My husband and I as well as our 5 month old infant stayed here for 2 nights at the end of October and it was absolutely wonderful. Our correspondence with Kayoko began months before our trip and right away we can tell that she is very accommodating. Meeting her was like meeting an old friend. We were blown away by her warm wonderful hospitality, useful tips, incredible help and knowledge. The guesthouse was such a delight - with a nice little garden in the middle, spanking new modern bathrooms with high tech heaters, three tatami-matted rooms and a common room where you eat breakfast and drink tea or coffee in the afternoon. We stayed in the biggest room which is the only room on the second level. It has its own balcony, a WC and sink. Kayoko even prepared a Winnie the Pooh covered futon for our little baby. Breakfast here was the best I've had in our whole 10 days trip in Japan. We were served pan fried salmon, miso soup, rice, Japanese omelette and local pickles. I was happy to eat this Japanese-style breakfast for both days even though my husband opted for the more modest Western-style breakfast during the second day. Although Sakuraya modestly claims to be a guesthouse, it felt more like a ryokan to me and I totally recommend it to anyone who is looking to experience that genuine, authentic, warm Japanese hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The traditional background of the Sakuraya guesthouse will the make you discover the ancient Japanese customs. We will welcome you in a friendly and familial atmosphere for everyone who loves Japanese habits. You will also appreciate our beautiful Japanese rooms and sleep on a real futon. You will have the pleasure to savour a Japanese breakfast. The showers and the bathrooms have been completely renovated and now they have a wonderful modern style. ... more less