From another angle.House pathway and entrance.
Japanese tea ceremony and stay!!!!
Japanese tea ceremony and stay!!!!
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
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Character Japanese house with Japanese gardens outside available in Sendai. Much larger than the usual Japanese home so suitable for large groups wanting a comfortable stay. Free tea ceremony and secure parking included in the price!

The space

This listing is for your own room in a beautiful and characteristic Japanese house in Sendai, Miyagi.

This room is the second-largest traditional Japanese style guest room we have available in a beautiful and characteristic Japanese house.

It is suitable for up to 4 people with tatami mat floor and futons for sleeping on.

We also have larger and smaller rooms in the house for staying at, please check for availability. The property is suitable for large groups or families.

The house has 6 bedrooms, fantastic gardens, a classical style Japanese tea room where you can experience a real Japanese tea ceremony from a tea master (English not available for this unfortunately, the tea master (who is also the home owner) only speaks Japanese) included in the stay price!

Walking distance nearby there is a supermarket (10 minute walk), convenience store (15 mins), Japanese restaurant (15 mins), and a Korean restaurant (8 mins).

You will have access to the bathroom (shower, bath with power jets, cold water bath, sauna), toilet (also separate urinal), living room, fully equipped kitchen with fridge space available upon request.

☆ Free WiFi broadband internet and DIY laundry is available.

The kitchen, bathroom & living room will also be used by the home owners and other guests, however you will often have the place to yourself.

If some or all of this sounds good to you, please get in touch with us, and we'll be happy to help you.

Guest access

Guests have access to their room, the living room, kitchen, dining area, utility and make up room, bathroom and associated facilities. The parking area and gardens are also available for guests to use. The tea rooms are usually only there for your welcoming tea ceremony.

The house may have other guests staying the same time you are so other guest rooms are usually off limits.

The amenities are shared with other guests and the house owner, so it is preferred that you ask to make sure it is available before using (for example the washing machine). There is a separate toilet upstairs and 2 downstairs as well as a urinal.

Interaction with guests

Harue will be able to help guests when she can as she lives in Sendai (although a different area). Robert is usually working abroad but can answer complicated matters via e-mail.

One of Harue's parents (Sumio & Mitsue) will likely be there is assist if required, however their foreign language ability (non-Japanese) is low, so e-mail assistance is usually advised for any complicated matters.

Sumio (Harue's father) is a tea master and provides the complimentary welcome tea ceremony for guests which has been enjoyed by many guests. It's usually performed after you've arrived and settled, or the next day if you are arriving late.

Other things to note

Please arrive between 3pm and 9pm if possible, although we'll try to be flexible to your needs. Public transport gets difficult after this time frame and taxi prices go up significantly too.

Guest rooms all have heaters/air conditioners, WiFi and electricity outlets.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people $45 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $19 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please be respectful and be aware the house is used as a normal residential house usually.

Please clean up after yourself (any use of kitchen or food in guest rooms), provided supplies used such as towels are to be placed in the washing machine after use.

Please keep the volume down after 10:30pm.

No pets allowed unless permission is given first, please ask! Smoking is not allowed inside the house, but OK outside. Alcohol is allowed.

Eating in the guest rooms is allowed, but please be careful to prevent crumbs / liquids falling on the tatami mats, as they are difficult to clean. Guest rooms should have tables available for this.

Please keep any children (and adults!) under control (no running/ball games) as Japanese houses are built to be lightweight (due to earthquakes) so balls and people can go through the walls/doors easily!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

60 Reviews

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Friedemann User Profile
August 2017
Harue's parents were the very model of Japanese hospitality, her father gave me great advice on what to check out around the area, and I really enjoyed the tea ceremony where he taught me about each part of it. The neighbourhood is about as far from central Sendai as you can get by train and then bus, and at first I began to regret it, but at the end of it I'm thankful I booked a room with them. Recommended for all kinds of travellers ( I was alone! )

André User Profile
August 2017
Incredible home, the bedroom is super confortable. You have all the commodities at your disposal and the hosts at the house, Harue's parents, even though they don't master English, are very nice and will make sure you are as confortable as possible. The tea ceremony as I arrived, even though I arrived so late (Harue's father was so kind to wait), was magnificent. Made by a true master, every gesture was calculated and meaningful. It was all in all and incredible experience and a great place to stay.

Sean User Profile
December 2016
Our stay at Harue's place has been one of the highlights of our trip. The house is lovely and Harue's parents are extremely welcoming and friendly. The house is very easy to find and it's location should not put you off. The tea ceremony to welcome us was a wonderful and humbling experience. I would recommend anyone with the slightest interest experience it for themselves.

Raynald User Profile
May 2016
The host was very welcoming and hospitable. The room is a perfect traditional Japanese room, very relaxing. Tea ceremony was a great amazing authentic experience which..unforgettable.

Felix User Profile
February 2016
Big house. Big room. Beautiful garden. Really nice place to stay long. Heater in room ok though toilet, bathroom, and kitchen can be freezing in winter. Kind of far from downtown but is worth it: the house and neighborhood are nice. Be aware of last buses to go back home. Ask for photos of the front door so you can recognize the place when you arrive. Sumio is Harue's father and he took care of anything we needed. Little English spoken but good for basics. Tea ceremony is a highlight!

Laura User Profile
February 2016
My sisters and I went on a fast and furious trip through Miyagi and needed a place to rest our head for the night. Harue’s place was incredible! After a five hour drive from Nagano we were welcomed to Harue’s home by her Yukata-dressed father late at night. Regardless of the time he was excited and eager to present to us a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Even though I have lived in Japan for over a year now, the exquisite display of detail and eloquence never ceases to impress me. It was an honor for him to show such immense hospitality to us at such a late hour. We will forever be grateful, especially since my sister, Mercy, who was on her first-ever trip to Japan, was granted the opportunity to experience a tea ceremony! Without Harue’s family she would have gone without. It was beyond what my sisters and I had expected. It was obvious the house was built as a mix between new and traditional styles. We stayed in a room with Tatami mats. The bath area was massive, clean, and contained a huge tub as well as a sauna. Thank you, Harue and family! Your kindness will no be forgotten!

Boon User Profile
December 2015
Harue's dad did not speak English but we had no problems communicating. He was gracious and warm and the tea ceremony was interesting! We had the chance to experience it again on our last day as harue's grandma was also learning how to perform the tea ceremony. The location is a little out of the way, but it's very comfortable and the experience is great :)

Sendai, JapanJoined in July 2013
Harue User ProfileHarue is a superhost.

Harue is a designer and illustrator from Sendai, she is married to Robert who is a writer and an electronic engineer from Portsmouth in the UK.

We met in Tokyo and got married a year after that and lived in Saitama for a while. We now both live in the UK.

We manage 2 houses, One is the house is owned by Harue's parents, Mitsue and Sumio who is a Japanese tea master, and they will host you during your AirBnB stay, however we will offer support remotely up to and during your stay. The second is owned by some friends who are happy to be known as Momma and Poppa.

We like to travel and eat far too much and look forward to you joining us in Sendai!

Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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