1.41km from Dear NakatsugawaWhen we booked it was described as a holiday house so we were not sure what to expect. Turned out our “room” was actually a 200 year old traditional house. One of several across the property. It is run by an extended family and has been in the family for several generations. We were given traditional robes and shown how to put them on properly. Our house consisted of two large rooms divided by sliding screens with a corridor going all the way around. There was a toilet attached and we had a “bathroom” next door - this turned out to be one of two onsens for our own use on the first night then divided into male and female the next day as more guests had arrived. We were surrounded by lush woodland and woke to the sound of bids. We could hear train noise in the distance but it was never enough to disturb us. The sleeping arrangements were traditional futons on otami mats and pillows that seemed to be filled with plastic beads. Even making up the beds was a very choreographed event. Dinner and breakfast were served in our house by the chef and an assistant. Dinner was eight courses of traditional Japanese dishes, brought to us one at a time and the ingredients explained to us by the chef. Breakfast was similar but only six courses. We asked to be given less the next day as we just couldn’t finish it all. We were close to a number of different walks, and our hosts offered to drive us to any starting point we requested. They also arranged for a private tour of the history museum the day we left. Expensive, not your regular luxury accommodation but a priceless experience.