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The tourism to think about your own life 

TENSHOKU = Calling

KANKOU = Tourism

What would you like to do with your life?

This tour is not just about sightseeing.

You will meet a variety of different lifestyles​ and in turn reflect about your own life and future.



We are the Kuchu family and we are running a guesthouse and tour service in Ayabe city in the north of Kyoto prefecture.

In 2013, we moved from Osaka prefecture to our new home in Ayabe. Before we moved, we had the simple dream of creating a guesthouse surrounded by nature. But as we traveled to many different places and met many different people, our vision of our guesthouse and the way we wanted to live became clear to us.

We believe that all of us hold the answer to the question "How do I really want to live?" inside of us, but we rarely get the chance to think about that in everyday life.


We offer you this chance.

Come to the Japanese countryside and meet people who enjoy their lives and their livelihoods.

We offer you a personalized TENSHOKU KANKOU tour.

※The idea of TENSHOKU KANKOU was created by Mr.Naoki Shiomi.


Please send us a message using the contact form at the bottom of this page. Tell us about your background or interests and let us know the date when you would like to visit us for a tour. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions!


<Example: Mr.A>---------------------------------

  • I would like to open a café someday, but I am not sure when and where.

  • I am interested in listening to the story of a person who has children.

  • If possible, I would like to see some empty houses.

  • I will be traveling together with my family, and I also want my children to enjoy playing in nature.

  • I would like to schedule my tour for any Saturday and Sunday in September.


We will prepare and guide you on a personalized tour, where you can visit places (including empty houses) and meet people in Ayabe City or in towns in the surrounding area that may provide you with the inspiration you are looking for.


  • One-day trip:
    From 5000 Yen per person

  • Two-day trip, including accommodation for one night: From 10.000 Yen per person

     (The two-day trip includes the cost for accommodation)


Traveling expenses to Ayabe City are not included.



Let's go on the tour!



Meeting at Ayabe Station → Enjoying lunch at a café owned by a couple who moved from the city  → Visit of empty house → Visit of local hot spring and enjoying a bath → Enjoying dinner with the locals → Lodging at our farm house


Breakfast → Participate in vegetable picking → Trekking a nearby mountain

Tour fee: 10.000 Yen per Person


Includes: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, fees for the hot spring and vegetable experience, tour guide fee


You will see how we live happily in the countryside. Come visit us and experience it for yourself!




Registered Travel Agency Kyoto Region-676
CEO, Certified General Travel Services Magager Teruyuki Kuchu
16 Shitano-dan, Iizumi-cho, Ayabe city, Kyoto-fu, Japan 


Thank you for contacting us!

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