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Kyoto's 200-year-old thatched house 'Tokuhei-an'outside Kyoto

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
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Escape from crowd and noise! Come and visit Kyoto's mountainous area and stay in a traditional thatched-roof (Kayabuki) house. The place we live is called Keihoku. It's only 1 hour north away from center Kyoto, and you can enjoy stunningly majestic mountain and river scenery, fresh air, and meet heart-warming people. We can also offer some unique nature tours for you. This is for booking of an entire house (Not booking of a bedroom).We can only accept one group of guests at a time. ***The Day Tour*** We can take you on tours (with English guidance and transportation) for an additional fee. We organize a tour schedule with you based on what’s most suitable for you, the weather and the season. ⭐︎One Day Tour (10:00〜16:00): 6,000 yen per person. You can choose your itinerary from the...Escape from crowd and noise! Come and visit Kyoto's mountainous area and stay in a traditional thatched-roof (Kayabuki) house. The place we live is called Keihoku. It's only 1 hour north away from center Kyoto, and you can enjoy stunningly majestic mountain and river scenery, fresh air, and meet heart-warming people. We can also offer some unique nature tours for you. This is for booking of an entire house (Not booking of a bedroom).We can only accept one group of guests at a time. ***The Day Tour*** We can take you on tours (with English guidance and transportation) for an additional fee. We organize a tour schedule with you based on what’s most suitable for you, the weather and the season. ⭐︎One Day Tour (10:00〜16:00): 6,000 yen per person. You can choose your itinerary from the following options: ・Waterfall trekking ・Tallest cedars in Japan watching and trekking ・Visiting the shrine & temple ・Visiting the sake brewery ・Visiting the historical thatched roof house village ・Night fireflies viewing (from beginning-June to end-June only) ⭐︎Special Seafood Tour: We go to seaside to get very fresh fish and some seafood. W bring them back to our house and make very special fresh sashimi and sushi. The rate is 8,000 yen per person, plus fish fee and cooking experience charge. Local seafood is very, very tasteful and you cannot have the same experience elsewhere. Highly recommended! ⭐︎Central Kyoto tour: If you want to go central Kyoto some temples and shrines , I can take you to central Kyoto. The rate is 8000yen per person (excluding admission fee,meals and parking fee). You can select some places from your idea. Original Tour: We can help you plan your own special tour! --Getting around-- Since Keihoku is quite a large area, it is difficult to visit places just on foot (most destinations are about 5-10km away). To get around this area, you can also rent 4 bikes for free - the supermarket and bus terminal are around only 30mins away by bike. If you choose to do a tour with us, you can pay by credit card. Depending on how long you stay with us, we can do multiple tours - it’s up to you. ---Other things we offer--- We want to make your stay comfortable and entertaining, so we offer some added extras at our place for you to enjoy, including: ・A BBQ set - having an outdoor barbeque with guests is our favorite way of dining ・10 yoga mats so you can enjoy practicing yoga any time you want ・Piano and acoustic guitar - we are music lovers! ・Japanese toys for children, so there is no boring time for the kids ・Three dogs - our Golden Retriever Azuki is very cute and she loves meeting new people and making friends, Bernese mountain dog Daizu is big dog, but still puppy. He is hip-joint dysplasia, so he can not walk well and his action is rough, sometimes can not control himself. Please forgive him if he will cannon into you. Miniature Dachshund Gon is old,then he is almost deaf.So please touch him from his front. ・I sometimes goes sea fishing, and you can eat what he catches! ・A small farm full of seasonable vegetables, which you can harvest and eat for free ※We set up a cafe that serves light meals. When it’s ready we hope our guests will enjoy eating there. :) --Access-- To get to the Keihoku area, take a JR bus on the Takao/Keihoku Line from Kyoto Station (terminal number 3) via Enmachi and Nijo station. Shuzan (Syuzan) terminal is a final stop and it takes around 1 hour 20 mins from Kyoto station. It costs 1180 yen, or you can use the Japan Rail Pass. You will get on the bus from a rear door and get off from the front door after you put your fare in the box next to a driver or show JR pass. We can pick you up at Shuzan terminal. The bus timetable from Kyoto station to Shuzan final terminal runs at these times: Depart: 14:00 Arrive: 15:20 Depart: 15:30 Arrive: 16:50 Depart: 16:30 Arrive: 17:50 Depart: 17:30 Arrive: 18:50 Depart: 18:40 Arrive: 20:00 Depart: 19:20 Arrive: 20:40 Please let us know in advance which bus you will be catching so we can greet you at the station. The bus looks like a local city bus at the start of the trip, but we assure you, you will enjoy the scenery from the window when you come into the mountain lane (after about 40mins or so). We look forward to meeting you and having you stay with us in our thatched roof house in Keihoku. Experiencing beautiful Japan outside of the city with locals is an amazing experience. We know you will love it here. See you soon! 営業種別:簡易宿所 営業所名称:徳平庵 許可番号:京都市指令保保医第132号 Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: Kyoto city farmershouse No.132More
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Hideo U
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2015
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Reviewed 27 June 2019

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Japan. I had the house all to myself, and wandering barefoot on the tatami mats was wonderful. There is an inset traditional fire and cooking area, a small Buddhist altar and a full timbered attic...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Susan W
tokuheia, VR Owner at Kyoto's 200-year-old thatched house 'Tokuhei-an'outside Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

Thank you Susan san. I hope you will come back with canoeing husband to teach canoeing. Have a good trip in China.

Reviewed 9 May 2019

This homestay is the perfect combo of experiencing a traditional house (with traditional tatami beds etc) which has some privacy for the guests along with the friendliness and learning opportunities of a homestay. Hideo and Yukako are so open and friendly if anything is not...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Charlotte M
tokuheia, VR Owner at Kyoto's 200-year-old thatched house 'Tokuhei-an'outside Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2019

Thank you for your warm review. They stay my home for over ten days. I worried about their tour way. Our area is typical rural. So, I worry this local rural location. But they enjoyed countryside life with naughty 3 dogs. Thank you for taking...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

My cousin Ashley and I stayed at Hideo's farmhouse back in the fall of 2015. I noticed this forum as I am booking a trip to come back and bring my entire family to Kyoto and his house in spring of 2018. The entire experience...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank Jennilovestotravel
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This was an amazing place to stay for our family. It was me, my wife and our two kids (3 and 7 years old). Hideo-san picked us up at the bus station and gave us a ride to the supermarket where we could buy food...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank Andreaz Z
tokuhei a, VR Owner at Kyoto's 200-year-old thatched house 'Tokuhei-an'outside Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

I enjoyed everything with them very much. They always support our cooking,clean. And they give me interesting explanation about Sweeden culture and nature. 2 kids are very shy. But they are polite and having good smile. I really like their attitude. I hope to come...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

By the Amazing Grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ we were able to make an incredible journey to Japan. Our hosts Hideo and Yukako Uyeda made our journey that much more memorable. From the beautiful night to see fireflies for the very first...More

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank Susan R
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Game Room
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
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Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
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About the neighbourhood
Come and visit Kyoto's mountainous area and stay at a traditional thatched-house. The place we live is called Keihoku. It's only 1 hour north away from center Kyoto, and you can enjoy stunningly majestic mountain and river scenery, fresh air, and meet heart-warming people. Here in Keihoku, you can put yourself in majestic nature - enjoy trekking riverside, or to waterfall or giant cedars as well as praying in peaceful temples and shrines. However, since Keihoku is quite a wide area, it is difficult to visit places by just on foot (usually 5-10km away). To get around this area, you can also rent 2 bikes for free - a supermarket and bus terminal is around 30mins away by bike.
How to get there
I can give nature and/or cultural tours for an additional fee; English guide and transportation service are also available. Examples of the tours include waterfall trekking, giant cedars trekking, visiting shrine & temple, sake brewery, thatched houses' village as well as night fireflies viewing (from beginning of June to end of June). One Day Tour (10:00〜16:00) is 6,000 yen per person, but if you are interested in going to Onsen (hot spring) along the sea of Japan (as well as visiting the fresh seafood market), the rate is 8000 yen since the place is 70km away (1.5hour).
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