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  • Takigahara

    Takigahara

    A hamlet among the mountains that has been transformed by a community of young residents into an agriculture-art-music hub, fusing a modern way of living in nature with the existing traditions and wisdom of the local folk.

    Choose between a stylish private inn renovated from an 80-year-old stone warehouse, or a craft-themed hostel renovated from 100-year-old kominka, where you can mingle with local artisans and even try your hand at crafting under their guidance.

    And join in the farming routines of the locals, hike up nearby Mt. Kurakakeyama, then recharge at Takigahara Café over stylish meals such as galettes topped with freshly-picked vegetables!

    If your timing is good, you may even get to join their regular farmers markets, community dinners, or music and art festivals.

  • Ikumo

    Ikumo

    A mountaintop inn above the clouds, where you can wake to the chirping of birds, meditate to the backdrop of Komatsu’s mountain ranges, watch sunset over the ocean from high above, and soak in the open-air bath beneath the stars.

    Ikumo was also once a spiritual training ground for nature worship. Those up for the challenge can retrace the former pilgrimage route to Natadera Temple, where you can join a prayer session and enjoy one of the region’s best autumn foliages.

    True to its nature-centered philosophy, eco-friendly resources such as solar energy, filtered rain water, and natural construction materials are used, and CO2 emissions kept at minimum. Meals are also prepared from organic local produce of the season!

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  • Guesthouse Mikkaichi

    Guesthouse Mikkaichi

    An 80-year-old machiya townhouse-turned-guesthouse, where you can experience the traditional living space of the townsfolk back in the day.

    However it is not just a living space, but one of community, as they so dub themselves a “human intersection”. Join in some of their community events during your stay!

  • awazu-onsen

    Awazu Onsen

    The oldest hot spring in the Hokuriku region, with a history of over 1300 years.

    Apart from the rustic public bathhouse, many old-time ryokan inns dot the little onsen town, assuring you a healing stay where you can relive the slow pace of the olden days, soak in the fresh spring waters that have flowed since ancient times, and tuck into comforting feasts of traditional local dishes.

    Particularly of note is the famed Houshi Ryokan, registered in the Guinness World Records as one of the oldest hotels in the world, and where guests can stay in the same royal wing that hosted the Imperial Family of Japan.

  • Osugi Kominka

    Denpaku

    A pair of cosy guest inns transformed from kominka folkhouses, that date back to the Edo period over 180 years ago.

    Tucked deep in the mountains, it is the perfect place to dwell in the wilderness like the villagers of the past, but in safety and comfort.

    Perfect for families with a diverse menu of nature activities, including catching fish from the adjacent river, and then grilling it over the charcoal hearth for dinner.

  • Music Labo

    Music Labo

    A chalet tucked within the mountains…behind a music studio?! Yes, Music Labo is a music recording studio with a spacious two-storey inn attached, perfect for bonding with bandmates! Far up the mountain road, It is also a quiet respite for nature-lovers. Housing up to 10 people (musically-inclined or not) at just 3000 yen/pax, it even comes with a well-furnished kitchen.

    But if you’re wiped out from band practice, fret not. The master of the house is not only a pro-drummer, but an expert chef! Be wowed by his innovative creations at the vegan café conveniently housed in the same building, or cross the street for some charcoal-grilled fish or Komatsu Udon lovingly prepared by local folk at the Nakanotoge Local Produce Store.

    Inquire via their café homepage contact form or TEL

  • Etoile et fees @ Seseragi-no-mori

    Etoile et fees @ Seseragi-no-mori

    A country-style inn along the Seseragi River, where you can bask in tranquil solitude under the stars. Choose between the Japanese-style tatami-fitted inn, or the Victorian-style rooms with either a loft or terrace bathtub, fit for a Queen. Either way, you’ll be pampered with luxuriously-furnished rooms and luscious greenery all around.

    In the adjacent building are a charming private onsen and footbath, and the vegetarian restaurant where a nourishing course dinner, of local vegetables arranged into creative dishes and sweets, are served to the background music of the trickling river below.

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    Cafe, Bakery & Stay in the Woods (by the River)