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Let's stay"SENTO"! Essence of Japanese culture
Let's stay"SENTO"! Essence of Japanese culture
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 baths
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Charter froor, shared dining kitchen, washing machine, ONSEN bath.
dining room 10m^2, bed room 7.4m^2.
2 burner gus stove, microwave oven, you can enjoy dinner at the room.
Please enjoy traditional bathhouse"SENTO".
It should make you relaxed!

The space

Unique japanese traditional room and wide dining room.
Dedicated House.
You can see the chestnut tree from the room.

You can use dedicated bed room, and 2 people can stay.
There is a shared kitchen, washing stand, fridge, and private toilet in the house.
We prepare FUTON bed.
Please enjoy Japanese bathhouse "SENTO"!

Wednesday is regular holiday.
If you need bath or shower, we guide you to some bathhouse or spa.

We prepare some bread, juice, yogurt, fruit, etc... for breakfast.

You can use bathroom from 14:30 to 22:00.
We can lend soap and shampoo for free.

Do you know IGO game?
If you like, play with me:)

It's a little bit far from touristic area, old residential area along Enako river.
There are so many shrines, temples, cemeteries, gardens.
You can try"ZEN meditation",
And there are many restaurant that we can eat wild vegetables, fishes, japanese noodle"SOBA" in.

Guest access

Dining room and bedroom, and bathhouse.
Enter the bath from the desk.
Bath is divided in man and woman.
You can use the bath till 10PM(reseption till 9:30PM).
After 10PM, You can't use hot shower.
and in the morning, please use women's bath room.
(men's bathroom is used for another guests. )

Interaction with guests

We can guide how to use facilities, restaurant for dinner, and sightseeing place.
If we can, Let's go out for dinner, walking in Takayama, or play IGO game togather;)

We staff are in the bath front 14:30-22:00.
Please tell me everything if you need.

Other things to note

Our bathroom is public bath, other customers use the bath from 14:30 to 22:00.
We Japanese have some unique rules about being bath:)
Please check the poster "how to use SENTO" in the room.

If something troubles happen, please call Master Hiroto's mobile((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) from the telephone in the desk.

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

Do not smoke in houseroom.
Please smoke outside of house.

Do not open the door to the bath.
Please go to the bath from the desk.

We staff often use the kitchen and washing machine.


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Shari User Profile
October 2017
Hiroto's place is really unique - it's a traditional Japanese place attached to a bathhouse, or sento, that's 200 years old! The futons on the tatami mats were super comfortable, and Hiroto went out of his way to make our stay great. He left some breakfast items and a couple of other surprises and let us join him and some friends for dinner at the most delicious restaurant. The home is located just a 5-7 min. walk from the main tourist area in Takayama, easily walkable to most anywhere. It's extremely quiet and peaceful. All of the restaurants he recommended were great, and the sento was a nice experience. As it was typhooning when we had to leave for the train station, he kindly drove us there, which was so generous. We highly recommend staying at Hiroto's place!

Nicole User Profile
October 2017
We enjoyed our stay here and the opportunity to use a sento for the first time. The staff were very helpful and the bread, jam, and yogurt for breakfast each day was a much appreciated bonus. The room was cozy and just right for a couple nights to stay in. We were a short walk away from everything in the city. I highly recommend using the sento, especially to warm up after sightseeing on a cold and drizzly day.

Sky User Profile
October 2017
Hiroto and his staff are wonderful, and so was the accommodation. The room has a very “homey” feel to it which is welcoming and relaxing. I cannot say how grateful I am for the opportunity to relax by sento each day of my stay (included in the fee). I was given a bottle of free sake and a freshly-grown tomato upon arrival, which was a heart-warming touch. And I loved how I was able to walk to restaurants, convenience stores (FamilyMart and 7-Eleven), and most of Takayama’s historical sites. I would recommend this place to anyone, and I look forward to returning soon!

Charles User Profile
September 2017
Hiroto-san made us feel like part of his family. The accommodations were excellent, the location was too good for words, and we had an amazing time. Never have I felt more welcome at an airbnb. Can't wait to return!

Robert User Profile
August 2017
Great host - he welcomed us with a bottle of sake, maps for the city, and recommendations for food. Free, private access to the public bath before and after their business hours; can use the facilities as a regular customer (no extra charge) during their open hours. The apartment is in a great location - easy to walk to the town center and also also along the walking tour. Would stay here again!

Alex & Ida User Profile
June 2017
This place is right next door to a very nice public bathhouse which you have free access to. The apartment itself does not have a shower but the sento bathhouse is great. You have private use of the shower room in the am. The sento is open from 3 pm to 10 pm. We enjoyed it very much. The apartment is spacious for Japan :) The location is great. Takayama is a very compact town. We walked everywhere. The place is right next to a city creek and literally steps from an amazing walking path that takes you from shrine to shrine (we saw 10 shrines!) We also walked to the cute old part of town in less than 10 minutes on small charming streets. We walked to and from the station with suitcases in 20 min. Easy peasy. In the apartment, the important things were clean, that is tatami, sheets, towels, toilet and sink. The place does need a spring clean though as it was a bit dusty. The sento staff can come and go in the apartment but we only saw them once. The instructions say that they use the kitchen from 11-2:30 so we just stayed out during that time, eating lunch and strolling in town, enjoying the river. Hiroto was a very sweet host! He brought us a small bottle of cold sake and there were little breakfast things in the fridge as well. We would absolutely recommend this place.

Martha User Profile
May 2017
Takayama is a wonderful place to visit and staying at Hiroto's made it even better. His location is in between the shrine walking course and the historical old streets. Also, it is part of the sento bath house. A great way to really experience Japan. Everyone is very nice and helpful. I would recommend his place. (Also if you get a chance, i would highly recommend the hida beef sushi in the historical old streets... The one with the egg is bomb!)

Takayama, JapanJoined in March 2015
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I'm frank person, loves mountains, drive, and IGO game. I have run 2 companies. One is making wood pellets, It's renewable fuels. The other one is making chopsticks, It's made of only japanese cedar, without any chemicals. And the bathhouse. Also I'm lawyer in the town. I'm…
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