A house set in the wild mountains, yet just 10 minutes to Kyoto's Philosopher's Walk in Ginkakuji.
Now the internet connection available following the requests of the guests!
We have our lovely house carer called Tomomi. You can ask her questions about the house once you get there.
Our kitchen has an oven, a dishwasher and a toaster and a washing machine / a drier. The bathroom has a yellow bathtub and lovely strong shower and towels. Great kitchen and bathroom.
We have three bedrooms. One bedroom has a kingsize bed and another one has a double size bed. And the last one has a double bank bed.
We have the bus stop 5 mins walk from our house. Taking bus, you can get to Kyoto and Otsu city by 15 mins. If you want to go to the central Kyoto, it will be 30 mins by bus. The bus time table is shown on the instruction sheet on the kitchen counter.
The house and the neighbourhood were both very pleasant. Communication in English through mail with both the house owner, Jaldhara, as well as with the 'caretaker' went very well. We got a lot of information about the house, bustimetables, restaurants in the neighbourhood etc. before our arrival by mail and information was left in the house itself as well.
The reception at the house by the 'caretaker' was very good and she was very helpful (e.g. arranging a taxi for us).
A small supermarket and a busstop were nearby, with busses going to Kyoto every hour, just what we needed to make our stay even more comfortable.
Jaldhara's house is a good place to stay!
Amazing house in a quaint neighborhood at the foothills of the mountain. There are deers in these woods and stars in the night sky.
I didn't want to be right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city, so opted for something quieter but still easily accessible. A short 20 minute bus ride takes you to Kyoto.
Jaldhara's house suited us well and we enjoyed our stay in Hieidaira. We rented a car which was very useful given the location but we also used the bus which was fine and went to a useful station in Kyoto. It only took 15 mins to drive to the bottom of the mountain and we were close to the Philosopher's Path and other main attractions. Tomomi the house carer was absolutely lovely and very helpful, meeting us at Kyoto station to take us to the house which was a godsend! She speaks English very well and it was great to have her available and close by. The house was comfortable and warm and the kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed being able to cook. There were a couple of good restaurants in the town too and a 24 hour Circle K for basics, tho supermarkets were at least 15 mins away. The main bedroom was spacious and comfortable; the bunk beds were fine but the second double bedroom was very small for two people and not very comfortable. We also had some difficulty with the fact that we had arranged with Jaldhara to pay for a portable wifi unit so we could use the Imac, but when we arrived were told there was no longer a computer in the house - and the portable wifi we rented didn't get reception in the mountains (although we did have phone reception). Some of the house instructions/bus timetable were a bit out of date too which caused some confusion at times. All in all though, we enjoyed our stay and with a few more up to date details beforehand about the house and what the set up was we would have been really comfortable. Thanks Jaldhara!