Weekend in Chichibu Part 2 – Natural Farm City Nouen Hotel

Well..finally we get to the last post on my family outing to Chichibu a month ago XD
Today its going to be about the place i stayed at [a lot of u asked about it in the comments so here it is!]
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Once again..in case you missed the previous posts, Chichibu is about 2.5hrs drive from Tokyo

The place we stayed at had different types of rooms.
Japanese Style room
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They will move the table etc and lay out the futon for you at night.

Western Style Room
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Yes my husband does not like sleeping on the floor so we try to get a western style room.
Honestly speaking, i also like the western style room as this means i can nap prior to dinner. If you get a japanese style room, they dont lay the bed for you till dinner time [whilst u are at dinner]
I like my naps hahaha
Note: in my case, these two rooms were actually joined as we got a corner suite room.

We also arranged to get a room that had a private tub on the balcony
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Isnt it gorgeous?
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SO COMFORTABLE!!!

You can also sit on the other side of the balcony and enjoy the view
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Its a beautiful view :D
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Its time for dinner!
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This is what we are having tonight!

Steamed vegetable starter
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The vegetables were SOOO FRESH [they grow it on the grounds at the hotel!]

More vegetables…they preserved it themselves and you can purchase them from the gift store at the hotel.
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Sashimi
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The steamed tofu skin is brillant. Very creamy.

Soup
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Pickle with homemade miso paste
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The miso paste was REALLY good. i bought a tub of this home.

Fish Course
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Meat Course
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More steamed vegetables
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As always we finish with miso soup + rice
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Dessert, melon grown on the hotel farm + green tea
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How the restaurant looks like [i took this during the day]
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If you go during the day, you can check out the gorgeous view as well.
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The hotel is situated on top of a hill hence the wonderful views.

Breakfast is held at the “hall” ie a different location to different but also within the hotel.
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Its an all-you-can-eat buffet

There are japanese and western offerings
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Obviously i chose to eat a japanese breakfast as that is what i am used to.

The view at the hall is fantastic of course
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It was a really nice stay.

Overall review:
For those of you hesitant to try a traditional ryokan, this hotel is a good choice! They have public baths [for male and female] as well as private baths with the rooms [you have to pay more but it is available] As this hotel is on a farm, they offer certain fruit picking activities. For example, right now in summer, tomato picking or blueberry picking is available [for a small fee]. There are many things to do in this area as well. [See my previous posts] I enjoy my trip greatly and i hope you will as well if you visit!

If you wish to stay at the same place, here is their website http://www.farm-city.co.jp/
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Happy Monday and have a great week ahead
XOXO Yumeko

p.s Random question for the day. How much do you spend on groceries [food only] for a month? And for how many family members is that? How many meals a day is that for?

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    • Bittenbefore says:

      yes i will :D i’ll do a post with eveyone;s comments but i will keep it private. just show a median amount everyone spends :D

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    • Bittenbefore says:

      to be honest, i am not quite sure myself cos it depends on where you go
      for example hakone is frequented by a lot of tourists and they seem to get around fine so i think even without japanese its ok

      some places like perhaps the one in this post..u hardly ever see anyone from overseas [my husband is usually the only non japanese i think] so maybe its not as easy. if the hotel i stay at have ppl tat speak english,i usually will make a note in my post so you guys know :D

      the last place i featured, anda bettei resort, they had one member of staff that spoke english so i think that’s doable for non japanese speaking people :D

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    • Bittenbefore says:

      the tofu skin roll is a local delight in Chichibu..well tofu skin is anyway
      Its “raw” hence its served with sashimi :D

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    • Bittenbefore says:

      thank you! i am very happy to live in my homeland! and yes i am lucky to be able to go on roadtrips but i do work hard to pay for it. :D

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