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Gateway to traditional Japan

4.96(107 reviews)Seki, Gifu, Japan
Private room in house hosted by Chisako
2 guests1 bedroom0 beds2 shared baths
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Seki is located in the center of Japan. It is famous for swords, cutlery and cormorant fishing. It also is a good base for visiting other less traveled parts of Japan like Gujo-Hachiman, Mino, Nagoya, Inuyama, Takayama, and others! Please come visit!

The space
Very quiet and peaceful area. Your room is a Japanese style Tatami (URL HIDDEN) can see a Japanese garden from your room. You can use all rooms on the first floor. ( Living room, Dinning room and computer room) Please make yourself at home.

Wifi:
At home: High speed wifi
Out side : you can borrow a pocket wifi if you need

I am a Japanese paper doll teacher. If you want to learn how to make a Japanese paper doll, you can book the class. You can make a doll while you stay at my house. If you want to know the detail thing about the class, please send me a message.

Guest access
You can wash your laundry with a washing machine. I will help you how to use it, or I wash your laundry if you don't mind. You can keep your food in a refrigerator. You share a shower room with my family and other guests. You can use kitchen and dining room to eat and drink. You can also cook, but please don't use a gas when I am not at home due to not get fire. You can use first floor, the second floor is private space for me and my family.

I clean your room while you are out. If you don't want me to clean your room, please let me know.

Other things to note
What you can do around here:
1. The demonstration of making swords on the first Sunday of March, April, June, November, and on the Seki cutlery festival days( and Saturday and Sunday.)
If you would like to visit a famous sword-smith working place, you need to book in advance. It cost money, but it will become a special memory for you.
2. Cormorant fishing from the 11th of May to the 15th of October. 3400yen/ person if you would like to get on a boat to see.
You can see cormorant fishing from river side too.
3. Tour through a knife factory
4. Japanese cooking class- Ozeki Cooking Class
5.Making Japanese paper doll- Chisako's Japanese paper doll
6. Japanese paper lantern festival in Mino
2nd Saturday and Sunday evening in October
7. Shopping good quality knife for a reasonably priced
8. Hiking
9. Relax and recharge for the next place you go :)
10. Hot spring in Seki or Gujo
It takes about 30 minutes from Seki station to the hot spring station. ( Minami Kodakara Onsen)
It takes about 15 minutes from my house to a nice public bath on foot.
11: Gujo- Bon dance
It takes about one hour to Gujo from Seki by train or 40 minutes by bus. Gujo Bon dance is very famous in Japan. Even though you don't know how to dance, you can follow people dancing and it is very fun. You can borrow Summer Kimono at my house and I can put it on. From the 11th of July to the 5th of September
13. Cycling
14. Play boardgames at my house
15. Enjoy Origami or make a small Japanese paper doll bookmark with me
16. Rental Kimono and walk on the traditional old street in Mino.
17: Go to see the famous pond by bus

Cormorant fishing, Tour through a knife factory, Cooking class, Doll class, Rental Kimono+ putting it on: You need to book in advance and these activities cost money A factory tour is available when a person in charge is at the company.

Licence number
M210000924
Seki is located in the center of Japan. It is famous for swords, cutlery and cormorant fishing. It also is a good base for visiting other less traveled parts of Japan like Gujo-Hachiman, Mino, Nagoya, Inuyama, Takayama, and others! Please come visit!

The space
Very quiet and peaceful area. Your room is a Japanese style Tatami (URL HIDDEN) can see a Japanese garden from your room. You can use al…
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Bedroom 1
3 floor mattresses

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Free parking on premises
Pay TV
Kitchen
Breakfast
Wi-Fi
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Iron
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace
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Seki, Gifu, Japan

There are restaurants, an ATM and convenience stores around my house. They are within walking distance. My neighborhood is quiet at night time. There are a big mall, movie theater, a nice public bath and Karaoke within the walking distance.

Unagi-Donburi ( Grilled eel and rice) is very famous in Seki. It is a little bit pricy, but very delicious. My favorite Unagi restaurant is Shigeyoshi. It takes about 5 minutes on foot from my house.
There are restaurants, an ATM and convenience stores around my house. They are within walking distance. My neighborhood is quiet at night time. There are a big mall, movie theater, a nice public bath and Karaok…

Hosted by Chisako

Joined in May 2014
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I am a qualified Japanese paper doll teacher. I have been teaching how to make a Japanese paper doll for 16 years. I was invited to Dubai for a doll exhibition in 2009. I had a work shop in Hokkaido in Japan and P.A in U.S.A. I will help you to make a beautiful Japanese paper doll while you are here if you are interested in. I took care of five exchange students for a Rotary club. I was their host mother and their Japanese teacher. I started Airbnb in 2014. I really enjoy meeting new people from all over the world and exchanging our culture. I also enjoy spending time with them when I have time. I feel as though my good friends visit me or my children come home when they come to my house even though it is the first for me to meet them. :) I am living with my husband and a dog. My husband likes helping me to cook breakfast. He is good at making Japanese style Omelet. Many guests like his Omelet. My dog's name is Chico. He thinks that guests come to meet him. My husband, Chico and I are looking forward to meeting you!! My house is your home!!
I am a qualified Japanese paper doll teacher. I have been teaching how to make a Japanese paper doll for 16 years. I was invited to Dubai for a doll exhibition in 2009. I had a wor…
During your stay
I am happy to drive you to a museum and other places where you need to go in Seki. ( If I am busy, I give you a map and direction) Seki is famous for cutleries. I can help you to buy a good knife, if you need. I am happy to go out with you for dinner or lunch when I am free. I have many boardgames to play with you if you want. When I am busy, I will help you how to get to a store and museums. I will try to my best. : ) If you would like to eat breakfast with us, let's cook together. The administration in Seki told me that if I would like to serve breakfast, it is OK as long as we cook together.

When you arrive at Seki station( Nagaragawa line) or bus station (Seki city terminal or Kousoku Seki), I can pick you up or drive you to the station if I am at home.( I need to know what time you will arrive or leave at the station.)
I am happy to drive you to a museum and other places where you need to go in Seki. ( If I am busy, I give you a map and direction) Seki is famous for cutleries. I can help you to…
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  • Languages: English, 日本語
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 12:00 pm
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $130
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