You do not want to miss this. Living at this place is a completely amazing experience, impossible to describe with words - it must be experienced - the best views of the Japanese Alps and the world's best Airbnb hosts. If you are interested in nature and want to experience Japan from its most beautiful side, this is the ultimate place to live. Not only is the location and the accommodation itself unsurpassed - Kim's and Machiko's hospitality is beyond the usual. Kim offers to drive you to the area's sights and provides great advice on everything from shopping to other places to visit in Japan.
A dip in the crystal clear river, monkeys in the backyard, tired legs in a private onsen after hiking - once you've been here, you do not want to leave the place again. We will definitely be back! All seasons must be experienced here.
Stay for as long as you can in this amazing place! (Some good advice: take a minimum of 4 nights here!)
We stayed in the self-contained cottage and it was one of the most family-friendly accommodations we've been in. Kim and Machiko had prepared everything we needed as we were travelling with a one year old, from crib to baby change mat and even baby snacks! The private onsen was such a lovely bonus especially after a long day out hiking. Close proximity to the breathtaking Takase Dam and just over an hour away from Kamikochi national park - definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Kim and Machiko were always ready to assist with trip planning or show us the local sights and food. We would definitely love to be back one day!