Fukiko

Style: Home Stay

Price Per Person:
¥16,500 ~ ¥30,000

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Address (English)

10 Kitakakiuchi Kawarabayashicho
Kameoka -shi

Address (Japanese)

亀岡市河原林町河原尻北垣内10

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Welcome to Fukiko Home. This is a Unique opportunity to discover the rural side of Japan, in Kameoka (near Kyoto). Fukiko will provide you a variety of experiences that only she can give. She will cook traditional Japanese dishes for you; using fresh ingredients from her organic garden. If you like; she can dress you in one of her beautiful kimonos, Fukiko likes Kimonos very much and owns a fantastic collection. You will also have a chance to meet a Maiko (a geisha in training). Fukiko will also tell you the fascinating story of her family and ancestors.

A stay with Fukiko will introduce you the Japanese traditions, the strength of the Japanese people, the dedication to excellence… but you will also learn about yourself and how to enjoy life in a traditional Japanese way.

Fukiko's main rules:
-The house is a non-smoking area
-Guests will stay for a minimum of 2 nights
-No child under 12 is allowed

The opportunities are endless…
● Learn to cook traditional Japanese dishes
● Explore the village by bicycle or on foot, visit Izumo Daijingu Shrine and the Anao Temple which usually do not welcome tourists
● Experience a traditional tea ceremony, try Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement), write Japanese calligraphy, and try to play the Koto (traditional Japanese stringed instrument) with our local cultural experts and artisans
● Enjoy a hands on experience with Fukiko in her organic garden
● Ride riverboats through the Honzu River Gorge, an ancient trade route to Kyoto
● Tour a local sake brewery, a tofu maker, a pottery studio, a antique shop
● Relax at the Hiyoshi Hot Springs, treat yourself to a Shiatsu massage
● Bonsai workshop
● Visit the world's best whetstone excavation site
● Journey through rice paddies and farmlands to the historic mountain village of Miyama



This video was produced by Susan Macaulay, Creator & Curator of AmazingWomenRock.com (Amazing Women Rock), when she visited Fukiko’s guest house in 2008.

Welcome to Fukiko Home. This is a Unique opportunity to discover the rural side of Japan, in Kameoka (near Kyoto). Fukiko will provide you a variety of experiences that only she can give. She will cook traditional Japanese dishes for you; using fresh ingredients from her organic garden. If you like; she can dress you in one of her beautiful kimonos, Fukiko likes Kimonos very much and owns a fantastic collection. You will also have a chance to meet a Maiko (a geisha in training). Fukiko will also tell you the fascinating story of her family and ancestors.

A stay with Fukiko will introduce you the Japanese traditions, the strength of the Japanese people, the dedication to excellence… but you will also learn about yourself and how to enjoy life in a traditional Japanese way.

Fukiko's main rules:
-The house is a non-smoking area
-Guests will stay for a minimum of 2 nights
-No child under 12 is allowed

The opportunities are endless…
● Learn to cook traditional Japanese dishes
● Explore the village by bicycle or on foot, visit Izumo Daijingu Shrine and the Anao Temple which usually do not welcome tourists
● Experience a traditional tea ceremony, try Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement), write Japanese calligraphy, and try to play the Koto (traditional Japanese stringed instrument) with our local cultural experts and artisans
● Enjoy a hands on experience with Fukiko in her organic garden
● Ride riverboats through the Honzu River Gorge, an ancient trade route to Kyoto
● Tour a local sake brewery, a tofu maker, a pottery studio, a antique shop
● Relax at the Hiyoshi Hot Springs, treat yourself to a Shiatsu massage
● Bonsai workshop
● Visit the world's best whetstone excavation site
● Journey through rice paddies and farmlands to the historic mountain village of Miyama



This video was produced by Susan Macaulay, Creator & Curator of AmazingWomenRock.com (Amazing Women Rock), when she visited Fukiko’s guest house in 2008.

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath and Toilet
  • 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)
  • Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)

MEALS

  • Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
  • Breakfast Plan Only Available
  • No Meal Plan Available

SPECIAL MEAL REQUEST

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

DINING ARRANGEMENTS

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

OTHER

  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners:
    Good English Spoken
  • Internet Connection:
    Wifi Available
  • Internet Connection:
    Wifi Available
  • Parking:
    Free Parking
  • Curfew Time:
    21:00
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  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
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  • Great Food, Great Experience

    Larissa

    Date of Review: September, 2019

    Month of Visit: September

    Country Of Reviewer: Austria

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    We stayed at Fukiko’s for two nights and they were amazing. Fukiko cooked for us twice and not only was it plentiful, it was also very delicious. We chose to visit the Sweetsmaker and the Antique Shop, as well as the secondhand Kimono Store. There we experienced some delicious treats and found some lovely souvenirs to bring home in addition to a beautiful Kimono with a matching Obi, for a really great price. In the afternoon, we did the boat trip down the Hozu river and saw some monkeys. All in all, it was a lovely time and Fukiko was a very generous and thoughtful host, who introduced us to her culture and traditions. We had a great time and would recommend this to everyone. The only disclaimer we might add is that it is a homestay, so it is important to follow the few rules there are.
  • A Truly Memorable Experience

    Karen

    Month of Visit: March

    Country Of Reviewer: New Zealand

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    We had a truly memorable experience staying two nights with Fukiko at her lovely traditional Japanese home just outside of Kyoto, near the town of Kameoka. Fukiko went out of her way to ensure our (larger than usual) party of five was comfortable and immersed in Japanese culture. She catered for our particular interests and so we had a wonderful time browsing and shopping in a second-hand kimono shop and antique store. We also loved our walk through her small village and into the surrounding countryside, visiting local temples and a spring blossom festival. Fukiko is a warm and generous host, with a wonderful command of English and a great sense of humour. This resulted in a lot of laughter and fun conversations. She cooked us delicious meals, many of the ingredients coming from her own organic garden or local suppliers. An absolute highlight for the predominantly female party was an introduction to her kimono collection, with personal fittings. If you want an authentic Japanese cultural experience outside of Japan's large cities, a stay with Fukiko is highly recommended.
  • Very comfortable, cosy and memorable stay

    Emily

    Date of Review: December, 2018

    Month of Visit: December

    Country Of Reviewer: Hong Kong

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Fukiko is a loving, cheerful and talented person. There was never a dull moment and I have really enjoyed talking to her, discussing with her about Japanese culture and customs. Her place is very comfortable, clean and cosy and her landscape garden is impeccable. She put great care in preparing my meals, using the freshest ingredients from her organic garden and local market, ensuring that I could get to try different Japanese flavours during my stay. Kameoka is a nice quiet Japanese village, close to many places of interests and is only a short ride from Kyoto station. I would definitely recommend this place for an authentic Japanese experience.
  • So much fun.

    Paula

    Month of Visit: November

    Country Of Reviewer: United Kingdom

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    We stayed for 3 nights but wish it had been longer. The gorgeous house is clean, well cared for and very loved. We learnt so much from Fukiko about Japanese traditions and culture; she is very generous with her time and information. We did so much and there really is a lot around to see and do. Most of all we laughed so much, who would have thought that exercises on the kitchen floor would have been part of the experience! Fukiko is an amazing lady and we both felt really gratified to have met her. We would strongly recommend a visit with this wonderful woman.
  • Homestay like home!

    Laura

    Month of Visit: November

    Country Of Reviewer: USA

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Fukiko made us feel right at home as we learned of the Japanese and local culture! My husband and I with son and wife stayed 2 nights and enjoyed our time cooking and tasting incredible food In Fukikos kitchen! We also took advantage of fun riverboat ride, a visit to the bamboo forest, a delicious local ramen place recommended by Fukiko as well as a visit to a local antique shop! We learned about healthy delicious food and healthy living! Fukiko is a gem! This is the homestay to stay!!
  • 2 nights - a trip in the trip

    Gabriele

    Month of Visit: October

    Country Of Reviewer: Italy

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Our stay here has been as doing a trip inside our journey in Japan. What impressed us most is how everything is made with love and devotion, the same that Fukiko had for us making this experience wonderful and unexpected. She has been the closest contact with the real Japan we had in the whole trip, but still in her home we found cultural opening. Hope to come back. Carmen She treated us as long time friends. Sorry for walking with shoes on the tatami. We won't never do it again. I'll consider the "sea approach" in future gardens. Staying here is not really cheap but makes you feel like in debt. Strange to me :) this stay is super suggested to anybody who would like to have a soul exchange Gabriele
  • Experience The traditions of Japan

    Khalid

    Date of Review: September, 2018

    Month of Visit: September

    Country Of Reviewer: Saudi Arabia

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Great experience to Explore Japanese culture and traditions. Fukiko San was very welcoming and a great tour guide who explained in details about its culture, very beautiful clean house & delicious food. Speaks English fluently we had no trouble communicating with her. Must experience the tea ceremony and calligraphy it’s a highlight for this travel. Arigato gozaimasu
  • A must !

    Vincent

    Month of Visit: November

    Country Of Reviewer: USA

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    A home-stay visit is a MUST especially for those who have seen the highlights of Japan or spent most of their tourist time in cities. Our visit was a hoot. Sharon will tell you that I never go into second-hand stores or antiques shops in the US. We did in Kameoka. Fukiko has an excellent command of English and is flexible about where to take people.