An eighty years old house with traditional Japanese architecture welcomes you!
Enjoy the simple getaway by strolling around paddy fields, breathing fresh air, listening to the sound of nature, with nice view of great Minoh mountain range above.
Don’t forget to enjoy the fresh rice and vegetable from our garden, too!
It’s just an hour drive from Fukuoka Airport, best location either to start or round up your Kyushu trip!
We named our cottage as Kappa Home. Kappa is a sort of spirit or fairy, believed to live in streams, sometimes good but other time evil to people.
They are adored and feared at the same time by the folks in this area.
The folklore probably linked strongly to how the area has been developed.
Canal irrigation from Chikugo river in 17th century brought an abundant water to use to the area, making the cultivation possible of various crops such as rice, wheat, cotton, mulberry, and canola. However, the same water became often the menace as a form of flood or drought.
People’s sense of owe against the uncontrollable nature may have created Kappa, spirit of streams as an object of faith.
The house is surrounded by trees.
Old llex bears tiny red fruits that attract birds, while Japanese maples turn their leaves into flaming gradations in autumn.
The garden also embraces flowers of many kinds, season to season.
The guset room is traditional Japanese style with tatami floor mat.
Independent shower room and toilet is attached. In the room, you will find a framed drawing of a Kappa clan having fun with song and dance.
Rice, miso-soup, and vegetables are our basic meal!
Rice and vegetables are of course from the garden.
Miso (fermented soybean paste) for the soup is also homemade! Bengali cuisine is another specialty of ours. How do you like prawn and pumpkin curry?