L’hôtel de Mai
Cultivate and Fertile Your Time at One guest Limited Hotel

Cultivate and Fertile Your Time at One guest Limited Hotel

We prepare you the fully private room to make your stay relaxed and welcomed. A wooden two-storey former bank built with modernisation has been transformed into a one-room hotel, limited to one guest per a day. This conceptual room retains the atmosphere of the bank and is well harmonized with designer furniture from the early Showa period, lighting and antique decorations from European countries. Enjoy the luxury quality of time at L’hotel de Mai.

Travel to Past in Sasayama – Into a Maze And Amazed

A vertical road connecting the Nikaimachi shopping street and the Kawaramachi merchant houses. L’hôtel de Mai is located on Tatsumachi street, which used to be a flourishing street. The famous buildings represented by Ike-Tomi and Odagaki Shoten still remain, and the alley still has a nostalgic atmosphere of Japan. In the spring of 2024, a Café & Bar is scheduled to open on the ground floor, with the hope of creating a place where people can gather once again. We will offer you cuisines that respond to diversity. We also will offer a place that can accompany those moments when: you want to talk with someone, enjoy yourself or make a toast with old friends. Please enjoy your nightlife here with us, where not only guests but also local residents gather. 

Skyline Through the Windows

Four French drop windows line the exterior walls orderly, which retain the massing of the former bank but also still have the soft impressions. At night, light illuminates the town through the windows softly. When you look at the interior, you will find the wall of glass offers a panoramic view of the Aoyama Shrine and the fireworks during the Dekansho Festival, a summer tradition.


Beyond The Imagination of Washi

Kurotani Washi is known for the Japanese traditional paper evolved in Kyoto dyed with persimmon tannin and charcoal. Hatano Wataru, a washi artist,applies paper to the entire wall that is beyond the imagination of paper.  Please enjoy the subtle black and delicate in its shades of colour.

Wall Decoration by Thatch Craftsman

In the bedroom, bamboo wall decorations were constructed by Ikuya Sagara, a thatch craftsman from Kobe. We requested him to utilize the bamboo material which was often used as a building material in the past, blending into a contemporary interior design. He exceeded our expectations and  created a harmony between the modern space and the classic material.



Mai 68 refers to the student-led mass demonstration arguing for the students and workers rights, and the subsequent change in government policy along with actions in Paris in May 1968.  L’hôtel de Mai takes its name from this event, which was at the root of student rights, human rights and revolution. We hope your stay at our hotel can be a small moment of discovery.

《 Information 》

◇ Toiletries
Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Soap, Toothbrush, Bath Towel, Hand Towel, Hair Dryer.
*Nightwear (Pajamas) are not provided, please bring your own.

◇ Kitchen Facilities
There is no TV in the room to let you escape from the noise and reality.
We prepare simple induction kitchen facilities. Cutlery, plates, pans, small pots, kettles, knives, and seasonings (salt, pepper, oil) are provided. 

■ Capacity: 5 adults
■ Kitchen, washstand, bathtub,Restroom,Dining room,Livingroom(tatami)
■ Parking lot “in front of the inn”.
■ Check-in time is from 14:00 to 19:00.
Please let us know your arrival time in advance so that our staff can schedule according to your arrival time.
■ Check-out time: 10:00am.


In-Room Option 

Breakfast of Homemade English Muffins and Terrine

We have prepared a breakfast to help you enjoy a healthy day on your trip.

English muffins baked exclusively for our guests are served with the refreshing taste of Hyuga Farm’s fromage blanc.

The soup is lavishly prepared with local vegetables.The savory chicken terrine can be eaten for breakfast or with drinks in the evening.

・English muffins (100% Japanese wheat)
・Seasonal soup with local vegetables
・Chicken terrine
・Fromage blanc from Hyuga Farm

The breakfast will be prepared in the fridge and enjoyed at your convenient time. If you would like to take this option, please let us know at least 5 days in advance.

If you have any requests prior to your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavor to assist you whenever possible.

□ L’hotel de Mai

L’hôtel de Mai
Check-in time is between 14:00 and 19:00. 

■Please give us your arrival time.
Our staff will be the hotel depending on the arrival time.

*Self check-in
Our staff are available for check-in until 19:00. If you are arriving late at night, we can offer you a self check-in service. If you wish to check-in privately, please let us know in advance.
Parking lot
Parking is available from 12:00 on the check-in date to 12:00 on the check-out date.
【Google Map】
MAP: Parking Lot

MAP: Hotel

Park your car in front of the facility is permitted, including temporary parking. Please use our perking lot nearby. If you have a lot of luggage, please let us know, and then our staff will be happy to assist you.
■Items provided in the room
Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, bath towels, face towels, toothbrush, kitchen utensils, refrigerator, electric microwave, kettle, hair dryer, etc. Room clothes are not provided, so we recommend you bring your own room clothes. We can lend you an iron if you need.
Kitchen Facilities
There are simple induction kitchen facilities. Cutlery, plates, pans, small pots, knives, and seasonings (salt, pepper, oil, cooking sake) are provided.