民宿でもありません。多目的のフリーペースです。目的のひとつに、キャンプ(コテージ感覚)が出来ます。昔の田舎体験重視なので今のテクノロジーには無縁の場所です。寝具もありません。それでもよければ、是非ご利用下さい。他では体験できないパワースポット的な穴場です。クラブやサークルの合宿には最適です。
このフリースペースを丸ごと使われたい場合は、短期賃貸契約が必要です。

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

ABOUT CHIAN
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.

LOCATION
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).

ABOUT US
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.

◆Attention:
We do not have beds and sofa(couch). You sleep with a sleeping bag on Tatami.

[Wifi]
You can use Wifi when the day of the week is odd number.

Guest Access

After you booked, we will send you our original map and the details.

Other Things to Note

Washing machine...300yen/one time
Airconditioning/heater...300yen(12 hours)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Couch
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after 3 guests
Security Deposit: $102
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    May 2014
  • We really enjoyed the stay @ Chian thanks to our great host!
    Thank you again Tomo for your hospitality!

    Dennis, Ludi, Felix & Jarno

    May 2014
  • 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.

    April 2014
  • 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.

    August 2013
  • 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!

    February 2013
  • 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!

    November 2012
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Languages
English, Español, Français, 中文, 日本語
School
Boeki Gakuin, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Work
Language instructor
About
Please ask the availability first. Beacause I am too busy to update the calender. Do not send me a booking request without our conversation about the availability. My name is TOMO. I live alone as I am enjoying freedom in the rest of my life. I like cooking. I'(email hidden) and know many local places which are not touristic at all. I play music for fun and love magic trics. If you can play the instrument, let's jam together. I have a guitar, an Organ, a toy piano, a harmonica, an ukulele and a Sanshin(traditional instrument from Okinawa.)
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