Our home is an old Japanese house that is more than 85 years old. There are three tatami rooms on the first floor (# 1 to 3). Shiki Guest House is a shared house for our guests and your host Chieri.
Our home is a well designed, elegant, and traditional home with a lovely view of the garden. It is highly recommend for those guests who prefer a peaceful, and calm environment.
2018年6月27日 住宅宿泊事業法 第M260003138号
京都府井手町 Ide, Kyoto
Many songs and stories of the charm of IDE
"Ide no Tamagawa" known as one of the Roku Tamagawa in Japan,
has been selected as one of the "100 famous water selection in Heisei",
and about 500 cherry blossom trees have been planted on both sides of the
embankment. Beyond the cherry blossoms, the flowers of Ido Town bloom,
so the collaboration between the cherry blossoms and the Yamabuki flowers
is a unique scene in Ide City, and many songs exist as a memory of the
classical literature from the Heian era. Fireflies can also be observed
during the rainy season, and nearby there is the Jizo Zen-in, known for
its freshwater shrubs, as well as many historic sites dotted nearby with
plenty of hidden charms.
Thank you for looking at guesthouse's website. I am really glad to share
my grandparent's beautiful and traditional Japanese house with you. Peaceful
Ide town that has full of nature is very convenient to visit Uji city or
Nara city. It's a nice break from the bustling cities,
you can feel comfortable and relax here. I'm looking forward to seeing you very much.
We got lovely comments from amazing guests from airbnb. Let me introduce
some reviews to you.
My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to stay with Chieri for five nights in July 2015 and had a lovely time. Chieri and her father were warm, kind hosts and made sure that we were never lacking for anything. In short, one of the most atmospheric places at which I have stayed, and I'm sure that it's even more lovely in the spring and autumn. What makes their guest house so unusual and special, however, is the beautiful 90-year-old home in which one stays. The traditional tatami rooms have been sensitively refurbished by Chieri's architect family and still retain a soulfulness and sense of age. Yet they have also made smart choices to update the house in small ways, most notably the brand new bathrooms clad in hinoki (aromatic Japanese Cypress) wood. The lack of air conditioning is typical of older houses, but with fans it didn't bother me even though it was the height of summer. The location near Tamamizu station is ideal if one is planning to visit Nara, Uji, and places farther afield such as Mt Koya in addition to Kyoto. If one is only visiting Kyoto, however, the train ride might be a little further than one is expecting, especially if one is there for only a day or two. One thing that we especially enjoyed was a day-long visit to the Obubu Tea farm in nearby Wazuka, which had not been on our radar until Chieri mentioned that she has a friend who works there. We will definitely stay with Chieri again when we are back in the Kyoto area and heartily recommend her Airbnb to anyone looking for an off-the-beaten path experience!
If you look out for a real nice 'Paperhouse', means if you are in love with the traditional japanese architecture and enjoying a view into a 'zen-garden', then you should visit Chieri's place. On top of all the experience you will meet a very nice, openminded and funny host. Chieri is definitly a SuperHost! Not to say that her Shiki is spotless clean, well organised ( well, yes there are some rules, but as the house is old and the doors of the rooms are really out of paper, you will enjoy them) and just a minute from the station. We were travelling to Kyoto with no problem and loved the peace at 'Home'. Thank you dear Chieri!
The house is amazing and Chieri is the most gracious host. We stayed there for 3 nights and this remains one of the highlights of our stay in Japan so far. The location is very good, especially to to go to Nara (19 minutes by train), for Kyoto it's a bit further. There are many trains all day long and the train station is across the street. Tatamizu is a charming little village for a nice break from the bustling cities. It is quite an experience to sleep in a traditional Japanese house, mostly made of wood, sleeping on tatami and futons on the floor with sliding doors made of rice paper. There are all modern amenities you can hope for, with clean and modern (shared but private) toilets and showers. Everything is super clean and well maintained. The common areas with a small kitchen, books, couches, etc ... are very friendly. Chieri is very helpful, ever ready to help you out and answer questions, and yet very discreet. She offers an introduction to the formal Japanese tea ceremony which we very much enjoyed. There is also a private onsen (bath) that you can privately reserve for a small fee which is very relaxing after a long day of visits. All in all, we highly recommend Chieri's place and would certainly come back if we come back to the area.
Chieri’s strength is her hospitality and connection to her guests partnered with the beauty, simplicity and authenticity of her grandparents’ house. This is such a unique experience and we enjoyed our short stay with Chieri :) She also offers some traditional japanese activities that guests can participate in like tea ceremonies, wearing a kimono, japanese bath, massage etc. We only got the chance to do the 2nd one. Very thankful to experience wearing her grand mom’s kimono even just for a short time. It is so beautiful :) The location is actually good too! Because her house is very close to the train station, it is so easy to go to kyoto and nara station! My husband and I would have loved to stay in her place longer, sadly, we only booked 2 nights here. It was a delightful experience! I highly recommend staying here :)