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
Want more than just sightseeing?

Experience innermost 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 that 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.

Guest Reviews

Marissa(United States)
Great Lesson! I want to come back and make more great food!
Augie(United States)
This lesson was very interesting and fun to learn! I wan to come back soon!
Betsy&Kc(HongKong)
Wonderful Lesson , Wonderful Teacher, Wonderful Food, Wonderful Experience
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Media

Introduced by Tokai TV program"News One".

Famous TV anchor came to experience "Any Time New Year Program". Thankfully he and I enjoyed a lot!

Introduced in Local News Paper "Chunichi-Shinbun"

Wahokuju Sakura was introduced as a unique Homestay.

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".

Kimono Dressing

着物体験
3,000JPY+tax

In Japan there is a custom to wear Kimonos in the New Year and visit shrines and temples. It is an event to pray forsafety year and for family health. Walk in town, wearing a gorgeous and beautifully designed Kimono?

Go into Seki city for dinner 

I can recommend some nice restaurants in town.   I will show you.

Home-staying

You are welcom to stay at my home.
A cozy one room is available for two peole.  
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.

Accomodation

Our small yet comfortable house that gets plenty of morning sun and breeze. 
We are waiting for your visit.

Introduction of rooms in our house

Your room

Kitchen
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 the beautiful 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.  I returned to Japan with a feeling to  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 your pet.

I am very sorry, but I have to decline accommodation by men alone.

Please be quiet after 11 o'clock.

Free parking available.

Free Wifi Available

 

Cancellation is required 3 days in advance.

We do not charge the cancellation fee if you cancel by 3 days before the reservation.

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

Cancellation by 3 days ... No cancellation fee.

Canceled 2 days ago ... Pay 50% of the fee

Cancel the previous day ... Pay 70% of the fee

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

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