Welcome to Furumaya House website
Nestled in the peaceful countryside with lush greenery and flowers in Tanba region, 75km north from Kyoto city, Furumaya House and family are happy to welcome visitors from all around the world and provide guests with heartwarming, local and eco-friendly country life experience to remember during your trip in Japan.
We provide two charming Japanese-style guest rooms in a self-renovated thatched-roof farm house, which is more than 210 years old. Looking out to the farms and the valleys, one room is fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring while the other with wooden flooring and library. Both rooms come with traditional futon bedding, a low table, seating cushions, and outside terrace where guests can read and relax.
Refrigerator,bathroom and toilet are shared with other guests.We provide bath towel, hand towel, Japanese pajamas (yukata), shampoo & conditioner, body soap, hair drier, tooth brush, toner and moisturizing milk, body lotion, electric fan/heater, drink bar (for coffee and tea), free parking, bicycles, and 24-hour wifi. (Please note there is no TV nor AC in the entire building.) For guests traveling by train, free pick-up/drop off service from/to JR Ayabe station is available upon prior request at the time of check-in/-out.
We pay special attentions to the food we serve and offer hearty homemade Japanese dinner and breakfast made with fresh, locally-available products and ingredients. The menu reflects the season and availability of local produces. Upon request, we can cater vegetarian meals.
1. Japanese home cooking (@1,000 yen/person, 1 hr), Furumaya
Interested in learning Japanese home cuisine? If so, you have a chance to take a quick lesson at Furumaya and prepare a few dishes for your dinner. Please book in advance if you like to sign up.
2. Japanese tea ceremony (@2,000 yen/person, 40 min), Ryokusuian Cafe
For those interested in experiencing Japanese tea ceremony, Ryokusuian Cafe, 4 km from Furumaya, provides an opportunity by a Japanese tea master. No advance booking is necessary, but schedule depends on the master’s availability.
3. Harvesting home grown vegetables (free of charge), Furumaya
This is a great opportunity for kids to learn how vegetables grow!
4. Wood chopping (free of charge), Furumaya
Rate (per room, tax inclusive)
※We accept either cash or credit card （Visa, Master, American Express）
※Check-in 15:00～ Check-out 10:00～
The guest can cancel free of charge until 30 days before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 30 days before arrival. If the guest doesn’t show up they will be charged the total price.
From 16th of march to 25th of april/1st of october to 4th of december
|No of guest||2||3||4|
|With brakefast and dinner||¥25,000||¥37,500||¥50,000|
From 7th of may to 9th of august/19th of august to 30th of september
|No of guest||2||3||4|
|With brakefast and dinner||¥24,000||¥36,000||¥48,000|
Golden week（26th of april to 6th of may）/Obon week（10th to 18th of august）
|No of guest||2||3||4|
|With brakefast and dinner||¥26,000||¥39,000||¥52,000|
※¥3,000 off for a child（4~10years）
※For a child less then 4 years old,it is free of charge as far as the child shares futon with parents（meals will be provided with additionnal charge）
※The rates include amenities,bath towel, hand towel,yukata（Japanese pajama）,bike rental,pick up and drop off service from JR Ayabe station at the time of check in and check out.
The price of the room will be from 2 guests although you can make a reservation for 1 person
156 Kamigawai Miwa-cho,Fukuchiyama,Kyoto 620-1311 JAPAN
70 minutes by express train from Kyoto Station, 70 minutes by car from Ayabe Station.
15 min from Fukuchiyama IC: Once you exist Fukuchiyama IC, follow Route 9 toward Kyoto City direction for about 10 min.At Ashibuchi intersection（very close to Miwaso Hotel,turn to the left to Obara shrine direction to get on Route 59.Follow the road for about 5 min. Cross a small bridge in front of the Kamigawai Elementary School.
15 min from Kyotamba Mizuho IC: Once you take an exit at Kyotamba Mizuho IC,follow route 173 toward Ayabe and route 59 after approx.10 min.After a few min of driving, cross a small bridge in front of the Kamigawai Elementary School, and drive up uphill on the left.Furumaya House is on the right hand side in the middle of hill.
*For navigation system, program “Kamigawai-Shogakko/Elementary School”.
From JR Kyoto station: Take JR San-in line and get off at JR Ayabe station（express train runs every hour and takes only one hour; local train takes about 90-120 min）.From the south side of the Ayabe station,there is a local service that runs only three times in the afternoon（13:46, 16:51, 17:42）and takes 20+ min/200 yen.Get off at “Gakko-shita” stop and only 1 min walk to get to Furumaya.If your train schedule does not match the bus schedule,free pick up service can be provided upon request.
From JR Osaka station:Take JR Fukuchiyama line（either by local or express）,change train at Fukuchiyama station to get to JR Ayabe station.There is a local service but it only runs three times in the afternoon（leaves Ayabe station at 13:46, 16:51, 17:42）and takes 23 min/200 yen.Get off at “Gakko-shita” stop and only 1 min walk to get to Furumaya.If your train schedule does not match the bus schedule,free pick up service can be provided upon request.
From JR Sannomiya station: Take a direct bus（by Kyoto Kotsu,0773-76-8800）to JR Fukuchiyama station（1.5 hours, 1600 yen/one way）.At JR Fukuchiyama station,take San-in line to Ayabe（7 minutes）.
■Airport shuttle service
Would you like a shuttle service from the Kansai International Airport（KIX）directly to Furumaya House?You can find details from here.（Upon request, you can stop by a few places on the way.）
All indicated prices are tax-included.