Most likely, you will have a room to yourself, tatami style with pillow, bed sheets, futons and blankets provided. However, please note that room sharing might happen during peak season. We do not have electric heating or air conditioning, but we have a number of oil stoves to heat up the place in winter, and simple fans for summer. It can get very cold here in winter, so if you’re coming in late fall or winter, it is recommended to bring your own sleeping bag.
We usually have lunch, tea breaks and dinner together, while breakfast is self-served with bread, eggs and jam. Meals are prepared with seasonal vegetables, chicken, eggs, fish, tofu and rice, and we would love to have you cook together, learn our traditional Japanese recipes (e.g. handmade udon, tempura, tamagoyaki, okonomiyaki, nori-maki) and maybe teach us your home country’s as well!
If you have any special dietary needs, just let us know in advance and we can certainly make arrangements. If you would like to cook your own meal, there is another kitchen available for use. And if you’d like to eat out, you can use our bikes to go convenient store (2 mins away) or restaurants nearby (30 mins away).
We have two showers, one inside the house and one in a separate building. We use dry toilets (no flushing), which might be unusual for you, but they are very well kept and as comfortable as conventional ones.
You can access the Internet with our work computer or your own devices using our WiFi. There is also a TV and CD player that you can use for entertainment.
We have three cats living around the house, but they are not allowed in the sleeping areas.
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