The SpaceWe live next to national park (beautiful panorama from top of the mountain), there's small waterfall in our town, etc. If you like quite peaceful place with wild nature then it is for you.
In february there's Naked People Festival about 20km from here.
You can use 1 bicycle anytime you want (it is mountain bike ).
Room is quite big but what is more important than space is that we want people to feel more like at home than a hostel.
There's Japanese syle mattress for couple (if you like to sleep close otherwise it fits more one adult and one child) and air mattress.
If needed we have thick blankets and duvets which our guests can use as a mattresses.
We don't have too many pieces furniture yet because it's Japanese style house and so clothes storages are in closets built in the walls.
Room has one window on north and one on west side so you won't get waken by sun and will have beautiful sunsets in there. Also there are rice fields just under the west window.
Room does not have it's own cooling system.
Please keep in mind: I always keep house clean, vacuum floors everyday, clean dust it regularly, wash dishes carefully , and so and so.
However...we do construction works outside so naturally garden is a mess.
And there are other guests renting other room as well so please KEEP in mind that having house perfectly clean for 100% of time is hardly possible. If you expect hotel-like conditions then it's not for you. This is a house where we already live and we share it (except your room during your stay).
Your room will be cleaned and ready before or on the day of your arrival.
Please remember.. It's very clean house but not Hilton .
Thank you Guest AccessKitchen, bathroom and corridors plus your bedroom are the parts you can use as much as you wish.
Naturally access to our room and child's room will be limimted.
You can spend time in our garden and use BBQ set to grill the food. Kids can play outside as long as they don't damage the garden. Interaction with GuestsTo be clear. We live here but either me or my wife or both of us may not be here upon your arrival. In that case we will give you any assistance through the mail/phone.
During your stay we will be able to explain you how things in Japan work, sometimes can help you with tour guiding , shopping and translations.
We like to involve guests into cultural conversations and explain a lot about Japan as well as to hang out with them if possible.
We would love to recommend you some interesting places during your stay.
We are open and talkative but we will respect your privacy and your time. The NeighborhoodWe are surrounded by national park, hills, lake, waterfall, river and great rice fields.
It's quite place with good weather. (summers are colder here than in the city)
You'll have many opportunities to do good photography in here.
Since it's a village it may surely be interesting experience for people who want to learn about Japan. Getting AroundOur house is located 30min by bus from centre of the city. You can catch the bus every 20min or so and it takes 8min to walk to the bus stop.
We have also train that leaves every 1h or so but it takes 25-30 min walk to the train station and 12min ride to Okayama.
Walk to the train station is good as the view is fantastic.
Prices are 210 yen for train to the city, 280 for bus to the city and 160 for bus to nearest town with supermarkets.
We hold bus and train schedules at home.
Get the bus from platform 12.
It should have displayed ネオポリス on it.
Or you can just show the driver message from me : 牟佐上に行きますか?
If he says yes (message means "do you go to Musa Kami ?" ) then you take that bus and it's about 20-30min ride.
Make sure you exit on Musa Kami (but he should tell you if you sit near the front).
And there is nearby a 7eleven shop with free wifi
Once you're here I can walk there :) Other Things to Note1. MOST important. Upon your arrival and any time later we expect you to be adult and communicate. So if you have any expectations, questions and problems we wish to know about it immediately.
We want to make your stay nice but we can't if you don't allow us. If you can't speak for yourself, please do not leave negative feedbacks.
2. We don't have shops nearby (only convienience store 400m away, we do not own the car, but we run vegetable garden so sometimes we have fresh veggies.
3. We will share all food we have in the morning so you can have proper breakfast. As well as all bathroom items (shampoos, gels, etc).
4.Room does not have it's own cooling system.