This rustic farm house is located on a spacious plot. It is the best base for touring the World Heritage site "Hiraizumi"! Just 20 minutes by car to the Hiraizumi Station! While getting a taste of local Japanese life and culture at our rustic abode, you can easily journey to World Heritage sites such as Chusonji and Hikoshiji.
# KEY FEATURES
① Abundant activities from cooking to gold dust mining!
② Go-kart riding!
③ Deep Japanese cultural experiences
The name "Matekitai" is Japanese for "Want to do again", and the name for this remodeled farmhouse that opened in September, 2018. I love traveling abroad and experience the culture and food of distant lands. It is the feeling of "I want to do it again" that makes me want to invite more and more travelers to Iwate Prefecture to discover the charm of Ichinoseki and Iwate.
A cute newcomer to our staff joined us last November. A goat named "Trevi". With cunning bangs, he is a very popular person with our guests.
The building is an old-fashioned private house siting on a large site. It is fully-equipped and you can enjoy the many charms of the countryside and get a truly local Japanese experience.
The room you will stay is a Japanese-style tatami room. For large groups, it is possible to arrange the futons side by side and an entire family could stay! We are thrilled to host families and large groups in one large space.
Enjoy authentic Japanese food made by hand.
- Breakfast: 500 yen/person per day
- Dinner: 1,000 yen/person per day
Abundant on-site activities will ensure you never get bored! From Gold dust mining, jewelry picking experience, farm stay experiences, cooking, reform experience, we feature a rich menu of options for you to enjoy the countryside.
※ Note: A separate fee will be charged for activities if you would like to partake. Please mention which activities you'd like to participate when making a reservation.
① Gold dust mining Experience
Let's dig for real gold! Hiraizumi Oshu - Speaking of Ichinoseki, it is a golden culture.
You can pick up genuine gold dust and experience what it is like to harvest gold. We will show you how! (500 yen/person)
② Jewelry Hunting Experience
Excavate jewels such as crystal, amethyst, and turquoise! In the past it was said that there is gold in the place of crystal. There is a deep relationship to money that the instructor will tell you about (300 yen/person)
③ Farming Experience
Introducing the seasonal farmers! Farm work experience & harvest experience! We have a rural experience menu such as picking seasonal fruits and vegetables. Taste dinner and breakfast cooked from the fruits of your harvest. (6,000 yen for 3 people + 2,000 yen for each additional person)
④ Cooking Experience (Breakfast & Dinner)
We cook everything using locally harvested ingredients. Of course, the cooking utensils are all provided. The staff has prepared seasonal ingredients representative of regional cuisine! You can learn to prepare! (9,000 yen for 3 people + 3,000 yen for each additional person)
⑤ "Matekitai" DIY Renovation Experience
Maybe you can't do at home, but you can do it here, I will guide you. Price includes gloves and drinks. (500 yen/person)
⑥ Go-kart Experience
Feel the wind of the northeast as you ride on the road! Refurbished the go-karts from an amusement park to run on the public road. It is perfect to go sightseeing at Hiraizumi World Heritage Site. Please inquire for prices and requirements.