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
Websitehttps://www.british-hills.co.jp/english/stay/
Contact

British Hills

(+81) 248 85 1313

hills@british-hills.co.jp

ParkingAvailable
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.
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

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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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Arts & Crafts

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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Outdoor Activities

Mt. Adatara

Mt. Adatara is actually made up of multiple active volcanoes that form a broad mountain. It last erupted in 1996. Poems in the book Chieko-sho by Kotaro Takamura (1883-1956) helped make the mountain famous. The summit of Mt. Adatara stands at an altitude of 1700 m, stretcheing about 9 kilometers in a north to south direction. Views of Mt. Adatara are lovely in and of themselves, but the views that visitors have of the surrounding area once they reach the summit are breathtaking. Chosen as one of Japan’s top 100 mountains, as well as one of the top 100 mountains for flowers, a viewspot at an altitude of 1300 m can be accessed by gondola lift. This means that it is relatively easy to climb even for beginners. On summer evenings, a light-up event inspired by the Milky Way and the flowers of Mt. Adatara is held, gracing those scaling the mountain by gondola lift with a spectacular view. In autumn, visitors are afforded a stunning view of autumn leaves making it a popular place for scenic momiji-gari (autumn leaf viewing). Kurogane-goya Mountain Lodge is a rest stop for visitors (it even serves as lodging for those on long hikes). Stay here overnight to sample the lodge's famous curry, which is reserved for overnight guests only. The lodge’s public hot spring facility uses naturally-sourced, cloudy hot spring water. Even if you aren’t staying, why not enjoy a quick dip to relax your muscles after a hike?

The World Glassware Hall
Arts & Crafts

Hashimoto Buddhist Sculpture Shop

The Hashimoto Butsugu-Chokoku Ten (Hashimoto Buddhist Sculpture Shop) has a long history of over 160 years. Here visitors can try the truly unique experience of customizing their own lacquered chopsticks. Under careful instruction, you’ll be able to go home with your very own pair of one-of-a-kind chopsticks. The establishment sells many fine lacquerware products, from kitchen utensils and crockery to masks for use as decoration or at festivals. The chopstick-customizing workshop is available for 2,500 yen per person and is very popular for groups and couples. Even children (ages 12 and up) are able to do it with the supervision of adults and the instruction of the teacher. There are also pamphlets available in English for non-Japanese speakers. The workshop is easy to understand as the instructor guides you through the various steps until you are finally able to see the revealed layers of lacquer color on your own chopsticks. The chopstick experience workshop requires a reservation made at least five days in advance. While you are at the Hashimoto Buddhist Sculpture Shop, you will be guided through the six steps of making your own lacquered chopsticks. It will be an exciting experience as you begin with red or black chopsticks and slowly file down the layers of lacquer until the patterns are revealed. Traditionally, red chopsticks are for women and black are for men. Whichever color you choose though, these are certain to be your favorite set of chopsticks full of memories.  

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