This house is located Sendai city which is in Tohoku area. A tiny house with cozy balcony and wide garden. 15mins ride from Sendai station.
You can sleep on futon (mattress) or if you bring a tent, you can camp at the garden.
It would be really nice to spend some days in countryside of Japan.
Actually, these area was attacked by Tsunami 11th March 2011. It is still a beautiful area and the house was renovated by ourselves. It will be a base to go around Tohoku area.
By bus, its about 30~40 minutes from Sendai station.
Interaction with Guests
Supermarket, convenience store and small restaurant are located around 10 minutes bicycle ride. You can ride a bicycle for free.
3.11 tsunami memorial park, 15 minutes bike ride.
Other Things to Note
There is a piano in our house, but it doesn't work now, because of suffering from tsunami.
It was a very unique experience at Naohiro's place. The story behind the rebuilding effort was remarkable. The location is just off the Pacific cost, very quiet and right in the nature.
It was a rather long ride from the Sendai station by bus, but Naohiro was very good at giving out directions, and the instruction was well thought-out. This would be an excellent place for a large group camping or retreat.
Great place to stay, we were very happy with it!
To future guests:
-Bring a pillow and a towel, neither of these are provided.
-Also bring shower gel / toothpaste and all other products you might need.
-This place gets pretty cold at night, so if you are staying in the winter bring plenty of extra layers!
I did not end up staying at this house because when we arrived, there was a whole crop of rice drying in the area where we would sleep. I called the owner and was told they were farming and the rice was fine there. I was also encouraged to move it on my own, or move a kitchen table and sleep on the kitchen floor. I was with my mother and baby (I had mentioned the baby prior to booking) and could not imagine sleeping in a room with 500kg of straw/rice. The pictures also did not show there would be rice drying there. We decided to leave and drive to the next place where we could find a hotel (150km). Naohiro got someone to move the rice during the time we were driving, but we were already far away when I heard the rice was moved. We were refunded for the night's stay.
Naohiro is a great host. Even though he was in Tokyo during our visit, we couldn't have been better taken care of. The house is in a (very) small farm village rebuilt after the tsunami. It truly is countryside, you have to ride the bike a couple of km's to shop for food. We enjoyed it.
Like other reviews; bikes are awesome, all sleep on floor matresses in sleeping bags in one big room.