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"Katsura Farm Stay" Near World-Heritage Site Shiraka

Come here to relax, rest, and rejuviniate.



About Katsura Farmhouse Guest House
Located at the foot of Shirakami-Sanchi, a world heritage site.  
Here, you can stay at one of the six homestays and experience a farmhouse restaurant run by the community. Regardless of the season, you will feel as if you have relatives in Minami Shirakami.
From late June to late July, the area is filled with fireflies making for a majestic night-viewing.

"Farmer's Guest House Katsura," was built by a caring family who moved to Fujisato Town about 10 years ago.

 They spend their days in the rich natural environment, gathering wild vegetables and cooking preserved foods.
 They live in a 120-year-old house surrounded by trees, with a traditional hearth and tatami room.

About meals
 All the dishes prepared by the mothers of Kasuge district are excellent!
Traditional foods such as:
Damakko, kiritanpo, nanko, wild vegetables, and other Akita delicacies can only be tasted here.
Enjoy a delicious country dinner and breakfast.

About the room
 This is a homestay-style 120-year-old private house.
 Two Japanese-style rooms can accommodate up to five people.

 By Airplane
 From Odate Noshiro Airport, 10 minutes by bus to Takanosu Station → 10 minutes by train to Futatsui Station
 →30 minutes by bus to Fujikoto Omachi →20 minutes by cab

 60 minutes by train from Akita Station to Futatsui Station → 30 minutes by bus to Fujikoto Omachi → 20 minutes by taxi
 →20 minutes by cab

 By Car
 60 minutes from Odate Minami IC or 15 minutes from Futatsui Shirakami IC

 Yumoto Wami no Yu
 This hot spring is located at the end of Yunosawa Onsenkyo, near the Choshi-no-Taki waterfall.
 It has a homey atmosphere, a restroom with a maki stove, and an outdoor bath with a view of the waterfall.
 There is an open-air bath where you can take a bath while looking at the waterfall.
 (The open-air bath changes daily between men and women, so please inquire for details.

 Shirakami no Megumi" hands-on workshop
 You can try your hand at making miso (soybean paste), tofu, and traditional sweets at this facility.
 You can try making miso, tofu, and traditional sweets.

Experience menu
 Making kiritanpo (rice dumplings) (from 1,200 yen per person)
  You can make kiritanpo, one of the traditional dishes of Akita Prefecture, with us.
  Because it is made with delicious rice from Akita, it is soft and sweet.
  After making the kiritanpo, put it in a pot and eat it.
  Please apply at least three days before check-in.
  About 1 hour

 Miso (soybean paste) making experience (from 1,200 yen per person)
  Miso is made by brewing soybeans.
  Let's make miso while observing how it is made together.
  When the miso you have made has been fermented, we will send it to you by mail at a later date.
  Please apply at least three days before check-in.
  About 1 hour

 Tofu (soybean curd) making experience <1,200 yen per person
  Tofu is also made from soybeans, and you can see the bean curd and soy milk produced during the process of making tofu.
  Please apply at least three days before check-in.
  Approximately 4 hours (including lunch)

 Oyaki Making Experience (from 1,200 yen per person)
  The oyaki is made from dough and includes eggplant, pumpkin, dried daikon, hijiki, bean paste, etc.
  You will enjoy the warmth of the flavor.
  Please apply at least three days prior to check-in.
  About 1 hour

 Manju making experience (from 1,200 yen per person)
  This is an old-fashioned experience of making Manju.
  Make your own dough with the gentle sweetness of red bean paste.
  Please apply at least three days prior to check-in.
  Approximately 1 hour.

Recommended places nearby
 Shimsetai Forest Experience Center
 The Shizumitai Forest Experience Exchange Center is a place for forest conservation, forest environment education, and forest volunteer activities.
 This facility was built to preserve the forest environment, provide a place for forest environmental education, and as a place for forest volunteer activities.
 Visitors can try their hand at charcoal making and birds nest box making.
 It can be used as a place for parent-child work experience and various training programs.

 Experience Menu
 Charcoal making, flower charcoal making, wood chopping, log cutting, birdhouse making, etc.

 Fujisato Town Ski Resort
The Fujisato Town Ski Resort is the only ski resort in the Noshiro-Yamamoto area with a pair of lifts and a ski house where visitors can rest for free.
There are also free rental skis and snowboards, so you can come to the ski resort without your board!

Shirakami Sanchi Mori no Eki (Fujisato Town Tourist Information Center and Product Sales Center)
Adjacent to the World Heritage Center, this is an information station for visitors to Shirakami Sanchi.
In addition to tourist information and sales of local products, you can also have a meal here.
In the cafeteria, Shirakami-don and Rumkure-don are popular.

 Rural Environment Improvement Center
This hot spring is popular among the locals for its hot water from the source.
Next to the center, there is a history and folk museum where you can learn about the history of Fujisato Town.
This facility is also used as a meeting place.
 On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, a buffet of locally grown wild vegetables is popular.
 Sansai buffet (11:30-14:00 / last order 13:30)
 Adults 700 yen, adults (with coffee) 800 yen, elementary school students and younger 400 yen.
 Reservations are required for groups of four or more people.

 Shirakami Kaido Fujisato
 As a direct sales shop, we offer the bounty of Fujisato that can only be found here.
 Agricultural products, processed products, and wild vegetables are popular.
 Seasonal products such as watercress, wild vegetables, dried rice cakes, and wild grape juice (undiluted) are also recommended.

 Sobari Dam (about 20 minutes by car)
 The Sobari Dam is a steep valley with cliffs on both sides.

 Onoutai ranch <15 minutes by car>.
 This is a town-run ranch where Akita Shirakami Wagyu beef and Suffolk sheep, a local specialty, are raised.

Requests to our guests
 The second floor is our private area, so please refrain from entering.
 Please stay quietly in your room after 22:00.



(Consumption tax and fee included)
  • Winter heatingIf you are staying between November 1 and March 31, please select the number of guests.
  • Additional breakfastOne adult (Please select with the basic rate)
  • Additional dinne1 adult (please select with the basic rate)
  • Half-board add-onOne adult / Dinner and breakfast add-on (Please select with the basic rate)
  • Child rate (unaccompanied) 5 years old to elementary school student / one person (please select the number of children staying)
  • Child rate (with breakfast)5 years old to elementary school student / 1 person (Please select the number of children staying at the hotel)
  • Child rate (with dinner)5 years old to elementary school student / 1 person (Please select the number of children staying at the hotel)
  • Children's rate (with half board) 5 years old to elementary school student / 1 person (Please select the number of children staying at the hotel)
  • Making kiritanpo (rice dumplings) Experience
  • Making miso Experience
  • Making tofu Experience
  • Making oyaki Experience
  • Making manju (steamed buns) Experience


Room type
Shared Room
Traveler number
No bed


Japanese-style room: Up to 3 guests w/3 futons
Japanese-style room: Up to 2 guests w/2 futons



15:00 - 19:00
Host Approval
Minimum nights
1 night
Maximum nights
3 nights


Winter heating fee: 500 yen/person, November 1 - March 31
The second floor is our private area, so please do not enter.
Quiet hours start aat 22.00.




  • Bathtub
  • Balcony
  • Desk
  • Couch
  • Drying Rack
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bed/Futon


Heating equipment Hot water, Fire extinguisher Fire alarm Microwave oven Trash can Entrance is barrier-free


  • Face Towel
  • Bath Towel
  • Bed Sheets
  • Bath Mat
  • Hand Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable Mask
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Detergent
  • Tableware
  • Kitchenware
  • Toothbrush
  • Pajamas
  • Hangers


Electric Kettle


  • Ventilation
  • Free Parking
  • Coronavirus Precautions


Daily price
Weekend price
Cleaning fee
Free of charge
1 week discount
Not set
2 week discount
Not set
Monthly discount
Not set
Additional cost per person
¥5,692/night(with tax) From the first 2 people
Weekend additional cost per person
¥5,692/night(with tax) From the first 2 people

The above rates are basic rates (including consumption tax and service fee) and may vary depending on the itinerary and season.
The “Total (Tax included)” displayed after entering the check-in and check-out dates and the number of guests already includes consumption tax and service fees. No additional charges will be added until the reservation is approved.


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"Katsura Farm Stay" Near World-Heritage Site Shiraka


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It takes 30 minutes by taxi from Odate Noshiro Airport.
It takes 30 minutes by bus from JR Ou Main Line (Shinjo-Aomori) futatsui Station.





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