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Experience Country Life in a Beautiful Antique Guest House.

It’s your first visit, but this place feels oddly familiar. The building has a depth borne of its 100-year history. The proprietors have incorporated only a few modern elements into a space that can’t be created by mere renovation. Here’s a relaxing place where you can enjoy yourself without worrying about the passage of time.

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A new concept to experience Japanese atmosphere

A new concept to experience Japanese atmosphere

This antique folk house is a kabuto (helmet-style roof) house built around 1907. The proprietors have made some modern improvements while at the same time eliciting to the maximum the virtues of the traditional architectural style. Although the house is still basically Japanese, it evokes a slightly different atmosphere.

Downstairs

Downstairs

The first floor has the basic amenities for a relaxing stay, including guest room, living room, washroom and bath. The atrium gives an impression of grandeur, at the same time, “welcoming you home.” All rooms have their own themes, making the house into a marvelous place that you will not get tired of, no matter how many days you spend there. Get to know each room and appreciate its uniqueness.

  • Conversation room
  • Conversation room

    Enjoy a drink at the open-hearth table while broiling fish. Conversation springs forth spontaneously when you are sitting around the table with close friends and warmed by the charcoal fire.

  • Living room
  • Living room

    Luxuriate in the spacious living room by relaxing on the couch, reading a book or chatting with friends.

  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen

    The house is provided with a kitchen and dining area where guests can cook together. It’s always a good time when you cook together with someone.

  • Bath
  • Bath

    The bath is surrounded by walls of Japanese cypress, and has a design reminiscent of a traditional bath. It also feels like an open-air bath when you soak in the hot tub while gazing at the stone wall outside.

Upstairs

Upstairs

The cozy upstairs has a bedroom and a room where a person can enjoy time alone. When you want to be with everyone, downstairs is the place to be, but you can retire upstairs when you want some time to yourself.

Solitude Room

Solitude Room

A room about 3.3 square meters (35.5 square feet) in size is ready when you need some alone time. Let your mind wander while contemplating the bamboo grove outside.

  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom

    Fall into a deep sleep while looking at the thatched roof overhead. This is a uniquely Japanese experience.

  • Wine cellar made out of a repurposed air-raid shelter
  • Wine cellar made out of a repurposed air-raid shelter

    Next to the storage barn, there is a wine cellar making use of an old air-raid shelter. Such is the creativity that went into the design of Loof Inn Ashigawa.

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    • Address: 559-1, Naka-ashigawa, Ashigawa Town, Fuefuki City, YamanashiGoogle Map
      Access: Free pick-up (about 5 min from Ashigawa-Nousanbutsu-Chokubaijo bus stop, booking is required.), taxi (about 20 min from Kawaguchiko Station)

      Parking lot:Available for free/Free Wi-Fi available/Electrical outlet available/Language:Japanese, English/Lavatory available/Average budget:Average budget:Whole house rental only. Basic charge: JPY 20,000 + JPY 6,500 per person (dinner inclusive, breakfast is offered without an additional charge when guests share the information of this inn via SNS) * Discount for long term stay available/Open:[Check-in] from15:00, [Check-out] by 11:00/Capacity:1 to 10 persons

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Stay as if you live in.

Stay as if you live in.

They produce an old folk house inn which was renovated like “the Japanese modern” housing that put a North European taste together to the building of the Showa period.

Downstairs

Downstairs

Making use of the frame of an old private house as it is, new space was created. Despite of the newness, it carries the extreme Japanese modern design with a slight nostalgic atmosphere.

  • Conversation room
  • Conversation room

    Up to 12 persons can gather around the hearth. The space to surround the fire with everyone makes a warm atmosphere like family home.

  • Living room
  • Living room

    At the middle of the house, they have a wide sofa that you will feel like loafing on. Relax yourself at the space where people come together so naturally.

  • Solitude room
  • Solitude room

    They renovated the Japanese closet and made it into a couch- like private space with mattress so that you can loaf yourself all day long.

  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen

    Take time for cooking. Enjoy every one of the process. Different environment adds different seasoning for your dishes.

  • Bath
  • Bath

    A cypress bath provides an extravagant high-end time. Enjoy yourself and get free from daily stress.

Bedroom

Bedroom

On the floor, they installed fancy square tatami so you can experience a good smell of rush. Have a deep sleep.

  • LOOF. SAKA NO IE

    • LOOF. SAKA NO IE
    • Address: 107, Naka-ashigawa, Ashigawa Town, Fuefuki City, YamanashiGoogle Map
      Access: Free pick-up (about 5 min from Ashigawa-Nousanbutsu-Chokubaijo bus stop, booking is required.), taxi (about 20 min from Kawaguchiko Station)

      Parking lot:Available for free/Electrical outlet available/Language:Japanese, English/Lavatory available/Average budget:Whole house rental only. Basic charge: JPY 20,000 + JPY 6,500 per person (dinner inclusive, breakfast is offered without an additional charge when guests share the information of this inn via SNS)
      * Discount for long term stay available/Open:[Check-in] from15:00, [Check-out] by 11:00/Capacity:1 to 10 persons

Service and Items Provided
Meal

Meal

They serve dinner to all guests who stay at the inn. Guests can choose one out of three ways; roasted food over an open hearth (no additional charge), front yard BBQ dinner (no additional charge), self-catering (discount of JPY 3,000 per person)

  • Food roasted over the open hearth
  • Food roasted over the open hearth

    The open hearth is an integral part of traditional Japanese folk houses. Foods roasted carefully over charcoal made in Ashigawa elicits the flavors of the ingredients in a way that no other method of preparation can.

Barbecue under a starry sky

Barbecue under a starry sky

There is nothing like relishing a tasty barbecue in the front yard of this antique house while gathered around a fire under the starry sky. Dinner tastes special when the stars are shining down on you. If it gets too cold, you can always move indoors to the sunken hearth and pick up right where you left off.
* Sawa no ie: Barbecue at the garden is available by 21:00.
* Saka no ie: Barbecue inside the house only

  • Preparing meals by yourself
  • Preparing meals by yourself

    Interesting things happen when you cook in a place that is not your own kitchen. Sometimes it is fun when everyone gathers in the kitchen to cook together. Self-catering guests get a JPY 3,000 per person discount from the lodging fee.
    * Please do not use the outdoor barbecue equipment and the sunken hearth without staff to avoid fire from occurring.

  • Beverages
  • Beverages

    We have prepared a large selection of beverages. Bringing in alcoholic beverages costs JPY 1,000 per bottle. If you purchase one bottle of wine (JPY 3,500), you may bring as many alcoholic beverages as you want.
    * All beverages are sold by bottle.

  • Kitchen items
  • Kitchen items

    Rice cooker, refrigerator, microwave oven, hot water heater, cutting board, kitchen knives, plates, cups, chopsticks and silverware, pots and pans, plastic bags, two-burner gas range, clay pot, coffee beans (whole and ground), coffee mill, coffee pot, teakettle, coffee creamer and sugar, black tea, green tea, corkscrew, aluminum foil, food wrap, hand towels, wine glasses, champagne glasses, sake cups, cooking utensil set, seasonings and flavorings (salt, miso, soy sauce, pepper, sugar, vinegar, cooking oil, cooking stock, mirin (Japanese cooking wine), sake, herbs in season)
    * As basic cooking facilities are provided, self-catering guests are asked to bring their own ingredients.

  • Bath items
  • Bath items

    Bath towels, face towels, hair dryer, toothbrushes and toothpaste, combs and brushes, shampoo, rinse, body soap, facial cleansers, makeup removers, cotton, cotton swabs, separate bath and restroom, separate shower

  • Space heating
  • Space heating

    Kerosene space heater, wood stove, sunken hearth

  • Other items
  • Other items

    Computer projector, free Wi-Fi, iPad (can be used to watch movies), Apple TV

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