Stay in Japan
Let’s stay in Japan.
Furthermore, let’s find quite a new pleasure to stay in Japan.
On this page, you can find unique hotels (mainly vacation rentals).
For example, Japanese traditional houses, a house commanding the great view of Mt. Fuji
and even Zen temples to experience Zazen.
1. stay in Japanese Tradition
Gassho-zukuri is a unique Japanese residential architecture style. It is famous for its characteristic triangular gable roofs.
Unfortunately, you can find Gassho-zukuri houses only in limited areas. For example, in Shirakawa-go (Ogimachi Village), Gifu Prefecture, Aikura Village in Gokayama, Toyama Prefecture, and here in Suganuma Village (a world heritage site since 1995).
Between the late Edo period and the Taisho period (1912-1926), they built these small Gassho-zukuri style houses on flat land in Suganuma Village (Toyama prefecture).
TOKI NO YADO
TOKI NO YADO locates in a mountain village in Nagahama City, Shiga prefecture in the region of Lake Biwa.
The base of the house is a 130-year-old house built in 1890.
Moreover, the house has characteristic sloping roofs which are unique to Kansai‘s heaviest snowfall area. In addition, you can not forget to see beams spanning the main pillars of the house.
Edo Period Kumeya Inn
Kumeya Inn locates in Komoro city, Nagano prefecture. The building used to be a special inn for high-ranking Samurais (Daimyo) in the 17-19th century.
Now they have modernly renovated the inn to ensure a comfortable stay for us. But thankfully, they have kept its traditional and nostalgic appearance.
Hibiki no Yado
Hibiki no Yado locates in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture. Unfortunately, the original was destroyed in a fire. But they have entirely renovated the main house in February 2015.
Surprisingly, before the destruction, the main house and the 2 secondary buildings used to be National Tangible Cultural Properties.
Located in Nagaoka city, Niigata prefecture, the “Echigo-kawaguchi Onsen” has a Japanese-style architecture of over 120 years old.
Although it may look old, the private house has a remodeled interior.
As you enter the front door, there is a large earthen floor with an open vaulted ceiling.
If you look up, you will see a magnificent zelkova beam that will leave you in awe of its beauty.
2. stay in the view of Mt. Fuji
Villa Greefarm Shichiriwa
Villa Greefarm locates in Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Prefecture, on a precipitous plateau called Shichiriwa.
Incidentally, Shichiriwa is 150 meters high and seven miles long (about 28 km). They say Shichiri-iwa was formed by the erosion of debris flow from the eruption of Mt. Yatsugatake by the Kamanashi and Shio rivers flowing to the west and east, respectively.
In addition, the facility has a vast site of more than 14000 square meters and is surrounded by nature.
The view of Mt. Fuji and the Southern Alps from the top of the unobstructed plateau is truly spectacular.