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This Homestay In Sabah Will Make You Feel Like You've Travelled To Japan

Bring me there, kudasai.

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Want to visit Japan and New Zealand all during the same trip? There's just the place for you at Hidden Hills Kundasang.

Nestled among the lush hills of Kampung Dodon Kasigau, Sabah, this charming hidden gem is a Japanese-themed homestay that's an absolute haven for enthusiasts of Japanese culture.

The homestay is open to casual visitors who would like to drop by and admire its unique aesthetic. You'll just need to pay an entrance fee of RM5 for adults and RM3 for children.

They don't call Kundasang the 'New Zealand' of Sabah for no reason. The place boasts a gorgeous view of nature, overlooking Mount Kinabalu, creating a picturesque backdrop straight out of a postcard.

During your visit, you'll get a taste of Japan as well as the land of the sheep.

With its verdant pastures and panoramic view of majestic mountains, you'll be able to enjoy the cool breeze and rejuvenate your soul with the idyllic landscapes around you.

This homestay also provides cosplay rental services, allowing you to don Japanese attire and capture unforgettable, Instagram-worthy moments

You can rent traditional Japanese clothes and cosplay costumes and have a fun photoshoot at their Yukata station. Additionally, you'll find props like paper fans and samurai swords as you wander around the area for the perfect photo-op.

Pose by a torii gate, visit a Japanese tearoom, and spot statues of beloved characters from Studio Ghibli films such as Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro and No Face from Spirited Away.

The rental price for the costumes varies between casual visitors and guests.

Entrance fees + Yukata /Costume rental (free for guests)
Adults: RM38
Children: RM8

This rustic homestay is perfect for nature lovers looking for a weekend getaway from city life

Address
Kampung Dodon Kasigau, 89308 Kundasang, Sabah

Opening hours
9am - 5pm (daily)

For further enquiries, you can reach out to Hidden Hills Kundasang via WhatsApp.

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