The SpaceWe are happy to offer free pickup and free drop off at the Ena station, Magome, Tsumago for walking old traditional post town on Edo period's Nakasendo road, restaurants,stores and natural hot springs - Onsens in the town as a courtesy to encourage car-free travellers. Please let us know ahead of time that you'll be coming without your own transportation. On the way, we can be local history and Japanese cultures guide if you would like.
Only 1.5km to Ena Station. So it can be a good walking to get to know the local area,too. We are be very flexible with how you would like to spend a time while your staying at our place.
Japanese Experiences rather than just sightseeing. The host owner can speak English. We would like to
exchange the variety of different culture from all over the world
This whole building is just for you while your staying, No Sharing
with other travelers. It is Only for you or your group.
Super Deal for Rainy Day!! If the day for walking between Magome and Tsumago happen to be on heavy rain day, we can take you to Magome and Tsumago as a part of special rainy a half day trip guided tour which we ask for extra 4.000 Yen. (In detail: Driving to Magome and exploring about 1 hour and driving to Tsumago and spending a time at there, and then on the way coming back to our place, we stop by a few spots such as local traditional sweet store , Enakyo Gorge. hot spring or whatever you are interested in. You can save time and money for special rainy day. You will be learning many Japanese culture and traditional manners.)
In this way, you can avoid heavy rain and slippery moss trail. You will be EXPERIENCING JAPAN more than just rainy day's
This building was originally constructed and has been used for praying, for meditation, for having ritual ceremonies such as Buddhism, Shintoism, Hindism and catholic style. It can be said that private own modernized Zen temple in many ways. Understanding our house rules before making reservation is strongly advised.
Great servies for Magame-Tsumago treck walker ( No worry about currying your heavy bags on steep road, taking a bus from the stations.) Free shuttle services will solve your heavy bags problems. Many good information from us can be very helpful for the treck walk. (Treck walk from Magome to Tsumago during January & February are not so generally recommend because of the snow. The walking treck can be slippery with the icey treck walk. However, walking around the Magome town should not be too much problem because town road, and major road have been taken care of snow removal. )
We provide Free of Charge: For outdoor use Wi-Fi:
Complimentary Service for free rent a Mobile a Wifi Router (Portable Pocket Mini Wi-Fi Modem )
Indoor use, providing high-speed fiber optic Internet connection.
Easy going and open-minded host family provides a kind of Japanese culture exchange place. So you will know and have real Japanese experience in local countryside area.
This 6years old building is made as a guest house and special occasions. Since it has been used only for the events, It has been kept and maintained very well as if this looks new. You can feel the good fragrance of natural wood.
***One of our priority is Sanitary.
For example, Our futon bed lines such as blankets, futon mattress sheets, pillow cover sheets, towels are always washed with "oxygen bleaching against bacteria before each our guests arrival.
Other examples, our Toilets sheet, floors have been "sanitized with alcohol carefully" each time. That is why we have many washable cover sheets for chairs and pillows.
These carefully sanitizing process for killing germs and bacteria are part of our room cleaning process, we dedicate doing our facility to be kept in clean. ***
Only disadvantage of our location is in residential area. Unlike typical hotels in commercial area, our location is not good for shopping.
However it is Peaceful and quiet place with full of good energies.
Free shuttle services to Ena station will solve the distance problems.
ArchangelEna, with Directed by a famouse feng shui master/geomasiter, Dedecagon shaped architect is a landmark building.
Host's house is located 2 buildings away form where you stay.
Japanese Minimalism Interior with well equipped industrial products for everyday life is our place.
Our architect and interior' motto is fusion, merging modern technology, Japanese Modern style minimalism, simple beauty with Japanese tradition.
Our characteristic life is basically simple Zen style.
You will see and experiences of the beauty of Japanese modern wooden unique craftmanship Structure. That because our local area is well know as ”匠” Takumi, means well wooden craftmanship. Also this ArchangelEna architecture is motif of this Galaxy Universe.
It is in local country side, but it is easy to access from Chubu Centair Nagoya Ariport. (110 minites by train.) and Easy one day trip to kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, too!
Last minutes Reservation can be possible.
Basic Our Check in time is 3:00 pm-9 pm.and Check Out time is 11 am. เรายินดีต้อนรับคนไทย Guest AccessArriving at Ena earlier than regular check in time, you might to want to go Iwamura Town (400 yeares casstle town) by using the single local train, Akechi Railroad. It is not much English tourist guide book written about it, however recently many international tourists start visiting the beautiful town, Iwamura. It is one of recommend place around this area.
Before you go to Iwamura town, you can leave your heavy bags in the coin Lockers of the Ena station.
If you are interested in the old Edo period's wooden prints, you might want to go to the Hirosige Art of Museum,Ena which is only 300m, 4 minutes walking. Visitor can make your own multicolored print by using the wooden blocks. Easy making and fun!
Free Shuttle Service to Magome & Tsumago.
Easy to access: By Train (all by Japanese railroad pass)
65 minutes to Nagoya.
115 minutes to Kyoto.
Less than 3 hours to Tokyo.
130 minutes to ShinOsaka.
90 minutes to Matsumoto (for kamikouchi)
180 minutes to Takayama. (Better short way is 2 hour non-highway drive:100km)
By car: 90 minutes to Chuubu Centrair Airport(118km) Interaction with GuestsPlease let us know how much you would like to interact, our family response to your requests. (Your request is great help for each other. We will be open to your ideas and opinions.)
If you need to have English interpreting for making reservation or whatever, We are glad to help you for your continuous trip.
(Note: We would like to make a Clear Boundary Line from the other our listing which is about Japanese and oriental spiritualism. This listing is more likely toward to ordinal activities, such as hiking, cooking class, pottery class, typical Japanese life experiences.)
If we do as a one day guide for your party, optional cost is basically US $90 dollars with basic ground Transportation(Highway Toll expense is NOT Included) for 1 day Optional trip. (Regularly we do not use toll road to drive around this area unless you have a special request.)
A half day guide & ground transportation is $50 dollars per a group.
【Optional services 】can be arranged upon on your interests.
*a half day trip, or one day trip are good for rainy day,too.
*Making Soba, buckweat、noodles with your own hands.
90minutes session. \4.320YEN for a group(1 person-4 people)
25 minutes away drive, and For English speaker, you must have a optional interpreter guide needed for the making instruction. ( If you are attending just this Making Soba Noode class, For a guide & ground Transportation cost is not including, for this guide cost is basically 3.000 Yen. Therefore attending Soba Noodle class cost will be 3.240 Yen + 3.000Yen for guide and Transportation , total cost : 6.240Yen for 1-3 person, 7.320Yen for 4 people )
You can also ask a half day guide & transportation for 5.000Yen for your group , it will be more reasonable cost.
*Japanese traditonal pottery making class. About 3.000YEN/each person. And additional interpreter guide needed for the making instruction. (this pottery class can be arranged in the optional tour.)
After 4-8 weeks later, your original baked pottery will be delivered to your home. (Extra shipping cost is necessary for your own pottery: 2kg weight for air shipping cost to Asian is 2.050 YEN. Australia, US are 2.750 YEN, To EU is 3.200 YEN. 2kg is more likely for 1 person.
If your parcel is up to 5kg, the price is for Asia is 6.300 YEN, Australia US are 8.700 YEN, EU is 9.800 YEN. 5kg is for more likely 2-4 people pottery making. Domestic shipping from pottery class to my place is 1.200 Yen for regular size.
(This requires the extra for guide & ground transportation.)
*Japan, Kiso District uniquely inhabited Kiso Horse riding. Their characteristic is small body and , gentle, obedient. It is suitable for everybody.
*For one day or a half day hiking, Super clean river with good mountain treck trail such us Akasawa Forestry Park in Agematsu in Kiso Valley.
Many arrangements can be possible.
Driving to historical sight seeing area for Edo era with our speaker who was Japanese history major in University.
One of Seasonable idea: Lightning bugs can be seen around mid June, we can go for a walk to see them. That is very Peaceful time just to see them. It is a beginning of summer time sign for us.
Summer time, quite many summer festivals with fireworks on weekend around this area.
Winter time is good for ski and snow hiking and many hot spring,too. (Detail information is down below.) The NeighborhoodAre you interested in the treck walking on Magome and Tsumago of Nakasendo road of Edo era?
We would like to suggest for 2 night staying for relaxing time.
After spending the 1st night, we will drive you to Magome. and your members enjoy walking to Tsumago, and we will pick you up at Tsumago. and have a good rest at 2nd night.
On the driving, we can stop by local supermarkets, 100yen shops, famous traditonal & modern sweet shops (that many out of town people vist ) or whatever you would like to go.
On the way to go to Magome, you can go to a Local fruit farmer to pick fruits from early August to mid November.
*Grapes(early Aug -early Oct)
*Chest nuts (early Sep -early Oct) This starts at 10:00~/14:00~
*Apples (late Sep - mid Nov.)
The fee is various but somewhere around 700 Yen/under 12 years. 1.400Yen/adult.
After walking, a massage can be available as an optional fee.
If the weather is no good , we can suggest you other activities which is depend on your interest area. So you will have a pleasant trip.
One the way to driving to Magome, you will see the other part of Nakasendo road such as Ooi town, it will be a good comparison.
Our country side has many historical sites of Edo period. Not only Tsumago, Magome, our town, Ooi is 46th town of Nakasendo of Edo. Manufacturing with craftmanship.
Not just regular sight seeing, but your memorized experiences of Japanesque, and oriental minded can be your life treasure. That what we would like to have as unique experiences of your Journey.
We are proud to have you and show you around. Getting AroundYou can access by rent a car, train, and highway buses. Many
People usually use train to get our place.
If you tell us in advance, which place you are coming from, we will show the easiest access.
Free pick up at the Ena station is available in advance adjustment.
(We also provide a free, Complimentary portable Wi-Fi router, so (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) map will guide you wherever you go. you will not loose your way.) Other Things to NoteThis place is more likely cultural exchange place for all over the world. If you hope to use just as a regular hotel, some other place might be better choice for you. This is more likely home stay kind of type for any levels of ages even though host, owner do not live in this building. (2 building away from where you stay in.)
Many people say that, "If you have a tight schedule is 1 night 2 days is good, but if you spend more than 2 nights, Surely you will have more memorable trip because you have so many things to do in this area. "
*【Free Vegetarian breakfast 】 Vegan style can be arranged. For Diabetic, blood sugar controlled meals can be arranged. Your special requests are recommend by Advance Notice. Self-service styled breakfast is our style, so you can eat it anytime you like.
We provide 2 different vegetarian meals for dinner.
1: Simple meal such as Japanese curry and rice. 800 YEN for each person. (No other dishes, only one dish plate meal.)
2: ( Dinner Set, Japanese style vegetarian home cooking meal is extra option for US $12-$15 dollars for each person. Original home made vegetarian meals with taste of Chinese styles, Thai style, Italian Styles, as well as Japanese style. We provide milk product such as Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, butter. Also rich of B12 of Nutritional Yeast.
(No fish, No Egg, No meat, No crab, No shrimp are served in our building.)
If you are not sure about vegetarian food, we can provide you with FAKE MEAT, FAKE FISH as Táiwān sùshí style. 台湾素食、菜食。
So Everybody can enjoy the Meals.
We can provide Vegan meal( in advance notice. )
If you have allergy such as soy,wheat, buckweat, Please let us know.
We can make some arrangements upon your request how you would like to spend time, so please do not hesitate to contact with us.
For a English speaking guide including basic ground transportation is US $90 dallors /a group.
Other one day trip is also available.
1: Treck walking at Akasawa Forestry park walk in Agematsu, kiso Valley. On the way, we do other sight seeing, driving of other historical areas of Kiso valley district.
2: Visiting Kashimo town, famous for hinoki tree Japanese cypress tree for making shrines, and temples, and Visiting Gero, well known for hot spring town.
3: Getting know this local Back kiso areas:
It is depends on your interest, but you can choose activities from as followings : Visiting Ukiyo-e art museum. Ukiyo-e is hand color prints in Edo period. Making your own Japanese pottery. Making your own Soba ,traditional buckwheat,noodle and eat the soba noodle. Sight seeing kiso river boat with unsual huge shaped rocks at Enakyo. A world wide well known guiter maker' s factory tour, Toki premium outlet mall, etc.
【 for night time】
「Star View at a 1400m height mountain) at Achi.
(Please try to find SVA, achi. In internet.)
It is called as "Nippon Ichi, the stars Viewing Tour"
By using the total 2.500m length ropeway(cable car), we will reach up to the 1.400m altitude of the mountain with starlet sky.
Silence and no town lights will make the sky much more illusionistic .
Daily event is scheduled. Stars can be seen by actual your eyes, as well as by using astronomical telescopes.
We leave here at 6:00 pm and come back to our place around 10:30. No advance booking is necessary.
Ropeway(cable car) ride: 1.700Yen/Under 15 years old: 3.500Yen./16 years old to Adult
(If you need a guide & Ground tranportaion including highway expense is 9.000 yen/ individual or group. )
for star watching, Night time.
・April 11th (Sat)~May 24th(Sun)
・Oct 3rd(Sat)~Oct 17th (sat)
Ropeway open hours
上り Up 19:00~最終 last 20:00発
下り Down 21:00発~最終まで
For amazing cloud view with Morining Sun Rise.
・Oct 18th (Sun)~Nov 23rd(Mon)
Until Nov 23rd､morining time is open.
They open from 5:15am.
Ropeway for round trip & observation ropeway
Adult: 3,500円 (YEN) for each adult.
Other wise, 8:30 ~ 16:30 is the regular open hours.
Even Cloudy , rain day, they have scheduled program.
Only when the weather affects the Ropeway(cable car) service, no open to public.
【For Winter time】
Ski, Snowshoe Hiking & hot springs are recommended:
30 km to go to the Ski sloop ground (40 minutes by car)
The top of the mountain is 1.600 meter high altitude.
(Please check sonohara ski At internet.)
SKI areas are open December 18th to mid March. (No ski equipment, No ski wears are necessary. Rentals are available)
A: ski courses are mainly for beginners.
Special Event for children
B: Special area for kid. ( for snow playing, snow sleigh. Not allow sking in this area.) Open morning to 16:15 , extra admission fee is 500YEN. Many young aged children love this!
C: snowshoe area (This can be good for all of your group.)
D: Under age 7 years children, free of charge for lift ticket.
E: Ski class are variety of ranges (4.100YEN-7.000YEN)for each person.
One day pass: Adult/4.150YEN, Age(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)YEN.
From afternoon, a half day pass: Adult/3.450YEN, Age(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)YEN. Under 7 years is no charging for lift ticket.
They have rental system including snow gloves, snow wears, ski equipment.
Everything including ski wear & Ski equipments rental set for kid is Japanese 7.200 YEN.
They also provide Snowshoe hiking. (Snowshoe, boots, hiking snow stockpoles, set for rental cost is 3.200 YEN).
If you need to have a car service & guide fee for this ski area + Onsen, hot spring, the cost is 15.000 Yen including toll express fee and everything. (Just for the shuttle services to Heavens Sonohara Ski Resort for round trip is 9.000 Yen including toll express. )
Administration fee for hot springs are various from 500 Yen to 1.500 Yen. Many indoor, outdoor hot springs are around this area.
You can have a private hot spring, it will cost 2.160 Yen more for additional fee.
If you ever want to try unique spiritual experience, such as Takigyo, ascetic practicing by sitting under a waterfall. Swimwear is needed(White color is preferable. ) Optional fee is 4.500 Yen/person.
These two things are provided by just our place, no other people can do what we do.
A: Buddist style animal releasing practice , releasing big fishes into local rivers can be arranged, too. (this animal releasing practice,
no need to pay for extra guide fee.)
B: Our specialty is teaching a Authentic and effective meditation for any levels. ( Price can be various depends on the group. Fee starts from: $50 for 2 hours. )
C: Getting know the Japanese & oriental spiritualism. This is 2 days course. We spend one night at Nagano area. This is 500 km drive for 2 days trip.
You will understand deeply the Shintoisum as well as Buddhism & Hinduism. After taking this course, you will have much clear ideas because very precise explanation of each area will be address to you. Mini lectures is provided.
Minimum attending party is from 2 people.
Everything included. such as meals, staying , ground transportation, donation for special blessing from top shrine priest,too. You also visit famous temple, Zenkou-ji and well known Samurai, Sanada family's places in Matsushiro.
Our specialized Meditation class included too.
Everything included for 2 days Real Japanese Spritual trips is US $300 /person.
Only this plan have to be booked in advance, a week notice is appreciated.
【Our Optional Directly Provided Workshops】
-Japanese easy vegetarian cooking class for beginner. Fee $80 for 3 hours.
- Home made enzyme juice with fruits and wild herbs. Fee:$100 for 3 hours.
-Self detoxification with oriental Medicinal Herbs Fee:$100 for 3 hours.
--Zen & Theravada Buddhism meditation. For 1st time Fee: $50 for 2 hours/a group. --This is good for any levels. (Beginner to Adavanced Level courses are available. This simple & effective course is Big recommendation !)
--Zen & Theravada Buddhism meditation with the essence of Buddha's teaching: US 90 dallors /person, or one family. For a friend's group has to be considered as separate group. About 4 hours session.
(This course provides the best understanding of 84.000 lessons of Buddha's teaching & the most effective meditation methods. ) This is the best course for Buddha's teaching. You will be learning far beyond the regular Zen Buddhism. After this course, This World the way you see will be changed completely.