About Hoshihara Yama School
Ever wanted to stay at school?
Hoshihara Mountain School is an exchange and accommodation facility surrounded by a rich hometown at an altitude of about 450 meters, which was partially renovated from the abandoned wooden school building of Miyoshi Municipal Ueda Elementary School.
You can stay in the classroom of a closed school.
At night, the sky is so close, you can even enjoy stargazing! In the fall, you can enjoy the experience of being in a sea of clouds! Anyone can use the school building for overnight stays or day trips, and it can also be used for events.
The "Furusato Nature Experience School" is held throughout the year, so there is plenty to experience!
◎About the accommodation plan
Limited to 2 groups per day, from 3 to 38 people.
Meals are not included in the accommodation fee.
About the rooms
2 bedrooms (3 to 19 people)
Size: 24 tatami mats (49 m3)
There are no locks in the bedrooms.
There is no lock in the bedrooms.
Meals are self-catering, but you can experience cooking if you wish.
You can use the shared kitchen (with cooking utensils and plates), and the shared refrigerator/freezer.
Recommended places in the neighborhood
Hirata Kanko Farm (5 minutes by car)
-At Hirata Kanko Nouen, you can pick seasonal fruits throughout the year! You can enjoy the most delicious ripe fruits of each season! There are 15 different kinds of fruits and more than 150 varieties of each kind of fruit.
You can try your hand at dyeing and making sweets.
Miyoshi Winery (about 15 minutes by car)
This is a facility where you can observe the wine-making process and do wine tasting.
The winery harvests Pinot Noir, Syrah, Petit Verdot, and other grapes are grown on its farm and carefully brews them.
In addition to the free tasting corner, there is also a facility called "TOMOÉ-kan," where high-quality TOMOÉ series wines are served in original glasses for a fee. The TOMOÉ series is 100% Miyoshi-grown wine made from high-quality grapes grown in Miyoshi's soil, climate, topography, and other geographical conditions, and has won numerous awards at wine competitions in Japan and abroad.
On the premises, there is a wine specialty center where you can find not only wine but also local specialties, as well as a barbecue garden (indoor and outdoor) where you can enjoy Hiroshima beef and Miyoshi wine.
There is also a barbecue garden (indoor and outdoor) where you can enjoy Hiroshima beef and Miyoshi wine. Various events are held each season, including a wine festival held in spring and fall, to entertain visitors.
Sera Winery 25 min. by car
-Sera Winery is a winery located in the Sera Dream Park.
Sera Winery offers a winery using Sera grapes, a wine store, a restaurant, the Yume Kogen Market, and a footbath.
The winery store sells not only wine but also sweets.
The Yume Kogen Market sells fresh vegetables, fruits, and other specialties of the Serra Highlands. This is a facility where all the delicious foods of Serra are gathered, and you can be satisfied with everything from eating to shopping!
Japanese Monster Museum About 30 minutes by car
- In April 2019, Japan's first museum of Yokai (ghosts), the Goichi Yumoto Memorial Museum of Japanese Yokai (Miyoshi Mononoke Museum), was established in Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Prefecture.
The museum displays the "Inou Mononoke Roku," a yokai story set in Miyoshi City's Miyoshi Town, as well as other yokai materials, mainly from the collection of ethnologists and yokai researchers Goichi Yumoto. There is also an amusement zone, "TeamLab Yokai Amusement Park," where visitors can learn about yokai while playing. With interactive exhibits such as "Drawing Yokai and People," both children and adults can have fun. In the same premises as the Japan Yokai Museum, there is the Miyoshi Area Culture and Tourism Town Development Exchange Center, where visitors can relax and enjoy themselves, as well as a store selling Miyoshi's specialties and a restaurant, Mononoke Dining.
Bikoku Hillside Park About 40 minutes by car
Bikoku National Hillside Park consists of seven areas:
Naka-no-hiroba, Hibano-no-sato, Hana-no-hiroba, Dai-so-hiroba, Tsudoi-no-sato, Minori-no-sato, and Ikoi-no-mori.
The four themes of "seeing," "playing," "experiencing," and "eating" can be experienced in the various areas. In addition, events are held in the park according to the four seasons, and the park is crowded with tourists during the event season. In particular, the flower plaza, which covers an area of about 1.5 hectares and is filled with flowers, is a spectacular sight and attracts attention as an Instagram spot.
Noqoo (in Hirata Kanko Nouen), about 5 minutes by car
- The house of the village headman, which was originally planned to be submerged in the Ashizuka Dam, was moved and converted into a café, and Café noqoo was born. The house, which is over 100 years old. The greenery of the trees in the garden is also beautiful, and just looking at it will heal you. The house is over 100 years old and has a lot of charm.
Nearby supermarkets and convenience stores
10 minutes by car from Kawanishi Gogo Station (Family Mart & Market)
In consideration of traffic conditions, sightseeing, and dining convenience
We recommend that you come by car. There is a free parking lot on the premises.
18 km from Miyoshi IC (Miyoshi City) on the Chugoku Expressway
45 km from Saijo IC (Higashihiroshima City) on the Sanyo Expressway
36 km from Hiroshima Airport
Bus] Bikoku Kotsu timetable (Closed on weekends and holidays)
From JR Miyoshi Stn. to Ueda Koike: 900yen one way
Onward (Miyoshi Station→Ueda Koyomi)
From Miyoshi Station to Kamida-Kochi: 900 yen one way. 11:32 -> 12:13 Arrival 15:52 -> 16:43 Arrival 17:32 = 18:13 Arrival
Return trip (Ueda Koyako→Miyotsugi Station)
7：24 departure→8：05 arrival 12：33 departure→13：14 arrival
Between JR Miyoshi Station and Hoshihara Mountain School, 5,000-6,000 yen
How to get to Miyoshi Station
From Hiroshima City: Highway bus or JR Geibi Line (about 1 hour and 30 minutes)
From Osaka ・・・ Highway bus (about 5 hours)
*Sleeping bags, Mattress w/ sheets are provided upon request
This facility also has a role as a community center. Please greet local residents and other users when you see them, and try to build a pleasant relationship with each other.
As a facility for everyone, we have set a price that is easy for everyone to use. We ask for your cooperation in cleaning the room after each use.
Please take your trash home with you (100 yen is charged for designated trash bags for each type of trash).
No smoking in the facility.
As the facility is surrounded by rich nature, insects and other living things may enter the facility.
The creative exchange room, which can be used for various purposes, is also designed for outdoor use.