The SpaceNORIKURA REGION
We have lived here for over 30 years, and we know this is the perfect area for you and your family to enjoy the Japanese seasons in the mountainside. There is something here for every season and taste!
Spring time brings cherry blossoms, the rare, flowering water cabbage and delicious mountain vegetables. You can also visit the stunning Mt. Norikura’s famous snow walls.
In summer, you can escape Japan's heat and humidity.
Autumn brings lovely fall colors painting mountainside.
During winter you can enjoy fantastic skiing, snowboarding and unique hiking experiences to frozen waterfalls.
The room has three clean and comfortable single beds. Please note that we only charge 4600yen for the third person.
Clean and modern shared toilets - men and women have separate restrooms.
Our guests really enjoy the authentic Japanese style shower and soaking tubs (Ofuro). We have one jacuzzi and one wooden bath tub. Both have large windows that open up and enable you to enjoy a beautiful view over the mountain stream while relaxing.
We built our B&B from scratch 30 years ago and our guests have always enjoyed the variety of spaces our home has to relax in.
*The living/dining room area is available for reading and writing throughout the day
*There is free WiFi and a computer available 24 hours a day
*Our play room for children is filled with fun toys, books and films
*We have three level star gazing tower that people of all ages love to escape to
*There is a community kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and coffee/tea
*No smoking is allowed in the guest rooms. However, we have sheltered smoking room outside for your convenience Guest AccessGetting Around
It is very easy to visit us from major cities (Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo) through Matsumoto city's train and bus station.
From Matsumoto, you will take the local train (Matsumoto Dentetsu Line) to Shin-Shimashima Station. From here you will change to the Alpico bus towards Norikura Kogen. Get off the bus at Norikura Hoikuen Mae bus stop. The bus stop is right in front of our place!
Local buses go to Mt. Norikura, Kamikochi and Takayama. We are more than happy to help you with transportation options after your booking. Interaction with GuestsWe are more than happy to help our guests with planning their vacation! The NeighborhoodOur location is very central and perfect for you and your family to explore the Nagano region and enjoy mountainside activities.
*Since we are in the middle of Norikura, we have excellent hiking, jogging and cycling paths outside of our front door
*We have three famous waterfalls in our area, the largest one is only a fifteen minute walk away! The others are easily accessible by car or local bus
*Skiing and snowboarding adventures are 5 minutes by car
*You can climb up to the peak of Mt. Norikura (1st July-Mid October) – a bus will take you there.
*No.1 National Park in Japan, "Kamikochi" makes a great day trip. It's an easy one hour trip north by local bus.
*Matsumoto castle (one of three unique black castles in Japan) and historic/modern Matsumoto City is one hour to the east.
*The historic town of Takayama is another day trip option. It's to our west and takes one hour by local bus.
*You can experience an authentic wasabi farm in Azumino, and it is only one hour away! Getting AroundOur inn is conveniently located just outside the bus stop. Local busses run regularly to famous sightseeing spots like Kamikochi, Takayama, Azumino and Matsumoto which you can reach within only one hour! Nagano City is only two hours away and Tokyo three hours. Other Things to NoteWe are running confectionery named "Yum Yum Tree" in the same building.
Our restaurant serves both western and Japanese dishes, home cooked with local ingredients of the highest quality.
With prior reservation, you can book breakfast and dinner at our restaurant (no reservation needed for a la carte dinner).
This includes all you can eat homemade bread, salad, eggs, ham(bacon or sausage), fresh vegetables, fruits, fresh brewed coffee (or tea), fresh juice or milk.
A la carte options from ¥600 - ¥1200
Set menus from ¥2400 ~ ¥3300
This includes a starter, soup, salad, main course (fish, meat or both), rice and dessert.