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Bishamon House

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Bishamon House is located at the foot of the eastern mountain range in the ancient village of Bishamon (named for a Buddhist guardian deity) in Kameoka City.
Surrounded by spectacular views of the Kameoka Valley, the house is just a short stroll from the start of the beautiful Seven Lucky Temple Path, and only 10 minutes' walk from Cherry Blossom Park, famous for its beautiful landscape of more than 1,000 cherry trees.

Older than Kyoto, Kameoka has many cultural heritage sites, including temples and shrines, which are interesting for their beauty, but also that they remain a vibrant aspect of local lives and traditions. Kameoka is just 20 minutes by train from JR Kyoto Station, and the route travels through a lush green valley with vistas of rice paddies and traditional villages nestled at the foot of the mountain range.

Bishamon House's Tsuzumi and Christian welcome you join them in their beautifully restored 150 year-old traditional Japanese home, located in the picturesque village of Kameoka, Kyoto. Tsuzumi grew up in the area and knows its many charms as only a local can. Christian is Italian and a long-time student of the Japanese martial art of Kendo. Both are fluent in English, Italian, and of course, Japanese.

8 Hiramatsu Bishamon, Chitose-cho Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture
Take the Sagano Line from JR Kyoto Station, located at the north end of the station (Platforms 31, 32 and sometimes 33), to Kameoka Station

*Special Rapid Train: 10 minutes (Recommended if you have a JR pass).
*Rapid Express Train: 20 minutes
*Local Train: 30 minutes

There are many trains, running every 15 minutes or so.
It takes only 5 minutes from JR Kameoka Station to Bishamon House.
​We can arrange transfers from/to all the major airports and ports in Kansai.
Check-in/Check-out Times
3:00 p.m. / 10:00 a.m.
Foreign Language Support
English, Italian
Muslim Friendly Information
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