Entrance gate.Pathway to the house.
Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience!!
Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience!!
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A western style room in a traditionally designed Japanese home with tea rooms inside and Japanese garden outside available in Sendai city. Suitable for students wanting for a comfortable budget stay. Free secured parking and tea ceremony included!

The space

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

This room is a basic western style room we have available in a beautiful and characteristic Japanese house. It includes a small desk.

It is suitable for up to 2 people with one real bed for the first guest and a futons for any additional guest for sleeping on.

We also have larger and more decorated rooms in the house for staying at, please check for availability. The property is suitable for large groups or families, but this listing is best for 1-2 people.

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

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

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!


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Nicholas User Profile
August 2017
Another amazing time here. I have been here 4 times and would recommend it to anyone. The location is great. and the accommodation is good for people traveling alone or with a family. The facilities accommodate all your need and the host Sumio is very helpful and a wonderful person. I will definitely come back and stay again. Thank you so much for another great stay.

Anton User Profile
August 2017
What a wonderful traditional house to stay in ! It probably has everything that you'll need for a comfortable stay. Harue's parents are also very friendly =) Even though we had problems communicating because of the language barrier, she always listened me out and in the end, we always found a solution ^^ I also strongly recommand the tea ceremony that Harue's father offers. It's a piece of experience and insight into Japanese culture you can't get anywhere else. If you're travelling with public transport, there are 2 bus stops near the house (3-5 min walk away), if you're travelling with cars, there's a big parking lot in front of the house (sure enough place for 5 cars). There are also 2 convenience stores (one opens 24h, another one doesn't) within the distance of 5 min of walking.

Alyce User Profile
July 2017
Stop your search and book this place! The location is on a quiet, residential street with private, secure parking. The property is amazingly beautiful with traditional architecture and gardening. This is a true gem that offers foreginers a taste of traditional Japanese living. The tea ceremony is just icing on the cake for the experiance. With absolute detail and care, the ceremony is performed and explained to the best of the host's ability in the guests' language. My husband and I had an amazing stay here and we look forward to visiting again. Note for those who may have mobility issues: the house does have stairs and we stayed on the second floor. Also, if visiting during July/August (summer) fans were supplied, but there was no AC at least in the room we were given. Was not a problem for us, but might be for others.

Nemanja User Profile
July 2017
So, I have been here for only 3 days mostly mornings and evenings as I had to work trough the day but I have to say that Sumios presence makes all the difference! Tea ceremony is one of a kind, and like Sumio told me "ichigo, ichie"! The place it self its really nice and clean and sauna was just a little bit extra! It was a bit too hot as the A/C wasnt working and except that all was perfect! Also, I had a little bit of problems with directions from the description so I would like to give one advice "get on bus from Izumi stations and just wait for the roundabout and leave, go down the street and turn 1st left then go all the wqy till the end then go right and BINGO! Would recommend!

Cathy User Profile
July 2017
Mr. Kikuchi is so nice and he not only showed me the Japanese tea experience, but also gave advice for my traveling schedule. Although it is a little bit far from the center of the city but it is near from the bus stop. And the neighbourhood is very quiet during the night. If you want to enjoy the atmosphere of living in traditional Japanese house, it is a good choice for you.

Miguel Takao User Profile
June 2017
I really enjoyed being at your house. Very comfortable and quiet. Accurate bus services provide easy access to Sendai city and many places in the region. I greatly enjoyed the teachings about tea ceremony. The silence, the delicacy, the discretion, the attention A way to learn to appreciate the beauty of the things of the world. Thank you very much ! My sincere thanks Miguel Chikaoka

Joseph User Profile
June 2017
I had a wonderful stay here! The home itself is really nice to look at, big, and clean. The host didn't speak much English, but he was very friendly and accommodating. The tea ceremony was quite lovely and a great first time experience for me. The host's daughter and son in law take care of the AirBnB communication and they were very responsive and accurate in the description about everything you need to know. I will finely be coming back here!

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

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