Farming and Everyday life
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Rural Village Experience (Half day)

Price: From JPY 3,850/person Duration: From 4 hr

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 in the foothills of the Yatsugatake Mountains and participate in a local family's daily life. 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 the freshest vegetables to use as ingredients for 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 before the activity day *In some cases, it may be possible to organize the activity even with a shorter notice.
Duration From 4 hr
Schedule

\ Option 1 /
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (4 hr)
*Start time is flexible. Please consult us at the time of your reservation.

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

1:00

Lunch

2:00

Activity ends

2:20

Drop-off at Chino station or Hotel

\ Option 2 /
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm (5 hr)

2:40

Pick-up at Chino station

3:00

Arrival at host family's house
First, let's get to know the family and have a tour of the house

3:15

Activity time
Ex. Outdoor farming activities, foraging, preparing preserves, harvesting ingredients for dinner, etc.

6:00

Cooking time

7:00

Dinner

8:00

Activity ends

8:20

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 3,850 (after tax)
OPTION 2: JPY 5,500 (after tax)
Free of charge for children under 4

For an additional fee (JPY 1,500/hr per group), you can extend the presence of the English-speaking staff
Included in the price Activity (including meal), insurance, welcome service by English-speaking staff (30 min)
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 15~20min by car from JR Chino Station *Transfer available. We will provide more detailed information after the reservation.

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