The ultimate Japanese accommodation escape – Sasayurian

A Japanese Villa Built Approximately 150 Years Ago, Preserving the Scenery of a Bygone Era

For the ultimate escape from city life, this renovated Edo period farmhouse surrounded by rice paddies and expansive mountain views serves as a luxurious private villa for up to 10 people.

Guests can experience the charm of bygone days, such as gathering around the open central hearth, climbing to the loft that feels like a secret hiding place, and enjoying the unique old-fashioned urn baths in Yamato-ann next door. The villa is also equipped with a business center and Internet access.

It is essentially self-catering, but meals can be organised with a few days notice, including course meals from Nara’s Michelin star restaurant Manso.

In winter, guests can gather around the traditional open hearth, and in summer the wide verandahs are perfect for meditation or just taking in the views. The villa owner can organise a variety of activities, including private yoga lessons, farming and local fruit picking excursions, music workshops, guided hikes to local waterfalls and even helicopter tours.

New accommodation announced

Sasayurian have announced the establishement of a brand-new villa on site – Ozuno – a newly built thatched-roof house. Featuring a 100 year old traditional tea room – rebuilt within the new house – with a traditional irori – opening up to a stunning garden on three sides.

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