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Kawasemi Cottage - Guesthouse on Historic Estate

Entire cottage hosted by Shelley
4 guests1 bedroom4 beds1 bath
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You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Great location
93% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
House rules
The host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Set on an historic estate in the foothills of the southern Alps, Kawasemi Cottage offers privacy, rustic luxury and retro style in the tea farming village of Sasama. For those wishing to enjoy an authentic village experience amidst the beauty of rural Japan this could be the perfect chill out stop between Tokyo and Kyoto. Guests enjoy privileged access to the estate grounds on which is located a stunning manor house, dry landscape garden, ornamental fish pond and restored Inari shrine. 日本語→

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
4 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Hangers
Hair dryer
Heating
Iron
Washer
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.90 out of 5 stars from 20 reviews

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Shimada, Shizuoka, Japan

We can recommend several hiking courses in the area (from stroll to strenuous) or advise on the best tracks for onroad and offroad cycling or motorbiking. (A big welcome to cyclists: pumps and some tools available, with the possibility of rentals to experienced riders.) Kawane ONSEN is 20 minutes away by car or bus (http://kawaneonsen.jp). The onsen offers hotspring bathing, a swimming pool, sauna, massage and jacuzzi, as well as dining options. Sasama River running right through the middle of the village is great for a cooling, shallow dip and will lull you to sleep at night. Farther afield, but still within easy striking distance are the Ooigawa steam locomotive line, the narrow-gauge rack-and-pinion Ikawa railway, Sumatakyo gorge, grass skiing, paragliding, and horseback riding. We are located just off the Tokai Nature Trail running from Tokyo to Osaka.

笹間地方にはさまざまなハイキングコースがあります。楽々コースから上級者コースまで揃っています。自転車やバイクで走るのに「持ってこい」のエキサイティングなコースもあります。 (自転車大歓迎です! ロードレース経験者用のレンタルバイクもあります。ポンプや道具も若干ですが、用意しています。) 近くの 川根温泉で疲れを取ったり、プールで運動したり、粟原村の真ん中を流れる笹間川で軽く水浴びするのもいいでしょう。夜は寝付くまでカワセミコテージから川の音がさらさらと聞こえますよ。

笹間のお茶は大変有名です。お茶に興味のある方は、お茶の葉を用いた加工品、試飲、お茶の入れ方、もてなし方など、お茶に関するアクティビティーに参加いただけます。(有料。こちらで手配いたしますので、ご相談ください。)笹間だけでなく、近くにも見所いっぱいの観光地があります 。(例えば: 大井川鉄道、井川線のラック式鉄道、寸又峡温泉、大久保グラススキー場、大井川パラグライダー等々 。)東京から大阪まで続く「東海自然歩道」もすぐ近くを通っています(http://www.tokai-walk.jp/course_guide/)。
We can recommend several hiking courses in the area (from stroll to strenuous) or advise on the best tracks for onroad and offroad cycling or motorbiking. (A big welcome to cyclists: pumps and some tools avai…

Hosted by Shelley

Joined in April 2016
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I am an American fisheries scientist working internationally and resident in Japan since 2003. In addition to renovating the farmhouse where I live in a small, gorgeous mountain village, I've recently returned from assignments in Italy and Micronesia to take on the challenge of renovating one of the historic estates in the area with the help of the surrounding community. My other hobbies are cycling, yoga and cooking.
I am an American fisheries scientist working internationally and resident in Japan since 2003. In addition to renovating the farmhouse where I live in a small, gorgeous mountain vi…
During your stay
We will be nearby if you encounter any difficulties with the accommodation during your stay, however, we are generally engaged in other business activities during the day. There is a guidebook of information and local attractions in the cottage waiting for you. Tidying of the cottage is available for an extra fee of 1500 yen per cleaning. Bed linens and towels will be changed every seven nights of your stay at no charge. The number of sets will match the number of guests reflected in your reservation. Should you wish additional changes these will be charged at 1500 yen per change.

宿泊中にお困りのことがありましたら、できる限りお手伝いさせていただきます。担当者が不在の時間帯もございますが、緊急の場合は遠慮なくご連絡ください。部屋にはコテージの設備情報や地元の観光情報のパンフレットが置いてあります。どうぞ自由にご覧下さい。お部屋の掃除を希望される場合、寝具以外の掃除は1回1500円です。寝具は一週間に一回無料で交換いたします。定期交換以外は1回に付き1500円いただいております。
We will be nearby if you encounter any difficulties with the accommodation during your stay, however, we are generally engaged in other business activities during the day. There i…
Shelley is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $230
Cancellation policy