About the Homestay

Nature Shabby chic
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

A traditional Kyoto Machiya in northern Kyoto, right on the famous Kamigamo river on a narrow one-way street lined with cherry trees.
This is a very traditional wood, tatami, organic house with a front and back garden, bath, heated toilet, and options for futon or a full western bed.
The guest room is on the first floor, with its own air-con/heater and easy access to the bath, the toilet, the kitchen, the laundry, and the front entrance. Our bedroom is on the second floor.
Kamigamo Shrine, with its grounds and river, is a three-minute walk away. The neighborhood, which developed around the shrine hundreds of years ago, is historic and preserved, and has many old wooden townhouses and farmhouses.
Easy walking or bicycle access to the subway just south of us will take you to downtown Kyoto in 10 minutes. Across the river there is a modern commercial district with supermarkets, inexpensive restaurants, and coffee shops that are popular with local university students.
We are an American couple who have lived in Japan since 2000, and in this house since 2010. We come and go a lot between the U.S., Europe, and Mexico.

House Facilities
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 90 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

First-floor tatami room
From ¥2,166 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double, 1 Single Bed

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About the Area

Traditional neighborhood around the ancient Kamigamo Jinja, a UNESCO site.
The neighborhood is protected since it is of historical significance, with many old townhouses and farmhouses.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

No smoking or pets. Please be considerate with noise levels.

Smoking is not allowed.

How do I book?

Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.

When do I pay?

Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.

When can I share my contact details?

Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.

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