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Yamashin Farm Stay

Learn how to cook traditional Japanese food



About Yamashin Farm Stay

 Minakami town in Gunma Prefecture is located at the foot of Tanigawa and Mikuni Mountains, at the headwaters of the Tone River.
 The town is known as the "water bottle of the Kanto region" and is rich and hot springs.

"You can experience the countryside at our farm stay, which is filled with nature."
 You will feel as if you are visiting your grandparents' home in the countryside.
 Please enjoy the mountains with the playground equipment that we built ourselves.
 There are many places to enjoy each season, and you can enjoy them together with popular sightseeing spots such as Takumi no Sato, ski resorts, and Oze.

About the accommodation plan

 The basic rate is from 5,000 yen per adult, weekday stay, per person.
 Limited to 2 groups per day.
 The basic rate for adults does not include meals.
 Please select from the options below if you would like to add meals, have children stay overnight, or experience other activities.

About the rooms

 Two bedrooms (13.2㎡)
 Each room has a maximum capacity of 2 people (to prevent coronavirus infection, the number of people in each room has been reduced from 4 to 2).
 There are no locks in the bedrooms.

About meals
For those who choose not to eat at the farm stay, please make. sure you bring your meal as there is no kitchen.

 (For plans with meals)
 Please enjoy the local cuisine prepared by my wife who is a licensed chef.
  It is also possible to make the dishes of your choice, so please request at the time of reservation.
Both ingredients and rice are locally grown and will be used to prepare your overnight stay meal.
 You can also enjoy "gibier cuisine" or "game meat" using the meat of wild animals that live in the mountains!

  Meal time: 18:00 - 20:00
  Example menu
   Delicious home-grown Koshihikari rice
    ⇒A delicious home-grown Koshihikari rice ball.
   Dumpling soup made with local flour
   Wild boar dishes
   Dishes using home-grown vegetables, etc.

  Meal time: 6:30 - 8:30 a.m.
  Menu: You can choose from Japanese or Western cuisine.
       Please specify at the time of reservation or on-site.
       Please specify at the time of reservation or on-site.
  Allergies can be accommodated with prior consultation.
  We do not serve alcoholic beverages. We do not serve alcohol, but you can bring your own.

About various experiences
 If you would like to have a hands-on experience, please select from the options below.

 Rice planting experience (seasonal only: mid-May)
  Would you like to experience rice planting in our rice paddies?
A hands-on experience where you will plant rice by hand.
  Don't worry if it's your first time! I will teach you!
   -Experience fee: From 1,500 yen per person
   Tools will be provided.
   Please bring clothes and socks you don't mind getting dirty.

 Rice harvesting experience (seasonal only: end of September to early October)
  What you plant, you must harvest it!
Breathe in the aromatic smell of fresh rice as you harvest it.
  Take a sickle and reap the harvest one plant at a time!
   <Experience fee>: From 1,500 yen per person
   Tools will be provided.
   Please bring clothes and socks you don't mind getting dirty.

 Mochi pounding experience (available throughout the year)
  Making rice cakes with glutinous rice grown locally.
  The pounder used to make the rice cakes may be heavy, but it is a great challenge!
After making the rice cakes, we will bake them or eat them as ozoni style!
   -Experience fee: From 1,500 yen per person
   Tools will be provided.

 Forestry experience (seasonal: spring through fall)  
  For the trees, plants, and animals that live in the mountains to grow comfortably, you can experience "thinning" by cutting off the branches of trees that are in the way.
  I will guide you and teach you about nature.
  We can also make a "memorial board" by making holes and carving letters on the thinned wood.
   -Experience fee: From 1,500 yen per person
   Tools and insect repellent will be provided.
   Please bring clothes and socks you don't mind getting dirty.

 Tailor Ride Experience
  Let's take a ride on a tailor attached to the back of a tiller.
  It is not a fast ride, but you can enjoy the beautiful satoyama scenery at a leisurely pace. Let us show you the beautiful scenery that only the locals know.
   -Experience fee: from 1,000 yen per person

Recommended spots in the neighborhood
 Akaya Lake (about 2 minutes by car)
  Lake Akaya, a dammed lake created as a result of the construction of the Aimata Dam, is famous for its greenery in summer, autumn leaves in autumn, and cherry blossoms in early spring.
  There is a nature trail along Akaya Lake.
  You can enjoy walking and running while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
  In May, you can see carp streamers swimming over the lake.

 Kenshin no sakasa zakura (about 3 minutes by car)

  It is said that when Kenshin Uesugi first sent his troops to the Kanto region, he turned a cherry blossom staff upside down to predict the good omen for his campaign, and the staff took root and mysteriously sprouted.
The cherry blossoms are designated as natural monument by the prefecture, and the best time to see them is from late April to early May.

 Takumi no Sato (about 12 minutes by car)
  There are more than 20 different workshops scattered around the village, each with its own "house".
  In Takumi no Sato, you can experience a variety of handmade products such as woodwork, bamboo work, and Japanese paper using traditional methods.
  You will be surrounded by clean air, clean water, and many smiling faces. Time will also pass slowly, just enough for you to relax.

 Joetsu Crystal (about 15 minutes by car)
  There is a glass factory, a glass art museum, a glass workshop, and a glass shop.
  There is also a restaurant where you can enjoy local beer.
  There is also a restaurant where you can enjoy local beer.

  Tanigawa-dake (about 50 minutes by car) In spring, you can enjoy the mountains with lingering snow and alpine plants emerging from the melting snow.

In spring, visitors can enjoy the mountains with lingering snow and alpine plants emerging from the melting snow.
 In autumn, you can be impressed by the blazing autumn leaves, and in winter, you can enjoy the silvery-white mountains, skiing, and snowboarding.

  This is a tourist spot where you can fully enjoy the unique nature of each of the four seasons.

Recommended restaurants in the neighborhood
  Yamaichiya (about 8 minutes by car) ・Yamaichiya (about 15 minutes by car)located in Tsukiyono Interchange in Gunma Prefecture.
  The restaurant has a history of over 60 years.
  With a history of over 60 years, it is the source and origin of our ancestors' food culture.
  We use a stone mortar.
  We insist on "freshly ground, freshly beaten, and freshly boiled" so that you can enjoy our fragrant soba.
  We also offer a wide variety of handmade udon noodles with a strong texture and rice dishes.
  It has been loved by both local customers and tourists for a long time.

 Aji no Suehiro (about 10 minutes by car)
  Suehiro is an excellent food shop.
  Suehiro's specialty is the stacked pork cutlet.
  We recommend the "seasonal soba".
  The owner puts his heart and soul into his dishes, and you can eat them every day without getting tired of the local flavor.
  We also recommend the winter-only "Nabeyaki Udon", which is a great way to cool down from winter sports.
  It will warm your body and soul.
  Please try it.

Nearby commercial facilities
 Lawson, about 4 minutes by car

 In consideration of traffic conditions, sightseeing, and dining convenience
 We recommend that you come by car.
 There is a free parking lot on the premises.

 Guests using a car
  About 25 minutes from Tsukiyono IC of Kanetsu Expressway

 By public transportation
  About 25 minutes by cab from Gokan Station on the JR Joetsu Line.




(Consumption tax and fee included)
  • Elementary school children's rate (weekday stay): Elementary school children and younger / Futon bedding available / 2 meals for children included
  • Elementary school student rate (Friday, Saturday, and the day before holidays): Elementary school student and under / futon provided / 2 meals for children
  • 子ども料金布団なし・食事なし(2歳以下の乳幼児)
  • Mochi Making Experience(available throughout the year): The pestle used to pound mochi may be heavy, but give it a try! The pounder may be heavy, but you can try your hand at it. After making the rice cakes, bake them or eat them as ozoni (stew)!
  • Forestry experience (seasonal: spring through fall): Experience thinning trees by cutting off branches that are in the way. Grandpa will be your guide, and he will teach you a lot about nature. You can also make a "memorial board" with him by making holes and carving letters on the thinned wood.
  • Tailor rideRide on a trailer attached to the back of a tiller and be guided around the satoyama.


Room type
Shared Room
Traveler number
No bed


1) Japanese-Style Room: Up to 4 guests w/5 Futons
2) Japanese-Style Room: Up to 4 guests w/5 Futons

Due to covid-19 we are limiting the rooms to 2 guests.



15:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 10:00
Host Approval
Minimum nights
1 night
Maximum nights
7 nights


To all guests:

Due to the guesthouse being located in the mountains, it may be difficult to find.
  For safety reasons we ask that you notify us of what time and where you are planning to visit to.
  Also, please try to be in contact with us as much as possible.

  For the above reasons, please refrain from walking or going out at night as much as possible, and if necessary, please call us.
  (It's really dark!)

 Please smoke outside, and make sure the cigarette bud is completely out when done.

During Winter:
  If you are coming by car in winter, please check the weather forecast.
  Prepare and install studless tires or tire chains.

  In addition, depending on the snowfall, we may have to cancel your stay for your safety.
  Please understand in advance.
  In this case, there will be no cancellation fee.




  • Desk
  • Couch
  • Air Conditioning
  • Drying Rack
  • TV
  • Fridge
  • Washing Machine
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Rice Cooker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bed/Futon


Fire Extinguisher Smoke Detector Garden


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


Portable stove BBQ Set Portable Extension Ports Large Mirror Waste Basket


  • Pets Allowed
  • Ventilation
  • Pick-up Service
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Luggage Storage
  • 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
¥14,623/night(with tax) From the first 2 people
Weekend additional cost per person
¥16,104/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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  • 5 days before 〜 4 days before :20%
  • 3 days before 〜 2 days before :20%
  • 1 day before :50%
  • The day :100%
  • No-show :100%


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An Amazing Farm Stay Experience

I stayed here with my teenage daughter and teenage niece for 3 nights, and it was one of our favorite experiences! Our hosts were the absolute sweetest, and they welcomed us into their home like family. We learned so much from all the activities that we did, from forestry to mochi making! The meals were delicious home cooked meals, and our tatami beds were super comfortable. It was wonderful to be in the countryside and we would definitely want to go back one day.

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Yamashin Farm Stay


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It takes 20 minutes by taxi from Joetsu Shinkansen Jomo-Kogen Station.


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