We love all Japanese culture.

Homestay in Golden Pavilion, Stone Zen Temple - kyoto, Japan

About the Homestay

Nature Amazing views
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

we live on a quiet road and near by KINKAKUJI temple,HIRANO shirne, DAITOKUJI and famous river with Bamboo Forest. Also you can enjoy watching birds. we have 2 single room, Japanese Tatami room and family room,each bath, each toilet .You can use kitchen and bath room 24hours. It takes 17minutes from Kyoto Station to Kitayama Station. At Kitayama Station we will pick up you.
Also, Our guest can experience All Japanese Culture, such as Kimono wearing, Tea ceremony, calligraphy, Flower arrangement and cooking.

Additional Info

including pick up every morning to subway station.
we can serve you for japanese cultural experience such as tea ceremony ,origami,kimono wearing, japanese calligraphy ,rolled sushi cooking.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Smoke alarm on each floor
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

single bed room
From ¥4,000 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is large single bed room for 1person or couple with private toilet and bathroom. it is 3rd floor, see facing with great kyoto moutain view with bamboo forest.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
Nightly Price
¥6,000
Weekly Price
¥42,000
Monthly price
¥120,000
Family room
From ¥6,666 per night
Family Room
Sleeps 4

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is a large room for four person of family and small group. it has very good view of mountain with bamboo forest. It is included private bathroom, shower and WiFi.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
¥9,000
¥18,000
Weekly Price
¥50,000
¥120,000
Monthly price
¥200,000
¥350,000
tatami room
From ¥5,000 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Futon Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is Japanese tatami room for 2person with futon( a Japanese-style mattress).you can see moutain at balcony of room, bamboo forest and private toilet , TV,WiFi.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
¥6,500
¥10,800
Weekly Price
¥44,000
¥69,000
Monthly price
¥150,000
¥188,000
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About the Area

Our house is locked near by kinkakuji temple-Temple of the Golden Pavilion .DAITOKUJI temple, RYUANJI temple~Stone Zen pemple ,Kamigamo-jinja and near by university RITSUMEIKAN. we are 5km from the Emperial garden and only 10minutes drive from the subway station. tha bus stop is only 6minutes walk from the house. Thaere are western style bars and Japanese restaurants
Super Market, drug store and cultural experience center.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Horse Stables
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Coeliac
  • Kosher
  • Diabetic
  • Lactose Intolerant
  • Nut Allergies

House Rules

you can use the our kitchen 24hours but please clean up after using.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

25 Reviews

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    United Kingdom
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    I had the most amazing time staying at Sassa's beautiful home for two weeks. It was an absolutely amazing experience. Sassa's home is lovely and everything I could have asked for and more. Sassa herself was incredible - she did everything in her power to make me feel as comfortable as I could and to ensure I had the best time possible! I have coeliac disease and Sassa did her best to accommodate to this need, and succeeded in finding great, gluten free food for me! There was also a couple of times where I needed to go to the local hospital due to burns, and she was there to take me there and translate everything for me. There is honestly no kinder, more generous person and I consider myself lucky to have met her! Sassa was also able to provide a sensational experience of a kimono wearing and tea ceremony, which was absolutely incredible! Would 10/10 recommend Sassa as a host to anyone looking for a once in a life time trip!

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    June 2019

    (in english below)

    J'ai passé une merveilleuse semaine chez Sassa. Sa maison, grande, comfortable et bien équipée, est au nord de Kyoto, dans un quartier éloigné des sites touristiques mais très calme et agréable. Sassa est une hôte adorable et très attentionnée, drôle et attachante. Son accueil chaleureux est incomparable. Elle m'a appris beaucoup de choses sur la culture japonaise, a répondu à mes questions et m'a donné de judicieux conseils pour mes visites. Elle m'a déposé tous les matins à la station de métro et m'y a cherché tous les soirs. Elle m'a également permis de porter un magnifique kimono traditionnel pendant une matinée : une expérience inoubliable et émouvante. Je garderai un souvenir magique de cette ville grâce à Sassa ! Merci infiniment pour votre accueil !
    Agathe.

    I spent a wonderful week at Sassa's home. She lives in a large, comfortable and well equipped house in the north of Kyoto, a bit far from the touristic sites but in a very quiet and pleasant area. Sassa is an adorable and caring host, funny and endearing. Her warm welcome is unique. She taught me a lot about Japanese culture, answered my questions and gave me good advices for my visits. She dropped me off every morning at the subway station and looked for me every evening. She also allowed me to wear a beautiful traditional kimono for a morning: an unforgettable and moving experience. I will keep a magical memory of this city thanks to Sassa! Thank you so much for your welcome!
    Agathe.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sassa in ,

    Thank you for your lovely message.
    I have also unforgettable memory with you.
    please come again to my house.

    Thank you again

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    United Kingdom
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    Sassa is a great host, very friendly and helpful. She cooked us delicious breakfasts and went out of her way to help us understand Japanese culture. We had a lovely room with a wonderful view of the mountains. Just a 10 minute walk to the bus into town.

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    Germany
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    We enjoyed our stay in Kyoto at Sassa's house. We were staying in the family room which was perfect for us 4. Sassa was a perfect host. She was always helpful and knowledgeable, she always had the best tips to make the best out of our days in Kyoto.

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    Canada
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    My husband and I had an amazing time at Sassa’s place. She was a great host and always made us laugh. She was kind enough to give us rides to the station and also pick us up. We had a phenomenal time with the Kimono wearing experience she provided us with. We also did the tea ceremony which was privately held for my husband and I. It was the highlight of our trip! If we come back we will definitely stay again at Sassa’s place! Thank you for the amazing experience

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    England
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    Angella is so kind and hospitable, above and beyond what we could reasonably expect. I highly recommend staying with her. The tea ceremony she invited us to was especially memorable. Thank you!

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    What a wonderfull journey at Sassa's house. Sassa is really kind & cheerful person. We learn a lot of things about Kyoto & Japan thanks to her. We experience Tea ceremony with kimono. If you plan to visit Kyoto, stop at her house !

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    Singapore
    Age 55 - 64

    4 hearts
    April 2019

    The Home & my Room was big and comfortable.

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    March 2019

    We have really enjoyed staying at Sassa's home. The house is clean, equiped and really cosy.
    Sassa is nice, and give us many informations about the city and the transports. She brought us at the bus/metro station every morning and picked us up in the evening by car. We also could try japanese calligraphy and it was a very good experience !
    We hope all the guests enjoy their stay as we did.
    Manon and Helen

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    Canada
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    December 2018

    Sassa was a wonderful host who helped me throughout my one week stay at Kyoto. She was very helpful in welcoming me to the city, and provided me assistance in getting around as well. I enjoyed the insightful conversations we had about life in Kyoto, its people, and Japan in general. If you're the type of traveler who craves a more genuine "day-to-day" feel during your stay, I highly recommend looking up Sassa. You won't regret it.

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 199 $£€ 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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