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A place called home

 The Sorairo guest house is a small establishment we started as a couple in a old farm house.
 Here is Aso Oguni in the Kumamoto prefecture; A lush woodlands sprinkled by hot springs and mineral water sources.

“Did you have dinner yet? If not, Let’s have dinner at home"
“Out of Spinach? Just grab some from the garden.”
 
We always wanted to run a guest house in the countryside.
Impressed by the friendliness and warmth of the community, we made the jump and moved in, respectively from the prefecture of Toyama and the prefecture of Kanagawa.
With a lot of help and a great amount of hard work, we finally opened in January 2014.
Then, in december 2015, our little poster girl was born.
 
 


Life here is defined by the rhythm of Nature. Surrounded by mountains, the view from the veranda pans over the lush green of terrace rice fields.

In Spring, we are blessed with wild vegetables
in June, we dance the Dance of the Fireflies
in Autumn, the surrounding forest are set ablaze as leaves turn yellow, bright red, and crimson.
At night, when the weather is right, you can see the milky way.

“Since there is a bit of time, I’ll go for a stroll"
We often hear people say this during their stay.
On the way, you might chance upon the local folk whom will surely be happy to stop you to engage in small talk.


 "If I may ask, what is your profession? "
We love meeting new people. The guesthouse Sorairo doesn’t have a TV; we believe that sitting with our guests and discussing is much more important.
Have a slow walk, relax in the veranda, listen to the sound of trees swung by the wind or the rain gently falling on the roof.

"I have never baked rice in an oven!"
"I have never chopped wood!"

These are the things you can do and enjoy in our guesthouse.
 


The Concept of Sorairo, is a place called home.

You won’t have the same elaborated service as in a ryokan or an hotel. Here It is like living the daily life of an older auntie.
We think of our guests not as clients but as “family" and "friends".
As our little girl joined the ranks, Sorairo gained even more of that “At home” feeling.
Family carrying kids, single traveling women, are of course welcome.

We can't wait to meet everyone of you again.

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Taka  is also a wood carving artist, to check out his work, follow this link

LIFE woodworks 

LIFE's Facebook page here.