Life at the rice terraces. Toronoki House, repurposed from an old farmer’s house
|Characteristic||Completed this year in the Matsudai area lies Toronoki House. Building on the beauty of the 100
over year old farm house with “Form & Function” in mind, the farm house was transformed into an
accommodation facility in April 2018.
The concept is “Life with Tanada (Rice Terrace)”
This place will serve as the “Communal Hub” where people who appreciate the beauty of the rice
terraces can gather for a myriad of activities. The mastermind of this transformation was Karl Bengs,
a German architect, who paid utmost attention down to the smallest detail.
The owner, Mr. Akuzawa loves rice terraces, and after travelling the world and seeing various rice
terraces, was so mesmerized by this particular one in Tokamachi that he decided to relocate here.
Now, he spends his weekends here in Toronoki House hosting and planning activities for the locals
and visitors. All while still working in Tokyo during the weekdays.
You will be able to catch a glimpse of the beautiful rice terrace scenery in the morning. Come and
feel just how time seems to slow down in this place tucked between the rice terraces and beech
-About the stay-
You will be chartering the whole house. (Chartering will accommodate up to 10pax)
The owner will also be staying at the house during your stay.
There are plenty of attractions to enjoy that changes with the seasons. We will be happy to show
-Where is it?-
The closest station is Matsudai Station via the Hokuhoku Line.
-Jouetsu Shinkansen/Echigo Yuzawa Sta. => Hokuhoku Line/Matsudai Sta. (Approx. 40mins)
-Matsudai Sta. => Toronoki House (Approx. 10mins by car)
The place is directly in front of what the rice terrace fan calls “Kamo Rice Terrace”, along the Hoshi
Touge. (mountain pass)
Just behind lies Waseda University’s seminar block, and as described is surrounded by nature.
10 minutes drive away from Shiba Touge Onsen Unkai.
3 rooms: 2 rooms on the 2 nd floor, & 1 room on the 1 st foor. Each room has 2 single beds.
The hammock room on the 2 nd floor is slightly more spacious with semi double beds.
Also, each rooms headboard is equipped with a power port and a USB port for all your charging
Toilets (1 st & 2 nd floor)
With the beech forest on its west side, and also the high ceiling design, the place is cool even in the
The place has a firewood furnace and also heated flooring to keep you warm in the winter.
Air conditioning is available in all the rooms on the 2 nd floor and the kitchen on the 1 st floor.
Down blankets & gauze blankets are available for all cimates.
Nettings are installed on all windows in every room, keeping tenants comfortable throughout all the
A fridge and basic kitchen utilities, utensils, cutlery and seasoning are available. Gas/charcoal grill
and a hot plate for BBQ are also available.
The fun is in preparing and enjoying the time together while preparing the meals, so please bring
your drinks and ingredients (local produce of course) of choice!
(As there are no supermarkets nearby, please procure your ingredients/drinks before arriving at
We can also prepare local dishes or arrange catering, so please let us know if you require any in
Breakfast is included in the price. However, as dinner is not included, please inform us in advance if
you would like dinner as well.
Wood stove・Fire place
Check in meet and greet
|Price||¥100,000 per entire home|