EXPERIENCE NATURE IN A FARM GUEST HOUSE
In the Yamashiro area, visitors can experience agriculture, forestry, and fishing in the guest rooms of farmers’ homes. In addition to experiencing agriculture, forestry, and fishing, each guest house has its own special features, such as enjoying delicious homemade tea, original guest house cuisine, pottery making, green tea art, and tea incense dressing. These hands-on accommodations allow visitors to learn about the lives of the people of this region amidst beautiful nature and scenery.
Here at Wado Farm, you can enjoy picking various brands of strawberries like Amao and Kaorin. Using organic soil, their focus is their customers’ health and safety. Enjoy the literal fruits of labor by farming professionals who have been studying and researching organic soil for years. Also, they provide grape picking of Yama Ruby, which is Chichibu’s own brand of grapes. Please visit their website for more information.
Countryside Stay -A farmhouse with a history of 300years-
Miyamotoke is a farmhouse of the Miyamoto family that’s been around since the Edo period. They renovated the house and turned it into a farmhouse-style hotel where you can have an immersive experience in farming. You can observe historic artifacts from the Sengoku and the Edo period in their gallery. Besides participating in an immersive farming experience, there is a Goemonburo, a traditional Japanese-style bath, so you can fully experience the lifestyle from the old days.
Consider also participating in some of the many fun agricultural activities offered in the area, such as at Tategamori Ark Farm or the Honedera Village Estate—a great way to learn about farming while interacting with locals.
HAVING FUN WHILE LEARNING HOW TO FARM
Kyoto by the Sea offers these and many other activities to experience the sea, the mountains, and the countryside.
Miharashi Farm Strawberry Picking
There are three campsites such as a Miharashi Farm where visitors can experience harvesting crops and making various handicrafts.
Strawberries ready for picking at a U-pick orchard
Picking your own Sanukihime strawberries at a U-pick orchard.
A workshop for making peach jam
As expected, in Kinokawa you can try all kinds of fruit-related experiences like picking fruit and making jam, but there is much more to explore and experience!
GET MUDDY WHILE EXPERIENCING RICE PLANTING＆GOLDEN RICE PLANTS
One of the valuable early summer experiences include getting muddy while planting rice, and harvesting the golden rice ears. Picking fruits and vegetables are also popular farming experiences as well. We will provide a trip for you to feel that the countryside is your second “hometown” through the heart-to-heart interactions with the farmers.Also, we are able to accept up to 200 participants for educational trips as well.
NEW SPA FACILITIES EXCELLENT FOR A DAY OF RELAXATION AND DELICIOUS FOOD/A GUIDED FARM TOUR
Tokachi Garden Spa provides a way for families to enjoy the moor’s unique hot spring water together. For a bit of light agricultural education, join the Field Guided Tour, a popular activity that includes sampling freshly harvested foods. Culinary enthusiasts will also enjoy visiting a workshop to learn how to make cheese and prosciutto.