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Home away from home in the Alps! 'Norikura Kogen'

Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Rie
16 guests7 bedrooms21 beds2 shared baths
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Relax in the untouched Norikura region. Our cozy home is the perfect place to escape the city and enjoy Japan's fresh air and mountain side. Beautiful hiking right out of our doors. Easy transportation from Matsumoto, Takayama and Kamikochi.

The space
NORIKURA REGION
We have lived here for over 30 years, and we know this is the perfect area for you and your family to enjoy the Japanese seasons in the mountainside. There is something here for every season and taste!
Spring time brings cherry blossoms, the rare, flowering water cabbage and delicious mountain vegetables. You can also visit the stunning Mt. Norikura’s famous snow walls.
In summer, you can escape Japan's heat and humidity.
Autumn brings lovely fall colors painting mountainside.
During winter you can enjoy fantastic skiing, snowboarding and unique hiking experiences to frozen waterfalls.

THE ROOM
The room has three clean and comfortable single beds. Please note that we only charge 4600yen for the third person.

THE BATHROOMS
Clean and modern shared toilets - men and women have separate restrooms.
Our guests really enjoy the authentic Japanese style shower and soaking tubs (Ofuro). We have one jacuzzi and one wooden bath tub. Both have large windows that open up and enable you to enjoy a beautiful view over the mountain stream while relaxing.

THE PENSION
We built our B&B from scratch 30 years ago and our guests have always enjoyed the variety of spaces our home has to relax in.

*The living/dining room area is available for reading and writing throughout the day
*There is free WiFi and a computer available 24 hours a day
*Our play room for children is filled with fun toys, books and films
*We have three level star gazing tower that people of all ages love to escape to
*There is a community kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and coffee/tea
*No smoking is allowed in the guest rooms. However, we have sheltered smoking room outside for your convenience

Guest access
Getting Around
It is very easy to visit us from major cities (Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo) through Matsumoto city's train and bus station.
From Matsumoto, you will take the local train (Matsumoto Dentetsu Line) to Shin-Shimashima Station. From here you will change to the Alpico bus towards Norikura Kogen. Get off the bus at Norikura Hoikuen Mae bus stop. The bus stop is right in front of our place!
Local buses go to Mt. Norikura, Kamikochi and Takayama. We are more than happy to help you with transportation options after your booking.

Other things to note
We are running confectionery named "Yum Yum Tree" in the same building.
Our restaurant serves both western and Japanese dishes, home cooked with local ingredients of the highest quality.
With prior reservation, you can book breakfast and dinner at our restaurant (no reservation needed for a la carte dinner).

Breakfast ¥1500
This includes all you can eat homemade bread, salad, eggs, ham(bacon or sausage), fresh vegetables, fruits, fresh brewed coffee (or tea), fresh juice or milk.

Dinner
A la carte options from ¥600 - ¥1200
Set menus from ¥2400 ~ ¥3300
This includes a starter, soup, salad, main course (fish, meat or both), rice and dessert.

Licence number
Hotels and Inns Business Act | 長野県豊科保健所 | 第34-17号
Relax in the untouched Norikura region. Our cozy home is the perfect place to escape the city and enjoy Japan's fresh air and mountain side. Beautiful hiking right out of our doors. Easy transportation from Matsumoto, Takayama and Kamikochi.

The space
NORIKURA REGION
We have lived here for over 30 years, and we know this is the perfect area for you and your family to enjoy the Japanese se…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
3 single beds
Bedroom 2
3 single beds
Bedroom 3
3 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Dedicated workspace
Hot tub
Heating
High chair
TV
Breakfast
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Our location is very central and perfect for you and your family to explore the Nagano region and enjoy mountainside activities.
*Since we are in the middle of Norikura, we have excellent hiking, jogging and cycling paths outside of our front door
*We have three famous waterfalls in our area, the largest one is only a fifteen minute walk away! The others are easily accessible by car or local bus
*Skiing and snowboarding adventures are 5 minutes by car
*You can climb up to the peak of Mt. Norikura (1st July-Mid October) – a bus will take you there.
*No.1 National Park in Japan, "Kamikochi" makes a great day trip. It's an easy one hour trip north by local bus.
*Matsumoto castle (one of three unique black castles in Japan) and historic/modern Matsumoto City is one hour to the east.
*The historic town of Takayama is another day trip option. It's to our west and takes one hour by local bus.
*You can experience an authentic wasabi farm in Azumino, and it is only one hour away!

Hosted by Rie

Joined in May 2015
  • 106 Reviews
  • Superhost
Hi! My name is Rie. I have lived in Norikura Kogen (Matsumoto, Nagano) for over 30 years. I'm running a B&B with my husband and we are enjoying life in the Norikura Highlands, surrounded by breathtaking nature. We love traveling and have visited to many places, not only in Japan but also abroad. We especially love Hawaii and have visited over 20 times! We've also been to the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Croatia, Greece, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong, Guam, Saipan, Vietnam and Palau. My hobbies are traveling, eating, cooking, reading, skiing, but more than anything I really like to travel. I am also keen on cultural exchange and like to share our way of living. Therefore I have been a WWOOF host for many years and had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. I am originally from big city Yokohama (Kanagawa Prefecture next to Tokyo). Since I traveled to USA and Canada at the age of 20 and was met by warming hospitality by others, I want to pay it forward with my experience to you by my ‘OMOTENASHI’ (=hospitality). I hope you will be able to explore the breathtaking beauty and nature in Nagano. You may sleep with the fresh breeze and comforting sounds of the stream. Then wake up by the sound of humming birds, taste freshly brewed coffee and homemade bread. Enjoy your stay with my cooking too! Please ask me anything you want to ‘do’,’go’, ‘see’, ’try’ and ’eat’ here with us. I will try to do my best to answer your needs. We look forward to welcoming you as our guest and help you enjoy your upcoming vacation.
Hi! My name is Rie. I have lived in Norikura Kogen (Matsumoto, Nagano) for over 30 years. I'm running a B&B with my husband and we are enjoying life in the Norikura Highlands, surr…
During your stay
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Rie is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Policy number: Hotels and Inns Business Act | 長野県豊科保健所 | 第34-17号
  • Languages: English, 日本語
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
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