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314 Taketomi, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa Prefecture 907-1101, Japan
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The pictures on this site are of 2 different guest homes currently known as Sapunaya and Cago, Sapunaya moved to a new location and only has one guestroom, Cago (the original Sapunaya) I believe has 4 rooms. The original owners sold to friends so I'm sure where-ever you go they both will be great. We stayed with the original owners... More

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さぷな家, オーナー at Sapunaya, responded to this review

Dear Mr. ShanB74 Thank you for giving stay. I remember that he was a wonderful traveler. It is honorable if I can meet you in somewhere in the worlds again. Sapunaya More

Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
33 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We learned that this inn had been sold when we tried to book it for a stay in April 2014. The good news is that Sapunaya's reputation for excellence lives on with the new owners. The inn is now called Guesthouse Cago (in English) and Chiisana Shimayado Cago (in Japanese). I will post our review under the new names.

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さぷな家, オーナー at Sapunaya, responded to this review

Dear JandSNye Thank you for the high evaluation. However, this comment is a thing for Cago. It has told a friend's Cago. Thank you.   Sapunaya More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

This place is amazing, we definitely recomend it! The couple who runs the place are very serviceminded, helpful and sweet. The cottages are beautiful with tasteful decoration. Breakfast is delicious with lots of fruit. There is a small pool outside which is awsome on a warm day. Strongly recomend Sapunaya and Taketomi Island.

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Niseko-cho, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

After looking around for places to stay in Taketomi we came across Sapunaya and it was the best choice we could have made. We'd just spent 3 weeks around Okinawa and this was our last stop before home. What a perfect way to end the trip! Fantastic room, dip pool, amazing breakfasts and out hosts could not have been more... More

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Paris, France
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I was very pleased to have found this minshuku (guest house) on Trip Advisor and immediately knew I wanted to stay there. I was there for three nights and it was wonderful! The hosts could not have been kinder, the breakfasts more delicious and the accomodations more comfortable. There is nothing to do on the island but everyday was filled... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Sapunaya is a beautiful, tiny B&B, with 3 rooms around a small central courtyard, with a little plunge pool. The decor is very luxurious - we were in the deluxe room - and the room was large with good aircon and a big bathroom with a whirlpool bathtub! Spotlessly clean and a comfy western bed; only slightly weird thing was... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

For the hotel itself I can just confirm the mostly positive feedback of the other reviewers. But...we found a kitten literally starving and asked some milk or anything similar to feed him. The answer by Sapunaya staff and owner was "we do not like cats, there are too many of them on the island, so we won't provide you with... More

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さぷな家, オーナー at Sapunaya, responded to this review

We are very lonely feelings. We prepared the suite at a price of the standard room for you. It is because it is a honeymoon. Even if you soil a bed, you have no language. We still bore. Furthermore, you made the stray cat stay without notice. The room cannot perform stay of a cat. We asked you for returning... More

Milan, Italy
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98 reviews 98 reviews
85 hotel reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Stop searching: you cannot find a better place in Taketomi (and in all the Okinawa islands...)! I love everything there: rooms (just three + one in a separate house) are spotless and well designed, breakfast amazing with fresh tropical juice and fruits every day, the garden perfect for relaxation (they even have a small swimming pool where you can cool... More

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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

Sapunaya is an excellent, luxurious but affordable little B&B on the beautiful, quiet remote island of Taketomi in Okinawa prefecture. Taketomi is the perfect getaway destination from the crowd, noise and rush of everyday life, and staying at Sapunaya has made our trip extra rewarding. Staff are very friendly. Breakfast - assortment of fresh fruit, delicious scrambled eggs with bread... More

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Budapest, Hungary
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2009

we stayed in taketomi at the end of our journey to Japan. which was an out of this world experience. absolutly loved it and in my opinion everyone should go there once in their lives. Taketomi is a fresh of breath air after the busy mainland world. the Ryuku style village is beautyful. Sapunaya guest house is a very affordable... More

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Address: 314 Taketomi, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa Prefecture 907-1101, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Okinawa Prefecture > Yaeyama-gun > Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho
Number of rooms: 2

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