The car park is available!The garden is not there with veges any more, but the love was around at one time!

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

1 bed
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

Other things to note

Nature walk
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.

The space
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 6PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 47
Security Deposit: 189
Weekly Discount: 3%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 6PM

No pets, no smoking in the house, please. Take off your shoes when you enter the house. (This is a Japanese house. )



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5 nights minimum stay

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Trung User Profile
July 2017
As a family of four, 2 adults and 2 children aged 2.5 and 5.5, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Kyoto at Jaldhara's house. Practically that everything we needed was fully provided. As described, the house is quite spacious. It has three bedrooms upstairs besides a room set aside for office use. Fans and heaters are provided in all the bedrooms. The kitchen, dining, living and bathrooms are all downstairs where A/C is available. There are also two restrooms, one downstairs and one upstairs. Jaldhara is a very wonderful host. She provided us with very detailed instructions on how to get to her house, what household equipment are provided and how to operate them, garbage instructions, etc. She also responded very promptly to all of our questions. We had the good fortune of meeting her in person, and she helped us find the bus stop nearest to the Japan Baptiste Hospital where my wife could set up a medical appointment. We loved the serenity of her location, and her house is truly a "home away from home" for all of us. Everyday, we took the Keihan bus 56/56A located about 5 minutes walk from her house to Bettocho where we shopped at FamilyMart, located right at the bus stop, or walked about 5 minutes to Fresco, a supermarket and Dong, a very good bakery shop to do our food shopping. Then, we could transfer to Kyoto Bus #5 to go all the way to Kyoto Train Station to catch our trains to go to other cities. To optimize our transportation values, we charged our Keihan bus fare to the ICOCA card and used the 500-Yen daily pass for Kyoto buses if we planned to ride the Kyoto buses more than 3 times a day. For less than 3 times a day, we simply charged our Kyoto bus fares to the ICOCA card. Using it and the daily bus pass provided us with the convenience of not having to carry the right amount of changes every time when riding the buses. On some occasions we also used taxi to get to her house from either the train station or other locations in Kyoto. Taxi fares ranged from (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Yen depending on location pick-ups. For anyone interested in using public transportation to travel to anywhere in Kyoto, you can visit the (URL HIDDEN) website and download their smart phone apps. For anyone needing medical care, you can ride Bus 56/56 A from her house to downtown and stop at Kitashirakawa Shibusecho bus stop, about 15-18 minute-ride, or catch Kyoto City Bus 3 to the same bus stop where you can reach the Japan Baptiste Hospital after a short walk up a nearby slope. The hospital has English-speaking staff and doctors who can assist you. In summary, thanks to Jaldhara's wonderful hospitality, the serenity of her house surroundings, the ambience of her house and the provided amenities, and the charms of Kyoto, we all thoroughly enjoyed our Kyoto summer vacation, and we...

Gene User Profile
April 2017
Jaldara was a lovely host and her house has catered for all our needs. Her place is so suitable for the busy mind to just calm down and allow the mountain air to soak in. After the busy streets off everyday live I would recommend her place above all . I would stay at her place again.

Michael User Profile
September 2016
Jaldhara was an excellent host. She was very communicative, before and after our arrival. Always quick to answer any questions. Her instructions on how to get to her house, how to use the appliances and other house guidelines, how to use the bus system to get into Kyoto and where to find the convenience store, restaurants and supermarket were all clear and comprehensive. She was always a pleasure to deal with. Her house is a detached, two storey dwelling in a small mountain village, a short bus ride out of Kyoto. It has three bedrooms upstairs with clean and comfortable beds and was a great place to stay for our family of five, with plenty of room to spread out. The bus stop to go into Kyoto is about 200 metres from the house and the Circle K convenience store about 400 metres. The Circle K is open late (maybe 24 hours) and has a range of fresh and tasty pre-made meals, but only a limited range of fruit and vegetables. There is an onsen (hot-spring bathhouse) on the bus route to Kyoto. The village is quiet and peaceful and the people are friendly, a good place to explore. Everything in Jaldhara's listing was accurate and our stay of 5 days was delightful. We would happily stay again.

Paul User Profile
July 2016
We had a great stay in Jaldhara's house in the mountains and forests near Kyoto. The house is very nice with lots of space for the four of us, located in a quiet neighbourhood with clear directions to travel and instructions to use the Japanese equipement. We travelled frequently by bus and train to the centers of Kyoto (30 min), Osaka and Kobe and enjoyed many interesting sights.

Dmitry User Profile
May 2016
The house is great. We are the family of 4 adults, there were a lot of place for everybody. The nature surroundings are amazing, we took a few long walks in the forest of the hill country, the views are stunning. The village location is wonderful, peaceful and quiet and within easy reach to Kyoto and Otsu by bus. Neighbours are friendly and almost invisible at the same time, so we had a full privacy. The convenience store in the village is 3 mins walk away, but has only very limited food stock - the best is to bring food from Kyoto (20 mins to the large supermarkets by bus) - however, they sell the 600 yen 1 day bus tickets, which is really convenient (and cheaper then the 2 way ticket bought in the bus). The Korean restaurant Nanzan in the village is quite good. The host was wonderful. Despite living far away (Australia) she is always immediately responds to any query by e-mail, her advises were always helpful and timely. This is our 3d trip to Kyoto, and this accommodation was by far the best one.

Henry User Profile
March 2016
Kyoto is a beautiful, clean and friendly city and we, a group of four, is further impressed by the large well furnished 3BR  house here. The house is just described. The sheets are clean and the showers are hot. We spent five wonderful nights at this house. It is in a safe and quiet neighbourhood. The bus stop is just 3 minutes walk from the house. It is a short ride to Philosophers Path. It ends at Sanjokeihan bus terminal where the main shopping complexes are. Email responses with Jaldhara are clear and prompt. We highly recommend this house.

Amelia User Profile
March 2016
Jaldhara made us feel very welcome, she went above and beyond to accurately describe everything about the house and surrounding area for us. We have never been to Japan and had no idea about the area so it was a very nice touch. The house is in a quiet location and safe. My children loved exploring the house and it felt very welcoming.

AustraliaJoined in July 2012
Jaldhara User Profile

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.

Languages: English, 日本語
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