trek to Nagamine-yama hill

Nagamine-yama hilltop is one of the highly recommended visit point around here.

It takes half hour to the start trekking point from this guesthouse by free hire bike.


50 minutes trekking to the hilltop. Comfort and bright way,

good for easy-going hikers, not so tough as trekking to Japan alps.


From the top, you can see Japan alps mountains & Azumino plain.






HANAMI! (cherry blooming will come soon)

Cherry blooming will come soon!

I think full blooming around here will come next weekend, 22th and 23th.

The following photos were taken in last April.

Uyama roadside cherries (just near here)DSC00561a

Jikkaseki creek (Azumino city)                     DSC01754-2


Matsumoto castle (Matsumoto city)         DSC01748-2

I hope you will make a booking our guesthouse in next week!

(attention : 17th–20th April are temporary closed days. Sorry for inconvienience.)


notice : staying fee will be changed

I feel sorry, but staying fee will be changed from coming March.

The fee will be changed as following.

The price in ( ) is the difference from the fee now.


*dormitory  2800yen   (+300yen)

*private room (fee on each one person)

1 person—6500yen   (+1000yen)

2 persons—4500yen  (+500yen)

3 persons—3300yen  (+300yen)

4 persons—2800yen  (+300yen)

*winter season extra (Dec.–Feb.)  each one person 200yen (-100yen)


Thank you for your understanding.

Feb. 1st   2017  Azumino-Ikeda guesthouse

the manager : Nishida Takahiro


new year greeting


Happy new year!

Hope you enjoy travelling in this year!

I am looking forward to meeting you here.


Until 3rd January, zouni (soup with rice cake) is served for breakfast. (300yen)

Enjoy “Oshogatsu” in Japan.


winter season management (2016-2017)


Though Azumino is very cold in winter, you must be impressed with the view of all snow covered mountains.


operating : 22th Dec.—22th Feb.             ( closed every Tuesday from 10th Jan.)

staying fee : each person 300yen up from the fee in spring-autumn (dormitory 2800yen)



Some shops and museums around here are closed in winter.

The temperature keeps minus degree on some days. Cycling is not recommended.

No sightseeing bus is operating around Azumino. I can take you to swan pond and  Wasabi farm.(11th Jan.–22th Feb.)Please read following explanation(event schedule).

The restaurant nearby will be closed from 28th Dec. to 3rd Jan. During these days, we hold dinner party (self cooking together).

Round tripping to Onsen will be stopped from 28th Dec. to 3rd Jan. Please use shower room in the guesthouse on these days.


event schedule of A.I. guesthouse

#28th Dec.—3rd Jan.     dinner party (self cooking together)(booking required)


In these days, the restaurant nearby will be closed. So, I planned to hold the dinner party!This is NOT “dinner service” like rich hotel, but “self cooking together”. Please help each other for serving, dish cleaning etc. Foodstuffs will be ready by manager. The menu 31th is sukiyaki. On other days, the menu will be decided on the day. Checking in until 6p.m. is required. / entry fee : 900yen (1200yen/31th Dec.)

*The guests who will not entry the party can stay on these days, too.


#1st  Jan.     the tour for New year’s praying for shrine


leaving 9a.m.—NIshina shinmeigu shrine (national heritage)—coming back around 11a.m.

no entry fee


#11th Jan.—22th Feb.    swan watching tour

No entry fee is required, and anti-cold wear is required!

start from the guesthouse 6:30—->(drive 5 minutes)—->

swan pond (free watching)—->back to the guesthouse around 7:40

***attention***  Now we stop taking applications of it because of bird’s flu.


#11th Jan.—22th Feb.  We can make a short stop (30 minutes) at famous Daio wasabi farm, on the way to send you back to the station after your checking out.


*If you want to stay there more, I can send you to just wasabi farm. You need to walk to Hotaka station 40 minutes.

*If some other guests want to go there, please adjust 1 time to go.

enjoy long stay!

10th June


Sebastien has checked out this morning.

He stayed here long 7 nights and extend 2 nights = total 9 nights!

Our guesthouse has a kitchen for self-cooking and free rental bicycles,

so it is useful for saving money for long stay.

There are some nice view points of Japan alps nearby and you can go around by bikes,

(except rainy days) so I think you don’t feel boring even if you stay here long.


Merci Sebastien. Bon voyage!