We chose the name “Harvest” for our home because we hope that not only we ourselves, but the people who spend time here will come away with something they have harvested, in some sense of the word. We also picked it because we love the album called “Harvest” by Neil Young. Maybe some of you are too young to know it … ? At any rate, when you leave Harvest, we hope you will feel that you have gained and harvested something of meaning to you.
An introduction to Harvest
9146 Ariake, Hotaka, Azumino-shi, Nagano-ken 399-8301 Japan
Tel (0263) 83-4317
- No. of people we can accommodate
- We can accommodate up to 12 guests at one time. By limiting the number of guests, we can ensure a more relaxed, enjoyable visit even during our busy season. If you would like to reserve our facilities in their entirety for a group, we can accommodate more than that number. Please feel free to consult with us.
- We have seven Western-style rooms, two of which are equipped with showers and toilets. All of the rooms have a sink for washing up, a television, and air-conditioning. All rooms have Internet access via wireless LAN.
We have rooms for two, three or four people.
Please note that our entire facility is smoke-free. There is a terrace outdoors on the first floor where you may smoke if you like.
- We serve European-style cuisine, making ample use of items we grow ourselves and locally grown vegetables. Meals are delicately accented with herbs.
At dinner, we provide homemade bread, made from local flour. We encourage you to eat as much of it as you like. We also use rice locally grown with minimal levels of pesticide, dried on racks in the sun. People who like rice will be happy here, as we encourage you to take as much as you like. Dinner is followed by dessert and coffee, tea or herb tea.
At breakfast, we’re pleased to serve you our own home-cured bacon or ham.
We are pleased to provide as much coffee or tea as you like at breakfast. From October until the end of March, we serve freshly squeezed apple juice. (The rest of the year, we serve milk or orange juice.)
The photos show salmon and fresh ham cured in our own smokehouse, which are available as part of an optional menu for dinner, at 800 yen each. Currently, we also offer deer meat that we have cured in our own smokehouse. Please order these in advance if possible.
●One night with two meals (with sink; shared bathroom): 8,800 yen (tax included) or 9,800 yen (with unit bath) per person.
●No service fee is necessary.
●We offer a discount of 1,000 yen for children of elementary school age and younger children. Meals for children are the same as those for adults.
●For one night, with breakfast, we offer a discount of 2,000 yen.
●For single accommodation, there is an additional charge of 1,000 yen.
- Guests are invited to check in any time after 15:00.
Dinner is served at 18:30. We ask that you arrive by 18:00 if possible.
- Checkout is 10:00 a.m.
- We are located approximately 20 minutes from the Azumino Interchange of the Nagano Expressway.
We are 3.3 kilometers (7 minutes by car or 45 minutes on foot) from Hotaka Station on the JR Oito Line.
Please contact us on the day of arrival if you would like to be picked up (between 15:00 and 17:30).
- We provide a toothbrush, face towel and bath towel for each guest.
Lightweight cotton kimonos and hairdryers are available at no charge, upon request.
Bath areas are equipped with soap and shampoo.
- Public bath area
- We have two public bath areas, which are also used by family members.
There are hot springs nearby. The closest hot spring is one kilometer away, two minutes by car.
Azumino and surrounding sightseeing spots
There are many art museums nearby, including the Chihiro Art Museum and the Rokuzan Art Museum. Be sure to allow plenty of time to see these. We have discount tickets available. Be sure to ask about them when you make your reservation.
Sightseeing in the nearby area
There are many things to see close by. Harvest serves as a great center from which to organize your sightseeing activities efficiently. Kamikochi, Kurobe, Hakuba, Norikura, Utsukushigahara, Matsumoto are all easy day trips from Harvest. Going through the Abo Tunnel, Hida Takayama is also an easy day trip.
Please note, however, that National Road 158 gets very crowded going towards Kamikochi during the peak sightseeing season. You’ll need to get underway early and allow plenty of time in case you run into traffic congestion.
Inquiries and Reservations
Please contact us by telephone or email.
When you contact us, please let us know your name, address (including postal code), telephone number, the dates you would like to reserve and the number of nights, the number of people (for a child or children, the school year or age), and the type of room that you prefer.
If you contact us by email, please allow a short amount of time for a reply.
■If contacting us by email, please feel free to use the Reservations and Inquiries form on our website.
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