【Report by the foreigner who knows Ayabe well.】
Name of facility : Satoyama Guest House Couture Visit date : 2020/10/24 Visitor name : Nathaniel Hoy
View during my morning walk
Located in eastern Ayabe City the Satoyama Guesthouse Couture is run by an incredibly friendly couple and their young son.
Like a lot of people that I met when I visited Ayabe, the owners of the Couture are not originally from Ayabe City, but instead chose to relocate to town a few years ago as they wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the countryside.
Rice planting experience
I stayed for two nights, but you can stay with them for a night, a week or even a month and truly experience the Japanese countryside.
After moving to Ayabe from Osaka the owners renovated their home and created a lovely place to stay.
In fact they are continuing to renovate nearby building and hope to open a work share home for new arrivals to Ayabe City like themselves.
Speaking wonderful English, the owners can teach you about the local area as well as Japanese history and culture.
Japanese tea ceremony experience
Stepping outside the home you are immediately struck by how quiet it is and in the evening by how clearly you can see the stars.
During my two night stay I went for one run along the local road heading deeper into the mountains and went for long walks each morning among the fields.
Being able to wake up and have such a beautiful area just outside ready to explore was amazing.
Couture has a shower that you are welcome to use anytime,
but if you have a little time then Ayabe Onsen is located nearby
and you are welcome to borrow a bike for the short journey.
Couture is located about 35 minutes by car from Ayabe Station
or 20 minutes from Higashi-Maizuru Station.
Pick ups can be arranged from Higashi-Maizuru Station
or the nearby bus stop.
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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.