Tucked deep into the outskirts of Nagara-cho, this property is quite removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. It bears noting that Nagara itself has no train station, and buses are scarce, so before going any further know that if you do not own a car, this property is difficult to reach.
With that out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff! This house was built some 30 years ago by a then-recently retired couple, predominantly using imported Swedish lumber. It has remained in the original owners hands for its entire life, and they have done a spectacular job of keeping the property in excellent condition. They have also made a number of additions on the original structure.
The main building has 2 stories, the first containing the kitchen, bathroom, and living quarters. The kitchen is admittedly a bit tight, but aside from that it is perfectly functional. The toilet and bath are separated, and while the toilet is just about what you’d imagine, the bath has a spacious entryway, and features stained-glass windows.
The second floor contains the bedroom, which is a cozy affair nestled into the angled roof. Across from the bedroom there is a sizable storage space that looks out onto the expansive rice fields that surround the property.