Check-out of the big cities & stay on a small farm run by a family dedicated to the preservation of Japan's natural environment & traditions
An interesting counter movement has sprung up across Japan in recent years as many people have abandoned big industry and city life in order to return to their rural roots and live at a slower pace with a focus on family, tradition and sustainability. We can arrange a stay at a farm that was set up with this philosophy in mind, giving you the chance to see unspoiled countryside while learning more about this lifestyle.
Guests stay in one of two tatami mat guestrooms in the traditional farm house. There's plenty to do during a stay here: the family can arrange a tea ceremony for you, you can help out on the land chopping wood or harvesting vegetables, or you may like to take a cooking lesson with your hosts.
Meals are eaten communally with all guests and staff around the big table in the main house. All dietary requirements can be catered for and the food is 100% local with most ingredients grown on the property.
For more information email us: [email protected] or call: + 61 7 3186 8800
Important notice: We are pleased to be able to offer so many amazing experiences in Japan. However, we are sorry that we can only include these as a part of a full Japan holiday package which includes your accommodation and transport alongside the experiences presented in this section of the web site.
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