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ちいさなおうち こころ について



Tatsuno-machi Nagano Prefecture is a small town with a population of less than 20,000, located right in the heart of Japan (the geographical center or "zero point" of Japan). It is surrounded by the Central Alps and the Southern Alps, offering the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of each season. Three years ago, I moved here and started cultivating pesticide-free vegetables in a nearby field. We were captivated by the enchanting world of fireflies and began engaging with the warm-hearted local community. As a result, I developed a desire to open a guesthouse in a place like this, and now it has become a reality.

The guesthouse is a small single-story house with a garden, where guests can relax in a Japanese-style room with a tokonoma (alcove). We believe that it provides a comfortable space for guests to unwind. The name of the guesthouse, "Kokoro," was chosen to symbolize the connection between people and the importance of communication.


     女将 範子



I was born in Kagoshima City and have been working in the welfare field for a long time. I have also owned a small restaurant and place great importance on connections between people. I cherish heartfelt communication with customers and hospitality, always striving to provide the best service. Seeing the smiles and satisfied expressions of customers brings me the greatest joy.

      主人 秀雄


I am from Aizu in Fukushima Prefecture, and I have been working for a multinational life sciences company for many years. I value interactions and cultural exchanges with the global community. My hobbies include classical music, and I particularly love Mozart and Chopin. In addition, I keep myself busy with activities such as golf, mountain stream fishing, and vegetable gardening on a daily basis.


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