Hiroko's place is an excellent address. She and her husband are really nice and kind, offering us drinks and snacks every time we passed by their pension not far from the rental house. The house is situated in the woods, at the base of a hiking trail to the Yatsugatake mountains. Very quiet, cool in summer, very comfortable, with good showers and firm mattresses. And there's a lot to visit in the surrounding areas : the woods, the Hara Village local market, the village restaurants (highly recommend the lunch set at Mint Garden), the Kurumayama, the Shirakaba Lake, the Utsukushigahara Highland, the Venus Line... We didn't have internet during our stay, but Hiroko told out that internet will be reinstalled from 13 July. The only drawback is the fact that our hosts don't speak English. So we communicate by (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) translate, by drawing, and by some Kanji (I read Kanji). We really did enjoy our stay and would like to return.