Traditional Japan: Farmstay & Cooking in Rural Tokushima

Organized by Kanako Kubo
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Experience Location
Duration
1 day
Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Regional food, Private Experience
Get a taste of rural life in this overnight stay experience in a farmhouse in the mountains of Tsurugi, Tokushima Prefecture, that includes meals, chatting with locals, and baking mochi buns!

Highlights

Experience sustainable farm life in this farmhouse stay that includes learning to make a traditional sweet treat in the pristine mountains of Tsurugi, Tokushima Prefecture (Shikoku)
Learn how locals farm and live in a remote rural area that is a World Agricultural Heritage Site
Make a traditional steamed mochi with local ingredients and enjoy with a fresh cup of locally grown tea
Gain an appreciation for Japanese rural living and bask in Shikoku’s beautiful rural scenery
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Immerse yourself in the tranquil lifestyle of farmers in the mountains of Tsurugi, a rural area in Tokushima Prefecture (Shikoku). At about 400 meters, the Isogai family will welcome you into Sora no Yado Isogai Farm, their homely self-sufficient farm growing various crops and boasting gorgeous views of the terraced countryside. Here, you will stay overnight, enjoy fresh vegetables from the farm, and learn to make a traditional snack while enjoying a peaceful retreat from urban life. While the charming landscapes are nothing short of exceptional, they are not all there is to the picturesque mountain village of Mikidochi, where the farm is located. Recognized as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) for its traditional farming methods, the area has developed a unique cultivation of crops on steep mountain slopes. During your stay at the farm, you'll get to see firsthand how these traditions are kept. Upon arriving, you will have time to explore the area or rest before enjoying a homemade dinner made with produce from the farm. The following day will kick off with a tasty breakfast and the unique opportunity to make a local treat. Zakkoku mochi (also called zakkoku dango) differ from regular mochi and dango skewered dumplings. They are made by kneading dough and filling it with tasty seasonal ingredients, such as azuki beans, chestnut, sora mame (fava beans), or potato jam, and steaming them over fire. Once you've made your tasty dumplings, you'll enjoy them with a cup of fresh tea with locally grown tea leaves before wrapping up the experience and saying goodbye to your hosts. Experience flow: - Arrive at Sora no Yado Isogai Farm and check in (4:00 pm) - Dinner and free time - Have breakfast - Dango making experience (9:00 am) - Enjoy dango with tea - Check out (11:00 am)

Inclusions

Overnight farm stay
Dinner and breakfast
Mochi making experience

Exclusions

Transportation to the meeting point

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

The meeting point will be Sadamitsu Station in Tokushima. A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

Remarks

The exact contents of the experience are subject to change depending on seasonality and availability.
Please note that shower and toilet facilities will be shared.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 6 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

The gateway to Shikoku Island boasts fantastic festivals, lovely coastline, and some of the most adventurous pockets of the Japanese countryside.
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Earliest available date: July 31, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (6 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals