Weekdays (except NY holiday period)

Countryside Farm-stay

Connect with the local people and lifestyle in countryside Japan!


How much local experience can you fit into 24 hours? Challenge accepted! 

Start your memorable stay by exploring the local fresh produce centre and wildlife sanctuary before you head to a local farm to experience harvesting some fresh vegetables! 

Stay overnight with a local farming family at their home in northern Miyagi Prefecture. Get to know your host family as you prepare dinner and learn how to make local dishes using the vegetables you’ve just picked. 

Exchange stories and culture as you bond over dinner and settle in for the evening. You might even be lucky enough to sleep in a traditional tatami-mat room on a Japanese futon!



What’s Included

> Overnight farmstay (including dinner and breakfast)
> Vegetable harvesting experience
> Make and eat dinner together with local family

Not included

> Any additional meals and drinks
> Anything not included in the above included list

Meeting place



Meet at the Izunuma Local Produce Centre.


Enjoy some time to explore the local produce market and nearby wildlife sanctuaries.


Be taken to a nearby farm to experience vegetable harvesting!

Pictured below is a visit to a local shiitake mushroom farm:


Be picked up by your farm-stay family and head back to their family home. 

Using the fresh vegetables you have just harvested, enjoy cooking traditional home-style meal with your family and exchanging culture and stories around the dinner table. 

Next day 10;00

If you have places to be, leave your farm-stay at around 10:00am. 

If you’d like to, sign-up for one of the below local experience programs held by the Izunuma fresh produce centre: 

  • Home-made ‘Hatto’ (local cuisine) cooking workshop 
  • Home-made pork sausage workshop 
  • ‘Buta-man’ pork bun making workshop (Oct – Feb) 
  • ‘Daifuku’ (sweet mochi rice cake) making worshop (
  •  Home-made pizza making class
  • ‘Footpath’ guided walking tour 

Each of the above activities varies in terms of length and price. Please feel free to contact us directly with any inquiries.

Here are some pictures from a recent ‘Hatto’ making workshop: 


Tour ends following any additional experience program. 


Izunuma local produce centre
15:00-10:00 (next day)
1-10 persons
10000 JPY (※approx. $92)
Sign-up Deadline
Two weeks prior to tour.
Cancellation Policy
Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee.
Two days prior: 20%
Day before: 30%
On the day: 100%
If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.


Basic Plan

Price 10000 JPY (approx. $92)

Are you looking for a ‘deeper’ kind of travel?

At Tohoku ‘Local Secret’ Tours we can also suggest custom-made itineraries to meet your travel needs! You want to experience what’s unique to Tohoku.
You want to visit the places where the locals go; the places not listed in guidebooks!
You want to meet and interact with local people. You want to take your time exploring Tohoku so you need a guide, or perhaps an English-speaking driver...
...whatever you need for your Tohoku travel, we have it covered!
Feel free to contact us with any inquiries. We will respond within two business days after receiving your message.

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