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Many people have gathered in this old house neither a store nor an inn.

Niigata
Family
Farm stay
Hot spring
Japanese Food
Japanese style house
Local traditional events
Outdoor
Winter Activities

Established in May 2015. Neither a store nor an accommodation, but a hundred-year-old Japanese house in a tiny village of only 6 houses. Over 70 people have lived together in 5 years and over 8,400 people have visited. Instead of providing a specific experience value, we offers a variety of possibilities. I am enjoying the empathy and development through communal living and various encounters with visitors.

3 Key Points

1Host’s introduction 
I moved to here and have lived in this house for over 5 years, and my job is app development. My wife is on childcare leave and our son is 9 months old. There are always around 10 other people living here trying out new ways of working and living. In the past, foreigners and single mothers with children lived with us.
2You can interact with people like this! 
We do a lot of fun activities with the residents and the local community.
3You can experience like this!
Instead of offering a specific value of experience, we offer a variety of activities.

House Rule

允許 
Having friends over, Staying out or coming home late at night, Having friends over, Pets accepted, Outdoor smoking
Forbidden
No smoking allowed on the premises.

Host Area

 1 reviews
Mai
Margins in life are important.

I visited in February, so I was able to enjoy the unique snowy landscape of Tokamachi. Most of the help involved shoveling snow! Haha. The meals were prepared in a style where anyone who wanted to cook would make enough for everyone, so it was okay even if you couldn't cook. I didn't have a car, so the locals and people from the area took me to various places! Tokamachi is active in community development, so I think it's good to go meet various people! It was a quiet settlement, but I had time to spare and had many conversations with my host, Haru-san. It was a time to face myself, and it was a great experience. Thank you. (20s/Female/February/1 month)

FAQ

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What payment methods are available?

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We basically accept credit card payment.

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What is included in the homestay fee?

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It’s included a fee for staying, for the service of insulting the manager, interviewing when you match, and tax. Some of the Host is included in food costs.

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How many days is the minimum stay? What is the minimum period of stay and how do the rates change depending on the stay?

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You can stay from minimum 4 nights and 5 days. Minimum stay differs from host to host, please check each host’s home page for details. Also it refers amount of per day per week. If you wish to stay in a homestay for more than one month, a daily fee will be added to the monthly amount.

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Is there a pick-up and drop-off service from the nearest station?

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For homestay residences that require transportation, the host will pick you up and drop you off. Details on pick-up and drop-off are listed in the “Location” section of each host’s page.

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When can I send a reservation request to the Homestay?

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Please send a request at least three months to three days before your desired stay dates. Highly recommend you send a request as early as possible, as reservations tend to increase before a month.

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How much will cost for the kids?

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Prices for preschool and elementary school students differ depending on the homestay. Please check the “Additional Fees” on each host’s page. If there is no indication of preschool and elementary school student rates in the “Additional Fees” section, the rates are the same as the general rates.

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Is it the same room if I’m staying with friends?

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It basically going to be the same room. Please check each host page for less expensive rates for two people. However, if two adults request separate rooms, the regular rate per person will be charged.