Farming and Everyday life
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Rural Village Experience (Half day)

Price: JPY 3,500 (tax excl.)~ Duration: 4h~

Activities

Discover a more traditional way of life in the Japanese mountains

Why not get away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis and discover a different face of Japan?
Come to one of the small farming villages on the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains and participate in the daily life of a family of locals. You can visit a real Japanese home in the countryside, eat delicious home cooking and enjoy plenty of fun activities in a truly authentic context.

For those who want to meet the locals and experience the real thing but still need the comfort and privacy of a hotel room, we propose an easygoing half day tour that will let you have a taste of rural life without having to stay for the night.

Here, life follows the natural rhythm of seasons, which means you will embark on different adventures depending on the time of your visit. Perhaps you will plant some seedlings in late spring or pluck with your own hands the freshest vegetables to go into your meal in the summer. If you plan to come in autumn, chances are you will help with the harvest, reaping the rice and hanging it to dry under the sun. And well, in winter you may experience weaving straw to make lucky charms or even miso making.

The activity will conclude with a delicious meal made with genuine local ingredients together with your host family. You can help with the cooking and learn how to make some typical Japanese dishes such as miso soup and onigiri (rice balls).

INFORMATION

Period All year
Due Date 14 days prior the activity day *In some cases, it may be possible to organize the activity even with a shorter notice.
Duration 4h~
Schedule

Option 1

(10:00~14:00- 4h)
*It is possible to have an earlier/ later start, please consult us when you reserve

9:40 Pick-up at Chino station
10:00 Arrival at host family's house
First, let's get to know the family and have a tour of the house
10:15 Activity time
Ex. Outdoor farming activities, foraging, preparing preserves, harvesting ingredients for lunch etc
12:00 Cooking time
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Activity ends
14:20 Drop-off at Chino station or Hotel

Option 2

(15:00~20:00- 5h)

14:40 Pick-up at Chino station
15:00 Arrival at host family's house
First, let's get to know the family and have a tour of the house
15:15 Activity time
Ex. Outdoor farming activities, foraging, preparing preserves, harvesting ingredients for dinner etc.
18:00 Cooking time
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Activity ends
20:20 Drop-off at Chino station or Hotel

No. of participants Min. 2 persons Max. 8 persons (per house) *Solo travelers can participate for an extra fee
Price / person OPTION 1: JPY 3,500 (tax excl.)
OPTION 2: JPY 5,000 (tax excl.)
Free of charge for children under 4
* With an additional fee you can extend the presence of the English-speaking staff (JPY 1,500/ hour PER GROUP)
Included in the price Activity (including meal), Insurance, Welcome service by English-speaking staff (30min)
Payment method Credit Card
Cancellation policy from 7 days prior to activity day : 30%
from 3 days prior to activity day : 50%
1 day before the activity day : 70%
the activity day : 100%
Access 15~20min by car from JR Chino Station *Transfer available We will provide more detailed information after the reservation

Reservation

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