Bringing back Japan's landscape of the past and a traditional living style. The wind leaves greetings on the terraced rice fields. People going about their daily activities just as in the days of old. The sky’s delicate colors changing by the minute. What you see right in front of the thatched-roof villa is just how life was lived in Japan. Experience Japan’s nature and traditions — listen to nature’s soft whispers that change with each season. Visitors to the SASAYURI-ANN ZAO leave with a new, refreshed sense of their selves and how to live back in their world.
Five universal elements, and mindfulness time. The three-tier landscape consisting of a landscaped garden, a pine forest, and mountain peaks compose a marvelous view. Filled with Japan's sense of beauty that values beauty without end and how nature breathes,, you can immerse yourself in a more gently flowing time and space. An attentive experience of Japanese traditions lets you reflect on your inner self.
In the rich nature setting of , time flows slowly. SASAYURI-ANN offers magnificent views of open skies and serene mountain peaks. Looking toward “The Road of the Sun" that appears in the earliest legends of Japan, all your senses will commune with the five universal elements — the Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space.
Thatched dwellings that originated in the Jomon period. Cuisine featuring regional specialties and ingredients and exquisite cooking techniques. With the arts of the bamboo flute, flower arrangement, tea ceremony, and Shugendo, our villa will let you enjoy all these distinctive features of Japan.
The theme of “fire” is seen in SASAYURI-ANN with its open hearths and Fire Ritual, our tea and incense ceremonies, puts you back in touch with the primitive instincts that allowed people to connect with each other and to sense the mystery of ancient days.
The villa situated high above is a perfect place to remove yourself from the everyday hustle and bustle of urban environments and allow all your senses to calm down from dealing with the stress of the external world. Feel the sound, light and smells that resonate within your soul, be conscious of your own breathing and return to being part of Nature. Your mind can free itself from external distractions. Villa owner is a Shugendo practitioner and will guide you into deep meditation and show how it will enrich your daily life.
SASAYURI-ANN villa represents a distinctive spirit and culture unique to Japan and the Japanese people. Our guests at the villa will experience Japan's ancient culture, sense of beauty, and a traditional style of living. The calming experience allows one to look back at where they hail from and rediscover one's idea of self. We hope that a visit to our villa will serve as an opportunity to see and appreciate differences between people but also discover the "oneness" that flows within us all.
庵主 山伏 松林正哲（法名）