Sen no Ie (仙の家) – Miyanoura
Sen no Ie (仙の家) is ideally situated on the banks of the Miyanoura River. The cottages are also near to Shiratani Unsuikyo. The owner of Sen no Ie is a master craftsman working with the precious yakusugi wood. There is an exhibition room of his work in the main building.
There are 4 cottages and 3 have a fitted kitchen with cooking equipment. The cottages of Sen no Ie can sleep between 2 – 5 people and so they are ideal for families. The cottages are tatami style with futons. Some of the cottages have the traditional charcoal fires. There is also a traditional wood-fired iron bath to sit in and relax after a long day's hike. The deluxe cottage even has a massive sugi bath carved out of one large log! The sound of the river is ever-present and the cottages are surrounded by sugi trees so as you really do feel as though you are in the heart of nature.
Sen no Ie staff speak English.
Cottage rates are from 10,500 yen – 21,000 yen with 2 people in a cottage.
Payment is by cash.
A cancellation fee is requested should you cancel your booking from 7 days before check in.
Check in: 16:00
Check out: 09:30
Miyanoura , Shiratani Hashi, Yakushima
Contact YES Yakushima if you'd like us to book a room. No booking fee required.
30%: 7 days – 3 days before check-in / 60%: 2 days before check-in / 80%: 1 day before check-in / 100%: on the day of check-in / 100%: guest fails to check-in & no contact
See reviews below photographs
Ellen: May 2014
We really enjoyed our stay at Sen no Ie! The cottages were beautiful, clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and spoke great English. They were always available to help us out with things and provide whatever we needed, including kitchen supplies–they even brought me scissors when they saw I was doing origami, and gave us a special bug killer when we saw a big spider. 😉 The wood-fires tub was amazingly relaxing–we really enjoyed our nightly soaks listening to the river. We had an excellent BBQ which the owner set up for us, and he provided us with an English translation of the menu at a nearby restaurant when we wanted to eat out. The attention to detail is really nice–each cottage has tiny, hand-illustrated guides to the bath, the facilities and the local wildlife. The owners also sell beautiful cedar crafts and offer classes to make your own. I'm usually a hostel person but for the extra money (which actually with a group was very reasonable) I would definitely stay here again. 5 stars