Character Japanese house with Japanese gardens outside and tea rooms inside available in Sendai. Much larger than the usual Japanese home so suitable for groups wanting a comfortable stay. Free tea ceremony and secure parking included in the price!
This listing is for your own room in a beautiful and characteristic Japanese house in Sendai, Miyagi.
This room is a traditional Japanese style guest room we have available in a beautiful and characteristic Japanese house.
It is suitable for up to 3 people with tatami mat floor and futons for sleeping on.
We also have larger and smaller rooms in the house for staying at, please check for availability. 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.
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!
Harue and her father was soooo nice!!!!!Actually I was lost when I tried to get to there by bus.Harue called a taxi for me. The tea ceremony performed by Harue's father was a impressive one. And for I stayed on Valentine's Day, I got a special chocolate!Thanks so much!!!!Though this place is a little bit hard to found, I think I will still stay here if I have another chance to go to Sendai.
Our host warmly greeted us upon our arrival and helped us get situated. The tea ceremony was lovely we are american therefore unfamiliar with the traditions and customs. He taught us how to actively participate in the ceremony which we loved.Very clean and beautiful property, we had never been in a traditional Japanese home it was amazing all the wood flooring and rice paper dividers were beautiful. I loved the separate entry and secured parking and how close t is to all the Sendai attractions. The neighborhood was quite and serene. We will definitely be coming back!
Harue and her family were incredibly great hosts. My friend and I felt completely welcomed, as if we became members of her family. Harue was gracious enough to pick us up from the subway station and drive us to her father's home where we were invited to a Japanese Tea Ceremony by her father. I have lived in Japan for a year and hadn't had the chance to participate in such a ceremony until I arrived at Harue's home. It was a very interesting experience, one which I am grateful to Harue and her father for doing so. Harue's family home was super spacious, beautiful, and well-kept. The tatami was well-maintained and you could tell the family takes great pride in keeping the home nice. It was a great experience. I wish I could have stayed longer.
Harue, the host of the Amazing Big Japanese House, made us feel welcome from the moment we contacted her. She replied promptly to our emails and questions. The house is in a residential neighborhood. It was quiet, beautiful & clean with lovely gardens surrounded by a brick wall. We participated in the Japanese tea ceremony which was a highlight of our trip. We appreciated the warm hospitality of Harue and her father. We will stay here on our next trip to Sendai!
This place must be ideal for family travelers, although for me it was a bit remote from downtown. I suppose forests and ravines around the house are ravishing throughout a year at any moment of a day, which I didn't enjoy because of lack of time.
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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. Now Harue is living in Sendai with our new born baby for the short term and planning to migrate to the UK shortly while Robert is setting up home 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, but we can 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!