The SpaceWe believe in "Food From Farm To Fork" concept of farming. We own a government-certified legal farm B&B lodge in the heart of Japan North Alps. Our home is completely refurbished, but still using some original pillars from 150-year-old farm house. We had our Air BnB listing posted last year, welcoming over 140 guests from 20 different countries. We received 40 5-star reviews; however, we had some technical issues and family matters that needed to be dealt with; therefore, we unfortunately deleted our previous account. We are back in business now for the second year.
We offer our guests two big tatami rooms (42 square meters) with a perfect Japanese garden view all to themselves. We want our guests to feel special, so we only take one group of guest per night (whether the guest is travelling by himself/herself, or travelling with friend(s) or family). Our rooms look like Ryokan, the traditional Japanese Inn, with nice comfortable futon. The view from the room is breathtaking.
Our farm lodge is very child/family friendly as we have a 2.5-year-old boy living in the same house (4 generations living in one house: great grandmother, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, mother, and grandson). We have many toys and outdoor space where children can play. We offer special kids meal to those of you who are travelling with small children. The guestroom is so big that family of two children can easily spend their time in the guestroom or the shared living room.
Complimentary breakfast and pick-up/drop-off service are included in the price listed on our Air BnB listing.
You have the choice of either Japanese or Western style breakfast.
Japanese breakfast is: rice, miso soup, vegetables, yogurt, green tea or apple juice, a fruit (all ingredients are homemade and mostly organic, coming from our garden)
Western style breakfast is : fresh bread, a fruit, yogurt, egg, salad, vegetables and tea/coffee/apple juice (all ingredients are homemade and mostly organic, coming from our garden)
We also offer Japanese or Western-style dinner at 1500 yen per person per night. Please let us know if you would like to try our delicious dinner. We usually eat dinner together with our farm workers (wwoofers) and our guests as we have a large dining table.
Please let us know if you have any dietary restriction/food allergy/food preference.
We have the following pricing for children:
under 2: free of charge (without meal/bed)
2 to 6 years old: 4000 yen with breakfast and bed
7 and over: same price as adult (5500 yen per night including breakfast) Guest AccessEverything in the house is shared other than the guest bedrooms. Two big guestrooms are all for our guests to stay privately. If you are looking for authentic traditional Japanese living with a home-stay style experience, this is the place to be. Guests have a full access to shared kitchen, living room, bathroom, toilet, and of course the garden/farm.
We offer one complimentary laundry service to our guests per stay. Let us know if you need to have your clothes washed.
We offer complimentary breakfast to all guests. If the guests wish to explore the farm, please let us know as we can guide you through the big Japanese farm. We even let our guests pick some fruits or vegetables if those crops are available for harvesting. We also offer Japanese cultural experience such as:
Japanese kimono dress experience- 1000 yen per person
Japanese tea ceremony experience - 500 yen per person
Japanese Ikebana flower arrangement experinece - 1000 yen per person
Japanese craft experience - 1000 yen per person
Japanese calligraphy experience - 500 yen per person
Fruit/vegetable picking - free of charge (accompanied by a farm staff or family)
Japanese cooking lesson - free of charge
We can possibly take our guests for quick sightseeing nearby temples, shrines, or to Onsen hotspring if we have time. Interaction with GuestsWe welcome our guests as our family/friends. If you wish to have quiet and more private time, our farm lodge may not be suitable for you, because we love to chat and spend time together with our guests, offering one-of-a-kind Japanese authentic experience in a rural farming home.
There is a nice Onsen hotspring spa nearby, so let us know if you would like to go to the Onsen. We are more than happy to take you there (Onsen entry fee is about 500 yen per person - coupons are available at our farm lodge) The NeighborhoodThe farm lodge is surrounded by beautiful Japan North Alps, fruit orchard and Japanese rice fields. Family Mart Convenience Store is only 3 minutes away from our farm lodge by walking. SEIYU 24-h open grocery store is about 15 minutes away from our farm by walking. We can assist you with sightseeing/touring or shopping. Feel free to ask us for additional assistance. Getting AroundThere is a plenty of parking space in our farm, so feel free to get to our farm by a rental car. We offer complimentary pick-up/drop-off service to or from either Shinano Omachi Station or Omachi Onsen Spa bus stop to Kurobe Dam and Tateyama Alpine Route.
Shinano Omachi Station is 10 minutes away by car, and Omachi Onsen bus stop is 3 minutes by car from our farm lodge.
The nearest ATM is at Seven Eleven convenience store, which is about 15 minutes away by walking. If you need to withdraw cash, please let us know in advance so we can take you to the ATM without charge.
The closest train station is Shinano Kizaki, which is about 20 minutes away from our farm by walking, but the most convenient biggest station in Omachi-city is Shinano Omachi, which is 10 minutes away by car. Other Things to NoteWe have a small child living in the same house. We are also working full-time as farmers, so we wake up around 5am to start working. We try our best to be as quiet as possible, but please understand that you may hear some noise in the morning. But on the other hand, our farm lodge is very child and family friendly!
Our farm is registered in WWOOF JAPAN since 11 years ago. We accept 20 wwoofers a year from all over the world. We had more than 170 wwoofers in the past 11 years and all of them loved staying and volunteering in our farm. Even if we don't speak good English, Wwoofers can help you with translation and interpretation. Our farm is always very multicultural and lively.