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[Nothing artificial] Enjoy living in absolute nature with rice fields and goats!

Fukushima
Family
Farm stay
Hot spring
Japanese Food
Mountain
Outdoor

Here is located in the northeastern part of Higashishirakawa County at the southern edge of Fukushima Prefecture. Located in the uplands of the southern part of the Abukuma Highlands, the majority of the village lies height between 400m and 650m above sea level, and approximately 58% of the village is made up of mountain forests.

 1 reviews
Rika
Vegan meals and living.

I basically helped with the cooking for a day. From the second half of my stay, I was also working in the fields. When I was tired from the physical labor, I would take a nap. lol Everyone else was working 6 hours a day, but I was using a homestay (unlike the volunteer staff I was living with), so it was very easy for me to balance my studies. I also learned about natural farming from my host brother and father. Also, our host was incredibly passionate about food, and we all watched Netflix together to help us with our diet and health. We had a big room with a kotatsu, and we all talked a lot. We were allowed to visit my neighbor's uncle's house for a happy time, talked with people from different backgrounds, and had many stimulating experiences. Among them, what impressed me the most were the children. They were just so energetic, I played with them all the time. I always faded out after about an hour or so, but the others stayed inside the house playing hide-and-seek and so on. The other thing that impressed me was about the vegan style. I knew that veganism was good for the environment, but I didn't think it tasted good, but I found that if you are creative, vegan food is not hard to eat and tastes great. I think it is suitable for people who want to experience different things.

I would recommend it to experience-oriented people who want to be adventurous, because they have management, the price is low for the quantity and quality of the experience, and there is little risk!

3 Key Points

1Host’s introduction 
My parents are from Tokyo and moved to Samegawa Village 30 years ago. I was born in 1995 and raised in Samegawa Village. My hobbies are mountain stream fishing, farming vegetables, drones, watching movies, traveling abroad, BBQ, camping, sports, snowboarding, and baseball.
2You can interact with people like this! 
We have many unique community members. I will introduce you to them and we can hang out together! The kids will be here for long vacations and it would be nice to meet and have fun with them!
3You can experience like this!
We have many animals, 3 goats, 2 dogs (Labradors), and about 30 chickens. We also have rice paddies and fields and are very into growing vegetables and rice, so we can teach organic farming methods using fermented compost. There are many things you can do such as working in the rice paddies, planting seeds in the fields, harvesting, mowing, and shipping to the direct farmer's market!

Annual Schedule

April

Farm work, preparation of rice paddies

May

Rice planting June: Wheat cutting, weeding rice paddies, planting soybeans

July, August

Mowing, weeding, harvesting vegetables

September

Mowing, carrying grass, harvesting vegetables

October

Mowing rice, harvesting vegetables, planting wheat seeds

November

Carrying rice husks, making charcoal

December

Nature experience school

January, February

Chopping wood, tending mountains

March

Nature experience school

Annual Schedule

April:

Farm work, preparation of rice paddies

May:

Rice planting June: Wheat cutting, weeding rice paddies, planting soybeans

July, August:

Mowing, weeding, harvesting vegetables

September:

Mowing, carrying grass, harvesting vegetables

October:

Mowing rice, harvesting vegetables, planting wheat seeds

November:

Carrying rice husks, making charcoal

December:

Nature experience school

January, February:

Chopping wood, tending mountains

March:

Nature experience school

House Rule

Allowed
Having friends over, Staying out or coming home late at night, Hosting friends over, Outdoor smoking
Forbidden
No smoking allowed on the premises.

Host Area

 1 reviews
Rika
Vegan meals and living.

I basically helped with the cooking for a day. From the second half of my stay, I was also working in the fields. When I was tired from the physical labor, I would take a nap. lol Everyone else was working 6 hours a day, but I was using a homestay (unlike the volunteer staff I was living with), so it was very easy for me to balance my studies. I also learned about natural farming from my host brother and father. Also, our host was incredibly passionate about food, and we all watched Netflix together to help us with our diet and health. We had a big room with a kotatsu, and we all talked a lot. We were allowed to visit my neighbor's uncle's house for a happy time, talked with people from different backgrounds, and had many stimulating experiences. Among them, what impressed me the most were the children. They were just so energetic, I played with them all the time. I always faded out after about an hour or so, but the others stayed inside the house playing hide-and-seek and so on. The other thing that impressed me was about the vegan style. I knew that veganism was good for the environment, but I didn't think it tasted good, but I found that if you are creative, vegan food is not hard to eat and tastes great. I think it is suitable for people who want to experience different things.

I would recommend it to experience-oriented people who want to be adventurous, because they have management, the price is low for the quantity and quality of the experience, and there is little risk!

FAQ

Q.

What payment methods are available?

A.

We basically accept credit card payment.

Q.

What is included in the homestay fee?

A.

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

When can I send a reservation request to the Homestay?

A.

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.

Q.

How much will cost for the kids?

A.

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.