Farming and Everyday lifeFarming and Everyday life
A hands-on rural Japan experience

Farm Stay Retreat at Tateshina Kitchen House

Price: From JPY 10,000/person Duration: From 1 night (2:00 p.m.~next day 10:00 a.m.)


Refresh your mind and body

For over 30 years, Ayumi has welcomed guests into her home in the foothills of the Yatsugatake Mountains. Fields, streams, and forests fill the peaceful village where she and other locals live in harmony with nature. Try your hand at farming, pick mountain veggies, and even make your own seasonal jam. This experience includes a healthy dinner and breakfast, which you can prepare with Ayumi. Whether you're traveling solo or in a group, you're sure to feel at home at Tateshina Kitchen House.

Enjoying life to the fullest

Ayumi strives to live authentically and enjoy life to the fullest in everything she does. As the seasons change, she is grateful for the blessings of the mountains, the blessings of the fields, and the energy of the land.

From 1982 to 2018 Ayumi ran a cozy guest house in Chino called Pokkari Gumo. Her current location is Tateshina Kitchen House, where she offers a retreat plan open to one group per day, and you can even stay for up to a week - a great option for a relaxing workation.

With over 20 activities such as traditional cooking, medicinal herb beauty cream making, farmwork, and wood chopping, it's easy to make the most of your rural retreat.

See all of Ayumi's activities here.

Ayumi Serata

While reflecting on the origin of healing and making the most of nature, Ayumi helps guests to experience the happiness of a peaceful moment.


Period April-November
Due Date 10 days before the tour
Duration From 1 night (2:00 p.m.~next day 10:00 a.m.)

Day 1

Check in (2:00 pm)
Home tour & introductions
Free time/activity time
Bath time (you can shower at the house or go to the local hot springs)
Bed time

Day 2

Free time/activity time
Check out (10:00 am)

See an overview (Japanese) with additional photos of the Farm Stay Retreat here.

No. of participants Min. 1 person / Max. 4 persons
Price / person Adult (ages 10+): JPY 10,000
Child (ages 5-9): JPY 5,000
*Free for children under 4

(All prices tax incl.)
Included in the price Accommodation for 1 night, breakfast, dinner, and insurance.
See all of Ayumi's activities here.
Payment method Credit card
Cancellation policy 7 days prior: 30% of total amount
3 days prior: 50% of total amount
1 day prior: 70% of total amount
Day of activity: 100% of total amount
Access 25 min by car from JR Chino Station
*If you do not have a car, we recommend using the Noraza ride share service. See the Noraza app for details (iPhone App Store/Google Play)