Hattoji International Villa, Lodge in Okayama, Japan

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Hattoji International Villa, Lodge in Okayama, Japan

The Hattoji International Villa was originally built over 120 years ago as a kayabuki thatched-roof farm house and is set at the foot of Mt. Hattoji in Hattoji village, a 1200 year-old village. The traditional thatched-roof farm houses still outnumber the modern structures in this sun-kissed region, terraced with rice paddies that divide the mountainous forests.

The Hattoji International Villa features 4 Japanese-style rooms (Max. occupancy 12), an "irori" (traditional Japanese fireplace), a "goemonburo" (traditional Japanese bath resembling caldron) in addition to modern amenities (kitchen & shower).

Hattoji thrived over 1200 years ago as a center of Sangaku "mountain" Buddhism, followers of which lead an ascetic life in an effort to purify themselves of society's excesses. Dating from 728, monks gathered here at the base of Mt. Hattoji (elevation 539m) and built an impressive complex of temples, monasteries and accompanying buildings. Because Hattoji has retained its traditional appearance, it was the setting for the black and white movie, "Black Rain," by Shohei Imamura.

Bookings are available from the begining of the previous 2 month by fax or by phone. (fax form - http://www.international-villa.or.jp/faxform0904.pdf). For example, if you would like to book a room for September 15th, then you may do so at the beginning of July.

The reservation desk is open from Mon. to Fri. (except national holidays) - 9:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

* Please note that our villas have amazingly low rates so rooms fill up quickly. Check the Okayama International Villa website for vacancy information (http://www.international-villa.or.jp/).

1,200 Year-Old Village
1,200 Year-Old Village
Traditional Fireplace
Traditional Fireplace
Traditional Japanese Bath
Traditional Japanese Bath
 

Hattoji International Villa Information

Address

Villa Address: 1193 Kagami Yoshinaga-cho, Bizen-shi Okayama 709-0301

Contact Address: 6F Okayama International Center 2-2-1 Hokancho, Okayama-shi, Okayama 700-0026

Reservations

Required

Hours

Reservations: 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm (Mon - Sat)

Prices

Budget

Credit Cards

Not Accepted - Cash Only

Traditional Interior
Traditional Interior
 
 

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