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We run an apple farm at the foot of Matsumoto Alpspark in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
You will see a traditional Japanese satoyama view.

There are a lot of apple orchards and traditional Japanese houses in the neighborhood, and you will enjoy beautiful view of the city.

Everything in the fields and mountains looks fresh when spring comes, the apples are turning red in the autumn.

We are spending a relaxing life with our children and we eat fresh vegetables and fruits from our garden and orchard.

Staying

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Since we would like to see various people and enjoy having a conversation, we lend a room at my house as a guest room in Yokoya Farm.

You will enjoy apple picking in autumn season.

Please come and spend a wonderful time here. We look forward to seeing you.

Yokoya Farm, Kensuke Kawabe and Asuka Kawabe

 

◎Guest house Shinshu Yokoya Farm ~KURA~

Comfortable farm staying. It is for only one group a day.

Shinshu Yokoya Farm ~KURA ~ is accommodation located next to host family house.

It is recommended for staying with family and friends.

We prepare lunch box “Bento” with vegetables and fruits from our garden for breakfast.

Please make a reservation from Airbnb!!

Please make a reservation from Booking.com!!

 

◎Tatami guest room Shinshu Yokoya farm

You will stay in a room of our house.

You will stay at Tatami room and use futon to sleep and see beautiful Japanese garden from the room.

We prepare breakfast with vegetables and fruits from our garden.

Please make a reservation from Airbnb!!

Apple Picking 2017(Oct. 1 - Oct. 31)
~Let's enjoy picking apples~

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We cultivate about 200 apple trees, including Fuji and Sinanosweet and others.
You will pick large ripe apples from our orchard, and can eat them on the spot.

Contents Eat as many apples as you can pick! Price includes two gifts to take home.
Place

Apple orchard in Yokoya farm

(35 min walk from Matsumoto Castle or 15 min walk from Alps Prk East Exit. /Parking available.)

Period Oct. 1 - Oct.31, 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00
Price 1,500JPY (1000JPY for children 12 and younger)
Duration 1 hour
Reservation Reservation is required on this website or phone(080-6938-7654)

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  • We don’t speak English very well but we can enjoy communicating with gestures and app translations and through our activities.
  • Please bring Japanese Yen for the fee on the day
  • There are cases in which cancellations are made due to rain.
  • We may be closed due to personal reasons even during the period

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Introduction of Yokoya Farm

 

“Yokoya” is the name of our house and of the apple farm that we run. The reason why our house has a unique name is because houses are usually referred to by the name of the family living in it, but since so many people in this area share the same family name, each house has been given a unique name.

Our house is up on a hill above Matsumoto, about 15 minutes from Matsumoto castle by car, and about 15 minutes on foot from Matsumoto Alpspark.
Our apple farm overlooks the city area, and is a very short walk from our house.It is very beautiful.

Our house is a classic farm house that has Japanese-style rooms and a garden and engawa (veranda in the house).
It has been lived in carefully, and passed down from generation to generation.

Seasonal flowers bloom in the garden, which attracts many kinds of birds.

We live in this home as a couple, along with our baby.