Sakura Aburaya is a traditional house located in the Tenmanmachi district. This house’s biggest asset is its traditional Japanese interior, constructed around the theme of the “sakura”, the famous Japanese cherry trees. Certain parts of the woodwork are actually made of cherry wood and the beam in the master bedroom is the trunk of a cherry tree. The colors and decoration choices have been constituted based on this theme and they allow guests to enjoy the cherry blossom, one of the emblems of Japan, throughout the year.
Description of the house
The ground floor includes a traditional living room (tatami), a fitted kitchen / dining room, a bathroom (featuring a spacious shower) and a magnificent Japanese garden. The upstairs has two bright bedrooms decorated in the purest Japanese style, the first containing two beds and the second three futons. The biggest plus of the upstairs is its balcony which provides a zen atmosphere. A group of 5 people can comfortably stay in this house.
Sakura Aburaya is located in a quiet area away from tourist zones while remaining close to key sites and very near to the station. The ideal location to make the most of your stay in Takayama. The house is very close to the old town, allowing you to explore Takayama on foot. In the evening, you can enjoy the nightlife (restaurants, bars...) in the Asahimachi and Dekonaru Yokocho districts, which are just 10 minutes walk from Sakura Aburaya.
Plans and equipments
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Machine
- Table Ware
- Kitchen Ustensil
- Electric Kettle
Location of the house
Takayama is a small city at the base of the Japanese Alps where many aspects of traditional Japan still remain. The city’s well-known Old Town has beautiful architecture, old wooden houses, crafts, shops, delicious food and local sake. This region is also commonly referred to as Hida Takayama, and its famous “Hida beef” is best right here in Takayama.
Woodworking has flourished in Takayama thanks to its skilled carpenters, and the local lacquerware is also very high quality. The Takayama Festival, held in spring and fall, is considered one of Japan’s best. Shirakawa-go, Gokayama, The Alpine Route in Kurobe, Hirayu Onsen, Kanazawa city and Nagoya are all also within a just a few hours of Takayama.
The old-world atmosphere is certainly worth a visit as you travel through Japan, and our houses make it easy to enjoy the Hida Takayama region.
- Pluses: Compact, traditional, good food, famous wagyu beef, mountains, onsen
- Minuses: Quiet nightlife, can be cold in winter.
- Shops: Craft stores, wood shops, art, quality Japanese souvenir stores, Japanese pickled vegetables.
- Attractions: Takayama Jinja Shrine - 2 minute walk / Nakabashi bridge : 5 minute walk / Old Town : 5 minute walk / Funasaka Sake Brewery : 6 minute walk
- From Nagoya: Nonstop to Takayama on the wide view limited express train (2:30 h).
- From Tokyo: Bullet train to Toyama, then transfer to Takayama on wide view limited express train (4:30 h).
- From Kanazawa: Nohi bus to Takayama (2:00 h), or bullet train to Toyama, and then transfer to Takayama on wide view train (2h~3h).
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