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Bishamon House

Style: Home Stay

Price Per Person:
¥20,000 ~ ¥30,000

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Address (English)

8 Bishamon hiramatsu shi Chitosecho
Kameoka -shi

Address (Japanese)

京都府亀岡市千才町毘沙門平松8

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Welcome to Bishamon House. Tsuzumi and her husband own this beautiful house. Tsuzumi studied in Italy after graduated from Osaka University. While staying in Italy she met her future husband Christian. They have moved back to her hometown, Kameoka with two kids, and bought a Japanese traditional house (about 150 years old), and renovated it. They have finally started a home stay business in 2018. They were also involved to tourism industry in Firenze for quite a while. As she is Japanese, and he is Italian, so they understand and appreciate both cultures. They will make every guest feel at home. You would get both the comfort and the tradition at their house. They are educated, interesting, and warm people.

When staying at Bishamon House opportunities are endless…
● Learn to cook traditional Japanese dishes: we could cook dinner together.
● 7 Lucky Temples walk—it’s a beautiful foot of the east mountain range walk partly through a village and a cherry park all the way to Izumo Shrine: Izumo Daijingu Shrine | Popular Spots | KYOTO (about 2 hours walk). 7 Lucky Gods Pilgrimage of Tamba This would be a perfect thing to do for Autumn leaves.
● Experience a traditional tea ceremony, try Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement), or write Japanese calligraphy, or try to play the Koto (traditional Japanese stringed instrument) with our local cultural experts and artisans: cost of 10,000 yen extra (for 1 to 5 people) as gratuity for the master
● Relax at the Hiyoshi Hot Springs, which takes 30 minutes by car from my house.
● Japanese shiatsu massage: there is an excellent one, which cost 3,250 yen extra for an hour massage per person.
● Journey through rice paddies and farmlands to the historic mountain village of Miyama, which takes 1.5 hours by car (one way): Miyama Travel Guide - Japan Guide
● Journey through rice paddies and farmlands to the historic mountain village of Miyama
● Visit a local potter: if you would like to do “Paint your own cup”, it would cost 3,500 yen extra per person+ shipping cost extra)
● Visit a local Sake brewing, where you can taste lots of different Sake.
● Visit an old Kimono shop

Welcome to Bishamon House. Tsuzumi and her husband own this beautiful house. Tsuzumi studied in Italy after graduated from Osaka University. While staying in Italy she met her future husband Christian. They have moved back to her hometown, Kameoka with two kids, and bought a Japanese traditional house (about 150 years old), and renovated it. They have finally started a home stay business in 2018. They were also involved to tourism industry in Firenze for quite a while. As she is Japanese, and he is Italian, so they understand and appreciate both cultures. They will make every guest feel at home. You would get both the comfort and the tradition at their house. They are educated, interesting, and warm people.

When staying at Bishamon House opportunities are endless…
● Learn to cook traditional Japanese dishes: we could cook dinner together.
● 7 Lucky Temples walk—it’s a beautiful foot of the east mountain range walk partly through a village and a cherry park all the way to Izumo Shrine: Izumo Daijingu Shrine | Popular Spots | KYOTO (about 2 hours walk). 7 Lucky Gods Pilgrimage of Tamba This would be a perfect thing to do for Autumn leaves.
● Experience a traditional tea ceremony, try Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement), or write Japanese calligraphy, or try to play the Koto (traditional Japanese stringed instrument) with our local cultural experts and artisans: cost of 10,000 yen extra (for 1 to 5 people) as gratuity for the master
● Relax at the Hiyoshi Hot Springs, which takes 30 minutes by car from my house.
● Japanese shiatsu massage: there is an excellent one, which cost 3,250 yen extra for an hour massage per person.
● Journey through rice paddies and farmlands to the historic mountain village of Miyama, which takes 1.5 hours by car (one way): Miyama Travel Guide - Japan Guide
● Journey through rice paddies and farmlands to the historic mountain village of Miyama
● Visit a local potter: if you would like to do “Paint your own cup”, it would cost 3,500 yen extra per person+ shipping cost extra)
● Visit a local Sake brewing, where you can taste lots of different Sake.
● Visit an old Kimono shop

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath and Toilet
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  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Only
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Towels

HOT SPRINGS and BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Hot Spring Bath in Guest Room
  • Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Hot Spring Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Hot Spring Bath

REGULAR BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
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  • Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
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  • Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
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  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
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  • Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)
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MEALS

  • Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
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  • Breakfast Plan Only Available
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  • No Meal Plan Available
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SPECIAL MEAL REQUEST

  • Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
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  • Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
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  • Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
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  • Western-style Breakfast
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DINING ARRANGEMENTS

  • Dinner Served in Guest Room
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  • Breakfast Served in Guest Room
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OTHER

  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners:
    Good English Spoken
  • Internet Connection:
  • Parking:
    Free Parking
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  • Single Guests:
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  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
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  • Pay with a Credit Card:
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GUEST REVIEWS

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We loved every minute at Bishamon house

Gerard

Date of Review: April, 2019

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: The Netherlands

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Our trip to Japan (our first visit to the country) had three legs: 6 days in Kyoto, 3 days in Kameoka at Bishamon house and 6 days in Tokyo. On hindsight, for three reasons we consider our stay at Bishamon house as the highpoint of our journey. First, for the generosity and charm of Tsuzumi and Christian, our perfect hosts. The fact that Christian has a European background and Tsuzumi has lived in Italy for quite some time turned out to be a real bonus: it enabled us to have long, informative conversations with our hosts about the differences and similarities between European and Japanese culture and society. Our talks were conducted over the excellent Japanese dinners we joined with our hosts and in the car, en route to a famous sea food restaurant in the Kansai area where we enjoyed the Onsen and a Kaiseki lunch. Our hosts informed us about Japanese customs, its religion, family life and politics, and while preparing Nabe at the table also taught us how to cook this delicious food – all in all a true education, which put some of our experiences in Kyoto in context. Second, the sheer beauty of Bishamon house. We stayed in the spacious Japanese style room, where every detail has clearly been chosen with utmost care. Once again, we found that modernist European culture has been deeply influenced by Japan in many ways – among others by designing sober, yet comfortable houses. Third, the two excursions we had chosen on our host’s advice. Apart from the visit to the seafood restaurant, we made the amazingly interesting and beautiful seven Lucky Temples walk which starts in Bishamon house’s backyard. We admired the eights century courage and creativity to deal with the challenges of life and, along the way – it was hanami time - enjoyed the splendid cherry park in full blossoming which in fact we found more impressive than the more famous, but overcrowded ‘Path of Philosophy’ in Kyoto. We highly recommend Bishamon house. We loved every minute. Our only regret is that we didn’t stay longer. If we have the chance to visit Japan again, we’re sure we’ll stay with Christian and Tsuzumi again.

Highlight of our trip!

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Our two week trip was greatly enriched by a stop in Kameoka! We stayed two nights with Tsuzumi and Christian, including signing up for a full day tour with them, which I would highly recommended doing if you decide to stay here. We were able to have a glimpse of the Japanese cultural experience that, as foreigners and first time visitors to Japan, would not have been possible otherwise without their local knowledge and guidance. The comfort of our stay was really all about our hosts, they were professional yet we felt a genuine connection. Christian was engaging, informative, and a great driver and guide. He has unique insight and perspective as a Westerner living in Japan, and made for great conversation. Tsuzumi is welcoming and sweet, and as a local provided great information and was always ready to answer our questions and help us translate language and culture. Their kids are adorable, and very well behaved! As we were interested in having a more authentic cultural experience, westayed in the Japanese style room. We found the futon mattresses on the tatami floors comfortable. Dinners and breakfasts were delicious, and it was fantastic to have some company while we ate and drank! Our day tour included a lesson with a local pottery master, learning about recycled Ikibana and a tea ceremony at a Zen temple, and a visit to a Sake brewery. These experiences were enlightening and brought us closer as a family! We also took a fantastic self guided walk along the 7 lucky temples. We appreciated these even more than the historic sights in Kyoto- though not as grand, the complete lack of crowds allowed us to take our time and appreciate the subtle beauty. We could have spent even more time here, and will definitely come back again next time we visit Japan. Our trip was all the more special because of our time at Bishsmon House!

Personalized Homestay Experience

Peter

Month of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer: United States

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 4

Our home stay at Bishamon House was a unique interlude during our 3 ½ week Japan travels. Our hosts Tsuzumi and Christian and their two charming little children, Akira & Yuki, gave us an immediate warm welcome to their home and community. It was nice to be able to exchange ideas of life, travels, and cross-cultural experiences in a personable setting – as well as join in a family meal. We opted for a day tour that was thoughtfully customized to our interests – including neighborhood walks, visit to a temple to meet a local woman schooled in tea ceremony and flower arranging, plus an excursion to the mountain village of Miyama. Our hosts also helped coordinate transportation for other activities in the area. We enjoyed a leisurely walk along the 7 Lucky Temples route as well as a delicious multi-course meal at a local family restaurant. Turns out there are several days worth of additional activities that we could have enjoyed in the Kameoka area had we opted for a longer stay. Our travel memories of Japan were definitely enhanced by our stay at the Bishamon House. Thanks again to Tsuzumi and Christian and kids.