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Let's stay"SENTO"! Essence of Japanese culture
Let's stay"SENTO"! Essence of Japanese culture
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 baths
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Charter froor, shared dining kitchen, washing machine, ONSEN bath.
dining room 10m^2, bed room 7.4m^2.
2 burner gus stove, microwave oven, you can enjoy dinner at the room.
Please enjoy traditional bathhouse"SENTO".
It should make you relaxed!

The space

Unique japanese traditional room and wide dining room.
Dedicated House.
You can see the chestnut tree from the room.

You can use dedicated bed room, and 2 people can stay.
There is a shared kitchen, washing stand, fridge, and private toilet in the house.
We prepare FUTON bed.
Please enjoy Japanese bathhouse "SENTO"!

Wednesday is regular holiday.
If you need bath or shower, we guide you to some bathhouse or spa.

We prepare some bread, juice, yogurt, fruit, etc... for breakfast.

You can use bathroom from 14:30 to 22:00.
We can lend soap and shampoo for free.

Do you know IGO game?
If you like, play with me:)

It's a little bit far from touristic area, old residential area along Enako river.
There are so many shrines, temples, cemeteries, gardens.
You can try"ZEN meditation",
And there are many restaurant that we can eat wild vegetables, fishes, japanese noodle"SOBA" in.

Guest access

Dining room and bedroom, and bathhouse.
Enter the bath from the desk.
Bath is divided in man and woman.
You can use the bath till 10PM(reseption till 9:30PM).
After 10PM, You can't use hot shower.
and in the morning, please use women's bath room.
(men's bathroom is used for another guests. )

Interaction with guests

We can guide how to use facilities, restaurant for dinner, and sightseeing place.
If we can, Let's go out for dinner, walking in Takayama, or play IGO game togather;)

We staff are in the bath front 14:30-22:00.
Please tell me everything if you need.

Other things to note

Our bathroom is public bath, other customers use the bath from 14:30 to 22:00.
We Japanese have some unique rules about being bath:)
Please check the poster "how to use SENTO" in the room.

If something troubles happen, please call Master Hiroto's mobile((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) from the telephone in the desk.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly
Extra people $36 AUD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $36 AUD
Security Deposit $243 AUD
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

Do not smoke in houseroom.
Please smoke outside of house.

Do not open the door to the bath.
Please go to the bath from the desk.

We staff often use the kitchen and washing machine.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

207 Reviews

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Annabel User Profile
October 2017
I stayed for four nights with my partner and it was a perfect stay- the location is in the beautiful old part of town, nice and quiet in the evenings and a short walk from the town centre. Staying at the sento was fun- a nice local bathhouse, the staff were so helpful and accommodating. The facilities included everything you need- washing machine, cooking (we just made a simple breakfast). Really recommend checking out the local Izakaya and Soba house down the road- both super close by and run by awesome older women. Hiroto was very accommodating and took us out on a rainy day to explore a museum, have ramen and go for a drive in the hillside. A lovely stay! Thanks Hiroto and staff :)

Miranda User Profile
October 2017
Hiroto is a excellent host. His place is in a great location close to all of the historical sites and only a short walk from the station. Everything is provided that you need for a comfortable stay. Suggest you get a taxi from the station on arrival if you have heavy bags as it is an uphill walk to the accomodation. It is OK to walk back to the station on your way home though as it is downhill. The onsen is a very authentic experience and recommended. Make sure you use the massage chair in the change room, it is amazing! We only had 2 nights however 3 or 4 nights would have been better with less need to rush around to see and do everything.

Michael User Profile
August 2017
Hiroto is a great person and host. The place is a 20 minute walk from the station, but its a great place to sleep. Make sure you try Okonomiyaki in town.

Daniel User Profile
August 2017
Hiroto's house is a gorgeous rustic home at the top end of old town, it is very close to the walking paths to visit all the local temples and shrines and equally close to the Takayama Jinya and the art museum, the sento is amazing and especially relaxing I would definitely recommend soaking in the bath there you won't be disappointed. Hiroto is a sweet old gentleman who works very hard and is supremely humble as is his family, I only wish we could have dined with them before our departure. Well worth the visit.

Shannon User Profile
July 2017
Our stay at Hiroto's was absolutely lovely, Hiroto himself is a very kind and friendly man who made sure we were happy and comfortable. The property is situated by a river a short stroll to town, surrounded by mountains and lush greenery. We had everything we needed provided in our home, the fresh bread you receive daily is amazing (probably the best bread I've ever had), as well as coffee, tea, yoghurt, milk. The onsen adjoined is very relaxing and the whole experience of a traditional japanese home felt very special. We will be back again!

Daniel User Profile
June 2017
The good think of this apartment is the "onsen" facility, but be careful, the onsen close on Wednesday, so you cannot have bath on that day, also for shower only with cold water. Also in the morning, no hot water for shower. Owner said the big shower has hot water, but when I was there only cold water (maybe I didn't wait long enough). Location is not in the centre of tourist location, so you need walk a bit. It's good if you looking something serounded by local neighbourhood.

Michael User Profile
May 2017
Hiroto's accomodation is located just a short 10 minute walk from the city centre of Takayama, the area s lovely with fresh mountain water running through the streets. You really do get a sense of being somewhere quite special and unique when you stay at Hiroto's place. There is a 200 year old samurai house next door, and having access to the public bath is a great way to start and end a day. Hiroto is a kind and generous host and an absolute gentleman. The apartment is as described and shown in the pictures. Highly recommend.

Takayama, JapanJoined in March 2015
Hiroto User Profile

I'm frank person, loves mountains, drive, and IGO game.
I have run 2 companies.
One is making wood pellets, It's renewable fuels.
The other one is making chopsticks, It's made of only japanese cedar, without any chemicals.
And the bathhouse.
Also I'm lawyer in the town.
I'm interested in human health and fasting.
I found the greatness of TAKAYAMA city, and I wanna make the city better.
the bathhouse "TAKANO-YU" is in the area called "SORA-MACHI(it means "Town on the sky")".

It's a little bit far from touristic area, very calm, quiet, and lovely place;)
There are so many shrine and temples.
We have carbon bath, it make you warming.
There are very big pictures in the bathroom.
Please be relaxed in our bathhouse.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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