About this listing
We only accept 1 group a day. The number of the guest should be up to 3 in winter, 4, summer.
The fee is for 2 guests. From the 3rd person, additional fee is necessary.
30min. drive brings you to Kiso which has Nakasendo old trails.
The Guest Cottage has 8-mat-Tatami-room, a big terrace, a compost toilet, a washing basin and a fridge.
The kitchen and the shower room are common use with the hosts.
We could take you to Onsen as an optional tour.
As for food, please ask if necessary.
The fee is for up to 2 guests. Additional fee is 3000 yen for one person. Babies under 2 who sleep with the same futon with their parent are free of charge.
The bedroom of Guest Cottage is a Japanes-style-Tatami-mat -room.
Bedding is not actually a bed, but Futon.
You can read books on the shelves freely. You can play the instrument or play cards.
The kitchen and the bath (shower) room are in Main Cottage, and they are common use with the host.
There are not many eating places nearby. Please consult about breakfast and dinner if necessary.
We can accept up to 3 people at the same time.
Even though the number of the group is less than 3, we don't mix them with other people. One time, one group.
Guest Cottage is all yours while you're here.
As for Main Cottage, guests can come and go to the ground floor freely except a small computer room and a food- storage- room.
Interaction with guests
If you have plenty of time and are interested, you can join our kitchen work and farming work.
If you have some special eating habit, like vegetarian or vegan, and have intention to have meals here, please let us know in advance.
If you'd like to experience Onsen (hot spring), we could take you there as an optional tour.
Our place is in the suburbs of Ina-city. Surrounded with vegetable gardens and forests.
Not so far from Sawando station (JR Tokai) nor an express bus stop, Sawando.
Few shops are around the station.
However, during the daytime, beautiful garden restaurants are available if you walk 10min., or ride a bike 5min.
The garden restaurant area (Kantenpapa Garden) has also a free museum of photos and botanical art. Worth visiting even though you don't have lunch there.
You could also climb the Mt.Komagatake, approaching by train and bus.
From JR Tokai Sawando Station, or Sawando Bus Stop, you walk up the hill, and 15min. walk brings you here.
However, if you don't like to walk, please let us know your arrival time and the place (Sawando bus stop or Sawando station) in advance. We'll meet you there to give you a lift.
If you come by car, we have a plenty of space to park.
We have 2 push bikes. (One is an ordinary one. The other is mountain bike-type.) If you like, you could use them for no charge, but your own risk.
Other things to note
Whenever you go into the cottages, please take off your shoes.
And also, no smoking, please.
There are not many shops nor restaurants near Sawando St.
If you'd like to have meals here or around, please consult the host.
You can use our push bikes for free (we have 2), but your own risk.
If you like mountains, you can go to the Mt. Komagatake by using the local train, bus, and cable car.
Kantenpapa, nice restaurants, free museums with a beautiful garden is around 10 min. walk from here.
As for the general information for tourists, the website of go-Nagano net is quite recommendable.
No smoking, please.
No pets, please.
Whenever you come into the cottages, please take off your shoes.
Please finish using common space (the shower room and kitchen)
Please keep your space clean.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I grow vegetables and flowers organically.
I love to cook vegetarian dishes with the vegetables and herbs from my garden.
I like to grow plants and animals, listening to the nature.
I like weaving, too. Not very good at it, though.
In winter, I weave split old clothes in the yurt.
I am almost vegetarian myself, but non-vegetarian folks are happily welcome.
My partner runs an internet old book shop, and I also love books.
I used to travel a lot while young, but now, I'd rather hear stories from travelers.