【Report by the foreigner who knows Ayabe well.】
Name of facility : Ayabe Yoshimizu Visit date : 2020/10/27 Visitor name : Nathaniel Hoy
Located a little over 30 minutes from Ayabe Station
is the Ayabe Yoshimizu Inn.
The approach to the inn really sets the mood for your stay.
The only road goes through a narrow valley,
up a small hill with only a few small homes along the way.
At the very end of the road you turn into the yard in front of the inn
and find yourself in the middle of the woods.
The stillness in the air will take your breath away.
A friendly neighbor
The small inn is run by a lovely couple who also farm the local land,
raise free range chickens which you will find running around the yard
as well as pigs (which won't be running around the yard!).
All food is organic and almost all locally sourced.
The Japanese sake options at dinner were also all organic.
The few ingredients that do not come from the local area
come from friends of the couple from around Japan.
Delicious tofu steak
Dinner and breakfast were both fantastic.
The eggs served at breakfast came from their chickens
and were laid that morning. Talk about fresh!
The inn is very traditional and has a wonderful hot bath heated by firewood to relax in after dinner.
Outside the inn walking trails lead deeper in the woods
and offer hours of options to enjoy.
One of the bedrooms
Quite unique to the inn is their one group policy.
Even with four rooms they only ever allow a single person/family/group to stay at a time so you will have the entire inn to yourself!
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From United States of America, came to Japan in 2005
He likes Japanese countryside, Japanese sake, Japanese food,
onsens and Shorinji Kempo.
His hobbies are running, reading and, Japanese sake.