Inside Straw Bale House , unique Space forgetting about urban modern Life.This big art work is called Doraku Organ, exhibited Daichi no geijutusai ,(大地の芸術祭)one of most excellent art festivals in Japan
Straw Bale House, Earth Friendly
Straw Bale House, Earth Friendly

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
Please set the number of adults.
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Made of Natural Straw Block with Muddy Soil Wall , inside room plastered , all through the season, Humidity and Room Temperature are naturally controlled comfortable .Enjoy Earth-Friendly quiet Space in the Forest. Wall is 50cm thick to prevent heat

The space

Straw Bale House itself is only few , very unique rare experience in the country side, only 2 persons are Maximum to use tiny space, but Eco-Earth Friendly Space indeed with good air circulation inside room to protect Sunshine or Storm.

Guest access

You feel free to take a walk in our quiet Forest with natural good view,and cook Rice or BBQ at the old-fashioned Oven kitchen outside.

Interaction with guests

As we are running Book Cafe as well, all the time, we share Happy time with many native Musicians , Artists, and overseas guests together with drinking and Cultural work.

Other things to note

You make sure to visit the following web to have further detailed information on our Guest house: in English

=In case of ordering Dinner, Service Charge is to be added as follows:
From 3 years old to 5 years old: @1000円/person+Tax
From 6 years old to 12 years old:@1500円/person+Tax
Older than 13 years old, Adult:@2000円/person+Tax
(Dinner service charge includes Soft drink, or Light type Beer, or Shouchuu Liquor with free service)
Japanese traditional healthy food dishes are served on old-fashioned Japanese big plates

=Food Allergy or Vegetarian Service:
If you require special Food due to Religious reason or Food Allergy problem, we are happy to prepare for you subject to prior notice at the time of booking, please feel free to advise by e-mail.

=Blanket, Futon are prepared with free of charge

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Futon
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 1PM - 7PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 42 / night after the first guest
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House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is 1PM - 7PM

International common rule is to be adopted

=Music Instruments, Art work:
We are always welcoming you with Music Instruments or your own Art Work, etc, Let us enjoy together during your stay.

=Wi-Fi Free Service:
Inside Main Dining Room, Free Wi-Fi service is available any time, please feel free to ask Password for easy access to your home country or family on real time basis.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

1 night minimum stay

96 Reviews

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Yorihito User ProfileYorihito is a superhost.
July 2017
Very nice atmosphere. Thank you!

I had a very lovely stay. The beauty of the place and the serenity of being in the countryside is made much more better by the warm, loving atmosphere that Yuu-san's family has.

Elizabeth User ProfileElizabeth is a superhost.
June 2017
Wow ! What an amazing place to stay, we wanted to stay forever! It is hard to describe what is so wonderful about this place, but the overall feel you have being there is a wonder at life and an optimism for all things! Megumi san, Yuu San and Mizuki san are fantastic warm people and we loved spending time with them, the food was absolutely amazing, we loved exploring the place, if were back in Japan we'd return in a heartbeat, all the best to all of you and future guests, enjoy!

Vicky User Profile
May 2017
This is a place where can give you full of inspiration. Art, music with Mother nature and very good talk. Hearty and warm food from Megumi san made me feel so healed. You don't need to go out further. There is small pond, big trees, small but cute flowers with friendly cat and goat. I promised I would visit again this summer. Thank you all in 読書の森!

Nada User Profile
May 2017
I was supposed to stay for two nights but only stayed for one. I had booked the straw bale room and when I walked in I was alarmed to note that it had a strong smell of mold, which gives me allergies and asthma. Yuu-san let me sleep in the community room, but that room was also very dusty and the futon was quite thin and I just really felt so physically miserable. This is tragic because Yuu-san and Megumi-san and Mizuki-san are absolutely lovely people and I had such a good time hanging out with them and singing and eating Megumi-san's totally amazing food. I really wished I could have stayed longer. It is remote, surrounded by rice paddies and woods but not too far from a nice onsen. The grounds are filled with groovy art and it is such a genial space. It's great for young people who are into deliberately rustic travel and beautiful cultural experiences and who - most importantly- aren't prone to allergies.

Jake User Profile
May 2017
If you love art, and good music, and nature, and great people; this is where you should stay. Its an experience you will remember the rest of your life. I cant recommend it enough.

Simon User Profile
May 2017
this is one of the most beautiful places to stay in japan. if you love nature, self made houses, good food and nice people you definitely have to go there! on my next trip to japan i will stay longer. i promise! =)

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Komoro, JapanJoined in March 2014
Yuu User ProfileYuu is a superhost.

I and my wife have been running a unique book cafe Dokusyo-no-mori for 21 years.
Our city Komoro is a small city in front of Asama mountains. And our place Mimakigahara is a wonderful table land which has splendid view .We have enjoyed our country life very much.
We also love foreign people and often they stay with us as our better helper or friends. We love many kinds of arts, music ,literature ,crafts and we have making some unique small houses including straw bale house .We have held many kinds of events for 20 years . If you happen to come across one of them you are sure to enjoy yourselves very much.
We also like animals and have a donkey and two goats that are very cute and lovely. In addition, near our Cafe, You can enjoy beautiful Cherry Blossoms in Spring (April/May) or colored Maple leaves in late fall (Nov) at NUNOBIKI Kannon Temple or KAIKOEN Castle in Komoro near our Café, and also original Japanese wild flowers and grass, coloring natural scenery beautifully from season to season around our field with unique Art monuments. You can touch directly authentic Japanese Culture, Art, daily Life, with native people, you never experience in big cities or on travel guide.
As to our activities, you can visit our English Site as follows:

Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 91%
Response time: within a day
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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