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Located in the Akigawa Valley
- an urban paradise only 90 minutes from the heart of Tokyo.

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About

What is Shizenjin Mura?

When translated literally from Japanese to English, "Shizenjin Mura" becomes "Natural (shizen) Person (jin) Village (mura)."
Inspired by the Japanese concept of "arinomama," or "things as they are,"
Shizenjin Mura is a wilderness resort where guests are invited to come as they are and reconnect with nature and themselves.

Situated in the Akigawa Valley surrounded by mountains,
Shizenjin Mura guests can look forward to rich forest air, clear mountain streams, and farm to table local produce.
A session in our private outdoor sauna - custom built from the wood of trees local
to the Tama region of Tokyo - is the perfect place to rejuvenate your body and mind.

Join us in creating a healing atmosphere and a community born through shared experiences in the great outdoors.

Our Wilderness Values

  • Protecting the inherent wildness of nature and placing value on preserving the natural landscape "as it is."
    We endeavor to build with, not against, the trees and plants that have taken root in the natural world, and hope that our buildings can grow old with their natural surroundings. By adopting a design that blends in with the rich natural environment, we aim to create a beautiful space that takes advantage of the natural atmosphere.
  • Promoting the charm of the Fukusawa area - Tokyo’s hidden gem.
    The Fukasawa area is an attractive place for those looking to experience the excitement of visiting a largely unexplored part of Tokyo. Re-imagined as "Wilderness TOKYO," we at Shizenjin Mura hope to support the further growth of the Fukusawa area by serving as a port of entry for tourists and locals alike. After journeying up the mountains then descending down into the valley, we welcome you with a mysterious, rugged atmosphere that makes you feel as if you have wandered into an unexplored land.
  • Building upon the philosophies and goals of the previous generation.
    Shizenjin Mura was founded and named by the current owner's father's generation. Inspired by the Japanese concept of "arinomama," or "things as they are," he wanted to create a space for people to experience the healing powers of nature and "return to their true selves." We strive to provide a place for people to come, unwind, and renew - leaving the property refreshed and ready to welcome a new day.
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Experience Wilderness TOKYO

Originally a simple campground,
Shizenjin Mura has now grown to encompass a wide range of accomodation options
and activities to suite all our guests' needs.
Guests can look foward to a private outdoor sauna,
our hotel-like Tiny House designer's rooms, nostalgic cabins, peaceful forest tentsites,
outdoor barbeque facilities, and more.

  • From our uniquely designed Tiny Houses to back-to-basics camping, we offer a range of accomodation options.

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  • All inclusive BBQ meal plans with locally sourced ingredients, or simple equipment rental only plans - something for every budget.

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  • Our reservation-only Private Outdoor Sauna showcases the best of Shizenjin Mura's natural beauty, and is available for day-use as well.

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  • Outdoor concerts, traditional Japanese festivals, and outdoor workshops are only some of the events we've hosted in the past - keep up to date via our News section.

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Stay

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At Shizenjin Mura, you can stay in our uniquely designed, hotel-inspired Tiny Houses,
our simple and nostalgic Cabins,
or feel the abundance of the natural landscape in full force with a back-to-basics Camp experience.

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Tiny House

Starting from 32,000JPY~ per whole unit

Our Tiny Houses are each designed with a distinctive shape - ensuring that each room has it's own unique atmosphere.
Built entirely from locally sourced lumber and based on the concept of "Local production for local consumption in partnership with local craftsmen," we have crafted minimalist spaces that exude a sense of simplicity and richness.
Each room has its own individuality and embodies the aura of relaxation and healing unique to Shizenjin Mura.

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Camp

Starting from 3,000JPY per site

A quiet campsite surrounded by valley and forest. Enjoy a restful stay in the middle of nature so abunant you'll forget you're still in Tokyo.
Each site is approximately 7m to 8m in size, giving you the feeling of being fully immersed in the forest. Please create and enjoy your own origial site using your own gear.

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Cabin

Starting from 10,00JPY per whole unit

Starting from 10,00JPY per whole unit
Nostalgic cabins located along the valleyside flowing into the Akigawa Valley.
We offer everything from higher-grade cabins to extremely reasonably priced mountain huts so you can fully enjoy the surrounding nature.
You can hear the sound of the river from every cabin and enjoy pairing the tranquility with and outdoor BBQ meal.

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Shared Facilities

Our comunal bathroom facilities are separated by gender, and toilets are fully equipped with heated-seat washlets.
There are also shower rooms with amenities available (free to use depending on accomodation plan), and the communal sink area has hot water and can be used comfortably in all seasons.
Our proudest facility, a reservation-only Private Outdoor Sauna, allows you to experience the rejuvenating power of nature, and is designed for all season use.
Finally, equipped with a permanent stage and power source, Shizenjin Mura is also perfect for music festivals and day events - for more information, please contact the property directly.

BBQ

Enjoy a lively barbeque with friends surrounded by
the richness of nature - just a stone's throw away from a waterfall basin where legend says
a kappa (playful Japanese water spirit) used to live.
Get a taste for the area by making a reservation for a BBQ plan with locally sourced ingredients,
or bring your own food to grill and create a completely original menu.
Distance between BBQ seats is enough that guests won't feel crowded by other groups and can enjoy themselves at a leisurely pace.

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    BBQ Ingredients & Facility Rental Included Plan
    Starting from 6,500JPY per person

    No preparation required - we do the work!
    Recommended for those who want to get a taste of local fare and make the most of their time, this plan allows guests to arrive empty-handed, as we prepare everything from ingredients and spices to charcoal.
    Drawing from our experience operating restaurants in the area, we have prepared original spices and sauces for guests to use with their meals, so please be sure to try using them!

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    BBQ Facility Rental Only Plan
    Starting from 3,500JPY per person

    BYOI - The Bring Your Own Ingredients plan.
    Recommended for those who want the thrill of full control over their BBQ menu.
    With an abundance of local produce available for purchase at nearby supermarkets, we hope you enjoy the process of planning your perfect BBQ from step 1: the grocery run.

Sauna

Boasting a barrel sauna made completely from locally sourced lumber from the Tama region,
our Private Outdoor Sauna makes the most of Shizenjin Mura's overflowing natural beauty.
After an intense sauna session,
guests are invited to take a refreshing dip in the clear stream flowing right below the sauna area to truly experience peak relaxation.
The sauna area also boasts a shower booth, wooden cold bath,
and original relaxation bench from which you can enjoy the sounds of the river, the chirping of birds, and the calling of insects.
There is no doubt that after a session in our sauna, both your body and mind will be fully rejuvenated.

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Experiences

We host a myriad of events over the year,
including concerts, traditional Japanese festivals, and outdoor workshops.
Try upgrading your stay to an even more rewarding experience by participating in activities such as communal campfires,
trout fishing, or camp workshops for beginners.

Bond with your travel partners over a classic campfire experience!
Campers and Tiny House patrons can of course have small campfires in their own private quarters,
but there's something primal and exciting about standing around a huge communal fire.
For more details please contact the property directly.

  • Campfire

    Campfire Bond with your travel partners over a classic campfire experience! Campers and Tiny House patrons can of course have small campfires in their own private quarters, but there’s something primal and exciting about standing arou...

  • Trout Fishing

    Try your hand at trout fishing in the river then enjoy grilling your day’s catch right on sight on your own charcoal grill!

  • Festivals

    Our permanent stage blends into the natural landscape of the grounds and is perfect for hosting events such as concerts and traditional Japanese festivals. Stay up to date on upcoming events by checking our Instagram and the News section on...

News

Campfire

Campfire Bond with your travel partners over a classic campfire experience! Campers and Tiny House patrons can of course have small campfires in their own private quarters, but there’s something primal and exciting about standing arou...

See more

Trout Fishing

Try your hand at trout fishing in the river then enjoy grilling your day’s catch right on sight on your own charcoal grill!

See more

Festivals

Our permanent stage blends into the natural landscape of the grounds and is perfect for hosting events such as concerts and traditional Japanese festivals. Stay up to date on upcoming events by checking our Instagram and the News section on...

See more

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Access

Approximately 20 minutes on foot from JR Musashi-Itsukaichi Station,
and conveniently accessed by a ~1,000JPY taxi ride.
A Wilderness Resort located in the mountains that will make you feel like you've entered a different world.

電車アイコン For those travelling by train
Get off at Musashi-Itsukaichi Station on the JR Itsukaichi Line and walk for ~20 minutes or take a taxi
車アイコン For those travelling by car
Exit the Ken-o Expressway at the Akiruno Interchange and drive for another ~20 minutes