By Geoff Day
Branded as an ancient paradise beyond memory, Sasayuri-ann in Nara Prefecture is a unique lodging with rich history and fascinating cultural activities set in the birthplace of the Japanese ninja.
This mountain villa is the perfect combination of Japaneses style and luxurious accommodation. From the thatched roof to the traditional pine flooring and the living room with its irori sunken fireplace, Japanese authenticity pervades throughout this lodge originally constructed more than 150 years ago. While this historic home stays true to its spirit, it has also been completely restored and refurbished with every modern convenience and luxury necessary for the perfect getaway.
Sasayuri-ann offers guests (two to ten people) an exclusive mountain house experience with panoramic views over the countryside and rice fields below. Rich cultural events are available as options and include a range of activities deeply associated with the region including live ninja demonstration, Noh theater, Zazen or chanting sessions in Shugendo style, traditional music performances, flower arrangement and more.
For additional information and reservations, view the English website.
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