This property has the following conditions:
It was introduced on the website of Japan Airlines.
Farm inn Nodoka
・Price per night per person, 2 meals included
Nodaka is surrounded by fields, mountains and rich nature.
The Kamigentakeshi Shrine is situated on the way to the inn.
Let yourself be charmed by the owner’s homemade food, made of Kiritanpo (grilled rice stick), Kazari maki-zushi (decorative sushi roll), oyaki (dumpling) or tofu.
There are two 11m² Japanese-style bedrooms (maximum 5 people).
Enjoy a relaxing moment in a room overlooking the garden or mountains.
In winter, we will heat your bedroom until your arrival, as it’s very cold during this season.
※There is a TV in the living room
※Washing machine: Available but need to inform the owner.
●Meals (Breakfast & Dinner included)
It is possible to eat the vegetables that you harvested for dinner.
Dinner is served between 18:00 and 20:00.
Please use the public bathhouse next door.
Please consider bathing/showering before checking in, as there might not be enough time before dinner to go to the bathhouse. Thank you.
The nearest public bathhouse is located 3 minutes away by car. It’s called Nishiki Onsen - Fureai Plaza Kurion.
Business hours: 6:00〜21:00 (last entrance at 20:00)
Adult price (13 years old and over): ¥400 / Children price: ¥200
●In the neighborhood
・There is a convenience store nearby
・Lake Tazawa is located a 20 minutes’ car ride away (14.6km)
・Bukeyashiki is located a 10 minutes’ car ride away
・Kamigentakeshi Shrine is only a 8 minutes walk away
・Nearest train station: Saimyoji Station (on the Akita Nairiku Line)
・Pick-up: please contact us.
→ Pick-up point: Kakunodate Station (on the Akita Shinkansen Line) / maximum 4 people
※Please inform us in advance of your expected time of arrival at Kakunodate Station.
・Free parking: 3 parking spaces available
Please let us know when making a reservation if you are interested in the following activities.
The price of the activities varies depending on each activity’s content. Please consult us for more details. Payment can be done directly at the guest house.
(The price for the Farming Experience starts at ¥3,000 per day)
◆Local cuisine experience
Enjoy local food like Kiritanpo (grilled rice stick), Kazari maki-zushi (decorative sushi roll), oyaki (dumpling), or tofu.
Kiritanpo is a speciality of Akita. It takes about 30 minutes to prepare when made for 2 or 3 people.
◆Mochi pounding experience
Less and less people use a mortar and a pestle to pound mochi (rice paste) nowadays, even though it’s an important part of the Japanese culture.
This activity is a good opportunity to discover and experience mochi pounding!
◆Straw weaving experience
Japanese people use straw to create bags, decorations and other kind of items. You too, try your hand at weaving and make a rope from straw!
Plant green onion, edamame and adzuki beans, eggplant etc. Possible also to harvest garlic.
◆During the harvest season for sansai (mountain vegetables), you can harvest fatsia sprouts, moso bamboo (commonly used in Chinese cuisine) and more.
You can also eat the vegetables that you picked for dinner or breakfast.
Fatsia sprouts are delicious when deep fried!
Please bring comfortable clothes.
We can lend you gloves and boots (we may not have your size, however).
※Activities might be cancelled depending on the weather conditions.
・Please call us 1 hour before your arrival so that we may prepare your room and meal.
・Avoid making noise at night.
・Take care of your own valuables.
・We have a dog (named Hachi).
This is a farmstay at a lovely countryside place run by the host Yu-san (and her grandmother and their dog Hachi). The place is quiet, spacious, and very comfortable. I enjoyed trying out garlic planting, and Yu's grandma very kindly drove me around on her mini truck to explain everything. Their command of English is somewhat limited (it helps to know a little Japanese), but they try their best; with the help of translation apps, gestures, and smiles all around, I don't think there will be any problems. The meals were delicious, including the kiritanpo we made together!
We arrived at the end of the afternoon (by car) and were greeted by the very hospitable and friendly hosts, and shown our lovely and very clean room. They cooked us a great (vegan) dinner, and after a good nights rest again a nice (also vegan) breakfast. This is a very good stop to consider when traveling to for example Kakunodate and around Lake Tazawa, and gives a great insight in life at a farm.
A special recommendation for using this site as I use many for traveling all over the world: the people behind Stay Japan extremely efficient, friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Dear Julia, thank you very very much for choosing this farm inn and the special recommendation.
We both very appreciate it. We hope you had a great time during your trip around Japan, and look forward to hearing back from you or your friends.
Dank u wel.