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.

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In the living area, the magnificent scenery of the Yatsugatake Mountains is framed by a large curved window modeled on the beam.

In the tatami room, the artistic space of the decorative alcove stands side by side with the natural scenery visible through the window.

The contrast of the blackened beams against the living room hazel ceiling is one of the house's highlights.

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 a twin bedroom and a tatami room where we can lay out up to three futons.


Kanazawa, Chino, Nagano
[Floor size]
[Lot size]
3 people


Free amenities
Bath towelFace towelShampoo
ConditionerBody soapBar soap
Bath salts Hair dryer Coffee
English TeaJapanese tea Humidifier
Safety box SlippersFridge
Microwave with oven function Bluetooth speaker WIFI
Pellet stove Portable induction cooktopKitchen utensils
Pots and pans DishwareGlassware
CutlerySalt and pepper Oil
Soy sauce SugarWashing machine
Laundry soap and softener


  • The kitchen of the farmhouse is equipped with all the main kitchen utensils and a few basic seasonings such as salt, pepper, and oil.