Unplugging at Tengoku Japanese House

Davao City — Ever thought of trading the hustle and bustle city life for a day or two of unplugging without having to go too far? There’s no bad time for a relaxing escape to the Tengoku Japanese House. Situated not too far away from Eden Nature Park, this charming two-bedroom Japanese-inspired house calls for guests to unplug, reconnect with nature, and rediscover peace and quiet.
The main house.

Area Tour

From the entrance, you will be welcomed by a relaxing sound of the flowing water from a man-made pool that houses the kois.

On the left, is a small bedroom that's good for two.
The first bedroom.
Inside the first bedroom.
The boardwalk, that added a nice touch to the place by the way, leads to the main house where you will be greeted with an open dining area. Here, you can dine in a traditional Japanese way.
On the background, you can see the open dining area of the main house.
View from the dining area.
The koi pond.
The house also has a roof deck where you can play games with your friends and families, dine, meditate, or just lounge around while giving you a sweeping view of the nature and a bit of the city.

Lucky if you get clear skies but even when it's foggy, it's beautiful nonetheless.
Always be careful when taking photos.

The main house's balcony is a great place for relaxation as well. You can read, reflect, or simply enjoy a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning. Such moments certainly make you appreciate life's simple pleasures.
Mini zen garden below me.

Libre mag emote dito.

Inside the main house, you will find stairs leading to a bedroom that's good for 6 people. Since the bedroom is equipped with tatami mats and futon beds, it is a must that we leave all footwear outside.
Stairs leading to the second bedroom.
Inside the second bedroom.
The bed is so soft and comfy!
View from the second bedroom.
Porch from the second bedroom.
Tengoku Japanese House is perfect for a secluded family or barkada getaway, and can be romantic for couples as well. It doesn't have a lot of amenities, such as a wifi, TV, and cellular signal may be weak. But you can dive into a good book, play board games, or simply enjoy the little pleasures nature can offer—which is what unplugging is really all about.

Rates and Booking

Rates are around P6,500 to 7,000 per night for the whole house (2 bedrooms, 1 bath) for 7 guests. Additional guest is P500 per head.

For now, you may book through AirBnb or simply contact them via Instagram.

They also accept Photoshoot bookings for P4,000 for the first 4 hours. A deposit of P1,500 will be collected as part of the reservation fee and security deposit. (This will be subtracted from the total rental fee.)

Day tour rate of P250 is also available.

You have to book in advance before going there.

How to get there

Tengoku Japanese House is in Davao City. You can find it in Google maps, just within Mountain Haven. Your nearest, most notable landmark is the Eden Nature Park, an hour drive from downtown area. From there, drive a little further and turn left at the Mountain Haven guard house. Just follow where the map leads you.

Please note that you definitely need a car to get there. Roads are all cemented but some parts can be pretty steep.

Other things to note

-Check-in: 1PM - 5PM / Checkout: 12NN
- The place has a kitchen where you can do simple cooking.
- Pets are allowed only in outdoor and living areas.
- Signal may be weak (that's the whole point of unplugging), so bring a book, board games, or anything that will entertain you.
- Since you are surrounded with nature, don't forget to bring mosquito repellent and sunblock.
- It can get cold at night, so bring a jacket with you.


  1. Ganda diyan ah! �� achieve na achieve ang pagka Japanese!

    1. Achieve na achieve talaga! Pati mga decors and displays nila, all Japanese. :)