Minpaku Kobo Toramame was started by the owner who was compelled by the people and the kindness of the Hosono area.
The name “Toramame” comes from tiger beans, each having a different pattern. The owner wanted to create a place where guests could spend their time just as they are.
Toramame is surrounded by rice paddies and mountains. Guests can thoroughly enjoy the people and nature of the Hosono area by participating in activities held regularly by the local promotion organization, “Hosono Mura - Home of Clear Streams and Wild,” or by working on the farm with the local people.
The Hosono area, quietly situated between mountains, is where you can feel the richness of the forest.
Community-engaging inn operated by a former community reactivating cooperator squad member
I fell in love with the Obanazawa watermelon and moved here from Tokyo. We have various farming experiences for you to try, including harvesting watermelon as well as raspberries we grow at our inn.
|Basic Rates||Prices for one adult
・One night without meals ¥4,000
・One night with breakfast ¥5,000 (reservations required)
・One night with dinner and breakfast ¥6,500 (reservations required)
・Heating costs (December to March) ¥1,000
* Guests participating in the village’s events will receive a ¥500 discount.
|Cancellation Policy||Date of arrival: 100% of lodging fees
1 days prior to arrival: 100% of lodging fees
1 weeks prior to arrival: 50% of lodging fees
|Max. 5 people|
|2 rooms (7.5 tatami mats for two people, 8 tatami mats for three people)
Japanese-style room with futon bedding
* Shared areas: Living room, dining room, washroom, bath, toilet
|Amenities||towel,bath towel,body soap, shampoo (including 2-in-1 shampoo),conditioner,hair dryer|
|Facilities||Hot water wash toilet,toilet,shower,bath,fan,clothes line,Internet (wireless),TV, hangers
|Bathing Facilities||Bathing room available * Shared
Hot springs facilities located nearby (shuttle negotiable)
・Hanagasa-no-yu (15 min. by car)
・Fuku-no-yu (about 15 min. by car)
・Ginzan Onsen (currently not opened to non-staying guests due to COVID 19)
Smoking: Permitted outdoors
* The walls in our inn are very thin, and it is extremely cold during the winter.
We do not recommend our inn for people who prioritize privacy or who do not like cold weather.
|Dinners feature abundant ingredients from Obanazawa City. Our handmade soba gyoza has dough made of buckwheat flour from the Hosono area. Soup is traditional sobagaki-jiru, and our rice is locally grown in the Hosono area. The main dish is iwana (river fish) grilled with herbs. Grilling the fish with herbs makes it delicious even for people who do not like river fish.|
[Activities at our Inn]
・Wild vegetable harvesting
|Please consult us if you’d like to try your hand at farming, either casually or authentically.|
|Address||262-1 Hosono, Obanazawa-shi, Yamagata, 999-4444|
★Parking spaces for 2 cars