A picturesque spot in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains is the site of the Nippon Mura Inn, fifty-two miles south of San  Francisco and ten miles from San Jose on the San Jose-Los Gatos Interurban Railroad, halfway between Saratoga and Los Gatos.  It is on the famous Twenety-Seven Mile Drive through the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains.  The Nippon Mura Inn was given this name by its founders, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Morris, who had spent many years in Japan.  The first unit of the Inn was laid out in 1901 in semi-Japanese style, and steadily the plant has grown until there are twelve buildings and several cottages.  The plant is surrounded by thirty acres of grounds and is open all the year.  Tourists and people in general are attracted to this spot on account of the equable climate and many who stop there locate permanently in the beautiful Santa Clara valley.   Everything has been done to preserve the beauty of the natural scenery, and here many be found the quiet, comforts and luxuries of country life; the climate is unsurpassed, and there are delightful drives and walks in the  vicinity to give recreation and enjoyment to the guests.

E. T. Sawyer- History of Santa Clara County, California : with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present
Los Angeles, Calif.: Historic Record Co., 1922, 1776 pgs.
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The Hacienda----------on the grounds of the former Nippon Mura Inn


SANTA CLARA COUNTY The Valley of Heart's Delight