Experience stunning mountain vistas in a thatched villa getaway with Michelin-star dining


With scenic mountain views and a sea of rice paddies spreading below, Sasayuri-Ann is composed of wonderful wooden villas built with a traditional Japanese aesthetic that includes thatched roofs and pine flooring. Guests sleep on "futon" bedding laid out on "tatami" straw mats. They delight in the tranquility of the landscaped gardens and gorgeous views, followed by relaxing beside the fireplace in the evening.

You can explore the nearby Homa Temple to experience the syncretism of Shintoism and Buddhism, or stroll around the nearby Fukano Village before returning to enjoy gourmet meals of sushi, local fare, or even barbecue and pizza. There is even a multi-course meal of traditional Japanese fare available, prepared by a Michelin star-awarded chef.

What really sets Sasayuri-Ann apart, however, is its superior level of service — everything is overseen by Tetsuji Matsubayashi, villa owner and ascetic monk, who is happy to show guests around the area and ensure that their stay is second-to-none.


656 Muroufukano, Uda-shi, Nara

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