Kyoto Countryside Living ExperienceExperience
Want to experience what life in Japan is like in the countryside of Kyoto Prefecture?
Stay at a local traditional-style house and experience life in the Japanese countryside. Kyoto Prefecture faces the Sea of Japan on its northern side and boasts vast swaths of mountains and forests. Here, in addition to the natural surroundings which vary depending on the region and season, visitors can also enjoy a diverse range of cultural life experiences.
This inn is located in a renovated boat house in Ine, Kyoto. Guests here can feel the traditions and atmosphere of Ine Town. As Funaya Maruichi accepts only one booking per day, guests can relax while enjoying the view of the sea from their room window. The inn also operates a fishing boat, so guests can enjoy a wide range of activities from casual fishing experiences to full-fledged fishing outings. This inn is recommended for those who want to enjoy plenty of fishing—whether on land or by boat.
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This guest house is based on the concept of believing in possibilities, and here guests can discover new possibilities to make things happen. The renovated interior of this old traditional house, including wood furnishings and tatami mats, makes it an attractive space filled with the warmth of a Japanese house. Here guests can savor the four seasons in the countryside, including fresh green fields, fireflies, golden ears of rice, the sea of clouds, and the silvery white of winter. Various activities and tours are also available, including mochi pounding, trekking, and Japanese washi papermaking.
This inn is located in an old traditional-style house built in the Edo Period (1603-1868) and is run by a Japanese and French couple. This traditional Japanese house features a lounge with sunken floor seating, a European-style dining room heated by the warm flames of a wood stove, and these two styles combined produce an atmosphere of mystery and nostalgia. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a relaxing stay with views of lush countryside scenery near the mountain foothills.
This inn is an old traditional-style house built over 130 years ago. Its impressive beams and pillars are evocative of an old village chief’s residence. Here, guests can enjoy the air of this mountain foothill inn, whether warming themselves by the hearth or relaxing and feeling the breeze on the veranda. Another attractive point of this inn is the meals, which are prepared with delicious ingredients grown in the area based on the motto of ‘local production for local consumption’.
Blodge Lodge is run by a Japanese wife and American husband, and this at-home style accommodation accepts only one booking per day. Amidst the sprawling lush nature of Wazuka’s tea fields, guests can enjoy hiking, cycling, temple visits, and more. Blodge Lodge also offers cooking lessons, tea ceremony lessons, and tea tasting, so guests can get in touch with traditional Japanese culture.