The thing I was most worried about before staying at this location was it’s accessibility to public transportation and local tourist destinations. I was happy to learn how central this location is for local Yamanashi experiences, while at the same time giving a true taste of what it’s like to live in rural Japan. I would recommend a car, but it also would not be difficult to stay here since the bus stop is about 400 meters from the house. There are skiing locations, temples, historic sites, hiking mountains, and famous food all within an hour drive. The house itself was incredible. I could bathe in the gigantic ofuro while overlooking snow-covered Fuji towering over the mountain range. It reminded me of Colorado, except one mountain was twice the size of the others. The interior of the house was cozy and modern while still maintaining a unique sense of rustic Japanese architecture. There were plenty of air-conditioned tidy rooms with six beds. Even though there were only six beds, the house was spacious enough that I bet I could fit 12 of my friends from the states there. It was a great experience, 9/10 would recommend if your looking to experience a less touristy side of Japan.