This house is located right below Japanese alps, where you can enjoy outdoor in mountains, rivers and lakes throughout four seasons. We moved to this area from Tokyo because this area is not commercialized, but intact from urbanization. So if you are looking for something different than usual sightseeing, here could be the place to visit. This house used to be a ski ryokan, and we renovated it by ourselves with abandoned and local materials to maintain nice and old Japanese architectural taste.
Japanese traditional houses usually have less isolation and smaller rooms, but in order to solve the problems, this house was designed by a young prized architect and renovated by ourselves. Please come and see how it changed.
To make a big place where people can gather, we combined 4 rooms into one, placing a big wood stove in the center, so that guests can gather there to relax. Private room is Japanese tatami room, but we have prepared 15cm thick mattress so that everyone can sleep comfortably without hurting your back.
You will have your own private room. You can also use shared kitchen, two toilets and shower. We also have huge living room as in the pictures, so please feel free to use it, too.
Interaction with guests
We moved to here from Tokyo after working in the big city more than 10 years to spend more relaxing time. We are a married couple with one baby boy, and are very quiet and calm people. We love DIY, cooking and sharing experience with guests.
Other things to note
Japanese traditional houses are less isolated than western ones, but we renovated living space with very thick isolation. So you can spend with T-shirt and half pants in kitchen space. But you might feel cold in private rooms, so we placed oil heating in each room as well as hot water heating pad in your bed, which you might feel too hot.
Please take off shoes in side the house. Please wear shoes outside the house. No smoking inside the house. No use of kitchen and living room after 12 pm.
Hi, we moved to this place from Tokyo after working in the big city more than 10 years to pursuit relaxing life. I used to work at real estate company and my husband used to work at financial industry. We both love nature, outdoor, art, and architecture. We renovate this house by ourselves. We study farming, natural dyeing, climbing and so on. If you are interested in Japanese rural living or want to relax in a quiet area, please visit us:)