Guesthouse U

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Female-only guesthouse, unique in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

You will be surprised finding this beautiful wooden house in the middle of a typical Japanese residential area.

A gentle tree fragrance will welcome you when you come in and the rays of light will enter through the windows like sunlight in the forest.

This is the ideal place if you want rest and spend some time forgetting about the day-to-day things.

Note: This guest house is female only but we accept male guests as long as they come accompanied by a female guest (for example, a couple or family).

The “U” sound that gives name to this guesthouse has several meanings in Japanese:

  • Feel free to visit 遊(U)
  • Spend time leisurely 悠(U)
  • Know new friends 友(U)

Also the name of the owner’s son contains the symbol *Yu* 雄 and it means “hero”.

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Service

Female Only

This guesthouse is only for women.
You must be at least 13-year old to stay.

Check-in / Check-out

Check-in: 17:00-20:00 Check-out: Before 12:00
Please contact us as soon as possible if you think your arrival will happen after 19:00.

Price

4,000 yen/pp
*CASH ONLY, please pay when checking in

Facilities

You will have access to a restroom on each floor, Japanese-style bathroom, refrigerator, washing machine, hairdryer and air conditioner (each room).

Amenity

All amenities are prepared except for night gown.
We offer a variety of sizes and types of pillows, find your favorite!

Free Service

We offer laundry detergent and towels in the washroom so feel free to use them.

Wi-Fi

Please ask our staff about the Wi-Fi password when you check-in.

Parking space

There is free parking space available for cars and bikes.

Caution

No smoking is allowed either inside or outside of the premises.
The owner will not assume any responsibility for loss, theft or damages in the house or the parking area.

Rooms

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Room with beds
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  • Pillows you can choose
  • Reception table
  • Bathroom
  • Laundry room
  • Toilet
  • Stairs
  • Ceiling
  • Door knob

Access

You can easily travel to Takayama or Nagoya by train from a nearby train station.

58 sanae-Cho, Sohara, Kakamigahara-City, Gifu Prefecture 504-0826 (Postcode)
TEL: 0575-22-7540 (Ms.Tsukahara)
e-mail: reservation@guesthouse-u.jp (Japanese, English and Spanish)

Guesthouse “U” is just 2 minutes walking from Meitetsu Rokken Station, 8 minutes from JR Sohara Station and 10 minutes driving from Kakamigahara IC. Car rental is just 10 minutes walking from the guesthouse.

We don’t serve food but there are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby. Ask our staff for details.

There is free parking space available for cars and bikes.
  • Café 喫茶店: ideal for breakfast
  • Café カフェ: tasty cakes
  • Sushi restaurant (lunch menu from 700 yen)
  • Convenience store (Seven-Eleven 24 hours open)

Neighbourhood

Seafood Izakaya “Matsu-sushi”Lunch from700 yen Café Creole Café Creole Breakfast

<Sightseeing spots>

  • Aqua Toto Gifu Aquarium (PDF:548KB)
  • Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum (PDF:575KB)
  • Seki Genkoji (temple) for Goromaru (PDF:324KB)
  • Inuyama
  • Gero Spa
  • Takayama
  • Gujouhachiman
  • Cormorant fishing on the Nagara River (May.11-October.15)(Gifu city)
  • Cormorant fishing on the Oze (May.11-October.15)(Seki city)
  • Heritage Irrigation Structures Sodai Yosui (Seki city and Mino city)

<Festivals>

  • Kakamigahara Air Show (October - November)
  • Kakamigahara Kimchi Festival (November - December)
  • Seki Hamono Festival (katanas, swords*) (only in October)
    *Seki is one of 3 most important producers of blades in the world, with Solingen (Germany) and Sheffield (England).
  • Gifu Gujyo Hachiman Bon Odori (Japanese traditional dance)(2nd Saturday of July - 1st Saturday of September) (PDF:299KB)
  • GIFU KABUKI at Murakuni-Za(Second Saturday and Sunday in October) (PDF:524KB)

*kakamigahara sightseeing MAP (PDF:644KB)