Tohoku region of Japan has many lodgings of renovated “kominka” (old folk houses) with long history. Here below are great kominka lodgings where you get to experience or have exposure to good old Japan with its unique lifestyles and architectures.
KAYABUKI-YA has very unique architectural style called “Kabuto” structure and is a multi-layer residential building. It’s different from an ordinary ones with thatch roof. Recommended if you want to experience unique version of rural living in Japan.
Address： 135 Nanatsudaki, Tamugimana, Tsuruoka-city, Yamagata
Over 100 years old renovated kominka lodging with black sleek exterior. It sits on a hill looking down Kurotani River and is surrounded by rich nature of Tadami-cho of Oku-aizu region, totally quiet and serene environment.
Address： 1680 Azao, Kurotani, Tadami-cho, Minami-aizu gun, Fukushima
KOMINKA NO YADO NAKAZATO
Over 100 years old renovated kominka lodging NAKAZATO is in Ono-cho, Fukushima prefecture. You can forget the hustle and bustle of daily life in the rich nature environment with beautiful stream of water coming from the mountainous area and the seasonal charms of the scenery.
Address： 168 Kami-hatakeda, Onoyama, Ono-cho, Tamura-gun, Fukushima
Downtown lodging in Minami-aizu of Fukushima with great country cooking and onsen coming directly from its source. The heavy and mature structure of the house and antique art pieces welcome you to this experience of staying in this history rich land.
Address： 786 Idairakou, Yuno-kamiji, Shimogo-cho, Minami-aizu gun, Fukushima
BUNKE (Iwase Yumoto Onsen cypress bath)
This area’s onsen has 1200 years history and this lodging is of over 140 years old architecture with abundant history. It situates in the middle part of Fukushima prefecture.
They are regularly renovating and refurbishing the structure like renewing the thatched roof etc.. so you can stay totally comfortably despite how old the house is. Simply staying there makes your heart warm.
Address： 7 Yumoto-idaira, Tenei-mura, Iwase-gun, Fukushima
Kominka (old folk house) lodging situated in the mountains of Kakunodate area in Akita prefecture. Inside the building and rooms, you find various craftwork pieces on display and the view from each room is of magnificent Kakunodate area nature. The natural onsen will let you release any stresses you might have.
Address： 2-8 Sasayama, kadoya, Nishiki-cho, Senboku-city, Akita