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❀ Kiyomizu House 1F❀ 16 guests・Onsen・BBQ・Go2Travel

SuperhostTakasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan
Entire house hosted by Motoyasu&Renée
16 guests5 bedrooms16 beds2.5 baths
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❀ Stress-free stay in a 100 year-old silk estate: Historical meets clean, modern comforts
❀ Private use of entire first floor (168m²/1800ft²) of this castle-sized home
❀ 8 tatami rooms, kitchen/dining, laundry/gas dryer, modern bath & 3WC
❀ 15 futons & hammock
♥︎ BBQ rain or shine w/gazebo. Free WiFi, parking, laundry. Fully equipped for cooking or local chef catering. Optional 3F event hall use
❀ Walk to gardens, park & onsen. Nearby mountains & cultural spots.
Kind regards, Motoyasu & Renée ☻

The space
❀ Kiyomizu House きよみず邸 ❀

❀ We are so delighted to be able to offer this very rare 100-year old historic property that was built for silk production right in the heart of Japan. The no-nail wood frame was made by "miyadaiku", sacred carpenters who build temples and shrines. It is much larger than the average Japanese home, so it is perfect for a relaxing vacation.

❀ Refresh and enjoy this castle-sized private home, fully renovated for overnight stays and events, and accepting only one reservation per night. You can enjoy the clean, spacious indoor and outdoor facilities worrry free. Kiyomizu House offers so much more than a hotel...Ample space for relaxing or socializing. Eat out at the local hot spring, enjoy the fine cuisine of Gunma, BBQ or have a nabe party at the house, bring in take out...

❀ Private use of our historic Japanese home's 1F ❀
Up to 15 guests, but is often enjoyed by single travelers, couples or small groups. Ideal for avoiding the "Three C's" for COVID-19 prevention. Super spacious: 9 rooms: 168 m² / 1800 ft². Well ventilated and Dyson air cleaner.

❀ Event Space ❀

Option to rent the exquisitely renovated third floor "Silk Hall"...where women spun the sacred silk that launched Japan into its industrial revolution.

♥︎ Ideal for small weddings, classical concerts, company trainings, yoga retreats, baby massage classes and more!


✰ Fantastic neighborhood and region! ✰
Refresh your body and mind in the tranquility of Takasaki's nature. Walk to hot springs, Kyoto-style garden, park, watermill, river, shopping
✰ Flower parks, cultural activities (Kokeshi and Daruma painting), sightseeing
❀ Hiking at nearby Mt Haruna, Ikaho or Miyogi regions. Skiing at 20+ resorts 50-90 min drive

✓ Free parking, WiFi, laundry

✰ Quiet hours are 10pm - 7am. Thank you for your cooperation!! If you would like to enjoy social time after 10pm, we can help make arrangements for a party at a local nightclub, private room at onsen (〜12am) or karaoke (〜4am)

* Kiyomizu House is located 25-min from JR Takasaki Station which boasts wonderful restaurants and unique shops. There are direct buses from Narita/Haneda airports and only 1 hour by shinkansen from Tokyo. We can help you get to the house from the station.

* Once you arrive at Kiyomizu, your entire stay can be enjoyed in the house and neighborhood. Most everything you need is within walking distance, however if you are looking to journey a bit farther to neighboring areas, there are a number of nationally-proclaimed sites we can assist you in finding. Lots of hands-on cultural experiences to be enjoyed as well, like painting kokeshi or daruma dolls, a national silk museum, teracotta statues and tombs, not to speak of nationally famous Haruna Lake & Shrine, Miyogi and it's imperial mountain shrine, and the popular Ikaho hot spring resort.

* Meals: The large, country kitchen is well stocked with cookware and utensils for large groups. We're within walking distance to restaurants, convenience stores, and bento shop. If you would like to grill, we have a gas BBQ available rain or shine. Complimentary, but please reserve in advance so we can prepare the gas canisters.

* Modern bath, shower and laundry room (washing machine & gas dryer) . Also, the local hot spring, just a 10min walk, is open until midnight and is the perfect accompaniment to your stay. It's large, reasonably priced, has great food and is free for children up to 15 with ID. (We provide towels and bags. Basic amenities at the hot spring). Note: No tattoos allowed. If you have tattoos that are small enough to be covered with medical body tape, please let us know. We have it available. Due to COVID-19 precautions, however, we advise using the house bath and shower. If you have a large group and would like to use the shower on the second floor, just let us know.

We look forward to hosting you!

Motoyasu & Renée ☻

Guest access
Our guests have the entire 1st floor to themselves. The second floor, which has a separate entrance, is our company's office and spa area.

* Entire First Floor 168m² (9 rooms)
❀ Large entry & kitchen, six eight-mat tatami rooms with "engawa" sunroom area, modern laundry room & bath, 2 WCs & a urinal.
❀ Well-furnished: Sofa, reclining chair, heated "kotatsu" tables or table in every room, and a hammock. Double-padded futons. Extra blankets and pillows.
❀ Large kitchen with table for six. Lots of dishes and cooking utensils for large groups.
❀ Baby bath chair (6mo-1 1/2 yrs) can be taken to the local hot springs. High chair.

❀ Optional use of exquisitely remodeled Silk Hall on the 3rd floor. Ideal for social distancing weddings, workshops or events as a small number of guests can enjoy the facilities and more can be "ZOOMed" in to participate.

Heating and air conditioning/fans
❀ Winter ❀
Each room has heaters, large and small kerosene and electric. Easy to move to where you need. Wall unit heater/air conditioners in two tatami rooms are strong enough to heat and cool 4 tatami rooms. Four heated kotatsu tables.
❀ Summer ❀
Heavy tile roof and natural ventilation helps keep the house naturally cool. Fans connect to the wall in each tatami room. Wall unit air conditioner in two tatami rooms.

Entertainment
❀ WiFi, yoga mats, TV, picture books, park and outdoor/indoor games and toys.

Outdoor space 700m²
❀ Parking for up to 10 cars or 2 micro buses.
❀ Open play area in front of the house.
❀ Gazebo, 6 tables and seating for 20+, large parasols.
❀ Kyoto-style Japanese garden on the side of the house. Entrance just around the corner.

We hope you enjoy our home during your stay in Gunma, Japan!!

Our most kind regards,

Motoyasu & Renée Sawazaki

Other things to note
Registration at check-in
In compliance with Japanese law, we must collect private information at check-in from the guest who made the reservation. For Japanese nationals, you must fill out a form with basic information. For non-Japanese residents of Japan, please allow us to make a photocopy of your residency card. For non-Japanese who reside abroad, we need to make a photocopy of your passport. We will keep this information in a secure file and use it only to provide to the related Japanese government agency if required. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

License number
M100001921
❀ Stress-free stay in a 100 year-old silk estate: Historical meets clean, modern comforts
❀ Private use of entire first floor (168m²/1800ft²) of this castle-sized home
❀ 8 tatami rooms, kitchen/dining, laundry/gas dryer, modern bath & 3WC
❀ 15 futons & hammock
♥︎ BBQ rain or shine w/gazebo. Free WiFi, parking, laundry. Fully equipped for cooking or local chef catering. Optional 3F event hall us…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
3 single beds
Bedroom 2
4 single beds
Bedroom 3
4 single beds
Bedroom 4
3 single beds
Bedroom 5
2 single beds, 1 crib
Common spaces
1 hammock

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
TV
Dryer
Heating
Air conditioning
Washer
High chair
Iron

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Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan

Hot springs, parks, river, lake, restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Nice neighborhood for taking walks (Maps available in House Manual on dining room table).

Having a car is convenient, but you can also take a bus to and from downtown Takasaki and Ikaho Hot Springs resort and enjoy a lovely, tranquil vacation. If you need help with transportation, just let us know.

There are 20+ ski resorts within a 50-90 min drive from Kiyomizu House. Our neighborhood usually does not get snow. With the nearby hot spring that stays open until midnight, it's easy to walk around, rest your legs, and enjoy multiple days of skiing.
Hot springs, parks, river, lake, restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Nice neighborhood for taking walks (Maps available in House Manual on dining room table).

Having a car is convenien…

Hosted by Motoyasu&Renée

Joined in July 2014
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Gunma is a magical playground surrounded by mountains. We are delighted to offer our private guest homes as ideal locations for vacations, spa retreats, corporate events or even weddings. Kiyomizu and Mitsuba Houses are only 35 minutes apart and each have a unique style and neighborhood. We live right between the two and are always available to support our guests' needs. Whether you are a small group or up to 33, we'll communicate with you to create just the right experience: (1) Do-it-your-way private stay. (2) Use of some of our complimentary offerings. (3) Full support every step of the way! Do any of these fit your dream vacation or event? Gas BBQ. Wooden, sacred-construction (miyadaiku) event space. Projector & screen. Meal & Banquet Planning. "Anti-Aging" Themed Spa Treatment. English guide for hands-on cultural experiences. Books and materials support for an English Camp. We can also introduce you to other professional paid services like tour taxi and guide, event/wedding planners, chefs, babysitters, etc. If so, let us know and we'll see if Mitsuba House and/or Kiyomizu House are what you are looking for. We're both retired from our main careers and are all about having a good time with good people in a good environment. The world is changing, and so are we! Stay safe and well. Our most kind regards, Motoyasu & Renée
Gunma is a magical playground surrounded by mountains. We are delighted to offer our private guest homes as ideal locations for vacations, spa retreats, corporate events or even we…
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During your stay
Renée will be in the house to greet you, give you a house tour and offer support for your stay or event.

❀ If you want any suggestions for good food, recreation or sightseeing, just let us know!

❀ Renée is available by appointment for relaxation and rejuvenation spa treatments in the second floor spa room. As the house manager, she stays in the room overnight to ensure all of your needs are met in case the unexpected happens!
Renée will be in the house to greet you, give you a house tour and offer support for your stay or event.

❀ If you want any suggestions for good food, recreation or sigh…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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