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[Organic x Vegan] Bring back your health and sense of self at a farm village!

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Farm stay
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Japanese style house
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Azumino City is located in the northwestern part of the Matsumoto Basin, which stretches across central Nagano Prefecture, and is an area blessed with clear streams throughout. Also, one of the largest wasabi (horseradish) farms in Japan is located in the city.

3 Key Points

1Host’s introduction 
The host family (Dutch x Japanese couple, 2 children), 2-4 staff, and a cat live in a building that used to be an elementary school, and mid-to long-term residents live in an old Japanese house a 3-minute walk away, where all Familyinn residents will stay.
2You can interact with people like this! 
We also have connections with the local community, so you can participate in soba noodle making workshops and other activities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains so that you can see beautiful stars in the sky.
3You can experience like this!
We can share about holistic health/organic farming/international volunteer experiences, etc. We often communicate in English. We need you to 3-4 hours a day of help with farming, making processed products, cleaning up the house, and other (cooking, washing dishes, making beds, etc.) will be required.

House Rule

Allowed
Having friends over, Staying out or coming home late at night, Hosting Friends
Forbidden
Indoor Smoking

Host Area

 1 reviews
Rika
Vegan Lifestyle

During my stay, I was primarily helping with cooking on a daily basis. From the latter half of my stay, I also started working in the fields. When I got tired from the physical labor, I took naps, haha. While everyone else worked for 6 hours, my situation was different because I was a homestay guest (unlike the volunteer staff who lived together), so it was very easy for me to balance study and work. Additionally, I learned about natural farming from the host's brother and father. The host was very passionate about food, and we would watch Netflix together to get ideas about meals and health. There was a kotatsu in the large room, where we often had conversations. We also spent time socializing at a neighbor's house, talked with people from various backgrounds, and received a lot of stimulation. Among all, the children left the biggest impression on me. They were so energetic that once they caught me, I ended up playing with them all the time. I usually faded out after about an hour, but others kept playing hide-and-seek inside the house. Another memorable aspect was the vegan lifestyle. I knew that being vegan was good for the environment, but I didn't have the impression it was tasty. However, I learned that with a bit of creativity, vegan meals can be both delicious and not a hardship. It's suitable for people who want to experience various things. The program is operated at a low cost for the amount and quality of experiences, making it a recommended adventure for those seeking experiential opportunities! (20s/Female/April/1 month)

FAQ

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What payment methods are available?

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We basically accept credit card payment.

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What is included in the homestay fee?

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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.

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How many days is the minimum stay? What is the minimum period of stay and how do the rates change depending on the stay?

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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.

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Is there a pick-up and drop-off service from the nearest station?

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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.

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When can I send a reservation request to the Homestay?

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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.

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How much will cost for the kids?

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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.

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Is it the same room if I’m staying with friends?

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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.