和食住 さくら
Wa-shoku-ju Sakura
TEL. 0575-24-4667
Mobile No. 090-5038-4527

〒501-3917   1-1-9 Kitatenjin, Seki-shi, Gifu
Sightseeing is not good enough for you?

Experience inside Japan through our original
“Any Time New Year” program

~Cooking Osechi (Washoku) & Homestay!~

What’s “Any Time New Year” program?
 As Japanese every day lives are westernizing, New years’ celebration is one of the most traditional Japanese ways which still remain.
 Join our “Any Time New Year” program, where you can experience the Japanese traditional New Year celebration with cooking and lecture throughout the year!

About "Osechi"

“Osechi” is one of “Washoku” traditional Japanese cuisine. “Washoku” was added to UNESCO’s Intangilbe Cultural Heritage list in 2013.
 “Osechi” is the special traditional cuisine for the New Year’s Day.
 We also call it “osechi-ryori”. Its dishes are packed beautifully in layers of lacquer boxes called “jubako”. The kinds of osechi-ryori dishes prepared at Japanese homes vary from region to region.
Traditionally, people finish preparing osechi dishes by New Year’s Eve so that they have food for a couple of days.
 Each dish that makes up osechi-ryori has a special meaning such as good luck, happiness , health, wealthy, long life, good harvest, prosperity, and so on.
 For example, prawns represent long life, kuromame(cooked sweet black beans) mean health, tazukuri(sweet fried sardines) to a good harvest and kurikinton(sweet chestnuts and mashed sweet potato) to happiness.

"Any Time New Year" program

Lecture

10:00-10:30
What is a New Year’s ceremony? How do Japanese spend New Year’s Day?
I hope you get to experience our Japanese cultures with this lecture.

Cooking & eating

11:00-13:30
Let’s enjoy making a New Year’s cuisine “Osechi” which is one of the most traditional celebration dish in Japan.
After cooking, enjoy eating Osechi with chopsticks.

Cooking & eating

11:00-13:30
Let’s enjoy making a New Year’s cuisine “Osechi” which is one of the most traditional celebration dish in Japan.
After cooking, enjoy eating Osechi with chopsticks.

Option

Calligraphy

書道 (Shodo)                   2,000JPY+tax

First calligraphy of the New Year is called "Kakizome" in Japan.  In Kakizome, we write our new year's resolution or a Chinese charactar, Kanji that represents good  luck, happy meaning and our favorite words.  Why don't you try it with a brush.  It's not difficult. So anyone can do "Kakizome".

Dressing Kimono

着物体験
3,000JPY+tax

In Japan there are customs to wear Kimonos in New Year and visit shrines and temples. It is an event that pray for safety of one year and family health. Why don't you walk in town, wearing a gorgeous and beautifully designed Kimono?

Feel free to go into Seki city for dinner 

If you want me to recomend nice restautants, I  will show you.

Home-staying

You can stay at my home.
We have an available Room one cozy Japanese tatami room
for 2 people
Please enjoy our comfortable Japanese Futon
instead of beds
and
share our family’s bathroom.

Charge

“Any Time New Year” program

10:00-13:30
8,000JPY +Tax per person 
3.5hours
lecture-cooking-eating

“Any Time New Year” program and Staying

Check in   14:00 
Check out 9:00
"Any Time New Year" program
   starts at 10:00.  
10,000JPY+Tax per person
Include light breakfast in charge.

Option  Calligraphy

14:00-15-00
2,000JPY +Tax

Option  Dressing Kimono

15:30-16:30
3,000JPY +Tax

Extended Stay

2,500JPY +Tax  per person a day

“Any Time New Year” program and Staying

Check in   14:00 
Check out 9:00
"Any Time New Year" program
   starts at 10:00.  
10,000JPY+Tax per person
Include light breakfast in charge.

Accommodation

Our small comfortable house where gets enough the morning sun and wind. 
We are waiting for your visit from bottom of our heart.

Introduction of rooms in our house

Your room

Kichin
Living room

Bathroom

dining room

Half bathroom

Bathroom

 和食住 さくら 
Wa-shoku-ju Sakura

OUR TOWN
SEKI

Seki is located in the center of Gifu Prefekture.  Gifu is also center of Japan.  Our Town Seki is famous for knives, cutlery, Japanese swords and Oze-Comorant Fishing, which is a traditional fishing method.  We also have a beautiful river Nagara river and lots of mountains.
Enjoy Japan's ancient traditional culture and magnificent nature in SEKI. 

Your Host

I was born and raised in Seki, Gifu Prefecture. I love English and would like to know the world outside of Japan. When I was a student in my 20s, I studied abroad in Los Angeles, USA and Toronto, Canada.
I really appreciated the people who took care of me at the homestay.
I was able to touch on the warmth of the people I met on the site and live a fulfilling overseas life. Next time, I returned to Japan with a feeling that I will welcome foreign people here.
 Currently in local Seki city, ECC English conversation classroom opened. I am also accepting homestay. From June 2017, I obtained a certificate from the Cooking Association for Foreigners.
  I'd love to bring more tourists to Seki city and to show the region that I am from. 

Notes


Non smoking

Please do not bring with your pet.

I am very sorry, but I will refuse accommodation by men alone.

Please be quiet after 11 o'clock.

Free parking available.

Free Wifi Available

 

Cancellation is required 3 days in advance.

In case of cancellation by 3 days before the reservation, we do not charge the cancellation fee.

However after that, the cancellation fee will be as follows.

Cancellation by 3 days ... I do not get a cancellation fee.

Canceled 2 days ago ... Please pay 50% of the fee

Cancel the previous day ... Please pay 70% of the fee

Cancel the day ... Please pay 100% of the fee



和食住 さくら
Wa-shoku-ju Sakura

ACCESS

1-1-9 Kitatenjin, Seki-shi, Gifu

▼By Car
NAGOYA.....ICHINOMIYA I.C....ICHINOMIYA JCT.....SEKI I.C......CDC INN
           NAGOYA               MEISHIN             OKAI-HOKURIKU     
           EXPWY 10min.      EXPWY 5min.      EXPWY 30min.      15min.
OSAKA................................ICHINOMIYA JCT.......SEKII.C.......CDC INN
                  MEISHIN EXPWY 2hr.
TOKYO ①......TOYOTA JCT......TOKAI JCT.......TOMIKASEKI I.C......CDC INN
           TOMEI EXPWY   TOKAI-KANJO    TOKAI-HOKURIKU
           3hr.15min         EXPWY 30min.   EXPWY 20min.           15min.
     ②....OKAYA JCT..........TOKAI JCT.......TOMIKASEKI I.C......CDC INN
           CHUO EXPWY   CHUO EXPWY
              2hr.                   2hr.         
▼By Train & By Bus
Central Japan                                                 SEKI CITY
  International Airport.......NAGOYA....................TERMINAL........CDC INN
                     MEITETSU EXP.    MEITETSU & GIFU Bus      10min. by taxi
                         37min.            1hr.20min.
                                         (Meitetsu Bus Center 4th floor 23gate)
                                                                        SEKI CITY 
                                       NAGOYA.....GIFU........TERMINAL........CDC INN
                                            JR TOKAIDO   GIFU Bus
                                            line 25min.      50min.
NAGOYA.......SHIN-UNUMA........MINO-OTA.........SEKIGUCHI.......CDC INN              MEITETSU            JR TAKAYAMA line     NAGARAGAWA    10min.walk
    INUYAMA line              15min.              Rialway 20min.
        40min.         
NAGOYA.....GIHU.....UNUMA......MINO-OTA.........SEKIGUCHI.......CDC INN
    JR TOKAIDO   JR TAKAYAMA
    line 25min.     line 25min.

tel:0575-24-4667
mobile: 090-5038-4527
mail:sakurai3yayoi@gmail.com