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【2】Snow Log Cottage Discovery Cabin Kijimadaira

Entire cabin
hosted by Hidetaka
  1. 7 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
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We welcome you to the Discovery Cabin
Thank you very much!

It is a small country hotel run by a family,
"To the country where you always have it"
I would be glad if you could touch such a landscape.

It is a really quiet village, but I hope the time you spend here will be an unforgettable memory with the gentle wind and clear air, and birds.

For your information,

1. You need to drive to the cabin. *No public transportation
2. Road is icy and slippy. Tire chain will be needed

The space
This is independent 2LDK hand cut log house.
During your stay, all of the living space in this log cabin is yours only.

Bedrooms are Japanese style with futons on the floor.

There are two cabins, Building A and Building B. The exterior painting is slightly different, but the layout and equipment are exactly the same. We will tell you which one to use on the day.

Accommodation fees apply regardless of age. excluding baby/infant.
Please note that even infants will be charged for using futons.
Please tell us the number of guest carefully.

The first floor is a living room and the second floor is a bedroom.
3 minutes walk from Kijimadaira Ski Resort. On the way back, you can slide back to the cabin.
The nearest convenience store is 4.6 km away and the clinic is 1.8 km away.

A wooden deck is provided so you can bring BBQ if you bring your own tools in the summer, but we recommend it only for those who can enjoy modestly and quietly because they are next to private houses. *BBQ not available in winter

About equipment

The following equipment is available.

Housing related equipment

One toilet
One washroom
One place in the bathroom
Two dining tables

Kitchen related equipment

Large refrigerator
Gas table
Water heater
Toaster oven
Cassette cooker (fuel is sold separately)
rice cooker
Frying pan
Chopsticks, forks, knives
Kitchen knife, chopping board
Coffee cup

About BBQ  *Available only from April to November

As mentioned above, it has a wooden deck, so you can enjoy BBQ in summer if you have tools. Tables and chairs are available. (Please let us know in advance)
For BBQ tools, you can enter the equipment at the Shin-Etsu Natural Village Eco-Center, a tourist information center near Iiyama Station (7 meters away). Try searching for "Shin-Etsu Natural Village Eco-Center, BBQ Center". 。

There is a large supermarket (TSURUYA) next to it, so it is recommended for procuring food. It seems to be popular recently in the metropolitan area as the best supermarket in Nagano prefecture.

Fuel (charcoal), gas for cassette stove, igniting agent, etc. can be procured at the home center (CAINZ HOME,  KEIYO D2, Komeri).

In addition, chopsticks, forks, and other tableware are available, but customers must prepare oils, seasonings, and fuels (charcoal, fuel for cassette stoves).
There is no roof on the outer deck when it rains, so BBQ is not possible.
We do not allow indoor charcoal firing and BBQ is strictly prohibited.

Important prohibitions
The neighborhood is a private house. The following actions are strictly prohibited.

Outdoor chatting after 21:30, BBQ, etc
Playing music using speakers
bonfire on the ground
Leaving large items brought in that are no longer needed (BBQ tools, etc.)

Just 3 min to Kijimadaira ski slope, and able to coming back to cabin directly with ski.
4.6km to Lauson, 1.8km to hospital.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

What this place offers

Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Shared patio or balcony
Hair dryer

Where you’ll be

Kijimadaira-mura, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano-ken, Japan


Our cabin is located alongside the Kijimadaira Ski resort, 13km away from Nozawaonsen, 18km away from Madarao, and 15km away from Snow Monkey. 木島平はお子様に大人気の「やまびこの丘公園」、絶景露天風呂の「馬曲温泉」はマストスポット。 国際米食味分析鑑定コンクール入賞農家が作る極上木島平米(コシヒカリ)は前もってのご注文で10kg4000円にてお求めになれます。チェックイン時にお申し出下さい。

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4.78 out of 5 stars from 148 reviews

Hosted by Hidetaka

Joined in July 2017
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Welcome to my village!

My name is Hidetaka Nakamura from Osaka to open and start to run hostel in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) here at this place, and from Aug (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) , we started to own and management 2 cabins next to the site of hostel and took part in AirBnB.

If you have any questions for your trip, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our family

Wife Kaori (date of birth ' (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) Son Hidetoki (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) 8.29)
Daughter Haruka (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) 5.11)
Daughter Yuzuka (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) 1.31)

My Histoy/profile

Born in Osaka and have lived there till (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) Having been working for shipping company in Tokyo Navix Line ltd(MOL) till (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) During I was in the company, I often visited foreign country such as Australia, France, Belgium,Thailand, and so on.
Among them, the most memorable place is Tasmania, Australia because it was very frst foreign country/place where I visited by cargo carrier!!
After I moved to this village in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) , I married and started running my own hostel for 18 years.

*Favorite place in Japan

Espessially, I visted Okinawa 8 times and experienced mixed culture of Okinawa and America which is very interesting for me.
Most memorable experience was visiting free market of US base held on Saturday and experience having lunch at Kadena Ristrante in the US base site which is really interesting and excintng for me.

*Favorite place in the world
Travilling from East to West by Amtrack trains
Appalachian trail
Grand circle

Overland track(Tasmania)

Camino de Santiago

Thiese few years, I have many opportunities visiting above areas for walking trails and camino.

Applachian trail
Starting from Harpers Ferry to Carlisle 180km in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) Grand circle
Starting driving from Grand junction to National parks such as Grand Canyon, Aeches, Brice canyon, Capitol reef, Horse shoe bend, Monument valley and to Grand junction finally.

Travelling by Amtrack trains
From Washington DC to Portland, OR via Cicago of wich total distance is approx (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) km witth 3nighs in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) From New York to Grand Junction CO via Cicago with 2 nights in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb)
Overland Track
Completed Thru hike in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) , (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) Camino de Sanchiago
Starting from Burgos to Fromista 67km
Starting from Sarria to Santiago de Compostella 113km
After walking camino, I visited Muxia the very final place of Camino de Santiago by local bus in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) / (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) / (Phone number hidden by Airbnb)
I am so pleased to meet/host many guests from all over the world.

I wish you a pleasant journey in Nagano, and Japan.


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During your stay

Owner family is living in house of hostel. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Hidetaka is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Rated 4.78 out of 5 from 148 reviews.