A great retreat house surrounded by the nature of Kyoto. Enjoy a lovely nature walk through the forest to famous Daimonji mountain that overlooks the city of Kyoto. Take a 15 mins bus ride to Philosopher's walk in Ginkakuji temple area.
A house set in the wild mountains, yet just 10 minutes to Kyoto's Philosopher's Walk around Ginkakuji temple area.
Now the internet connection available following the requests of the guests!
Our kitchen has an oven, a dishwasher and a toaster and a washing machine / 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 king size bed and another one has a double size bed. And the last one has a double bank bed.
Hope you will have a wonderful stay in my house and explore beautiful city of Kyoto.
There are some lovely local restaurants you would want to visit. The ones I love are Ethnic food restaurant Mary and Korean barbecue restaurant Nanzan. The quality of food are of high standard. Their lunch services are awesome and reasonable!
Convenience store is close by; you can buy essential supplies and breakfast food, snacks or send fax and letters. It's a small town. I highly recommend that you walk around the area and explore.
Hot Spring (Kitashirakawa Onsen)
Kitashirakawa Onsen is only 10 mins by bus /car from my house going down the hill toward Kyoto. You can enjoy hot spring at a reasonable price on its own. But they also offer great lunch/ dinner services and accommodation. If you have a great love for the Japanese cuisine, you might want to try their excellent cuisine prepared by highly qualified chef. Information about this hot spring will be provided once you book the place.
Interaction with Guests
I am currently living in Australia. My excellent house keeper is looking after the house with great care. I won't meet you directly, but I will meet you online. I am always online either working or studying. I am ready to answer your questions anytime.
They are friendly and respectful.
The bus stop is just 5 mins walk from our house. Taking bus, you can get to Kyoto and Otsu city by 15 mins. It will be 35 mins to the central Kyoto. The bus time table is shown on the instruction sheet on the kitchen counter. The instruction will be also sent to you.
There is a car park to the house.
To get to the house from Kansai (Osaka) airport, take Haruka train to Kyoto station (1 hour and 15 mins ride) and then catch a taxi (35 mins ride) to the house.
Other Things to Note
Got tired of hustle & bustle of city life? Try out a lovely nature walk in the area!
Our area is surrounded by the forest. You can enjoy a nature walk from my house to famous Daimonji mountain, where you can overlook Kyoto city. This will give you another way of viewing Kyoto city and its culture for sure. It is a popular walk and a great way for exercising and enjoying the fresh forest air. The map for this nature walk will be provided.
No pets, no smoking in the house, please. Take off your shoes when you enter the house. (This is a Japanese house. )
Beautiful house , well-equipped , nice-landlord , and close to Kyoto.
We had very joyful days staying in this house .
I will definitely make a reservation again next time while I travel in Kyoto with my family.
What a comfortable and wonderful house to stay, especially in a big city of Japan, my family, grandma, grandfather, my there daughters, my husband and l, had a very good experience being there. It will be my first choice if I be there again.
The yellow house is located near in Kyoto (15 min Kinkaku-Gi).
Well equiped, quiet, and cozy place.
We really enjoyed it.
Jaldhara is very helpful and made a perfect answer quickly.
If you have a car, try the natural radium onsen 'Kitashirakawa natural onsen' on the way to Kyoto (10min away). The quality of water is very good.
There is no market except convenient store near the house, so you need to buy grocery at Kyoto or Otsu.
Jaldhara vie en Australie mais elle est très disponible et réactive. Pour résumer, elle laisse sa maison à ses hôtes en toute confiance comme si vous étiez de sa famille. Le village est très chic, il y a tout près une forêt magnifique pour se balader ou randonner, un plan vous est communiqué pour y aller. Il y a également pas loin un golf. A côté de la maison il y a un restaurant Coréen excellent, sur la route principale, l'accueil y est chaleureux et la viande succulente. Il y a aussi une supérette à proximité. Le logement est beaucoup mieux que sur les photos proposées par Jaldhara, je vais d'ailleurs lui suggérer d'en mettre de nouvelles, le rapport qualité prix est excellent ! La cuisine-bar est très conviviale, le salon est de style japonais, à l'étage 3 chambres très correctes, bref je conseille largement ce logement, nous étions 4 adultes et 4 enfants et nous nous sommes sentis comme à la maison.
Thank you for your suggestion of the house photos. I have deleted the old photos and uploaded the new photos that Eric one of my wonderful guests kindly took for the house since you saw the photos the last. I am so glad to hear that you have enjoyed my house and explored the area and found my favourite Korean restaurant!
All communications with Jaldhara was great as well as instructions provided which was very clear and concise. Jaldhara made us feel very welcome even as she host from Australia. She emailed regularly before, during and after our trip to check that everything was OK.
Jaldhara's house is located in a very quiet place about 20-30km away from centre of Kyoto. Initially we were skeptical about staying quite far away from the city but once we checked into Jaldhara's house, we were relieved we made the choice. jaldhara's house is big and comfortable. That evening itself we had a stroll around the neighborhood. The scenery of the surrounding areas is fascinating. Jaldhara's is very helpful and answer your questions promptly. She leaves a clear instruction in English on how to use the electronic equipment in her house such as microwave and washing machine. The heater works well too. There is wifi in the house for you to use.
I agree with the other reviewers. The home is clean, functions well and is properly stocked with cooking nessecities and linens, the only exception being the lack of a hairdryer.
I appreciated the open space in a quiet neighborhood. I felt very comfortable there.
Jaldhara is helpful and prompt to reply to messages.
Be aware that your Hieidhara bus #56A is not listed on the downtown bus stops or maps, except at Sanjo Keihan station. I had to memorize the stops and calculate drop by times if I wanted to grab the bus somewhere along it's route. Also, the Hieidhara bus 56A let me bring my 2 pieces of luggage aboard but city buses won't allow much luggage, so you may need to get a taxi to/from Sanjo Keihan - Kyoto station ($9) if you travel heavy like me with more than one suitcase.
There are 2 grocery stores within a block of the Ginkakuji bus stop, so this is where I bought my supplies.
I am a Japanese woman with two children now sending them to a Steiner school in Australia. I am also a student studying Early childhood education at Swinburne University in Australia. This was our family home for 12 years, so it is a well-equioped, cosy environment. I have lots of friends in the neighbourhood happy to help out if you need it.