Former classrooms were refurbished into comfortable Japanese-style guestrooms. The previous room for the school principal turned into the indoor bath with hot springs. Enjoy onsen experience to warm up your body. The gymnasium and play fields are available for different occasions such as playing sports, seminars, meetings, or music concerts. Enjoy the artwork by Jun Honma which was created in the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2003, and has been installed in a former swimming pool.
Katakuri House is located at the entrance of the Akiyamago, a collective term for twelve villages dispersed amongst the mountains at the border of Niigata and Nagano, which has been selected as one of "Japan's 100 best secluded sites". A trekking route traces terraced rice fields uniquely built with piles of stones and the clear waters of the Nakatsugawa valley overlooked by the Mikura bridge, and visitors may even encounter the Japanese serow, a protected species of mountain goat. Visitors can enjoy nature's seasonal beauty, such an masses of katakuri flowers(Japanese dog's tooth violets), starry skies at nights, and the highland autumn colors.
Tsunan-town has been inhabited since the Jomon Era, where people have developed a diet combining the wild plants and mushrooms from the mountains, and cultivated rice and vegetables on the valley lands of Tsunan. Enjoy locally-sourced seasonal delicacies, including locally-brewed sake.
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Late April to mid November
450-1 Ketto, Nakauonuma-gun, Tsunanmachi, Niigata