• Farming
    (harvesting vegetables, planting rice crops, harvesting rice crops, etc, etc..)
  • Picking fruits
  • Dairy farming (milking, and so on.)
  • Forestry (wood cutting)
  • Regional food
  • Crafts
  • Musical instrument playing
  • Fireworks
  • Cultural activities (wearing Kimono, weaving, and so on.)
  • Other, e.g. Japanese traditional games
    (Go, Shogi – Japanese chess, Hanafuda – a type of Japanese card game, Hyakunin Isshu – a type of Japanese card game, etc,)

* Available activities may vary depending on the weather and season.

Yoshiyoshi

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We use chemical fertilizer-free and pesticide-free methods to grow our produce. Learn how to make hand-made miso and soy sauce.

Area Takato
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Miraijuku

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Come and eat lots of melon and watermelon this Summer! We also grow a wide variety of vegetables. Even if there’s a veggie you think you don’t like, we bet you’ll love ours!

Area Hase
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Maruya

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Primarily rice farming, but also growing many kinds of vegetables (asparagus, sweetcorn, beans, broccoli, etc.) for home use. Depending on the season, you can experience planting, harvesting, or management.

Area Hirasawa
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Onishi

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We grow the local Shinshu-Ina Tenryu Riverside rice known as “Sakudatemai” as well as watermelon, melon, corn, and other seasonal fruits and vegetables. We also have a hands-on trial garden where you can experience farming.

Area Kamimaki
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Fukuronoie

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I am a grandmother who adores children and studies food and nutrition education.
I am fond of playing the Japanese board game Go, and the Japanese flute, shinobue.

Area Hirasawa
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Owade

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Sweetcorn, broccoli… we grow most of the vegetables we use in our household.

Area Hirasawa
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Fukunoya

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After retirement, we spend every day growing our farm and growing our knowledge. We are also experimenting with all kinds of flowers… and we are looking forward to meeting all kinds of people.

Area Tomigata
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Tofuya

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The house of kendo and soba! We are working hard to realize our dreams. Our motto is “Live each day as if it were your last”

Area Arai
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Fudangi

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Try your hand at sakiori; weaving old cloth torn into narrow stripes into new items. Our guests say they feel so comfortable and welcome they find themselves staying longer than they planned! Here you can enjoy the peace and quiet and hear nothing but birdsongs.

Area Tomigata
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Kuwatakita

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While raising four kids (three boys and a girl) in Tokyo, my wife and I worked for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for some 30 years. We retired together in 2011 and returned to the family home in Ina. (Our children remain in Tokyo)
I mainly grow rice in the paddy fields, while my wife grows vegetables. My mother breeds guinea fowls and sells eggs.

Area Hase
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