Charming house with 2 - 3 bdrms backed onto a forest on the hills of Shimosuwa, offering spectacular views of one of the most iconic mountains in the world. Along with all the comforts of home for a comfortable, relaxing & enjoyable stay.
Unique 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."
Guests will have access to shared bathrooms, TV, books, gym - free weights & water rower.
Interaction with Guests
So far we have had very good interaction with our guests, but, of course, this is entirely up to our guests.
We 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.
We 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.
Sorry, we do not allow smoking anywhere inside or outside on the decks.
Last breakfast is from 8:30 - 9:00.
If you are planning returning late at night, please let us know.
We are very flexible, please discuss your plans with us and we will do our best to cater to your needs.
We have polished floorboards through out the house, please take care not to scratch them with suitcases and bags.
When checking in, please provide proof of ID: drivers license, passport, foreign registration card.
My partner and I stayed in February this year and had an incredible time. We were there for two nights and Kim and Meimei went above and beyond to create the unique experience we were looking for with recommendations of great places to eat and visit as well as helping us out with travelling around. Would happily recommend for anyone to stay here. Incredible views to boot! Photos don't do it justice.
My wife and I, and our 2 children 21 and 15 stayed for 2nights and 3 days.
The hosts Kim, Meimei and Taj are a wonderful family and made us feel at home right from the moment they received us at the station. They are great company as they have travelled the world and we had a lot to share and learn from there travels and experiences.
The rooms and home is really spacious with beautiful views. The hosts were with us all through to take us around and show us places of interest. They even took us snow sledding and had spare winter boots and Jackets for us.
Mei mei made some great food and Kim had some great wine, both of which we enjoyed. There kitchen has probably spices and condiments from all over the world !
The property is a lot better than what it appears on the site and has a breathtaking location and view. We would love to visit again and recommend Jedi Trails to Airbnb users and all our friends.
We spent a long weekend with Kim, MeiMei and Taj, and we immediately felt like part of the family! After very useful information on how to get to the town, Kim picked us up from the train station. Their house is beautiful and overlooks Shimosuwa. We went out for meals with the family twice, and ate at home twice as well which was really enjoyable! On our second day there we went on a long hike which was beautiful and Kim and MeiMei prepared a great picnic lunch. We had lots of great conversation with the family, and we highly recommend staying with them if you can!
We had a lovely time staying with Kim, MeiMei, and Taj. This was our first experience with AirBnB and we are very pleased with how everything went. We felt very welcome and treated like old friends visiting. Kim and MeiMei really took care of us and made sure we were comfortable with our baby. We really enjoyed our short time visit. Kim`s house is beautiful and a unique to find in Japan. The view is from his place is truly amazing.
We spent one night and on the next morning, Kim took me mountain biking before breakfast. The Jedi trial is lots of fun to ride. Really fun...highly recommended..
We would love to have a chance to visit them again.
I had the pleasure of staying at Kim & Meimei beautifull place in Shimo-Suwo. Their house with the view over lake Suwa and Mount Fuij is breathtaking. Kim and his lovely family are incredible nice people and we really had a brilliant time. It was really hard leave as I enjoyed beiing there so much. I wish Kim and his family all the very best and look forward to meeting them all agasin in the future.
Thanks for everything.
I really enjoyed staying with Kim and his family. They made me feel pretty much at home, and I felt as if I'm with family, and friends at the same time. They shared dinner with me and also invited me for some drinks. Plus, their location over the top of the hill with the view of the lake is breathtaking. Kim gave me an introduction to the town by showing me a bit around and giving me some interesting explanations about things. The room and the bed was very comfortable and I had a good sleep. I only wished I could stay longer with them :)
Hi! I'm Kim. In our photo you can also see my wife "Megumi" and our son "Taj". After 2 years abroad, one in Australia on a working holiday and 10 months traveling around Europe in a camper van, visiting friends and places, we are back home and have just activated our AirBnB site.
We love the outdoors - spring, summer, fall and winter and look fwd to what each season has to offer. Whether it's mtb-ing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, camping, we just love to get out and do it. I've traveled to over 40 countries and have always been very interested in other cultures. Of course, I love meeting people and sharing experiences. We are an open-minded and warm family and would love to have you stay with us.