Farmhouse Inn Ikarashi “Honke”

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Spend a relaxing time at a 200-year-old kominka.

Follow a path from the road and pass through a field where you will find Ikarashi “Honke.”
The view from the inn, which stands on a hill a short climb up some stone steps, is of a majestic mountain range. The Iide Mountains span across Yamagata, Niigata, and Fukushima Prefectures.
Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing time at the inn with the okami-san (hostess), watching the mountains change with the seasons, from fresh green in the spring to autumn colors in the fall.

Farmhouse Inn Ikarashi “Honke”

The Nakatsugawa district of Iide-machi is blessed with mountain nature. The inns in the neighborhood collaborate to promote farmhouse inns.

Inn blooming with daffodils in the spring and lotus flowers in the summer.

farm work experience
Guests can experience farming seasonal vegetables, such as potatoes, in the fields behind the inn. In spring, guests can join in planting flowers in the flower beds.

Yubeshi making experience
At the Yubeshi-making activity, guests learn how to make Yubeshi, a sweet bean paste sweet, eaten in the Nakatsugawa district.
The submerged forest of Lake Shirakawa
April to May is the best time to see the flooded forest of Lake Shirakawa. Melting snow flows into the dam lake, creating a spectacular view of the trees reflected on the water’s surface. Canoeing and SUP activities are also available. (Canoe Club)
Our inn offers a relaxing time.
Farmhouse Inn Ikarashi “Honke”
Farmhouse Inn Ikarashi “Honke” Ai Igarashi

It has been 16 years since I started this farmhouse inn.
We often host children from the Tokyo metropolitan area as part of a mountain study program.The first boy who stayed with us is now a working adult.We hope you will visit us as if you were at your second home.
Our inn also hosts educational trips and welcomes families with children.

Rates and Hours
Basic Rates Room and two meals Adult:¥7,800/person (tax inclusive)
12 years and younger:¥6,000/person (tax inclusive)
* A \300/person heating cost is added between November and April.
Payment Cash only
Hours Check-in: 15:00
Check-out: 10:00(Negotiable)
Other information <Reservations>
Please make reservations by the following times.
With dinner: By the early part of the month before your stay Only breakfast: By five days before your stay
Cancellation Policy Date of arrival: 100% of lodging fees
* Rates are subject to change.
Max. 5 people
Two Japanese-style rooms (Shoji-partitions can be opened to make adjoining rooms)
Amenities towel,soap,body soap, shampoo (including 2-in-1 shampoo),conditioner,toothbrush,hair dryer
Facilities Hot water wash toilet,toilet,shower,bath,A/C,fan,Internet (wireless),TV, hangers
Bathing Facilities Bathing room available
Hot springs facilities located nearby (shuttle service available)
*As a general rule, we ask that you use the baths at Shirakawaso. (Extra charge)
Others Pets: Negotiable
no smoking
・Please bring pajamas.
・It is cold in autumn and winter, so please bring something to wear.
simmered dish meal salad
Breakfast features seasonal vegetables. Savor seasonal dishes with mountain vegetables in the spring, mushrooms in the fall, and freshly picked vegetables from the field behind our inn.
Recommended Points at and around the Inn

Hanagasa 山Wild vegetable picking

[Activities at our Inn] ・Farming experience
・Yubeshi-making activity
・Kasa hat-making activity
・Sasamaki (rice cake in bamboo leaf) cooking class
* Please inquire about rates.
* If you wish to try the farming experience, please wear clothing suitable for farm work.
[Activities in the Area] ・Flooded forest of Lake Shirakawa tour
・Keiryu fishing
・Canoe and SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) activities (Canoe Club)
・Pottery activity, craft activity, park golf, mountain climbing
・Pick-your-own mountain vegetables
・Bracken picking (Nakatsugawa Tourist Bracken Park)
・Shirakawa Dam Snow Egg Festival (Last Saturday in July)
・Mezami no Sato Festival (First Saturday in September)
・Nakatsugawa Snow Festival (Last Saturday in February)

From the Inn
Ai Igarashi
Our inn is known for our delicious water, supplied directly from the Iide Mountains into our water supply system. We also have a pond in the back of the inn. Come and relax with the soothing sounds of the water.
Farmhouse Inn Ikarashi “Honke”
Address 89 Oaza Shirakawa, Iide-machi, Yamagata, 999-0432
TEL +81-238-77-2088
  • By car
  • Approx. 45 minutes from Nanyo Takahata IC
  • By Shinkansen or train
  • Approx. 50 minutes by car from Yamagata Shinkansen, Yonezawa Stn.
★Pick-up/drop-off: Not available
★Parking spaces for 4 to 5 cars