【Layout of SAKURA room】
Please refrain from entering the black part.【Legend of princess OTOHIME】
Please drive is led the guide plate.
"SAKURA" (Tatami 8J) with Breakfast & Wi-Fi
"SAKURA" (Tatami 8J) with Breakfast & Wi-Fi

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

3 beds

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About this listing

Breakfast included. Hanashinobu's Guest and Sakura's Guests will have breakfast in Hanashinobu's room. It will be the same menu as me.
There is IRORI's shared room. Please enjoy Welcome tea here.
For dinner you go to a restaurant or eat here when you cook with this IRORI. (However, please buy your favorite ingredients.)
It will be closed from December to February.
This traditional old house was built only 80 years ago (since 1937).
Please experience traditional Japanese cuisine and lifestyle.

The space

Since 1937.
It is a traditional Japanese building.
It is extremely common farmhouse.

Guest access

I am uploading a floor plan to the listing.
A space other than black is a space where guests can enter.
Another room is used for other guests and a (storage) shed. Please do not peek. Do Not Enter.

Other things to note

In old Japanese houses, we decorate pictures and images to honor their ancestors.
This is a custom of Japan.
Please understand.
If you can not bear, please refrain from this room.
"Room Hanashunobu" is recommended.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 0
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: 4PM - 7PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 42 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
3 floor mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 4PM - 7PM



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Yw User Profile
May 2017
This is a very authentic experience, with a very warm host! Strongly recommended that you have dinner with him - it's a great experience. He has lots of stories to tell - his English may not be perfect but is certainly good enough to convey his warmth. He's a real farmer, and you'll get to eat the rice he planted (it's good). The experience forces you to slow down and appreciate life. There's a hot air balloon experience nearby if you would like it - it closes at 730am. The stillness of dawn is worth the early wake up tomorrow. This is in a village - so yes, expect bugs, midnight rooster conversations and don't forget to say hi to Tama-Chan, his adorable cat that will sit in your lap the moment you crouch near it. For those who feel creepy easily, it might not be for you. This is quite secluded, and certainly not close to the city but a short drive brings you to a clothing store, grocery shops and a laundromat.

Lynn User Profile
March 2017
Murakami is the best host you'll ever have. Kind, thoughtful, and full of laughter. His home is 80 years old and has a lot of character -located beside rice fields and a bamboo forest! It's located a little ways away from Aso Station or other stores/restaurants so expect to use taxis to get around if you don't have a car. Murakami took the time to make dinner with us and it was awesome- highly recommended!! This place is worth a visit!

Nicolas User Profile
November 2016
If you are looking to live a true experience outside of touristic paved tracks, this is for you. Yes, Legend of Otohime is an old, authentic house. It suffered from April 2016 earthquake (bathroom not operating). But it has the taste of legendary places and allows you to live an authentic traditional Japan stay. Murakami-san has kept his child spirit and he will treat you like the most important guest. I have enjoyed our discussions around the central fire. The non operating bathroom provided a good excuse to try onsens around.

Larissa User Profile
November 2016
We spent three nights at 阿蘇 乙姫物語 and we can attest that this trip was a true Japan in all its hospitality, beauty of the country, richeness of food, charm of an old typical house. The owner speaks English enough. It is definitively a place we recommend to discover a true Japan. Please, be prepared to varied, delicious and copious typical Japaneese meals twice a day (breakfeasts and dinners).

Ah Hua User Profile
November 2016
Murakami-san is a very friendly and patient host. He tries his best to serve his guest well and let the guest experience the traditions of Japanese cultural. We had a good talking while having dinner with his humor, it was fun and memorable. I will definitely go back to stay/visit him again. Highly recommand if you are looking to experience very traditional japanese lifestyle and get to know a new friend in Japan.

Derick User Profile
October 2016
I got what I expected. This was a great experience for me. The house was fantastic and the host was great. Made me breakfast and dinner both nights. There are a couple things you should know though. The Master is a smoker. The house is quite open and airy, but I know it bothers some people. The house is old and damaged from the earthquake this past April. There a lot of bugs. If you are squeamish about this then this is not the place for you. Also there is no bath. It was damaged in the earthquake so you need to take a five minute drive to the hotspring to shower. There are toilets and running water otherwise The Master was very kind to me and was very good about advising me in what to do. The place can be difficult to find with gps. The house is down a narrow driveway between 2 houses. The house cannot be seen from the road as it is way far back Highly recommend to get a taste of old time Japan

Cecilia User Profile
September 2016
Murakami-san was very welcoming and friendly, he came to the station and picked up our luggages while we where exploring Aso. His house is something you definitely want to see during your trip to Japan! And the delicious food he prepares has been so far the best meals we had, he is really talented and wants his guests to have everything they need. An unique experience we are glad we tried and we would definitely come back!

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Aso, JapanJoined in October 2015
阿蘇 乙姫物語 User Profile

We appreciate your understanding and support regarding "2016 the earthquake in Kumamoto".
Features here. I am not fluent, but I may be able to speak English.
So, do not worry about communication? It is!
I am always thinking about you. While you are at my house, I need to think whether you need help or not. If I were you.
I would like to have a wonderful time with you ...
I would like to keep that in mind. That way, I am convinced that you can keep on a wonderful journey.
Breakfast is free. Rice is rice that grew up in my rice field.
For dinner, you need to choose whether you want to do externally or at my house. If you choose "IRORI" at my house, I recommend you to cook using "IRORI". We will guide you to the nearest supermarket ingredients, so please buy your favorite ingredients. My house is 2-3 km from the nearest restaurant and convenience store. Nearby there is nothing.
Japanese cuisine is one of traditional Japanese culture. I have rice, miso, seasoning, fuel and so on. Let's taste the four seasons of Japan together.

I am a traditional rice farmer in Kumamoto Aso. I hosted Airb&b's guest as a host from the spring of 2016.
I was born here, I grew up, I graduated from college in Tokyo and I lived in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka. I was doing another work. I came home 8 years ago. And now I grow rice in my field.
My house was built in 1937, It is 80 years ago.
Previously it was a mid-sized farmer in this area.
Six years ago, it was reported as "Japanese landscape" of an old farmer located in local RKK-TV. Because there is a vacant room, I have registered a accommodation facility named "Legend of Princess Otohime " approved in Kumamoto Prefecture. However, shortly after launching "Airb&b" in 2016, there was an old building affected by the Kumamoto earthquake. Shower and bathtub can not be used yet.
But that is okay. There is a hot spring area here, and there is a hot spring facility with a large public bath and private bath. Please use it until construction is over. I will introduce you when there is an offer.

Due to the earthquake, the number of old houses in this area has declined. My house is unique. My house escaped from the damage of World War II, and the earthquake is also overcome. Therefore, staying at that house is very unique. You are a guest, but you can touch the lives of Japanese people directly during your stay. It is more than Japanese living in Japan.

It is the northern part of the crater in the center of Kyushu. You see a mountain of 360 degrees.
Takachiho, Kurokawa Onsen and Yufuin Onsen are also useful.
Nagasaki, Oita, Fukuoka, Kagoshima ... Of course it is the intersection of Kyushu.
Currently, in the case of JR which is the main transportation means, Kumamoto Higo Otsu is good, but Higo Otsu Aso can not pass. But you can come here. Please contact me for details.

Welcome tea (Maccha & Wagashi) will be awarded to the guest who arrived. Please touch Japanese culture.(But, I am an amateur.)
I welcome the people of LGBT, and Halal food is okay!
If you stay for 3 nights or more, you have valuable plans. Please notify me.

I welcome people interested in Japan. For example, Japan's seasonal food, animals and plants, living, kimonos, residences, events, festivals, origami etc.

You can dig bamboo in spring, hunt fireflies in the early summer, watch the leaves in autumn, and watch the snow in winter. Yes, I can enjoy the Japanese season. Also, you can see the sea of clouds according to the weather conditions of Aso.
Girls 'dolls are exhibited from February to March and boys' festival are displayed from April to May.
Hina's doll is a huge culmination of traditional Japanese art and crafts.
However, this is a plateau located at an altitude of about 500 meters. This is natural. In the summer there are mosquitoes and insects. So please do not refrain from those who do not like it.

People who visit say that everyone is unique. There are no car noises and cheers. This year is the house which going past this 80 years (built in 1317). It was what I saw just before the scenery of Japan. And you can see that you are the lives of people living in this house. The house is in front of you.
I think that the nature of Aso and the taste of this house can feel your own Japanese space and a unique luxurious experience in Japan.
Please make many good memories in Japan.
I want to see your smile.

Languages: English, 日本語
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