As the name suggests, Grandma Yaiko, her daughter-in-law Miyoko, and her husband Shuichi greet you with gentle smiles.
Outline of the property
This 140-year old house in Fukushima is a large wooden house supported by black beams.
You can stay in a quiet environment surrounded by mountains.
Room rates: 8,000 yen and up per person per night with 2 meals (half price for children).
(From Nov. 1 to Mar. 31: 1,000 yen per person for winter heating fee)
(From November 1 to March 31, a winter heating fee of 1,000 yen or more per person is charged.
Specialty! About "Grandma Yayiko
Yairiko-Baai-chan is a tiny and cheerful person that has been featured on national TV plenty of times. Even though she is over 80 years old, she is extremely energetic and hardworking. Today, she is still working hard at farming. She has a wonderful smile overflowing with charm that will surely bring a smile to your face!
Covid 19 Preventative Measures
We try to ventilate as much as possible by opening windows and operating ventilation fans.
The hotel takes thorough health care measures such as wearing masks, disinfecting hands, and gargling.
We ask for your cooperation in wearing masks, disinfecting your hands, and gargling when you enter the building.
Please note that we may ask for your cooperation in taking your temperature.
Experience Menu (A variety of agricultural experiences are offered each season.)
Experience fee: 2,000 yen and up per person (tax included; materials fee not included; please inquire for details)
Spring (April, May, June)
(1) Planting vegetable seeds (2) Collecting wild vegetables (3) Rice planting experience (4) Making koji miso
(4) Making koji miso (5) Cherry blossom viewing lunch box (6) Making soybean flour on a millstone (7) Making homemade tofu
Summer (July, August, September)
Harvesting cherry tomatoes ②Drinking somen noodles ③Making Kashiwa Mochi
(3) Making Kashiwa-mochi (rice cakes) (4) Processing small tomatoes (5) Observing fireflies and stars (6) Making mulberry jam (7) Making pickled plums
Autumn (October, November, December)
Harvesting sesame seeds ③Rice harvesting experience ④Autumn concert
Harvesting chestnuts ⑥Harvesting autumn vegetables
Winter (January, February, March)
(1) Making frozen daikon (Japanese white radish) (2) Osechi (New Year's food) (3) Pounding rice cakes (4) Making Christmas wreaths (5) Making yuzu jam
(5) Making yuzu jam (6) Making dumplings (7) Making Christmas cake
Meal times: Dinner: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Meal Location: 2nd-floor cafe (common space)
The menu includes seasonal vegetable salad, soup, and roasted Ishikawa beef.
For dessert, you can enjoy seasonal fruits from the local area.
Please note that the ingredients may change depending on the weather and the growing conditions of the vegetables.
Allergy support: Available. Please let us know in advance.
Room image: 140-year-old farmhouse
1) Japaense-style : up to 3 guests, 12.96 m2
2) Japaense-style : up to 3 guests, 12.96 m2
Check-in: 15:00 - Check-out: 10:00
The room is a farmhouse-style tatami room with solid pillars and a sense of 140 years of history.
Water facilities (bath, toilet, washroom)
Bath: Circulation filtration type
Bathing hours: 18:00 - 21:00
Bath time: 18:00 - 21:00 Toilet: Flush type, with bidet
The bathroom and toilet are shared but have been remodeled.
Nearby facilities and restaurants
Convenience store: 15 minutes by car
Supermarket: 20 minutes by car
Restaurant: 20 minutes by car
Hot spring facilities
There are four hot spring villages in the town, Shionosawa Onsen, Katakura Onsen, Nekosaki Onsen, and Hahaata Onsen.
There are four hot spring villages of various sizes scattered in the quiet mountain town.
During your stay, why not try bathing in one of these hot springs?
Shionosawa Onsen: 10 minutes by car
Katakura Onsen: 10 minutes by car
Nekonaki Onsen: 20 minutes by car
Momohata Onsen: 25 minutes by car
Ishikawa Town is located in the southern part of the Abukuma Mountains, where metamorphic rocks and granitic rocks meet, there are more than 150 kinds of minerals produced here.
It has long been considered one of the three major mineral mountains in Japan, along with Naegi in Gifu Prefecture and Tanoue in Shiga Prefecture. It is world-famous for calculating many rare element minerals.
The unique geology of the area has produced some of the best radium hot springs in Tohoku.
Radium hot springs are usually found at low temperatures.
You can enjoy the tepid water, which is close to body temperature.
In the meantime, you can absorb radon (a gaseous element released from radium) through your skin and respiratory organs which are said to improve your physical condition.
Radon is said to be effective in improving circulatory disorders, lowering blood pressure, and menopausal disorders and has been popular as a therapeutic bath for centuries.
Ishikawa Town is proud of its cherry blossoms in spring.
In spring, Ishikawa Town is proud of its cherry blossoms.
The town is proud of the 2,000 cherry trees that line the riverbank in the center of the town and the Takada cherry tree, which is over 500 years old and is a prefectural natural monument.
The cherry blossoms change their expression from season to season.
2,000 rows of cherry trees: 10 minutes by car
Takada cherry blossoms: 15 minutes by car
In the Edo period (1603-1868), the town was known as "Sakuradani" (cherry blossom valley), and you can enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms of Ishikawa Town.
Fireflies and Starry Skies
In summer, you can enjoy fireflies here and there in the town, as well as stargazing under the starry sky.
The Iwatsukowake Shrine is one of the most important shrines in Mutsu.
It has been a pillar of local faith since ancient times.
The approach to the main shrine is lined with seasonal flowers such as hydrangeas and autumn leaves.
In mid-September, the town's traditional event, the Iwatotsukowake Shrine Grand Festival, and a Parade of portable shrines is held, and the venue is filled with excitement.
Ishikawa Town's specialties include apples and other fruits, konjacs, and rice cakes.
The town is famous for its fruits such as apples, konnyaku vegetables, Ishikawa beef, and pure rice wine.
You can enjoy a variety of experiences depending on the season.
(Fruits are harvested from August to November.
When coming by JR
15 minutes by car from Banjo-Ishikawa Station on the Mizugun Line.
60 minutes from Koriyama Station on the Shinkansen Line
40 minutes from Shin-Shirakawa Station on the Shinkansen.
20 minutes from Fukushima Airport
45 minutes from Shirakawa IC of Tohoku Expressway
Parking: Up to 4 standard cars
A word from the owner
Please spend a quiet time in a 140-year-old house.
Our meals, both dinner, and breakfast are prepared with local ingredients and served with care.
We will serve you with all of our heart.
There is a cute cat named "Shiro" living in our house.
If you are allergic to cats, please be careful.
Pets are not allowed.