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A 430-year old Buddhist temple.

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A 430-year old Buddhist temple.

3 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 shared baths
3 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 shared baths
Hot tubThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Sparkling clean4 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

STOP PRESS! Open June 2018
We have just built a luxury lodge with irori and log stove.
Enjoy a beautiful architectural space decorated with a fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian style. Take in views from the balcony, or curl up on the sofa in front of the log stove. The Lodge is decorated with local artisans work. The bedding is organic cotton sourced from Muji. Soak in the ambience of 430 years at our Buddhist temple.
Surrounded by stunning scenery you can explore Mt Aso area and Takachiho.


Laptop friendly workspace
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

Check out by 11AM


Well-lit path to entrance
Handheld shower head


94 Reviews

Mathilde User Profile
September 2018
We loved Victoria's place. Everything was newly renovated. The place is stunning, spotless with the best view. It is located in a very remote area so be aware it's best to have a car to move around freely. The bathroom is amazing with a deep bathtub and japanese style showers (tw…
Liam User Profile
July 2018
Victoria's place is a beautiful new build next door to the temple. Accomodations are exceptionally clean and well laid out with lots of room in the shared living space. The sliding red wooden doors with stained glass, irori fire pit, and balcony are highlights, not to mention th…
Oriol User Profile
July 2018
Is just an AMAZING house, super clean, modern, cozy and it is located in a nice place, next to a small waterfall where you can paddle and refresh after a nice day in Takachi-ho. Another important point to say is the great hospitality given by the hosts. Victoria and her family we…
Patrick User Profile
October 2017
Appreciated the quick communication and last minute booking. Also enjoyed chatting with Victoria to learn more about the temple and her family's connection. Excited for the future version of the guest house! Would definitely come stay again.
Tatsuru User Profile
August 2017
So much culture here. Thank you Victoria for teaching us about the temple and great local tips! The room was very spacious and had everything we needed. Would love to be back!
Leah And Marcus User Profile
Leah And Marcus
August 2017
A huge space with everything you need. Victoria took us to a local festival where she was kind enough to provide us with food and beer. We had great conversation with some of the people from her village and friends visiting from out of town.
Rinna User Profile
July 2017
Listing photos and descriptions are accurate. Victoria was very responsive and even went out of her way to ensure that I am well taken care of. While it was mentioned that the space is very cold in winter, it was very lovely during my stay (summer).

Hosted by Victoria

Takachiho, JapanJoined in March 2014
Victoria User Profile
104 Reviews
I'm a British woman who has lived here in Takachiho, Japan for 24 years. I am a Pure Land Buddhist priest and I am married to the 17th generation head priest of Shonenji Temple. Together with my in-laws we run our busy temple, teach in the community and look after our three child…
Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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