“Moshimoshi?” Japanese people start with a phrase “moshimoshi?” when we start talking on the phone. It like “Hello?” in English. A long time ago, in the age when the villagers didn’t have their own phone in their houses, there was a phone in this house. Locals would often come to make a phone call and also enjoyed interacting with neighbors there. This is the reason why the house was named “Moshi-Moshi house”.
The house is located in a slightly elevated place which looks out over the village. It is surrounded by vineyards and orchards, and there are mountains beyond the fields. You can spend your time like a local in a tranquil atmosphere. You will find the interior traditionally decorated well organized and spacious. The house can accommodate up to 7 guests in comfort.
What can you experience here?
One of the activities you can do here by yourself is cooking Hoto. Hoto is the local cuisine which has been popular in this area for more than 200 years. It is a stew which is simmered with various types of vegetables, meat and wide flour noodles. The noodles absorb the sweetness of the squash and give the dish with a much flavorful taste. At Moshi-Moshi house, the host will teach you how to make the Hoto noodles using a machine. After you have made your own Hoto noodles, it is time to enjoy them!
Stroll around the village
Second activity we offer you is a short beautiful tour of a mysterious and quaint village provided by the host. The host will guide you from the entrance of the house down the small rustic village, passing through a lovely grape vineyards and many orchards passing by some shrines. During your short tour, you will fine the buddha statue at the bottom of a hill. “Please feel free to ask the host, Ayumi-san for the reason why it was placed in this unique location?”
I hope you will have a wonderful stay here at the historical museum-like house in the mountain village of Koshu.There are some unique activities to experience.
The host, Ayumi Uchida
The lodging fee, Starts from 14,000 JPY per person.
- One night stay plan : Afternoon to morning
- Check-in 15:00 Check-out 10:30
- Free pick-up at the nearest station
- 2 meals(Hoto cooked by yourself and breakfast), a futon mat,a village short tours and cooking Hoto are included.
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Adress : 1099 Shimoodawara Enzanshita Koshu-city Yamanashi pref. email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tatami rooms: You can sleep with a futon mat in tatami rooms.
Kitchen: You can cook by yourself. There are an IH (Induction Heating) cooking heater, an electric kettle, a refrigerator, and some cooking utensils.
Bath room: a washstand, an automatic bath, and plenty of hot water. Shampoo, conditioner, soap, bath towels, face towels, and toothbrushes. * There are hot springs (it cost money) 5 to 15 minutes away by car.
Parking lot for 7 cars.
an oil stove, a fan heater, Kotatsu (a traditional detachable table covering its legs with a futon to make its inside warmer) for winter and electrical fan for summer.In winter especially, it gets cold so please come with winter clothes.