Japanese Culture. New England Tradition.

KAEDE (Ka-eh-day)  Bed & Breakfast opened in August of 2006.  It is located on Town Hill atop the downtown of historic Ipswich, Massachusetts, in what is known as the Coburn Home, built in 1845.  KAEDE combines a touch of Japanese culture with New England charm in this historic Federalist building.  Come enjoy a simple and tasteful fusion of Japanese and New England hospitality, savor a hearty Western style breakfast or sample some simple Japanese fare.  We are here to host you for your stay in Ipswich.

Amenities include:

-10 individually and tastefully appointed rooms, all with private bathrooms (all bathrooms are en suite excepting SAKURA ‘Cherry room’ where the private and unshared bathroom is located across the hall)

-Full breakfast cooked to order with fruit course, coffee, tea, every morning

-All rooms include air conditioning, access to hair driers and irons, wireless Internet, 5 rooms also include a full line-up of cable TV channels (and 5 do not have TVs for those of you who find bliss to be a less digital experience)

-Softdrinks, water, and tea always available in the dining area

-Plenty of space downstairs to enjoy a good book or a stimulating conversation and the patio is a great spot to relax in the late afternoon


A few notes:

  1. This is a bed and breakfast where your hosts live in the building.  It really is our house and our decor reflects who we are as a family.  It is an older building in all its character and charm, and we have accented it with what we feel are tasteful touches from our time in Japan and thereafter.
  2. Check in is between 2pm and 9pm.  If you anticipate an arrival time outside of that time frame, please contact us and see if we are able to make those arrangements.
  3. Our Japanese style breakfast is a simple affair.  We offer miso soup, rice, and some option of a main course (okazu) that is usually tofu or egg based, and usually a side dish or two of pickled or sauteed vegitables (tsukemono).  I repeat, it is not an elaborate feast like one might find at a traditional Japanese ryokan.  It is a healthy and wholesome offering that is vegetarian and can also be offered vegan.  Like everything else, we try and keep it simple, and the miso is excellent.
  4. Cancellations can happen and are understandable, but we reserve the right to charge a minimum of 1 night’s stay for any cancellation made within 10 days of the reservation.  We also reserve the right to charge a $25 deposit fee for any cancellation.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Use the drop down bar at the top to take a look at the rooms.  We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Ipswich.



Jason, Makiko & Asuka



A couple photos from around the inn:

The dining room in the late afternoon sun:


Wedding kimono in the front hall:


Front door in the offseason: