Akaiwa City is located in the southeastern part of Okayama Prefecture. The Tsurii area has few residential areas and is surrounded by the great nature of Kumayama and the Yoshii-gawa River. Almost every family owns at least one rice field or paddy field, and everyone grows vegetables and rice separately from their main business. The vegetables are shared among neighbors, which is kind to the newcomers.
As a reaction to being nearly crushed by the crowded trains every day, I lead a more leisurely life, with more time and space in my mind, rather than being active. Until it is time to start remote work in the afternoon, I take a walk, read a book while listening to music on the large porch, or play with my cat. Although I am a complete beginner in farming, I am trying “natural farming” without using pesticides and other chemicals in a field on our property, while getting hints from local people. I am also learning how to make use of wild plants (the other day I ate a wild plant called “suberihiyu” that was growing in my garden for the first time)! I love this environment where time flows slowly and I can be honest about my feelings, and I would be happy to share it with anyone who wants to “rest their mind.
We basically accept credit card payment.
It’s included a fee for staying, for the service of insulting the manager, interviewing when you match, and tax. Some of the Host is included in food costs.
You can stay from minimum 4 nights and 5 days. Minimum stay differs from host to host, please check each host’s home page for details. Also it refers amount of per day per week. If you wish to stay in a homestay for more than one month, a daily fee will be added to the monthly amount.
For homestay residences that require transportation, the host will pick you up and drop you off. Details on pick-up and drop-off are listed in the “Location” section of each host’s page.
Please send a request at least three months to three days before your desired stay dates. Highly recommend you send a request as early as possible, as reservations tend to increase before a month.
Prices for preschool and elementary school students differ depending on the homestay. Please check the “Additional Fees” on each host’s page. If there is no indication of preschool and elementary school student rates in the “Additional Fees” section, the rates are the same as the general rates.
It basically going to be the same room. Please check each host page for less expensive rates for two people. However, if two adults request separate rooms, the regular rate per person will be charged.