・The price is room charge (includes 2 meals per night, 1 room can accommodate up to 5 people) .
・Accommodation, activity and meal are all included in the price.
※All meals are prepared using Japanese traditional cooking stove (Kamado).
■ Inn name: Ofuru
■ Inn type: Farmer's inn
■ Recommended: Experience living like in ancient Japan! Enjoy the nature, rice planting, harvesting and experience the Japanese traditional bath tub (where the water is heated directly underneath the bathtub)
■ Access: 20min. by car from Bingo-Shobara Station
■ Pick-up service: available
■ Amenities: shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels (rental) ※ Please bring toothbrushes and pyjamas with you.
This is a small inn located at the back of a mountain in the north of Hiroshima prefecture.
It is surrounded by nature, where you may not get mobile phone reception and meals can be cooked yourself in an iron pot. You can immerse yourself in the nature and escape from the busy cities. It is like visiting your relatives, who are living in the countryside and it is an alternatively lodging, where you can experience the real Japanese local life.
In spring, you can hand pick the vegetable from the mountain and cook your own dishes.
In summer, you can go fishing and vegetable harvest.
In Autumn, you can pick mushroom and enjoy the gorgeous maple leaves.
in Winter, you can play with the snow or enjoy the warm “Japanese Kotatsu” (a table with heater underneath).
When the schedule allows, you can experience rice planting, grass cutting, rice harvesting and rice cultivation.
*During weekends, only limited to 1 group of guest.
We live here everyday and you may think our daily life looks kind of inconvenient as we prepare our meals with traditional rice kettle instead of gas; we heat our bath water with wood and fire instead of electric water heater; we use wood stove in winter instead of electric heater.
These are the best of part staying in this traditional and cosy house.
It is probably a great chance to review the convenience we take it for grant in the everyday living.
＊ Day 1 ＊
●Check-in at 14:00 pm
We will welcome you with handmade local snacks and tea.
vegetable harvest, insect collecting...etc.
We will prepare the bath water together and we will teach you how to heat up the water using the Japanese “Goemon-buro”.
●Cooking using traditional rice kettle
Once you know how to start the fire for the bath heater, we can try to start the fire for the cooking stove this time!
Let’s enjoy the dinner together, with “Itada-kimasu” (Let’s start eating in Japanese)
You will be amazed by the relaxing water.
You probably don’t need to put on body lotion tonight!
＊2nd Day ＊
We will ask you the desired time, when you would like to wake up the night before.
Even if you are not a morning person, you wouldn’t want to miss out the breakfast.
Unwind in the tea after the morning activities.
We will also give you recommendations for local tourist spots.
※Depending on the circumstance and your preference, we may adjust the schedule time accordingly.
At Kurashi-Jyuku Ofuru, we will be preparing the meals together using the Japanese wood stove. We will prepare 1 soup with 3 dishes.
To cook meals with fire, you need to coordinate your breath and the fire to control the heat.
All the meals will be cooked by burning the wood we got from the mountain and the the energy will be transfer to the food, which make the dishes more delicious.
A week before the guest check-in, we will contact the guest to discuss the menu.
We would like to use the vegetable, which is in season to prepare the dishes.
All the ingredients, seasoning, kitchenware and cutleries will be prepared by us.
All the ingredients are organic, pesticide-free. Fish are from the river near our house.
Please let us know if you have any allergies and dietary requirements.
For drinks, we will prepare water and tea.
You are welcome to bring your own drinks. However, please drink responsibly.
There is kitchen, refrigerator available.
We don’t have microwave.
・●・●・●・ Menu ・●・●・●・
Vegetable miso soup
deep fried vegetable (tempura)
Spring salad with cherry blossom dressing
＜ Summer ＞
Grilled river fish
Vegetable miso dish
Homemade plum flavoured side dish
＜ Autumn ＞
Mushroom yam soup
seasonal vegetable cheese dip
Stir fried bell pepper with vegetable
＜ Winter ＞
Lotus root hamburger patties
Radish side dish
We use a Japanese style toilet in Kurashi-Jyuku Ofuru, called ‘kumitori benjo’. It is the sanitation system, which was used in olden days.
We know there may be some people, who think it’s a hurdle to have the toilet outside.
However, we prefer to leave it as it used be.
We believe it’s a good way to return the night soil back to the nature and it’s our responsibility. It is also a great way to fertilize the crops.
This is something we value and think it’s important to maintain.
※For little children, we will have chamber pot prepared in the room.
FYI, our children have started using ‘kumitori benjo’ since 3 years old.
● Notes ●
· Mobile is out of the service area.
· No smokung.
· NO TV.
· Bath and toilet are outdoors.
· The toilet is only Japanese style.
· There is no shower in the bath.
· There is a dog and a cat outdoors.
· In summer, there are insects in the room (We will put a mosquito net at night.).
· There is no shop nearby. Please shop before check-in.
● Things you need to bring ●
· Tell the phone number of the hotel if someone need to contact you.
· Clothes for farm work.
· Shoes for farm work.
· Apron, sling width
· Towel (100% organic cotton face towel is available for rent)
· Child's heart