The farmhouse overlooking the Yatsugatake
A little over 100 years old, Kinkei belonged to a family that sold oil for a living. Alex Kerr chose this farmhouse for its evocative location. Its position just beyond a creek with a gurgling river running in front of the house and an old wooden bridge the previous owner crossed to get home all create a nostalgic atmosphere.
The river view from the porch is not the only scenery guests can enjoy, though. From the farmhouse, you have a fantastic view of the entire Yatsugatake Mountain Range. Looking at the beautiful silhouette of the Yatsugatake while lying in bed or relaxing on the sofa is one of the greatest appeals of this house.
Another highlight of Kinkei is the ceiling - or rather the absence of it. The bone structure of the house made of beams and pillars is older than the roof’s wooden planks, which creates a beautiful contrast of burnished black on light brown. To accentuate this feature, all ceilings have been removed except one.
In the living area, the magnificent scenery of the Yatsugatake Mountains is framed by a large window that incorporates the beam's curve.
The crisscrossing aged beams dominate the space above the dining and living area. The contrast of the blackened shafts against the hazel ceiling is one of the highlights of this house.
In the tatami room, the artistic space of the decorative alcove stands side by side with the natural scenery of the Yatsugatake visible through the window.
At night, the farmhouse is enveloped in an atmosphere of calm, only interrupted by the occasional chorus of insects.
Every farmhouse is provided with a full set of dishware, glassware, and cutlery, some of which are traditional ceramic and lacquer works.
Sleeping arrangements consist of one twin bedroom and one tatami room where we can lay out up to three futons.
- Kanazawa, Chino, Nagano
- [Floor size]
- [Lot size]
- 3 people
- Free amenities
Bath towel Face towel Shampoo Conditioner Body soap Bar soap Bath salts Hair dryer Coffee English Tea Japanese tea Humidifier Safety box Slippers Fridge Microwave with oven function Bluetooth speaker WIFI Pellet stove Portable induction cooktop Kitchen utensils Pots and pans Dishware Glassware Cutlery Salt and pepper Oil Soy sauce Sugar Washing machine Laundry soap and softener
- Extra amenities that can be purchased for a fee
Eco-friendly Toothbrush, Toothbrush case Eco-friendly Toothpaste Eco-friendly razor, Shaving cream Face care kit Mesh soap pouch
- The kitchen of the farmhouse is equipped with all the main kitchen utensils and a few basic seasonings such as salt, pepper, and oil.