Weekends in Yamanashi
Yamanashi Prefecture Tourist Association is promoting Yamanashi Pref. by posting this yellow banner thoughtout the cities. 

"We are here in Yamanashi on weekends"


Yamanashi Pref. is very close from Tokyo metropolitan area and very easy access by car, bus or train. There are so many activities, one of the mail attraction is of course Mt. Fuji and also there are so many great local foods.

Our Inn is also famous for the nice BBQ facility and you can enjoy BBQ lunch if you can here for a day trip!

Come to Yamanashi on weekends and stop by at Higashimura Inn!

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Direction to our inn


It is getting warmer every day and we all love this season, don’t we?
We, Higashimura Inn, are located by lake Saiko and offering a heartwarming service to our guests from all over the world.

Today we would like to tell you the detailed access information to our inn from Kawaguchiko station. 

When you get off at Kawaguchiko station, there is a tourist information center on your right. You can get local maps, coupons, and useful information about the area. So check it out!

There are two types of bus you can take to get to our inn.

Option 1: Fujikyuko Line

Time Schedule: Leaving at Kawaguchiko Station 7:38, 11:48, 14:33, 15:40, 17:33 (as of June 1, 2010)

    The bus takes off from No. 4 Stop to “Saiko Minshuku”. You will get off at “Nenba Minshuku”.

    After get off the bus, walk back one block where you came, and turn right.

    Walk about 30 meters then turn left at next block.

    Walk 30 seconds, and you see our inn on your left.


Option 2: Retro Bus

Time Schedule: Leaving at Kawaguchiko Station 9:10, 10:10, 11:10, 12:10, 13:35, 14:35, 15:35, 16:35 (as of June 1, 2010)

    The Retro bus takes off from No.1 stop to “Saiko area”.  You will get off at “Nenba Iriguchi”.

    After get off the bus, walk straight to the next block and turn left.

    Walk about 30 meters then turn left at next block.

    Walk 30 seconds, and you see our inn on your left.



 Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!



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Our dinner menu

Hi everyone!

A fresh green of the mountain range and the greenery are so beautiful around here at Lake Saiko, and Mt. Fuji's snow is fading out little by little everyday.

What we enjoy the most when traveling is to eat something good, something local, and something different. Let me introduce one of our dinner menus today!

Here is a pic of our dinner in one day.  This menu is included Pork Shabu Shabu, Tempura, Shashimi(slices of raw fish), Soup, Japanese Nimono(boiled foods), Fried Tofu, chicken wings, fish gratin and dessert.  Needles to say, it comes with rice!

*Menus are subject to vary everyday and differ by seasons. This pic is only a sample image of our meal one day.

Should you have any allergies, please feel free to let us know!

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Welcome to Lake Saiko!
Hi Everyone!

It has been raining heavily around here in Yamanashi for the last few days.

Here are some photos taken last week when sun was out.

Lake Saiko, the one of five lakes around Mt. Fuji, is so beautiful and good for fishing, kayaking, hiking or running! Our inn is located only a minute from the lake!

This time of the year, Aokigahara Jukai offers a nice hiking trail. 

Summer is coming! Let's enjoy the nature around Lake Saiko & Mt. Fuji!

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Yoshida no Udon
Good day, everyone!

There are so many different kinds of noodles such as ramen, soba, yakisoba udon and so on in Japan .

When you visit Yamanashi Prefecture, especially around the city of Fujiyoshida, you should try this local specialty noodle called " Yoshida no Udon (Yoshida's Udon: its name comes from the region")

It looks like a regular udon and the broth is similar.

The significant difference between the regular udon and Yoshida's Udon is....

"Texture of the noodle!"

Yoshida's noodle is more chewy and tougher.

It totally differs from the regular Udon noodles so try it out!

Our inn can offer this noodles for lunch somtimes.  If you wish to have Yoshida's Udon for your lunch, please let us know!

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A Fantastic View from the local train!
Hi everyone!

Here is a snap shot of Mt. FUji from the local train in Yamanashi.


This train is called Fuji Kyuko Line, and takes you to Kawaguchiko Station.
On the way there, the train slows down at the scenic viewpoint of Mt. Fuji.

Come to Yamanashi Pref!!!!


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BBQ House
Hi Everyone!

Let us proudly introduce one of our facilities " BBQ House" today.
When we renovated our Inn in 2008, we added this fantastic BBQ house.

There is a big grill (teppan) on each table so we can sit down while cooking meats & vegetables, Yakisoba noodles and so on!

If you prefer, we can arrange a BBQ dinner for our guests.  Or if you come around here for a day trip, we might be able to offer a lunch time BBQ plan (depends on our guests availability).


Let's enjoy BBQ over looking at Mt. FUJI and the beautiful lake SAIKO!

Should you have any questions regarding to BBQ house, please feel free to contact us!


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Eatable Chili Oil
Good Afternoon, Everyone.
Getting ready for the Golden Week in Japan?

My friend gave me this eatable chili oil called " Taberu Rayu(食べるラー油)"
Usually we use this kind of chili oil for Pot Sticker (gyoza) mixing up with soy sauce, or just to add to some food for a flavor.

However, this new chili oil is not only for as a sauce. 
There are so many ingredients such as dried shrimps, dried garlic, scallion, chili peppers and so on.  It's not too spicy, but has a great flavor and well-mixed but still crunchy.  This crunchiness is so good with the simple flavor food such as TOFU!

If you get a chance, try to taste this Eatable chili oil.  It is getting very popular in Japan so probably easy to find at any Japanese grocery stores!


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Shiba-Sakura Festival

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend and ready for this week.

Cherry Blossom (Sakura) in Tokyo was beautiful...now it's our turn to enjoy all spring flowers around Mt. Fuji.

Different kind of Sakura is very attractive as well. It's called Shiba Sakura and the English name for this is Phlox subulata.  There is a Phlox subulata Festival very close from our Inn.

The event is called "Fuji Shiba Sakura Matsuri"
Check out the event website for more information. According to their website, the admission is free until April 20, 2010 due to the flower blooming condition.

The photo was taken last year at the festival and there will be more Phlox subulata this year and even much more beautiful for sure!

If you get a chance to visit Yamanashi Pref., this is the one of the spots you do not want to miss!



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