The logo mark of Chonoya is inspired by a Swallowtail butterfly which is its family crest.
A close ancestor served as the Shinto priest of Masumida shrine
which was the second highest ranked shrine after Atsuta Jingu in the vicinity of Nagoya.
Chonoya is located about 10 minutes by car from ‘Sakae’,
the city center of Nagoya which was developed as a castle town on Nagoya castle.
This “Kominka”, a Japanese traditional farmhouse, was built in a quiet residential area about 100 years ago,
and you can fully enjoy the atmosphere of a Japanese old house.
Nagoya was struck by massive air raids (around 1945) during World War II,
and many houses were destroyed, but luckily this area survived from being burnt down.
As there are many modern buildings in Nagoya due to reconstruction, prewar houses are now very rare.
And, usually it is impossible for general travelers to enter these types of houses if they are not tourist facilities.
Gate and Entrance
A small temple-like gate and a gable entrance were built using traditional Japanese architectural method.
Kimono (Traditional Japanese Garment)
Furisode is a long sleeve kimono worn by unmarried young ladies. Even now, Furisode is popular for special occasions such as adult ceremony and graduation ceremony. You can take pictures freely here as a photo spot.
A Buddhist altar dedicated to the ancestral spirits. If you look closely inside, you will be amazed by the elaborate construction imitating a shrine. Now, it is rare houses, but in the past, there was such a Buddhist altar in every house, and there was a custom to pray for their ancestors and Buddhas on a daily basis.
There is a small garden behind of Chonoya. The garden is filled with attractions of Japanese tradition such as moss muddy lanterns and hand bowls. Of course, it is beautiful on sunny days, but on rainy days it is marvelous with an extraordinary appearance.
We want everyone in the world to experience Japanese traditional culture as it was like in our childhood. With that thought, we have decided to run Chonoya with spouses. Both of us grew up in Nagoya and now live in Tokyo. The husband Yuzo loves to play Beatles songs with the guitar. The wife Kumiko loves Japanese culture such as cooking and kimono.
Both are not good at English, but we will try communicating with guests as best as possible. We are looking forward to seeing you!
Cultural Experience Package Plan16,500yen (tax included)Details