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西湖いやしの里根場 Saiko Iyashi no sato NENBA

  • Culture / Art / History (Museums)
  • Around Fujigoko
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  • Closed[March-November] Open Every Day, [December-February] Wednesday

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Around Fujigoko
2710 Neba, Saiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0332, Japan
  • Culture / Art / History (Museums)
Opening Hours
[March-November] 9:00-17:00, [December-February] 9:30-16:30
[March-November] Open Every Day, [December-February] Wednesday
Date of post:2015/07/14

Japanese Folk Village with the View of Mt. Fuji

  • Historical Building
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There used to be a village, consisted of dozens of traditional Japanese houses, at the lakeside of Lake Saiko, one of the Fuji Five Lakes, but was badly damaged by a typhoon hit in September 1966.

People wanted to preserve traditional culture passed down from their ancestors and their good memories, so Saiko Iyashi-no-sato Nenba was founded to restore these valuable assets of folk houses in 2006. There are 20 thatched roofed houses, and you can see special view of Mt. Fuji combined with them from the village. Each house has unique exhibition: Japanese paper, pottery, folk toys, craft-making, and water mill. You can wear kimono or samurai warrior’s armor in one of the houses.

This time, I visited the House of Oishi-tsumugi & Fabrics. Oishi-tsumugi is a kind of pongee, fabrics woven by threads of silks, that has been produced since end of the 17th century. Sericulture used to be one of the main industries around this area. There are many silk related goods here. The creams for your lip or hands, which contain finely cut silk, are suitable for souvenirs.

Local specialties are served here and you can taste buckwheat noodles and Hoto wheat noodles.

Spend your relaxing moment at this peaceful healing village.

Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 from March to November, 9:30-16:30 from December to February,
Closed: on Wednesday from December to February
Price: ¥350 (JPY / adult), ¥150 (JPY / children)

Date of post:2015/07/14

A village of traditional thatched houses

  • Historical Building

Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba is a replica of a village with traditional thatched houses located on the southwest of Lake Sai. Thatched roof houses existed here until the typhoon in 1966 swept them away. The place aims at creating scenery of original village and conveying local cultures and traditions.

There are about 20 thatched houses. Some are restaurants providing local specialties and other Japanese food; others are craft shops or exhibition halls. One of them shows documents and pictures relating to the typhoon hit the area and disaster prevention plans. Visitors can also try making some Japanese crafts such as potteries and Japanese washi papers. The most popular with international tourists is Hinomi-ya, which has collections of kimono and armors. Here visitors can dress up like samurai or ninja for 500yen and stroll around the traditional style village. Mt. Fuji is visible from the compound on sunny days, which will make a special photo of you looking like samurai in the thatched house village with Mt. Fuji!

To get here, take retro bus green-line from Kawaguchiko station. It is about 40 minutes’ bus ride and cheaper to get 2 day pass than paying a fare each time. It is about 20 minutes’ drive if you have a private car.

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