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“Asuka no yado” as known by photo and map.
“Asuka no yado” is a hideaway house in Asuka, the place where Japan began.
Renovated from an old private house and decorated with Japanese paintings on fusuma (sliding doors), this is a warm and welcoming place to stay.
“Asuka no yado” was established in the center of Asuka Village, Takaichi County, Nara Prefecture in 2022.
This article introduces the facilities and equipment provided at “Asuka no yado”, along with photos.
We have also included information on the surrounding area, so please take a look!
- About the room
- Facilities & Equipment
- Neighborhood Information
About the room
A small house with a small garden and porch.
“Asuka no yado” is a fully renovated private home.
The house is equipped with a mini-kitchen for cooking, a spacious bathroom with a bathtub, and a toilet.
As only one private house is available per day, you can relax without worrying about anyone else.
With your partner, with your family, or with a group. Of course, solo guests are also welcome.
Please lay out your futon and sleep at night.
Floor plan of Asuka no yado.
A small space in a fully renovated private house, the 12-mat Japanese-style room is divided into two halves by fusuma sliding doors.
A number key is installed at the outside entrance.
The entrance dirt floor is spacious enough for suitcases and baby strollers.
“Asuka no yado” uses an unattended check-in system, and there is a check-in button at the inner door.
The door can be locked from the room side.
The key to the inner door can be found in the key box behind the inner door.
The key box also contains keys for rental bicycles for your shopping.
These bicycles are without gearshift or electric assist. There is only one bicycle available. You are free to use it during your stay, but it is not suitable for sightseeing.
There is also a storage key here, but this key is not available except in case of emergency. Please understand.
- Asuka no yado
- “Asuka no yado” uses unattended check-in.
- There is a key box behind the inner entrance.
On the other side of the “inner door” is the kitchen.
The kitchen is small, with only one induction heater, but it can be used for simple cooking.
A refrigerator (with freezing function), microwave, toaster, and electric kettle are available.
Basic condiments, utensils, dishes, and cutlery are also available.
Garbage cans are available for separation of garbage. We ask for your cooperation in separating garbage.
Beyond the kitchen is the living room, the main room of “Asuka no yado”. There are two six-mat rooms separated by fusuma sliding doors.
We invite you to view the Japanese painting “Asuka Four Deities” in the kitchen side room.
These Japanese paintings were created exclusively for “Asuka no yado” through a crowdfunding project.
The artist is Mr. Seishiro Nagayama, a first-year student of the Japanese Painting Course at Nara College of Art.
He plans to become a Bachelor of Arts after completing a Japanese painting course major at the same university.
The mineral pigments and charcoal used have the same roots as those used in the tumulus murals.
Using precious painting materials made by traditional methods, the artist delicately painted the motifs of the four deities seen in the mural paintings of the ancient tombs of Asuka Village.
Japanese paintings are rarely viewed in detail. Please come and enjoy them at “Asuka no yado”.
- You can enjoy Japanese paintings at close range.
- A small TV is available in the living room.
- This room leads to a Western-style room.
In the room on the bath side, there is a closet for storing bedding and a Japanese-style writing desk.
Please lay out your own bedding when you go to sleep.
The writing desk is equipped with a flashlight, pocket Wi-Fi, alarm clock, pluggable liquid mosquito repellent, and other items for your comfort.
Also, notices and other information from the inn are available here. Please take a moment to read through them.
When futons are laid out, each room sleeps 2 to 3 persons.
“Asuka no yado” is a small building, so it may seem a little cramped for those who want a spacious place to sleep, but it is a very relaxing place to spend a quiet night in Asuka Village.
There are also cleaning supplies, an iron/ironing board, and a clothes brush in the hanger rack on the far right side of the closet. Please use them if you need them.
- Japanese-style room on the bath side.
- This is what it looks like when two sets of futons are laid out.
- The far right side of the closet.
The Western-style room has a cabinet and a window that opens out to the porch.
- Western-style room
- Various tableware is available on the shelf at the back of the photo.
- Sweeping window and porch.
Beyond the living room is a wash stand and changing room.
Toothbrushes and other amenities are located here. A hair dryer and a variety of towels are also available.
- Spacious washbasin.
- A large mirror is convenient for getting ready in the morning.
- Bath towels are available under the sink.
“Asuka no yado” is a small inn, but the bathtub is large enough to stretch out your legs in so that you can relax and unwind from your trip.
The bathtub is equipped with automatic hot water fill and reheating functions, so you can soak in warm water at any time.
The bath has a large window. Enjoy bathing while gazing at the tsuboniwa garden on the terrace.
- “Asuka no yado” toilet is separate from the washbasin, changing room, and bath, and is located next to the kitchen.
“Asuka no yado” has a courtyard terrace in addition to the porch. The courtyard can be seen from the bath windows.
Facilities & Equipment
Service Provider: UQ WiMAX
You can take it with you when you go out, but please be sure to return it to its original location (charging station) when you check out.
Infection control measures
Ventilation available (with windows and exhaust fans)
Cleaned each time by cleaning staff (*No self-cleaning by guests)
Sterilized and disinfected every time. Sterilization products are provided.
The space is spacious enough to maintain social distance.
There are no stairs in our inn, but there are steps at the entrance. Please check the photo.
Facilities at the Inn
Japanese-style room, Western-style room
- Bedding (mattress, quilt, pillow, blankets depending on season) x5 sets
- Air-conditioning and heating facilities
- Table x1
- chairs x2
- Zataku (Japanese low table)
- Zabuton (Cushions) x5
- Japanese-style writing desk ×1
- TV ×1
- IH stove x1
- Microwave oven
- Refrigerator with freezing function
- Electric kettle
- Fry pan
- Cutting boards
- Kitchen knife
- Cooking chopsticks ×2
- Cooking spatula
Tableware & Cutlery
- Mug x5
- Cups ×5
- Glass tumbler x4
- Small plate x4
- Medium plate x9
- Large plate x2
- Small bowls (large and small) x8
- Soy sauce plate x3
- Rice bowls ×5
- Soup bowls x4
- Bathroom (with automatic hot water supply and reheating function)
- Toilet (western style)
- Wash stand x1
- Bath towels
- Bath mat
- Hair dryer
- Washing machine (located in the entrance dirt floor)
- Cleaning tools
- Shampoo, Conditioner, Body soap
- Dental floss
- Hair elastic
Asuka no yado private parking is available in the parking lot in front of the inn. Only one private car can be parked.
Free bicycle rental is available. No speed change or electric assist. Only one bicycle is available.
“Asuka no yado” is located in Asuka Village, Takaichi County, Nara Prefecture.
In the Asuka Period, the culture influenced by the arrival of Buddhism flourished and the ancient nation of Japan took shape.
Asuka Village, which was the center of the Asuka Period, still retains the good old Japanese scenery and buildings that remind us of the history of ancient Japan.
“Asuka no yado” offers an ideal location for sightseeing in Asuka Village, where you can feel the breath of ancient times.
Location of Inn
“Asuka no yado” is located in the “Oka district” in the center of Asuka Village.
Ishibutai Kofun, the most popular sightseeing spot in Asuka Village, popular cafes, famous Asuka hot pot restaurants, and the three major temples of Asuka Village (Asukadera, Okadera, and Tachibana-dera) are all within walking distance.
Furthermore, the village office (scheduled to be relocated to a new building in 2023), banks, post office, and other facilities necessary for daily life are also located in this area.
On the other hand, supermarkets, drugstores, and other stores are scarce, so we recommend that you bring your own necessities.
Nearest Station – Asuka Sta.
Asuka Station is on the Kinki Nippon Railway (Kintetsu) Yoshino Line.
As a base for sightseeing in Asuka Village, there is a tourist information center and a roadside station in front of the station, as well as a bus stop for excursion buses and an office for rental bicycles.
The bus stop and bike rental office are also concentrated in front of the station.
On the other hand, there are few parking lots around Asuka Station, so if you are coming with several cars, it is recommended to use the parking lots around Kashihara Jingu-mae Station, two stations away, and use the bus to get to Asuka Village.
Route from Asuka Station to “Asuka no yado”.
Asuka General Information Center “Asuka Bito no Yakata”.
Asuka General Information Center “Asuka Bito no Yakata” is located in front of Asuka Station. Here, you can get all kinds of information about sightseeing in Asuka. Maps and leaflets are available, and Asuka Kingdom Passport with discount tickets to Asuka Village tourist attractions and free one-day bus passes are also available.
Sights and restaurants within a 15-minute walk.
We have prepared a map of sightseeing spots and restaurants within a 15-minute walk (according to Google Map) from Asuka no yado in Asuka Village, which is full of attractions.
Please use it as a reference for sightseeing and dining in Asuka Village!
Recommended restaurant for Dinner
If you plan to have dinner at a restaurant in Asuka Village, be sure to inquire in advance if the restaurant is open for dinner and make a reservation at the restaurant.
Inquiries made on the day of the event may be difficult to accommodate, so it is recommended to make reservations as early as possible.
In Asuka Village, most stores close after 5:00 p.m. and bus service is extremely limited or nonexistent.
Restaurants, in particular, close at the end of lunch time and at 5:00 p.m.
In the neighboring city of Kashihara, there are many restaurants open until late at night, but public transportation in Asuka Village almost never operates after 6:00 p.m.
There is very little lighting in the village, and it is very dangerous to ride a bicycle after sunset.
If you do not have access to your own car, please take a cab.
Here we have prepared a map of restaurants that are open for dinner and restaurants that we recommend for dinner.
Please use it as a reference for your dining experience.
Asuka Village does not have a large supermarket, but it does have a farmer’s market (direct sales of agricultural products).
The market offers seasonal vegetables and fruits grown in the rich nature of Asuka Village, ancient rice (black rice) which is sold at many restaurants in the village, processed foods made from local ingredients, flowers, breads, confectionaries, daily foods, and even souvenirs.
Depending on the season, you can also buy delicious new rice from Asuka Village, a rice-producing region, and Asuka Ruby and Ancient Capital Flower, strawberries born in Nara Prefecture.
The best time to visit is, of course, first thing in the morning! Although it is a little far from the inn, there is also one near Asuka Station, so please stop by when you visit Asuka Village.
The nearest drugstore is “Discount Drug Cosmos Okadera” near Okadera Station, next to Asuka Station.
There are no drugstores near the inn or within walking distance. Please bring any necessary items to the inn before your stay.
The nearest convenience store is Seven-Eleven Asuka Kawahara, a 13-minute walk (about 1.1 km) away.
Although it is a bit far, the directions are simple and the path is relatively easy to walk on, with wide sidewalks.
However, the entire village gets dark at night, so please be careful and bring a flashlight when you go out.
Souvenir stores, food stores, and more.
This is a compilation of stores, general stores, and food stores where you can buy souvenirs in Asuka Village.
If you become ill during your stay, please refer to the information file located at the inn.
There are medical institutions in the village that provide medical services such as internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics, and dentistry, but they do not provide emergency services on holidays and at night.
Medical facilities that provide emergency services on holidays and at night are located in the neighboring city of Kashihara. It usually takes 12 to 16 minutes by car.
About Emergency and Firefighting
The information file located in the inn contains contact information for emergency services and fire department.
In case of emergency, please refer to the file.
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