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Reviewed December 25, 2017

This was the best part of our entire trip in Japan. It was a memorable experience that we wish lasted a few more days. A beautiful and quiet town. It was a traditional Japanese house with thatched roof. We were in luck to experience snow...More

Thank Linda C
Response from setsukeian, オーナー at SetsukeianResponded 3 weeks ago

=Experience of the country life living in the silver world= Thank you for the journey of the country experience with 2 sons (8 · 5 years old) for 2 nights with 4 family members. We were glad that you could enjoy the first snow this...More

Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

Me and my friend had a wonderful time with Kei and Setsu-san over one night. The hospitality was amazing. When we arrived Kei-san offered us tea and gave us an orientation of the place and we discussed our itinerary for our stay. We went near...More

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Response from setsukeian, オーナー at SetsukeianResponded December 27, 2017

It was nice to have enjoyed the first making Mochi (rice cake) in traditional way with a pounder and a mortar. Indeed it was a 100% extra luxury freshly made Mochi of ancient black rice. It was wrapped in red beans and soybean yellow powder,...More

Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Voluntary at the Setsukeian House was just an amazing experience and I highly recommend you during a trip in Japon. I spent a memorable week, and it was very nice to take part in the Setsu and Keisan life. They taught me about the japonese...More

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Response from setsukeian, オーナー at SetsukeianResponded December 26, 2017

Thank you for loved your week and discover in our house. Thank you for loved too our foods and country life style. Thank you for loved Setsusan’s cooking of Oishii(delicious)foods. Thank you for understanded that Smile and 縁 (EN edge)are very important. Very thank you...More

Reviewed November 19, 2017

Experiencing Setsukeian is indeed a unique opportunity. I have been to Japan countless times for business and leisure but I have never thought I would experience the true Japanese feeling this way. In Setsukeian you will experience nature and Japanese food in ways you cannot...More

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Response from setsukeian, オーナー at SetsukeianResponded December 26, 2017

Thank you for coming to Setsukeian for 3 days with 7 family members. The two grandchildren were very pleased to be as our grandchildren. Thank you for having experienced Japanese tradition, culture and custom a lot. making Mochi, Matcha party, Thatch roof tour, Making seeds...More

Reviewed November 14, 2017

Our family (inc. 2 children under 5) had a lovely 5 day stay with Kei-San and Setsu-San. There are lots of traditional activities to choose from (eg. seeds arrangement, basket weaving and moss balls, Pizza, Mochi and Tempura making, all thanks to our kind, experienced...More

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Response from setsukeian, オーナー at SetsukeianResponded November 17, 2017

Thank you very much for 6 family members of 3 generations enjoying Japanese country life enough for a long stay of 4 nights. Thank you very much for praise words of a little gem and a wonderful retreat. I am looking forward to continuing home...More

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December 20, 2017|
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Response from popcorn96 | Reviewed this property |
Take the JR line from Kyoto to Sonobe station. Your PASMO/ICOCA/SUICA card is not usable there so go to the ticket window at the station and pay by cash. It costs a few hundred yen. Over there, take a bus bound to kamisasae... More
February 8, 2017|
Response from ellin k | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I hope you can visit Setsukeian, the children if they are open to nature and different ways of living will have a truly wonderful time. The easiest way is to rent a car and drive. Toyota rental ( suggested by lonely... More
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"No choice. This is a tiny farmhouse with lodging! All very adequate & authentic."
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"The three rooms are roughly equivalent, and the place is a bit rustic/traditional."
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"Rustic, but awesome. Sugoi!"
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"It is in the end of the valley so it cannot be any more quiet! All rooms are quiet but ground floor seems to..."
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