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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

  • 5 Reviews
  • Vacation Rental
  • Private Room
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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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Hiroshi Yokoyama
田舎に帰ったような居心地

広い古民家はきれいに管理されており、水回りも問題ありませんでした。天井は高く広々として居心地が良かったです。静かで良く眠れました。

Posted 7 months ago
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soratabi
初めての民泊と海外の方との交流

とても良い滞在となりました。宿は清潔で、こと、もの、全てが過不足なく程よい感じです。ホストご夫妻のお気遣いも嬉しく、お話も興味深かったです。また、思いがけず(念願の)異文化交流も出来ました。今回私たちは慌ただしく一泊だけでしたが、海外の方たちのように数泊して自然やその土地柄を何となく楽しみながらのんびり過ごすといった滞在ができるようになりたいものだなとあらためて思いました。民泊は面白いです。

Posted over 1 year ago
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Reply from a host

クチコミの投稿、ありがとうございます。全体にご満足いただけたようでなによりでした。マイナスの要素を極力減らし、同時に喜んでいただけることをプラスしていけるよう、これからも務めていきます。異文化交流、タイミングが合いよかったです。思いがけない出会いは旅の醍醐味ですね。

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shuntaro
暖かい人柄と環境に癒されました

ホストであるご夫婦の暖かい人柄と築160年を超える古民家の囲炉裏や匂い、雰囲気にすっかり癒されました。食事もとても美味しかったです。普段の生活とは全く異なる体験をさせていただきました。そして、また戻りたくなる場所が岩手にできました。そんなご縁を感じさせてくれる時間を過ごさせてもらい本当に感謝しています。

Posted over 1 year ago
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Reply from a host

このたびはご利用いただきありがとうございました。東北風土マラソンお疲れさまでした。イベントと共に宿での滞在もよい思い出になったようで、なによりでした。ほろはの家の主にもお伝えします。またぜひお越しください。ありがとうございました。

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ANH THI LE HIEU
そんなに綺麗な家だと思わなかったんです。 予約した時ずいぶん昔からの家だなあと思ったんですが、...

そんなに綺麗な家だと思わなかったんです。 予約した時ずいぶん昔からの家だなあと思ったんですが、実際に泊まったら、思ったよりすごく綺麗で嬉しいと思います。 外国人の私にとってこのような家は魅力的な家です。 畳、布団、綿入ればんちんなどで昔の日本風な家だと感じながら、モダンなトイレ、洗面所、暖房機が全部揃って、とても便利です。 昔日本の雰囲気を感じて、畠山さんと幸子さんと暖かいご飯を食べたり、色々話したりして綺麗な経験です。 二人は私が娘のように面倒をみて頂いて、すごく楽しくて、心からありがたいと思います。 畠山さんと幸子さんの家で過ごした時間、記念はずっと大事にしたいと思います。 お父さん、お母さん、いつもお元気で。 色々ありがとうございました。

Posted over 1 year ago
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HAGIX
先日は貴重な体験をさせていただきありがとうございました! 築100年以上のお家でございました...

先日は貴重な体験をさせていただきありがとうございました!
築100年以上のお家でございましたが、内装は古き良き文化を残してリフォームされており、お手洗いやお風呂は最新設備でした。とにかく綺麗!この言葉に尽きますね。また、囲炉裏を囲んで食べるお食事はとても美味しく、体験したことないのに懐かしい気分になりました。郷土料理のすいとんは好きですね~、おかわりしちゃいました。宿泊当日から翌日まで色々近辺の文化を案内含め、教えて下さりありがとうございました!非常に充実した旅でした。今度は寒くない季節に訪れます。夏はさらに格別の時間が過ごせるのでは?!と既に妄想しております。

Posted over 1 year ago

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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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