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Warehouse stay UZUMAKI

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Come stay in a restored warehouse at Uzumaki, an authentic Japanese-style house. Become a part of Okuizumo town, Shimane prefecture.
Uzumaki is an ideal place to connect with nature and experience the simple traditional lifestyle of rural Japan.
The highlight of your stay will be the full course menu; made using natural ingredients such as local and/or home-grown pesticide-free vegetables, wild boar meat, and sansai (edible wild plants).
Experience the lush greenery that Uzumaki has to offer and get the perfect photo of splendid rice fields which change with the seasons. Come in summer for vibrant greens, in autumn for the golden color of the crops, or in winter for a snow covered wonderland.

The space
The renovated cottage-style traditional Japanese warehouse was used to store rice, sake, cocoons in ancient times. When you visit this 90 year-old property you’ll enjoy a rare experience in the midst of tranquil surrounds in the heart of nature. This completely different experience is something you’ll never get at an urban hotel.
The two floors of the warehouse sleeping area can accommodate up to 4 people at a time. Comfortable soft mattresses newly laid wooden floors will have you sleeping like a baby.
The dining room, kitchen, toilet, and bathroom are located in the main house but easily accessible through the passage connected to the warehouse.
The mud and thick plaster walls insulate and preserve the humidity and room temperature. Enjoy this natural air conditioning all year round.

Highlights

•Enjoy a special experience using a Goemonburo (old-style Japanese cauldron-like bathtub)
•Experience cooking rice using traditional Japanese Kamado (traditional Japanese wood or charcoal cooking stove)
•Taste mouthwatering cuisine in different cooking styles. Chef Yamada’s passion for cooking shines through as he matches the food to the guest’s personal preferences.
If you want to spend a relaxing time while experiencing nature and try your hand at home gardening, Uzumaki is the perfect place for you!

Schedule

Check-in at 3:00 pm
•Welcome drinks and a brief explanation about the Uzumaki services and facilities.
•If you are feeling tired you can rest in your room or you can join chef Yamada to pick vegetables from the organic home garden.
•Experience lighting the wood to heat the Goemonburo.
•After a relaxing hot bath, enjoy a delicious dinner at a traditional Japanese dining area.

Next day
•Experience cooking Japanese rice with a Kamado.
•If you have enough time, you can have a walk around the village and meet the local people.

Min/Max Number of participant

Max 4

Price (tax incl.)

•1 Guest ¥22,375
•2 Guests ¥44,750
•3 Guests ¥67,125
•4 Guests ¥89,500

Cancellation policy

Full refund 8 days prior to your tour, excluding a 5% transaction fee.
* Must be made 8 full days prior to 12:00 AM (JST), the day of your scheduled tour. For example, if your tour is scheduled for Friday, cancel before Friday of the previous week for a full refund minus a 5% transaction fee.

If you cancel within 7 days, our cancellation charges (incl.5% transaction fee) are as follows:
•4-7 days prior:15%
•3 days prior:25%
•2 days prior:35%
•The day prior:55%
•On the day :100%
•No show:100%

Other

Notes
Longer stays are welcome.
There are no shops nearby (within walking distance), so please make sure to bring all necessary items before you arrive.

Location
If you’ve already visited the neon-lighted cosmopolitans, prestigious shrines, and temples, or symbolic places from the guidebooks, and still feel you haven’t seen the authentic Japan, then this is the place for you. Don’t miss out on immersing yourself in a more traditional life in Japan, as the Sanin area is a perfect unexplored gem. There are no bullet trains to get here, so you have to travel like a local on bumpy regional railways. The inconvenience you might encounter when visiting Sanin is all part of the adventure of getting off the beaten path. Maybe not the easiest place to reach, but well worth the visit!

Okuizumo, a small hamlet with a long history and culture, located 60 kilometers from Matsue city, is an active example of the Japanese way of living in harmony with nature. Satoyama; a term to describe the border between village and mountain, but also a way to describe towns that still live a natural lifestyle and keep traditions alive, perfectly sums up what you will encounter in Uzumaki with your host Yamada-san.

Outdoor spaces
Uzumaki is in a small community with approximately ten households. The view from the front is lovely large rice fields that change color with the seasons.
The stay at Uzumaki will convey a special take-home message to every guest. How do you build new values by thinking creatively and exploring your surrounding environment without abandoning it. We hope you will leave more enlightened.

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