*The price listed is the room-only price, per night/person
*Meal plan available (see below)
If you’re looking for a relaxing farm stay experience, you’ve found the right place.
At Nakone you can make soba noodles and Yuzu vinegar, harvest potatoes and enjoy other farming experiences in a beautiful mountain environment.
And if you like a bit of adventure and thrill you can go rafting in Japan’s fastest stream, Yoshino river, or cross the Kazurabashi bridge!
Finally, after a great day of activity and fun, you can relax in the Goemon-buro (a traditional cauldron shaped bathtub) while gazing at the starry night sky.
Enjoy a relaxing moment beside the fireplace, listening to folk songs of Iya and old legends while eating local specialities such as dekomawashi (potato, tofu or konjac skewer), hirara-yaki (dish cooked on a heated flat stone) or buckwheat dumplings.
●Amenities and equipment
・Body soap, conditioner, soap bar, toothbrush set, yukata, slippers, hair dryer, iron provided
・WiFi access available in every room
・Vending machines and outdoor barbecue space
・Meal plan: 1 night 2 meals included, ¥7000 (tax included). Please contact us if you’re interested in adding this meal plan to your booking.
・ We make typical Japanese countryside dishes using seasonal foods. Everything is homemade. We can make hirara-yaki as well, which is a sort of barbecue typical of the region.
You can bring your own ingredients for the barbecue if you want. There is a supermarket and a liquor shop around Oboke station. We can prepare you wild boar meat too.
Tools and charcoal for the barbecue can be rented (¥3500).
・Meals and accommodation free of charge for babies, if no extra bedding and meals are required. If extra bedding/meals are required, the adult price will apply.
・Pick-up service: please contact us for more information.
・Parking: 5 parking spaces available (free). Reservation required.
●Experiences to enjoy all year long
・Grind buckwheat flour with a millstone to make soba noodles
・Try your hands at potato digging
・Make Yuzu (citrus) vinegar
・Contemplate the sea of clouds that forms in the early morning
・Bath in a Goemon-buro, a traditional cauldron shaped bathtub (according to season)
・Try tea picking
・Harvest different vegetables and fruits (Yuzu, Sudachi etc)
●Sightseeing and activities
・Oboke Gorge, 10 minutes away by car
→ Oboke and Koboke valleys became famous because of the river that runs through them, the Yoshino river, known for being Japan’s rapidest stream. Be careful if you go there, as a walk in Oboke and Koboke can be dangerous, especially at a fast pace.
・Kazurabashi bridge, 30 minutes by car
→ Kazurabashi bridge is located in one of the three most unexplored regions of Japan: the Iya area. It’s a vine bridge, suspended 14m above the water. The bridge sways and creaks as you cross it, so if you’re not afraid of heights and like a bit of a thrill you’ll certainly love it.
・Yoshino river rafting site, 30 minutes by car
・Kurozo wetland, about 1h by car
・Tsurugisan Quasi-National Park, about 2h by car
・Oboke River Festival (every year around May)
・Iya Heike Festival Month (every year in October)
Walk 30 minutes from Oboke station (on the Dosansen line).
Walking in direction of Kazurabashi, you’ll see a signboard at some point indicating the entry.
Walking in direction of Ahashi / Arise, you’ll find 2 tunnels on your way; 300m after the 2nd tunnel you’ll see the signboard.
40-minutes ride from the Ikawa-Ikeda IC on the Tokushima expressway and the Otoyo IC on the Kochi expressway.
Please contact us if you’re running late for the check-in.