Farmhouse Inn Ikarashi “Shinka”

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Enjoy the rich nature and delicious vegetables in a tranquil atmosphere

There are several farmhouse inns in the Nakatsugawa district of Iide-machi, situated in the south of Yamagata Prefecture. Ikarashi “Shinka” is one of them. It is a warm and welcoming inn run by a husband who loves to talk and a wife who loves to cook. After enjoying the flooded forests of Lake Shirakawa and canoeing activities, etc., join us for some friendly conversation at the inn.

Farmhouse Inn Ikarashi “Shinka”

The Nakatsugawa district of Iide-machi is blessed with mountain nature. There are several farmhouse inns in the neighborhood. We work together to manage them.

Refresh your body and soul with a seasonal farming work experience
farming work
Guests can experience farming work in our fields. Vegetables harvested by yourself are especially delicious.
Nakatsugawa Observatory
Enjoy a panoramic view of Nakatsugawa from the Nakatsugawa Observatory Deck.
Climbing Mt. Iide
Mt. Iide is a popular mountain climbing destination in every season.
“Happa Juku,” a mountain climbing event, is also recommended. We can assist you with guide requests.
Happa Juku (inquiries) +81-90-5230-8819
Photo by: Happa Juku
Don’t call us a genkai shuraku (marginal village)!
Come enjoy our rich nature and fun conversation!
Farmhouse Inn Ikarashi “Shinka”
Farmhouse Inn Ikarashi “Shinka” Kyoko Igarashi

My husband and I are always together, and we enjoy talking with our guests and listening to various stories. Join us at dinner for an evening of friendly conversation. Children are also welcome.

Rates and Hours
Basic Rates One night and two meals ¥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: Negotiable
Check-out: Negotiable
Other information
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 body soap, shampoo (including 2-in-1 shampoo),conditioner,toothbrush
Facilities Hot water wash toilet,shower,bath,A/C,fan,clothes line,Internet (wireless LAN),TV, hangers,Air cleaner,Thermometer
Bathing Facilities Bathing room available
Hot springs facilities located nearby (shuttle service available)
Others Pets permitted
Smoking permitted
Takikomi Gohan (Japanese mixed rice) Yamame sashimi meal
Dinner features locally caught yamame trout prepared as shioyaki (salt grilled) and sashimi. We also serve Gohan (steamed rice). You can choose between Shiro Gohan (white rice) and Takikomi Gohan (Japanese mixed rice) . The kobachi side dishes and tempura made with seasonal vegetables are also delicious! We sometimes serve melons from Iide-machi for dessert when in season.
Recommended Points at and around the Inn
crops Canoe experience

[Activities at our Inn] ・Farming experience
・Mountain vegetable picking

[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
Kyoko Igarashi
A gentle breeze blows from the mountain trees.
We welcome you to stay at our countryside kominka.
Farmhouse Inn Ikarashi “Shinka”
Address 67 Oaza Shirakawa, Iide-machi, Yamagata, 999-0432
TEL +81-238-77-2280
  • By car
  • Approx. 45 minutes from Nanyo Takahata IC
  • By Shinkansen or train
  • Approx. 50 minutes by car from Yamagata Shinkansen, Yonezawa Stn.
  • * The Yonesaka Line railway facilities were damaged in heavy rainfall on August 3, 2022. Substitute buses have been operating between Imaizumi Station and Sakamachi Station since August 12, 2022. Please check the JR East website for details.
★Parking spaces for 2 to 3 cars