Just a one-hour trip takes you out to this unforgettable village. Stay in a Japanese countryside farmhouse for an authentic experience of rural Japanese life.
This rice-farming village is comprised of ten houses at the end of a road, but residents remain in only three. The village has faced a serious depopulation problem as a result of Japan’s aging society. Instead of just watching the village deteriorate, the people of Maruyama took a stand and converted the houses into traveler accommodations.
Guest may stay in these spacious farmhouse villas complete with original antique furnishings for a chance to enjoy the Japanese countryside lifestyle. Modern Western-style beds and bathroom have been added for your comfort.
The proprietors are not hospitality professionals, just villagers who love their hometown, and they will welcome you with a rare warmth. The price is definitely not low, but your satisfaction from this experience will be worth it. Here is a great entrance to rural Japanese culture for any traveler.
Breakfast will be brought to your lodging. A fully-equipped kitchen is included so that you may cook for yourself, or visit the elegant Japanese or stylish French restaurant right next door.
Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, towels, tooth brush, razor, hair dryer, and Japanese-style bathrobes in room. Free Wi-Fi. No TV.
Five guests maximum. Reservations necessary. Since the village is run by a limited number of staff, reservations are essential.
Hours: Check-in: 15:00, Check-out: 11:00
Address: 30 Maruyama, Sasayama City, Hyogo 669-2361
Website: http://maruyama-v.jp/ (Japanese)
How To Get There
JR Line Sasayamaguchi Station (1 hour from Osaka): take a bus to the Sasayama city centre area, then take a taxi for about 10 mins. Taking a taxi directly from the station will take about 20 mins.