About SATOYAMA STAY

SATOYAMA STAY is the B&B accommodation designed to connect travelers with locals.
We have two places to stay, both centrally located in Hida Furukawa, a peaceful, atmospheric small town,20 minutes from Takayama. Perfect for guests who like to avoid busy tourist towns and experience local daily life in all its facets.
We hope you will have a pleasant stay at our establishment.

Rooms

We have two places to stay, both centrally located in the old town area of Hida Furukawa. Enjoy traditional Japanese-style rooms with artisan furniture by local craftsmen, enhanced with modern comforts.
  • NINO-MACHI

    SATOYAMA STAY NINO-MACHI is located beneath the bustling shopping district of Nino-machi, which used to be the main shopping street in Hida Furukawa. We offer a front desk service for all of our guests, including tour arrangements.

    Our main building is a newly constructed wooden townhouse designed from scratch to blend in with the surrounding town architecture. It incorporates the rustic charm of Hida, including impressive pillars and beams commonly seen in old Japanese houses. The first floor features a modern workshop room, while the second floor has three rooms with tatami corridors.

    Our separate building, a 120-year-old warehouse located in the garden, is a valuable survivor of the Great Fire of Hida Furukawa in 1904. Designed by architectural design firm DEZAMU, who specialize in renovating townhouses in Hida Furukawa and Takayama, you can enjoy the refined space with a lovely scent of wood.

    We hope you will have a pleasant stay at our establishment.
  • TONO-MACHI

    SATOYAMA STAY TONO-MACHI, located on the street just around the corner from Seto River, which is synonymous with Hida Furukawa, is a renovated 80-year-old establishment called "Tomino-ya". It was popular as a Japanese-style snack bar.

    We have retained most of the exterior of the building while renovating it, and now offer guest rooms only. You can enjoy the atmosphere of living in a traditional Japanese townhouse and experience the lifestyle of Hida Furukawa as if you were returning home.

    We believe that our establishment provides a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, ideal for business travelers as well.

    * Please note that TONO-MACHI rooms are designated as dog-friendly. If this is a concern for you, please consider NINO-MACHI instead.

Guest Only Activities

In addtion to our popular guided tours, We’ve prepared a variety of exclusive programs specifically for our guests to enjoy. Just let us know your request when you book your room at SATOYAMA STAY.
  • Cookery Class (Dinner)

    This special evening dinner class is exclusive to residents. Drinks can be supplied at the request of guests.


    1 person : ¥46,000
    2 people : ¥26,500
    3 people : ¥20,000
    4 people or more : ¥16,800
    * Please note that we have no child rates.

    • SeasonAll year round
    • TOUR RATEfrom 16,800yen /pp
  • Light snack preparation

    Learn how to make popular local snacks, such as gohei-mochi (skewered rice cake grilled with sauce), tofu, and daifuku (red bean paste wrapped in mochi).
    * This class is conducted by a Furukawa local in Japanese, but participants will be able to understand through demonstration

    • Seasonall year round
    • TOUR RATE5,000yen/pp
  • Izakaya tour

    Visit two or three izakaya (Japanese bars), trying out the local food and drink, accompanied by explanations from your guide.


    1 person : NA
    2 people : ¥19,500
    3 people : ¥15,000
    4 people or more : ¥13,000
    * Please note that we have no child rates.

    • Seasonall year round
    • TOUR RATEfrom 13,000yen /pp
  • Mt.Anbo Hiking Tour

    A short morning hike of 4.3km with 500m of elevation gain, taking around 3 hours.
    Mt. Anbois famed as a peak where a beautiful ‘sea of clouds’ often forms below the summit.


    1 person : NA
    2 people : ¥13,000
    3 people : ¥9,200
    4 people or more : ¥7,800
    * Please note that we have no child rates.

    • SeasonMay - Oct
    • TOUR RATEfrom 7,800yen /pp
  • Bird watching tour

    Enjoy morning bird watching amidst Hida’sbeautiful scenery. The birds you can observe vary depending on the season, including native species, some found only in Japan, as well as migratory species.

    • SeasonNovember - May
    • RemarksNumeber of participants : Max 4
    • TOUR RATE5,000yen/pp
  • Farm visit

    Experience the essence of Satoyamaliving by visiting a local farm, where you can participate in harvesting fresh vegetables and then create your own delicious pizza using the produce you've gathered. Families are especially welcome to enjoy this experience together.

    • SeasonAug - Oct
    • TOUR RATE6,000yen/pp (Child 3,500yen/pp) *Local payment for community taxi : 600yen/pp
  • Furukawa Festival Backstage Tour

    A rare chance to see behind the festival by visiting venues where locals practice its arts, including music, lion dancing and marionette performances. Practice schedules are not fixed, so we cannot guarantee locations and times in advance.

    • SeasonApr 10 -18
    • TOUR RATEFree of charge
  • Home visit

    Visit a typical local house, enjoying dinner and spending time with the hosts.

    • Seasonall year rouns
    • TOUR RATE5,000yen/pp
  • Kimono experience

    Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Japan’s iconic garment, the kimono, with a visit to this long-established local kimono shop. You will be expertly dressed in the traditional costume, before taking a stroll through picturesque Furukawa for the perfect photo opportunity.

    • SeasonAll year round
    • TOUR RATE5,000yen/pp

Reservation

NINO-MACHI

TONO-MACHI

Reservations have already begun,
and the rooms themselves will be available starting July 1st.

Accommodation Features

Our machiya-style B&B accommodation designed to connect travellers with locals. Perfect for guests who like to avoid busy tourist towns and experience local daily life in all its facets.

Rooms with Japanese decor

Enjoy traditional Japanese-style rooms, enhanced with modern comforts.
All individually appointed with artisan furniture made by local craftsmen all equipped with shower, toilet and double-glazed windows (KURA room is equipped with the bathtub)
traditional Japanese tatami flooring and comfortable beds

The workshop room / Cooking studio

The NINO-MACHI building boasts a workshop room featuring a wall adorned with ceramic “Heart Sutra”, crafted by a local potter. We offer a variety of learning opportunities and events, including cookery class,calligraphy class and Japanese manners class.
Since this facility is often used by communities, guests may have the chance to enjoy workshops by local residents.

Breakfast

Breakfast will be created by a local chef and served in the dining hall of our NINO-MACHI building. We serve local,
organic and seasonal food wherever possible As well as local Hida cuisine, we serve western-style food such as bread, yogurt and ham