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B&B Matsukaze, History and Tradition on a Budget

  • In Japan, there are plenty of opportunities to stay in world-class hotels, but in the countryside, those opportunities may not be as plentiful. Rather than settling for a chain hotel, travelers should consider other options for their accommodations. B&B Matsukaze gives guests the chance to stay in a home that offers a glimpse into the past. Proprietor Yuya Morimoto has taken a 150-year-old traditional Japanese home and created a truly unique cultural experience for guests who don’t see accommodations as merely a place to sleep.

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    B&B Matsukaze, History and Tradition on a Budget

    B&B Matsukaze, History and Tradition on a Budget

    Matsukaze truly is a guesthouse, despite being in a building grand enough for a proper ryokan, and it’s meant to be a low-priced yet impactful experience for guests. There are three rooms at the guesthouse, with room sizes accommodating individuals and families alike. The rooms are carefully decorated with calligraphy, paintings, and original antiques to give guests the sense of how traditional Japanese homes were decorated in the past, especially those of the wealthy family that once lived here.

    B&B Matsukaze, History and Tradition on a Budget

    B&B Matsukaze, History and Tradition on a Budget

    To add to the experience, each room opens up to face a well-maintained garden, which is one of the highlights of B&B Matsukaze. Guests are also given the option to sleep on traditional Japanese floor mattresses, which have been popular in Japanese homes for centuries. After a good night’s sleep, you can then enjoy a simple homemade breakfast made by Yuya himself in the cafe area. While the rooms may appear to be from another century, they do have their amenities, though you’ll be sharing showers in most cases. This is simple accommodation, but not so much that you feel like you’re roughing it.

    B&B Matsukaze, History and Tradition on a Budget

    B&B Matsukaze, History and Tradition on a Budget

    Along with providing rooms, B&B Matsukaze also operates a cafe that has become popular with locals. The open interior of the cafe gets just as much attention as the rooms. The soft pastel color scheme and carefully selected furniture gives this cafe a reputation for being a comfortable space where guests can relax. Freshly ground coffee and a range of cocktails are available at the bar.

    B&B Matsukaze, History and Tradition on a Budget

    B&B Matsukaze, History and Tradition on a Budget

    The guesthouse is located near Nabari Station on the Kintetsu Osaka Line, just south of Iga City. Visitors looking for things to do in the area have many options. Just a few minutes walk from the guesthouse, there’s a shopping mall and various restaurants. The area is also famous for the Akame 48 Falls, one of the top destinations for nature lovers in Japan. The Nabari area has a long history and it has maintained its traditional charm in the face of modernization.

    B&B Matsukaze, History and Tradition on a Budget

    B&B Matsukaze, History and Tradition on a Budget

    Prices for the guesthouse vary based on how many guests will be staying in the room. For one person, it costs around 3,000 yen per night. For a family of four, the price goes up to around 12,000 yen, but young children can stay for free if they can share a mattress with their parents. All bookings are in advance, so guests should plan well in advance if they hope to stay in this popular bed and breakfast.

    カフェ 松風
    Address
    三重県名張市上本町34 上本町サンロード商店街内
    Phone
    0595-44-6355
    Nabari
    Address
    Mie Pref. Nabarishi Hirao
    Phone
    Akame 48 Waterfalls
    Address
    Mie Pref. Nabarishi Akamechou Nagasaka
    Phone
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