winter season management (2018-2019)


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


operating : 21th Dec.—23th Feb.      ( closed on 10th Jan. and every Tuesday from 15th Jan.)

staying fee : each person 200yen up from the fee in spring-autumn (dormitory 3000yen)



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.(12th 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


#12th 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


#12th 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.

breeze from alps

19th May


Cool breeze  brought clouds away,

and Japan alps mountains appeared.

Now is the best season for walking and cycling.


And, now strawberries are fruiting in the guesthouse garden.

Come and try to taste!

cherry full blooming


( 5th April)

Cherry blossom around here are blooming just now!

You can get chance of “Hanami” (blossom watching) though if you missed it in Tokyo!

Maybe this weekend is final chance to watch it.

I am waiting for your coming!

New Year greeting 2018


Happy new year!

I hope you will get the rainbow like this in the year.

I am waiting for your visiting at the foot of this rainbow.


January 1st 2018

Azumino-Ikeda guesthouse         manager Taka

(The picture was taken here in last September)

rice harvesting season

Around the guesthouse, middle to late September is rice harvesting season.

Now you can see golden field from here.


Nowadays, almost all works for harvesting has changed automatic,


but around here, you can see traditional way to dry grains with sunshine.


I hope you enjoy the pastral autumn view of Japan.