In Ohinata, Sakuho-town, Nagano-pref. We built a small cottage at a mountain side of the natural woodland which separated for a while from the colony. The time flows graceful here, while the interval of farm labor or works in the mountain. It is a special time to have Coffee or Beer while looking at Mt. Morai on the other side. You can spend time, being surrounded by nature... reading books slowly, taking a walk the mountain, listening songs of birds while lie on a hammock in the forest.
“It was a nice cottage surrounded by nature. At daytime, the mountains were superb, and at night, the starry sky was widening. During my stay, I experienced sunny, cloudy and rainy, but I enjoyed the goodness of each weather. The rooms are compact but have everything you need, and the wood stove is warm and comfortable! The warmth of a handmade tree is healed just by losing it. It is convenient because there are supermarkets, convenience stores and restaurants if you go about 10 minutes by car. It takes a little longer to take a bath, but there were two hot spring facilities with good views. The shrine, which can be reached on foot from the cottage, has a long staircase that is mysterious and beautiful. (Be careful because your feet are bad) Daigo, thank you for the wonderful experience!”
Address:846-1 Oodaira,Otsu,Komoro,Nagano,Japan From Komoro station:15min by bus From Karuizawa station:30min by train＋bus or car Kitchen(Cutlery and some seasoning) Bath and Toilet are separated (shower and bath tub) Free parking lot Microwave Refrigerator WiFi Table (kotatsu during winter) Fan,Hair dryer Oil Heater and Electric Heather Bath towel,Face towel,Shampoo,Soap BBQ rental available
“It was my first Karuizawa, but it was a more enjoyable trip thanks to the recommended cafes and restaurants. In addition, we came to pick up that it was hard to understand the location of the cottage. It was very helpful. The house has a kotatsu and mattress style, so you can feel the traditional Japanese atmosphere.”
Ohinata in Sakuho-town is a small village in a valley. I renovated a 80 years small wooden house by myself taking a long time. The building used to be used for raising silkworms by farms. It was our culture and industry to get silks in this area. You can have a calm time for having Coffee and beer, reading books, listening music... The village is surrounded by nature for hiking to mountains and rivers. Some local families live in around the house, so please stay like the village people.
“It is a villa in a warm space where you can feel the sense of Daigo when you arrive in front of you! When I went, the first day was fine, and when I got up in the morning, it was a pure white snow scene. Herbal tea in the four seasons felt very luxurious. And despite the unreasonable request, he / she responded politely and even removed snow at the time of check-out, so I was really taken care of it! From the time of check-in, I was able to spend my time in a nice space with warm staff and it was the best time! I'm really thankful to you! I would like to use it again!”