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150y/o Nostalgic Farm House feat. Japanese Hearth

昔に戻って幼き頃過ごした田舎暮らしを堪能してみませんか

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DESCRIPTION

Check out this 150 year old house, which we have transformed into a nostalgic-feeling, classic Farmer's inn. With warm hospitality and the experience of being re-connected to nature, come and stay and experience something unlike anything you have before!

# KEY FEATURES

① Rustic farmhouse experience to reconnect with nature and slow life
② Eat around old-style Japanese hearth for unique Japanese cultural experience
③ Warm hospitality and great stories from your gracious hosts

# THE SPACE

We live in a mountain village near Ichinoseki, in Iwate prefecture, Tohoku. After retiring from an architectural design company, I came back to the place I was born to run this farm. After 40 years away, coming home and seeing the mountains of my birthplace, I remembered the vibrant days of the past, with the leaf tobacco and silkworms. And yet, there are noticeably fewer young people here, and this mountain village is now quieter.

I thought, "We have to do something about that.." I love the outdoors and people from different countries, so I rented some land nearby and started a farm raising "wagyu", Japanese cattle. Then I thought I could make it feel like a ranch, and have guests from the cities come and stay. The ranch stretches from the heifer's paddock at the end of the garden to the foot of the mountains. When you get up in the mornings, it feels good to fill your lungs amid the morning dew, don’t you think?

Our home consists of a few new buildings and a traditional house built around 150 years ago. I refurnished the old house and turned it into a Farmer's Inn. It was my wife’s idea, the lovely Sachiko. When you hear the words "mountain village" you might imagine somewhere that is far away from civilization. But don't worry. There’s a convenience store nearby. Rest assured, in our area we have a cultural centre and a general hospital, so we are still within the bounds of civilization.

Nearby, there is also a mountain hotel, a tourist farm and a leading motocross circuit, where major competitions are often held. These races are amazing events where you can meet all kinds of people from famous competitors to kids who love to watch the races.

There is also the site of the Okago Roman Catholic martyrs not far away. At the beginning of the Edo period, this village was a producer of iron-sand, and had a Christian community. The mountains are filled with caves where the Christians were worshipping their God and sites connected to the martyrs. The area also has the Martyrs’ Park, with a museum about the Christians in hiding. In the Kurusu Museum, there are life-sized statues of Jesus Christ made by the eminent sculptor Funakoshi Yasutake. After the Great East Japan Earthquake, many pilgrims came here to visit. Even today, there is no Buddhist temple in the village, only a single Catholic church. In recent years, Christmas has been celebrated there in grand style. It's an unusual village; we'd be happy to show you around any time.

The surrounding nature here is breathtaking in its beauty and the stillness of nature will lift your spirits once again. Although we are located in the country side, we still have all the comforts of city life, including a hot shower and bath tub which are perfect after eating a nice home-cooked Japanese meal.

Our home also features a wonderful old-fashioned Japanese hearth. Warm up by the fire and enjoy a meal while talking with us, your hosts, and learning more about what it is like to live on a country farm.

# MEALS

Right, then… The meals we offer are almost all specialities from the local countryside, and our favorite specialty is the local dish known as "hatto". This is also known as "suiton" or "totte-nage". The flour is kneaded and then flattened out and cut into strips, and boiled in a pot. Various vegetables and meat are added, and the result is truly delicious. Guests from the city often ask for a second helping. But, don’t worry, we can cook other tasty dishes too.

※ Note: Home-cooked meals are available at a additional cost. Please enquire at reservation for more information.

# FACILITIES

When my wife Sachiko was young, she used to stroll through the streets of Ocha-no-mizu and Kanda, in downtown Tokyo, in her dress and long coat. And yet… now she is just a countryside granny. Anyway, one thing we are especially proud of is how clean we keep our place.

The kitchen is ultra clean, the baths are modern ‘unit baths’, and our toilets is one of those high-tech gadgets that Japan is famous for. This is the one thing we have in common with the city. In addition to having internet TV. There's also a washing machine, and guests are able to cook for themselves if they choose.

# COMMENTS FROM RECENT GUESTS:

"I was healed by the warm, welcoming environment and the kindness of our hosts.
The sights and sounds and wonderful atmosphere of the 150 year old house were very enriching. The meal was also very delicious. I experienced something completely different from my usual life."

"It was my first time to stay at a farm house like this with people from around the world. It was a very great experience. The house is clean clean, comfortable, good, everything is moderate without excess or deficiency. The host took great care of us and their stories were also interesting."

# OTHER THINGS TO NOTE

Pajamas are a nice thing to bring for walking around the house. Also we encourage guests to bring their own toiletries (tooth brush, toothpaste, etc.)

# NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

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· Iwate Safari Park
· "Hana to Izumi" Park
· Tate Mori Arak Ranch
· Fujisawa Sports Land
· Tamagamori Kogen Hotel (about 20 min by car)

# GETTING AROUND

−About 20 minutes by car from JR Senmaya Station

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ABOUT THIS ROOM

Room type
Private Room
Traveler number
12people
Size
40.0m2
Bedrooms
2rooms
Futons
12futons
Beds
Others
Bathrooms
1room
Toilets
1toilet

BED CONFIGURATION

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AVAILABILITY

Check-in
15:00
Check-out
11:00
Host Approval
Required
Minimum nights
1 night
Maximum nights
7 nights

HOUSE RULES

1. Please keep quiet after midnight.
2. Dinner is until 9 p.m.
3. Please bring your own pyjamas and toothbrush. We provide towels.
4. If you bring a pet, please tie it up outside.
5. If you are physically disabled thank you to come with your carer.
6. We do not accommodate people coming on missionary work or other kinds of proselytising.

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ROOM FEATURES

EQUIPMENT

  • Kitchen
  • Bathtub
  • Balcony
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Bed/Futon

AMENITIES

  • Face Towel
  • Bath Towel
  • Bed Sheets
  • Bath Mat
  • Soap
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Detergent
  • Tableware
  • Kitchenware
  • Toothbrush
  • Pajamas
  • Hangers

OTHERS

  • Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Parking

PROPERTY RATES

Daily price
¥5,400
Weekend price
Not set
Cleaning fee
Free of charge
1 week discount
Not set
2 week discount
Not set
Monthly discount
Not set
Additional cost per person
¥5,400/night(with tax) From the first 2 people
Weekend additional cost per person
Not set/night(with tax) From the first 2 people

The actual price may be different from the rates above, because they indicate the basic pricing and the actual price may be adjusted due to the date and season.

CANCELLATION FEE

  • 7 days before: 0% of total amount
  • 5 days before: 0% of total amount
  • 3 days before: 0% of total amount
  • 1 day before: 0% of total amount
  • The day: 100% of total amount
  • No arrival without contact: 100% of total amount

PAYMENT METHOD

You can pay only by credit card.
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OVERALL SATISFACTION
11 Reviews
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STAY JAPAN User
Amazing hosts and incredible hospitality

Sachiko San and Mitsuru San were incredible hosts and took great care of us, especially because we didn’t have a car. We enjoyed every minute of our three day stay. Sachiko’s food was also very good!

Posted 20 days ago
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STAY JAPAN User
全員に大好評でした!

11人で滞在しました。夕ご飯、朝ご飯もとても美味しく、みんなご飯をおかわりして食べていました。お米が本当に美味しかったです。
民宿は初めての滞在でしたが、普段にはない味のある雰囲気の中、和気藹々と過ごすことができました。11人全員、とてもいい宿だったと大好評でした。お父さんお母さんの仲の良さもすごく伝わってきて、気さくにいろんなお話をしてくださって、いい連休を過ごせました。ありがとうございました。
また機会があれば、次は是非冬に伺いたいです。

Posted 2 months ago
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STAY JAPAN User
真的有去鄉下住一晚

感謝民宿夫婦的熱情招待,吃晚餐時我們邀約一起吃,並且一起聊天。非常享受。

Posted 3 months ago
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Yoshie
癒されました。

おいしいお食事、気持ちのいい風が通り木の香りでいっぱいのステキなお部屋、自然の音や虫の鳴き声など、何もかもに癒されました。
滞在中は他に宿泊される方がいらっしゃらなかったので、貸切のように自由に気ままに過ごさせていただきました。
ホストのお母さん、お父さんにも非常にあたたかいお気遣いをいただきました。いつも気にかけてくださって本当にありがとうございました。
また、猫のちびちゃんが時折来てくれて遊んでくれました(笑)
余計な物がなく、自然と暮らすことが、こんなにも心にゆとりや活力を与えてくれるということに、感動しました。
そして、色んな季節にまた訪れてみたいと思いました。
心や体が疲れた時におススメのお宿です!

Posted 3 months ago
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いしし
おいしい食事と、温かいおもてなし、大自然に大満足♪

到着が夜8時と遅くになったのにも関わらず、夫婦でお出迎えいただきました!!畠山夫婦はとても気さくの方で、お話しできてとても楽しかったです。次の日は、ボリュームタップリのおいしい朝食に大満足♪
朝から元気いっぱいになりました。

短い時間でしたが、大満足の滞在でした!!
宿のまわりの自然にも癒されます!!

Posted 3 months ago

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PROPERTY NAME

150y/o Nostalgic Farm House feat. Japanese Hearth

STREET ADDRESS

Ichinoseki shi Iwate

HOTEL WORK PERMIT NUMBER

岩手県指令一保第25-3号

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