For travellers looking for authentic connections with locals 

First of all,,,

we would love you to step into the woods and feel the diverse forms of life all around you.  This is the best place to set your body clock to the Nishiawakura Village time.

西粟倉へようこそ!まず、森に中に足を踏み入れてみませんか。自然の息吹を感じながら、心を「西粟倉の森時間」にリセットされてはいかがでしょう? 

Get in touch!
 
080-4268-2712 
​nokishita.toshokan@gmail.com

B&B

古民家宿泊施設

 

森林のエネルギーに包まれ、清流のせせらぎに耳を澄ます…。軒下図書館B&Bは岡山県西粟倉村の森に囲まれた日当たりの良い谷にあります。地元の新鮮な野菜をふんだんに使ったベジタリアンの食事、心を込めて氣を調えた寝室、加えて旅という非日常空間に身をおくからこそ得られる気づきや、ヒラメキを自由に表現したり、心に落とし込むスペースが屋内外にあります。

 

自然と自分とつながることで、元気になれる。軒下図書館B&Bはそんな場所です。


A home away from home: an authentic Japanese country life experience.  Nokishita Toshokan B&B is an eco-friendly bed and breakfast fully dedicated to the comfort of sensitive and nature-loving travellers.  

FOOD

お知らせ:

Hugo et Leoのパンの提供は今年限りになります。2020年度からは、

自家製グラノーラ、または自家製パンを中心をメニューになります。

We will no longer be serving bread from Hugo et Leo at breakfast from this season.​  Our offerings will continue to be wholesome and made with love.

Artisan’s Story Tours 

 

No tour is ever the same as I want to design one to exceed YOUR expectations of what the area has to offer.

What makes your travel meaningful is the people you meet along the way.  The very stories that they tell you, together with their openness, spontaneity, sincerity and directness, are what touch your very being, your soul.  They are the stories that you tell your family and friends when you return home feeling uplifted and transformed, having seen that change is indeed possible, and that seemingly unsurmountable challenges in life can be overcome.

 

Visit Nishiawakura Village, touted as a “miracle village” by some media. Though it is a tiny village with a population of just under 1,500, thirty-four new businesses have started in the last ten years. Across Japan, small mountainous communities have been suffering from severe depopulation as young people leave for big cities looking for more desirable work opportunities.

 

Find out why then this small community tucked in the woods is attracting young entrepreneurs through the powerful stories that they tell you of how and what they did to realise the changes they wanted to see in their lives. 

NATURE

​The village itself offers you a great place to walk around seeing all the vegetable gardens so neat and tidy, walking into local shops without any English signs or tags and bumping into old people who will talk at you in Japanese not caring at all whether you understand them or not.  

There are also hikes through the beautiful woods with hundreds of ancient trees and rare wild flowers blooming along the paths.  

 

Dare I say, there is even a stone circle high up where the animals reign as you feel something different in the air so pure and serene.

 

 

Connection to the Earth Tour

finding a real connection to yourself〜