British Hills

British Hills

British Hills is tucked away in the countryside of Tenei Village, in southern Fukushima Prefecture. Experience British culture and cuisine at this educational facility and accommodation complex. Guests can choose from a range of accommodation options, including dormitory rooms, which have been designed in the style of traditional British boarding school rooms. The guest houses are all build in the traditional style of their respective times, including Tudor and Georgian.

Venue Details

Venue Details

British Hills

(+81) 248 85 1313

Accommodation details

Capacity: Rooms for 81 private guests

Room styles: Western-style (Dormitory, standard twin, deluxe and luxury rooms available). Majority of rooms are twin rooms.

Check in / Check out: From 3:00 PM / Until 10:00 AM

Meals: British cuisine

Pets: No

Related infoPlease note, the Refectory has a semi-formal dress code for guests.

On-site facilities include: Wi-fi, tea rooms, pub, executive lounge, refectory, tennis courts (closed during winter), souvenir shop.
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Access Details
AccessShibakusa 1-8, Oaza Tarao, Tenei Village, Iwase District, Fukushima Pref. 962-0622
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Getting there

By Car: 40 min drive from the Shirakawa I.C. exit off the Tohoku Expressway

By Train: 40 min by shuttle bus from Shin-Shirakawa Sta. (JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line). This shuttle bus must be reserved in advance


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Cultural Experiences

Design Your Own Shirakawa Daruma

There are records of Shirakawa Daruma (Japanese traditional dolls) being sold as far back as the feudal reign of the Niwa Domain in 1627. Current Shirakawa Daruma are known as “Shirakawa Tsurugame Shochikubai Daruma.” The faces of these dolls are painted to incorporate various animals and plants, with the eyebrows representing cranes, the mustache representing a turtle, the ears representing pines and plum trees, and the beard representing bamboo or pine trees. All of these images are thought to bring good luck. The daruma is known to be a very classical, lucky talisman, started by Matsudaira Sadanobu, the lord of Shirakawa, when he hired the renowned painter Tani Buncho to paint the now famous face on the daruma doll. Once every year a large Shirakawa Daruma Market is held to celebrate and sell the beloved daruma dolls. You can paint your own daruma at the two daruma workshops in town!

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