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Accommodation (Amarume Guesthouse Mokkehouse) and Surroundings

1. Accommodation Overview

Accommodation NameAmarume Guesthouse Mokkehouse
Official Website (Japanese website)
Address15-22 Saruda, Amarume, Shonai Town, Higashitagawa District, Yamagata
Phone Number+81 90 7664 9439
Type of AccommodationWhole house Rental
Capacity10 guests
Check-in From 15:00 to 18:00
Check-outUntil 10:00
PetsOnly Small to medium-sized dogs, cats are available.
Distance between Preschool to Accommodation9 km (10 min. by car)
Shipping Your Luggage or ParcelsAvailable (For details, see here)
Local TransportationCars recommended / Bicycle rental service is available.
  • This is a handmade guesthouse created through the renovation of a 50-year-old traditional Japanese house.
  • The owner, being a rice farmer, allows guests to freely cook and enjoy rice grown on the property. Additionally, during planting and harvest seasons, there may be opportunities for experiences such as riding a rice-planting machine or a combine harvester. (Please note that these experiences may not always be available, so it's advisable to consult with the owner.)
  • Located approximately 6 minutes on foot from JR Amarume Station, this area is convenient with various dining options, convenience stores, supermarkets, etc., all within walking distance. You can experience a balanced rural lifestyle in this conveniently situated neighborhood.

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2. Facilities and Amenities

2 bedrooms (6 tatami mats, 8 tatami mats), living room, dining room, and kitchen *The sleeping arrangement involves using futons.

Living AreaTelevision, Air conditioner, Fan, Stove
KitchenRefrigerator, Cooktop, Rice cooker, Microwave, Electric kettle, Toaster, Cooking utensils, Tableware, Dishwashing detergent, Sponge, seasonings
Bathroom and LaundryDryer, Washing machine (shared), Hangers
Other AmenitiesHand soap, Body wash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Face towel, Bath towel
Children’s FacilitiesBaby bath items
OtherProjector, Screen (Living room)
Paid Rental Items (paid at the accommodation)None
Additional Information
  • The seasonings available include salt, pepper, sugar, soy sauce, and oil.
  • During your stay, there will be no replenishment of amenities or cleaning. Towel replacement will be done every 2-3 days.
  • If you have a large amount of laundry, please use the following coin laundry (A 10-minute walk from the accommodation). Address: 56-1 Amarume Nameri, Shonai-cho, Tozawa-gun, Yamagata 999-7781.

3. Working Environment

Working Environment at the Accommodation
Free WiFiAvailable
Separate WorkspaceAvailable (at coffee table, and tatami room with small table)

Nearby Workspace Options
  • Tachiyori 3rd floor, Co-working lounge (13 minutes by car from the Accommodation)
    • Exclusive to participants, the third-floor rental office at KitchHike is available for use. You can use it with confidence for activities such as phone conferences. If you wish to use our services, please inquire at the operations desk.
  • Gallery Onsen Machiyu (7 minutes on foot / 3 minutes by car from the Accommodation)
    • Available Hours:Weekday 9:00-17:00
    • Admission Fee:JPY1,000-/ per day
    • All-you-can-access to hot springs and sauna.
    • (Japanese Website)
    • *Please note that there may be occasions when it is not available due to events or other reasons.

4. Check-in and Check-out

Check-in and check-out venue is not at the accommodation.
Check-inFrom 15:00 to 18:00
Check-outUntil 10:00
Check-in VenueAt the Accommodation
How to Check-inFace-to-face key handover.
RemarksPlease inform the accommodation of your check-in time by the day before.

5. Shipping Your Luggage or Parcels

Address for Shipping
AMARUME GUESTHOUSE MOKKEHOUSE. in care of : [Your Name] (*1) 318-1 EnokiazaKawarahata, Shonai Town, Higashitagawa District, Yamagata 999-7702
(*1) Make sure to write your name as the recipient and the sender.

  • Pre-delivery is available starting one week before check-in.

6. Surrounding Area

Local Living Environment
  • 5-minute on foot to the nearest supermarket, A Co-op Amarume
  • 5-minute on foot to the nearest Convenience Store, Lawson

Nearby Medical Facilities
NameShonai Amarume Hospital (Japanese website)
Address1-1 Shoyo, Shonai Town, Higashitagawa District, Yamagata
Phone Number+81 234 43 3434(Main Phone number) +81 234 43 8021(Reservation Center)
ServicesInternal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Nephrology (Dialysis), Surgery, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Respiratory Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Colorectal and Anal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Dermatology, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Rehabilitation, Radiology, Dental and Oral Surgery, Anesthesiology
You can check other hospital information from the following source for your reference.

Local Transportation
  • Car Rental
Car rental is available at Shonai Airport. Please check the details here.
  • Taxi
Amarume Taxi (Japanese Website)
  • Bicycle rental service
There is complimentary services at the tourist information center in the commercial facility 'Classe' located in front of Amarume Station.

7. Other Important Information

  • In the winter season, there may be a request to let water run to prevent the freezing of pipes.
  • This is a renovated house from a 50-year-old traditional Japanese home. We take care in cleaning, but your understanding is appreciated.
  • There is no bathtub, and we primarily provide shower facilities. For infants, we can provide items like a baby bath. If you wish to soak in a bathtub, we recommend using the day-use hot spring 'Gallery Onsen Machiyu,' a 7-minutes walk away.
  • We offer the following experiences at the accommodation:
    • Mid-April to early May: Riding a rice-planting machine.
    • Late September to early October: Riding a combine harvester.
    • *Please note that these experiences may not always be available. For details, please contact the accommodation directly.