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430-year old Buddhist temple. Queen/twin/ single.

Victoria User Profile

430-year old Buddhist temple. Queen/twin/ single.

3 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 shared baths
3 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 shared baths
Hot tubThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Victoria is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Open June 2018
We have just built a luxury lodge with irori and log stove.
Enjoy a beautiful architectural space decorated with a fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian style. Take in views from the balcony, or curl up on the sofa in front of the log stove. The Lodge is decorated with local artisans work. The bedding is organic cotton sourced from Muji. Soak in the ambience of 430 years at our Buddhist temple.
Surrounded by stunning scenery you can explore Mt Aso area and Takachiho.


Hot water
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

Check out by 11AM


Well-lit path to entrance
Handheld shower head


103 Reviews

Sergei User Profile
November 2018
Amazing find. If you are not too shy to drive a car in Japan, this place is just perfect for two families (or one large family of 9 or so). The place itself is a newly built cabin next to a Buddhist temple that Victoria works at, and the cabin itself is a tasteful blend of Japa…
Abigail User Profile
November 2018
I really can’t do justice to how incredible my time was with Victoria and her family. Their hospitality exceeded expectations in all aspects, and made my stay in Takachiho the highlight of my trip. Victoria and her family are extremely well informed about the area, and can provi…
Nora User Profile
October 2018
Victoria’s house and location was amazing. The house was extremely warm, comfortable and cozy. It’s also spotless and clean and extremely stylish and classy. The views were outstanding. Victoria picked me up from the bus station and dropped me off on one of her trips to the bus …
Andrew User Profile
September 2018
My "stay" (a word that does not do justice) with Victoria and her exceedingly-welcoming and sparkling family should probably go in the category of "life experiences." Yes, the accommodations are perfect. But it's more about the privilege of touching, even if briefly, a beautiful…
Mathilde User Profile
September 2018
We loved Victoria's place. Everything was newly renovated. The place is stunning, spotless with the best view. It is located in a very remote area so be aware it's best to have a car to move around freely. The bathroom is amazing with a deep bathtub and japanese style showers (tw…
Hoyoung User Profile
November 2018
This is the perfect place jn Takachiho. She and her family are so nice! My friend and I have invited her family’s party. And I enjoyed their lives and was happy to be with them. Plus, we can take a rest all night. There is wood burner, bath, kitchen, and so on. It was so nice! sh…
Liam User Profile
July 2018
Victoria's place is a beautiful new build next door to the temple. Accomodations are exceptionally clean and well laid out with lots of room in the shared living space. The sliding red wooden doors with stained glass, irori fire pit, and balcony are highlights, not to mention th…

Hosted by Victoria

Takachiho, JapanJoined in March 2014
Victoria User Profile
116 Reviews
Victoria is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I'm a British woman who has lived here in Takachiho, Japan for 24 years. I am a Pure Land Buddhist priest and I am married to the 17th generation head priest of Shonenji Temple. Together with my in-laws we run our busy temple, teach in the community and look after our three child…
Languages: English, 日本語
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