The farmhouse in the old-tale village

One of the oldest farmhouses, Kiyomizu, is said to have been built in the early 1800s. It was the main house, the one inherited by the first son, and its central role in the family life is reflected in its size and the thickness of its columns and beams.

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From the porch, you can peek into the connecting tatami rooms, where they once held celebrations with dozens of guests.

The toko-no-ma (decorative alcove) displays the original ornaments portraying seasonal flowers and birds.

The living area is dominated by a comfortable conversation pit that overlooks the lovely Japanese garden.

The dining space is the epitome of Alex Kerr’s philosophy. Here, the state-of-the-art kitchen appliances effortlessly harmonize with the aged beams and pillars.

Every farmhouse features a bedroom with two beds. Other sleeping arrangements consist of futons that are laid out in the tatami rooms.

The cypress paneled bathroom is bright and modern, but it still falls in line with the overall traditional atmosphere.


Kohigashi, Chino, Nagano
[Floor size]
[Lot size]
6 people


Free amenities
Bath towel Face towel Shampoo
ConditionerBody soapBar soap
Bath salts Hair dryer Coffee
TeaJapanese teaHumidifier
Safety box Slippers Fridge
Microwave with oven functionBluetooth speaker WIFI
Pellet stove Portable induction cooktopKitchen utensils
Pots and pans Dishware Glassware
Cutlery Salt and pepper Oil
Soy sauce Sugar Washing 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.