Stay in a traditional district close to Shimogamo Shrine
(World Heritage Site)
Guesthouse Chayama is located in a quiet, traditional neighbourhood of Kyoto and is only a two-minute walk from Chayama Station on the Eizan Electric Railway Line. When you make a reservation, the entire Holiday Home is yours to enjoy privately with your family or friends. Why not live like a local during your stay in Kyoto!
Guesthouse Chayama is perfect for a calm, comfortable and convenient stay in beautiful Kyoto.
The Philosopher's Path
About 15 minutes away by bicycle from Guesthouse Chayama is The Philosopher's Path (哲学の道, Tetsugaku no michi). This is a pleasant stone pathway which meanders through the northern part of Kyoto's Higashiyama district. It follows a canal which is lined by hundreds of sakura trees. Towards the end of the path, a beautiful aqueduct can be seen next to the world famous Nanzen-ji Zen Temple.
TRADITIONAL KYOTO - Authentic Local Area
Along the nearby Eizan railway line you can easily access the stunning temples of Mt. Hiei and the picturesque villages of Kibune, Kurama and Ohara in the Northern Mountains. These villages are beautiful in every season. You can also visit the famous Kurama Onsen and fully relax during your stay. Visiting the many other beautiful temples, shrines and World Heritage sites around Kyoto is also simple from Guesthouse Chayama and the shops and restaurants of the downtown area are only two stops (5 minutes) away from nearby Demachiyanagi Station. From the same station you can be in central Osaka or historic Nara in an hour.
Thank you to Asako Izumi for these illustrations of our Kyoto Holiday Homes - See more or Izumi-san's amazing work at her website (click here)