About this listing
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. )