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A 430-year old Buddhist temple.

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A 430-year old Buddhist temple.

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.
Sparkling clean4 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

STOP PRESS! 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.


Laptop friendly workspace
Free parking on premises

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


94 Reviews

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…
Tatsuru User Profile
August 2017
So much culture here. Thank you Victoria for teaching us about the temple and great local tips! The room was very spacious and had everything we needed. Would love to be back!
Theresa User Profile
June 2017
Victoria was a wonderful host - she gave us a tour of the temple and taught us about the religion and the background of the temple. The room was very spacious and comfortable - great for kids! Close to town too!
Patty User Profile
June 2017
Victoria and her family's hospitality was amazing. We enjoyed getting to know them and experiencing their daily life. Our children loved the rural life and want to come back and look for frogs again soon!
Jennifer User Profile
November 2016
We had a wonderful time staying at the temple!! The accommodations are simple but comfortable and quiet - exactly as described in the listing. Victoria is a wonderful host. She shared her experiences of the temple and local culture, and had great recommendations on local sig…
David User Profile
November 2016
Victoria is a fantastic host!!
Doug User Profile
October 2016
Was a great experience. Victoria contacted us prior to our arrival to let us know her schedule and what to do when we got there. She also texted me directions and landmarks to look for as we were driving. The guest house was comfortable, with plenty of bedding. We enjoyed bei…

Hosted by Victoria

Takachiho, JapanJoined in March 2014
Victoria User Profile
104 Reviews
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
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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