About the Homestay
Look forward to welcoming you to my home in Kyoto. I enjoy cooking and learning foreign languages. I have 2 Singles, 1 Double, and 1 Triple room(s) available to homestay guests. Facilities are Mirror, Air Conditioning, Hair-dryer, Desk and Lamp, Closet / Wardrobe, and Fridge.
Misae is 67. She speaks English and Japanese and enjoys cooking, learning foreign languages, and socialising
Yasuo is 72. He speaks English and Japanese and enjoys cooking, learning foreign languages, socialising, and travel
The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning, pick-up service, and internet access
Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
Charge for washing machine usage: 200 JPY per machine load
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Once you confirm your booking you will get an email with our exact address. I can help you then with exact directions too if you let me know how you will be arriving. So don't worry you won't have any problems finding us in daitokuji.
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house
Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you
Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
We stayed there for 9 days. The hosts were very polite and helpful and I definitely recommend them. The location is not super central but it has many facilities nearby and it's close to bus lines that go to the city centre and overall not far from it which is great. The house has all the facilities you would need during your stay, including wifi, a/c etc. The only problem is that for male guests, you have to shower outside of the house, which is not ideal during the summer and I imagine it can be problematic during the winter too. Overall would recommend this accommodation especially for short stays when shower is not a problem or for female guests :)
The place is nice, near the bus station. The room, in Japanese style, was comfortable.
Enjoyable stay, very kind people, a good place to stay at Kyoto.
we stayed for two weeks, it was OK..a bit out of the way but in a nice area, the French Bakery / coffee place down the road is good (not next door!) Jacque the baker is cool, the supermarket next door is good...there're a few eateries nearby but we didn't try them, bus service is a bit long and non existent late, the walk to major routes is sort of ok (weather permitting). Our hosts were nice enough, perhaps a bit too much on top of every move but hey, that's their way and they are getting on. Clean enough (tho I did clean the entire kitchen area - not to my standard and other users seem to not care), quiet -yes, the outdoor shower for the guys is a bit of an 'experience' but acceptable. Would I stay again...maybe, yeah..for ease. Tho there are others nearby I'd check first. Nice people...nice place..nice neighbourhood..
Misae-san and her husband were very nice and helpful, they gave me thorough information and recommended attractions to go to on the map. The location is convenient as it's close to bus stops, a supermarket, a drug market, food, and public bath (though I unfortunately didn't have the time to go); though depending on where the destination the commute time can be rather long. The rooms are on the third floor, so it can take a bit of effort to get a large suitcase up and down, but it only needs to be done once so still ok.
Misae and her husband are nice and very helpfull. The room was very cosy, clean and in a quiet environment.
The only inconvenient is that it is located a bit far from the city center.
The house very near the bus stop, comfortable for your travel. Mrs Misae and her husband are very kind people and eager to help you, the house is safe and quiet, cosy. But the bathroom in the 1st floor is not convenient in the winter when the room of the guest all on the 2nd and 3rd floor. You have to go stair outside to go to the bathroom.
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I stayed in Misae and Yasuo´s house for seven days in July 2014, and I truly recommend them and their house. They are very nice, and helpful. Their house is traditional, with tatami and beautiful panels, very well situated, just in front of a bus stop and near the area of touristic interest. I enjoyed my stay with them and I would choose them again to be my hosts.
Wonderful hosts, nice experience - bit far out when it comes to accessing popular tourist areas/sites (certain times of day could take 1 hour or longer to return to homestay). Shower a bit confusing, walls thin (other guests can be loud) but convenient to some popular sites and lots of local shops. Kyoto is fabulous, Misae very friendly and informative.
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