On the blog now : I stayed in the cutest little guesthouse 1.5 hours out of Tokyo this week. It’s the closest I’ve ever gotten to recreating my first homestay in Japan, actually. The whole house is train themed ... and the reason why ? The young couple who open up their home to guests adore ( well mostly the husband but his wife is responsible for the gorgeous styling) trains - which is all makes sense when you realize that the hubby himself is one of the local train drivers . I’ve put all the information up on my most recent blog post - including some suggestions on how to make the most of a day or two in this countryside location , right next to Fuji .