Traditionally designed Japanese house with Japanese gardens outside available in Sendai. Much larger than the usual Japanese home so suitable for large groups wanting a comfortable stay. Free tea ceremony and secure parking included in the price!
This room is the largest traditional Japanese style guest room we have available in a beautiful and characteristic Japanese house in Sendai, Miyagi.
It is suitable for up to 6 people with tatami mat floor and futons for sleeping on.
Larger groups can also be accommodated at additional expense utilising more than one adjacent room. The property is suitable for large groups or families.
The house has 6 bedrooms, fantastic gardens, a classical style Japanese tea room where you can experience a real Japanese tea ceremony from a tea master (English not available for this unfortunately, the tea master (who is also the home owner) only speaks Japanese) included in the stay price!
Walking distance nearby there is a supermarket (10 minute walk), convenience store (15 mins), Japanese restaurant (15 mins), and a Korean restaurant (8 mins).
You will have access to the bathroom (shower, bath with power jets, cold water bath, sauna), toilet (also separate urinal), living room, fully equipped kitchen with fridge space available upon request.
☆ Free WiFi broadband internet and DIY laundry is available.
The kitchen, bathroom & living room will also be used by the home owners and other guests, however you will often have the place to yourself.
If some or all of this sounds good to you, please get in touch with us, and we'll be happy to help you.
Guests have access to their room, the living room, kitchen, dining area, utility and make up room, bathroom and associated facilities. The parking area and gardens are also available for guests to use. The tea rooms are usually only there for your welcoming tea ceremony.
The house may have other guests staying the same time you are so other guest rooms are usually off limits.
The amenities are shared with other guests and the house owner, so it is preferred that you ask to make sure it is available before using (for example the washing machine). There is a separate toilet upstairs and 2 downstairs as well as a urinal.
Interaction with Guests
Harue will be able to help guests when she can as she lives in Sendai (although a different area). Robert is usually working abroad but can answer complicated matters via e-mail.
One of Harue's parents (Sumio & Mitsue) will likely be there is assist if required, however their foreign language ability (non-Japanese) is low, so e-mail assistance is usually advised for any complicated matters.
Sumio (Harue's father) is a tea master and provides the complimentary welcome tea ceremony for guests which has been enjoyed by many guests. It's usually performed after you've arrived and settled, or the next day if you are arriving late.
The area is a quiet residential area, so suitable for get-aways from busy areas or just more space than most Japanese accommodation allows.
There is a nearby bus which takes you to the Izumi-chou subway station which you can access Sendai train station and airport from.
Secured parking is included for free if you have your own vehicle although there is a height restriction on vehicles (approximately 2.3 metres).
If you wish to see the areas washed away by the 2011 tsunami you will need a car as there is no regular public transport to those areas.
You can get to the house from Sendai station by taking the subway for 20 minutes followed a bus for 15 minutes. A direct taxi will take 25-30 minutes and works out around the same price if more than 2 people are staying in the same room.
Other Things to Note
Please arrive between 3pm and 9pm if possible, although we'll try to be flexible to your needs. Public transport gets difficult after this time frame and taxi prices go up significantly too.
Guest rooms all have heaters/air conditioners, WiFi and electricity outlets.
Please be respectful and be aware the house is used as a normal residential house usually.
Please clean up after yourself (any use of kitchen or food in guest rooms), provided supplies used such as towels are to be placed in the washing machine after use.
Please keep the volume down after 10:30pm.
No pets allowed unless permission is given first, please ask! Smoking is not allowed inside the house, but OK outside. Alcohol is allowed.
Eating in the guest rooms is allowed, but please be careful to prevent crumbs / liquids falling on the tatami mats, as they are difficult to clean. Guest rooms should have tables available for this. You can eat in the dining room of course too.
Please keep any children (and adults!) under control (no running/ball games) as Japanese houses are built to be lightweight (due to earthquakes) so balls and people can go through the walls/doors easily!
My family and I greatly enjoyed our stay. We were very fascinated with the tea ceremony. It was beautiful. Your home is quite peaceful and relaxing. Thank you so much for your great hospitality. This has been a memorable adventure for our family.
The house was exactly as described.
Harue's dad was there to greet and was absolutely charming.
He is a super patient man, especially for dealing with only english speaking travelers. The house was a home in the truest sense. You felt welcomed.
Our stay here was greatly enjoyable and we were warmly received by our host who took the effort to go through each step of the Tea Ceremony with us, which was a truly unique and one of a kind experience. The bedding and sleeping area was big enough for all 6 of us and comfortable, and the host was friendly enough to show us around the house. The house is really big and we only got to see a part of it. It is of walking distance to the supermarket and bus stop where you can take to the closest station. A great place to stay!
Amazing Japanese house and what a host. Harues father is a thorough gentleman. Have seen very few genuine people like him elsewhere. About 25 to 30 mins drive to sendai. If you want to experience a traditional Japanese life , this is the house to be. The tea ceremony is the highlight and a must experience in Japan. Large house with multiple rooms.
This is our 3rd time staying at Kikuchi-san's house, and we booked 2 nights just before Christmas. My family loves to come back & spend few days at the master's house as he always greets us politely in traditional Japanese manners.
Although we had some last minute schedule changes, Kikuchi-san accommodated us, we truly appreciate his generosity.
The rooms are always super clean, the sauna works great, & we are planning to come back again in February. Thank you Kikuchi san!!
Kikuchi-san's house is a beautiful, authentic traditional Japanese house located in suburban area of Sendai. We spent 2 nights and had wonderful tea ceremony lessons with the master, who has been teaching tea ceremony for 40 years.
It is definitely worth having a lesson with Kikuchi-san, and you will not regret it! The tea room filled with classic ceramics, calligraphy, and ikebana. If you are interested in Japanese architecture, it is a must see.
The bedroom is spacious and very clean. You have to keep in mind that Japanese houses do not have central heating system,(each room is heated individually) so bring some extra warm
clothes during winter season.
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Harue is a designer and illustrator from Sendai, she is married to Robert who is a writer and an electronic engineer from Portsmouth in the UK.
We met in Tokyo and got married a year after that and lived in Saitama for a while. We now both live in the UK.
The house is owned by Harue's parents, Mitsue and Sumio who is a retired tea master, and they will host you during your AirBnB stay, however we will offer support remotely up to and during your stay.
We like to travel and eat far too much and look forward to you joining us in Sendai!