The SpaceThis is a Japanese style room with tatami floors.
It has its own toilet and sink. The shower is shared by all house residents and guests.
Guests will have a personal key to their room during their stay.
Guest AccessGuests can use the common areas in the house as they like. (Kitchen, laundry, bathroom, dining.) Internet provided.
For short term guests (1 week and shorter), shampoo, conditioner, soap, laundry detergent, will be provided. Long term guests (over 1 week) will need to buy these if they run out. Interaction with GuestsThe house is an international house with residents from all over the world. We would like to interact with guests as much as possible depending on our work and personal schedules. House dinners are often held with guests. The NeighborhoodThe area is very beautiful countryside. There is a train station about a 5 min. drive (20-30 min. walk) from the house. (About 800 yen by taxi, although we can usually pick-up and drop-off guests at the station if our schedule allows.)
There are many shops in the area (electronics, supermarkets, hardware shops, convenience stores.) Getting AroundTrain and taxi are the main transportation in the area. One bicycle is available at the house (first come, first serve basis). Other Things to NoteWe have had really great feedback from 99% of our guests, but here I will mention some of the issues our guests have had.
For guests who come by train and have no method of transportation, the walk to the station is a little long for some. The tradeoff: a really quiet and peaceful room overlooking a pond and the mountains.
It takes about 20-30 minutes from the station. Taxi is about 800 yen.
The room allows 5 guests. Of the numerous guests we've had, there was a group of 5 Japanese adults, 3 Japanese adults and 2 kids, and a European family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers. The family of 4 was the only group to say there wasn't enough space. So please book accordingly. We feel the room is large for Japanese standards, but some who aren't accustom to Japanese sizes may disagree.