About the Guesthouse!
It opened in the fall of 2020 in the small mountain town of Kurokawa, Shirakawa-cho, Kamo-gun, Gifu Prefecture.
It is an old one-story house with a large entrance and a stylish white curtain. Although it is an old house, the interior has been remodeled in a modern style.
The interior is bright and clean, based on white wood and white wallpaper, so you will feel very comfortable.
There are two Western-style rooms.
The walls are decorated with Kurokawa-themed artworks by artists living in the neighborhood.
Each room has two beds, but there is also a spare futon, so each room can accommodate up to four people.
There are many flexible menus to choose from, and we will do our best to meet your expectations.
Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available for working vacation and remote meetings.
We also have a library of 5,000 books for you to browse through.
We also have a Finnish tent sauna as an option, so you can detox your body.
Kurokawa, Shirakawa-Cho is a highland area at an altitude of 400 meters and is rich while being surrounded by 1000m mountains on all sides.
The blue of the summer sky is deep and beautiful only in this region where the air is clean. This clean air, the temperature difference between day and night, the foggy humidity, and the sunshine in the mountains are all essential conditions for the production of high-quality tea.
This is where Shirakawa tea, one of the best teas in Japan, is produced.
The quarrying of manganese stone, rich in minerals, is the only production area of its kind in Japan.
The town's representative buildings include a former pipe organ workshop and a traditional local kabuki culture.
The Higashi-za, a local kabuki theater, has been inherited and nurtured by the community. Built-in 1889, Higashi-za is still owned by the late Nakamura Kanzaburo as its first owner and Nakamura Kanku as its second owner. It is a valuable active cultural heritage that conveys Japan's local Kabuki culture.
Also, agriculture, forestry, and livestock industries are flourishing due to the blessed climate.
The area is also known for the cultivation of shiitake mushrooms and the raising of "drug-free Anshin Pigs" as a new experiment. Organic farming is also being conducted.
As you can see, Kurokawa is an attractive area where people carefully watch over and nurture the old things, but are also not afraid to tackle new challenges.
Manager (staff support)
In principle, the owners are available from 8:30 to 17:00 on weekdays.
Please call the emergency number outside of business hours.
Check-in / Check-out
Check-in: 15:00 - 17:00
Staff will answer at the entrance.
In principle, check-in time is between 15:00 and 17:00.
If you wish to check-in before 3:00 p.m., there is an additional charge of 1,000 yen per hour.
If you arrive after 17:00, our staff will be on call until 20:00.
If you arrive after 8:00 p.m. or after the check-in time without notifying us, you will be treated as a cancellation.
Please be aware of this.
Please note that guests coming from overseas will be asked to make a copy of their passports at check-in.
Until 11:00 the next day
If you use the room after 11:00 a.m., there is an additional charge of 1,000 yen per hour.
The key is returned to the dedicated box.
Luggage storage is available after check-out. Luggage storage after check-out available on request
Rooms: Two Western-style rooms (Sakura and Hinoki), maximum 4 people.
Each room has two beds and bedding for one to four people.
Kitchenette (water, sink, stove, refrigerator)
Toilet in the room (flush and western style, with bidet)
What to bring
Please bring your pajamas, face towels, and other toiletries. Bath towels and toothbrushes are available for rent and sale.
Locking, Manners, and Valuables
About lock and key
Please use the key for the kitchen door if you are renting a whole house, and use the key for each room if you are using a room. An additional cost will be added if you lose a key.
Smoking is prohibited in the entire building, including outside. Please be sure to observe the rules.
Hair dyeing in the bathroom is prohibited.
Large fireworks and rocket fireworks are prohibited.
There is no curfew, but please stay indoors after 10:00 p.m. to avoid disturbing the neighbors and fellow guests.
Please take care of your valuables at your own risk.
100% cancellation fee will be charged for same-day cancellations only.
Dining room: Dining table available
Bathroom: with shower
Additive-free: Body soap, shampoo, and conditioner are provided.
Washbasins: 3 (2 of them in the shared bathroom)
Common kitchen: pots, pans, dishes, etc. available for self-catering.
The hall can be used for vacations, meetings, workshops, children's playground, etc.
Satoyama Minna no Library: Over 5,000 books in the library
Meals during your stay are completely self-catering.
Please feel free to use the cooking utensils, tableware, and dishcloths provided in the dining room or your private room.
If you need to buy food, we will guide you to nearby stores.
About garbage separation
-Pet(plastic) bottles, aluminum cans, bottles, Please rinse well and put them near the drainer in the cafeteria.
-Burnable garbage (paper, plastic, rubber, etc.) - please dispose of them in the garbage cans in your rooms.
Please set up your bedding by yourself.
If you would like to change your bedding, we can do so for a fee of 1,000 yen per set.
Free Wi-Fi: Available (high-speed)
Pets are not allowed in the room. No pets are allowed, due to allergies.
Parking: Free parking is available in front of the inn.
Amenities and Facilities
Additive-free shampoo, conditioner, and body soap: Always available
Automatic washing machine and unscented laundry detergent: Available
Bedding (pillows, quilts, sheets, covers, etc.): Available
Toilet, kitchenette, refrigerator: available in each room
Shared bathroom: Available
Shared kitchen： Available
Cookware and tableware: Available
Bath towels (Towel Laboratory #003) - 500 yen
Face towels (Towel Laboratory #003) - 200 yen
Bedding is provided, but if you wish to use a sleeping bag, please contact us.
Toothbrushes - 100yen
Convenience stores and supermarkets nearby
Smile Shop "Eightkuya" (Kakitan area): 2minutes by car
Restaurant Irori (Yakiniku)
Restaurant Yuen (Chinese food)
Roadside Station Mino Shirakawa Piacere
Nearby Recommended Spots
Local Kabuki Theater "Azuma-za": about 8 minutes by car
Onpoin no Yu, Kuraya hot spring in Tsuchi Gorge: 40 minutes by car.
The Nakanodaira Community Center
Sakurada shrine: about 20 minutes by car.
Optake can be seen from the Oyama-Sama (temple).
-Please check out the Shirakawa Town Green Tourism Council's Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages for more information.
Please feel free to contact us directly by phone or email if you have any further questions.
Enjoy the sound of the birds, the aroma, and the steam with your entire body.
Reservations can be made up to two days before check-in.
Make an original bird call that will allow you to talk with birds⁉!
Bushcraft is a way to touch wood and make your tools.
Let's go for a bird-watching walk with your bird call!
Reservations can be made up to two days before check-in.
-Enjoying the five senses in a food garden
From planting vegetable seeds to cooking freshly harvested vegetables for the dinner table
From planting the seeds to cooking and eating freshly picked vegetables, this is a program that fully utilizes the five senses.
Reservations can be made up to three days before check-in.
Other activities include...
Playing in the river
Tree planting, forest thinning, and other forest regeneration experiences
Barbecue experience with a variety of local organic vegetables as well as meat
The beautiful old-fashioned landscape is the perfect setting for a fun, active, and fashionable day out.
We look forward to seeing you there!