The SpaceUnique western style house with magnificent views of Mt Fuji, the Southern Alps and Lake Suwa. Facing south on the side of the hills of Shimosuwa you can feel cool in summer watching the fireworks on one of our 2 decks, or cozy warm in winter nestled next to our Kachelofen.
We have 2 rooms - Lake View & Forest View, both with double beds, 2 shared bathrooms and toilets. One more bedroom with double bed can be arranged if needed. Free use of a weight room and a water rower in the basement. Wi-Fi is 24/7, we also have a fine selection music, English books and movies if you just want to kick back and relax. Free pick-up from Shimosuwa Station (4 mins by car). We are located 2.5 hours from Tokyo. Take the Azusa Express from Shinjuku stn on the Chuo line. If coming from Nagoya, take the Shinano Express to Shiojiri Stn (2 hrs), then take a local train to Shimosuwa stn (15 mins).
Enjoy delicious homemade pancakes and maple syrup, fresh fruit, latte or tea for breakfast. Homemade pizza dinners can be arranged, as can lunch out on one of the decks.
A 10 min walk and you are at the famous Kaminoyu Onsen, also just a short distance away from Harumiya / Akimiya temples, Manjinosekibutsu and some great local restaurants.
Walk out our front door and you are on the Jedi Trail - a great single track for mountain bikes or just for a quiet, leisurely stroll.
Mountain bike on the Jedi Trail - half day or full day (with lunch)
Visit Suwa’s 3 main temples by bike or car.
Snowshoe in the winter months, beautiful hikes close by.
Hiking tours - spring, summer, fall.
Camping weekends can also be arranged.
Talk to us and a 'tailor-made' tour can be designed especially for you.
"We'll try hard to make you feel at home, even if we wish you were.(URL HIDDEN) :-) Guest AccessGuests will have access to shared bathrooms, TV, books, gym - free weights & water rower. Interaction with GuestsSo far we have had brilliant interaction with our guests, but, of course, this is entirely up to our guests how much time they would like to share with us. The NeighborhoodWe love walking out our front door and on to the forest path just a few meters away. We also have one of the best views in the area if you just want to relax on one of the decks.
Jiunji, Harumiya and Akimiya temples are all nearby. Jiunji is special, we have had many guests say that it is as nice as any they have seen in Japan. The entrance is looks like something out of a Studio Ghibli movie. It's a wonderful place for photos as there is hardly anyone there.
There are some great restaurants in town: Kaiten Sushi, Soba, Unagi (eel), Cafe style, Yaki-niku (BBQ beef), Traditional style and more. We offer a free drop off/pick up should you decide to eat out. Getting AroundWe are a 20 min walk to train & bus stations. If our guests ask us in advance, a free drop off and pick up to the stn can be arranged. Also to local restaurants free of charge. We also have bikes you can use free of charge. Ride around the lake and soak your feet in any of the 3 free foot onsens. Other Things to NotePlease note that we work week days. Monday - Friday, the earliest pick-up from Shimosuwa stn in from 4:30pm. Should your stay be on week days, we will be able to prepare breakfast for you, but you will have to serve yourselves. Unless you want an early drop-off to the stn (7:30am the latest), you will have to take a taxi (which we will arrange for you - 5 mins and about Y1,300 to the stn).