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Property Type: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Experience Guest House
Nearest station and transportation: 10 minutes by car from Taraki Station on the Kumagawa Railway.
About 20 minutes by car from the Hitoyoshi Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway.
20 minutes by car from the Hitoyoshi Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway. 60 minutes by car from Shin-Yatsushiro Station on the Kyushu Shinkansen Line.
Pick-up: Pick-up available from JR Hitoyoshi Station (please make a reservation by the day before).
Children's rates: Children's rates for elementary school students. Infants are not counted.
Linen and amenities: Please bring your toothbrush, towels, and nightgown.
Meals: Available. 2 meals per night (dinner and breakfast).
Features of the property
The guest house is located near a creek by Hyakutaro Mizo. We use it as an irrigation watering system, that supports the nearby rice production in the Hitoyoshi domain.
A pug welcomes you at the entrance. She's a little bit old, but she's quiet, charming, and popular with everyone.
Dinner is served at the adjacent izakaya and ramen shops. Yuko-san, the owner of the guest house, also runs the place. Yuko-san never stops cooking, even while chatting with her guests. She prepares everything from salads to fried, simmered, and grilled dishes with great finesse.
She paired her delicious homemade dishes with locally produced rice shochu. There are 28 rice shochu breweries in the Kuma region, which is known as "Kuma shochu.
Also, the salt ramen noodles made with a special chicken broth base have a refreshing aftertaste that is addictive. It is said that he started this restaurant by renovating his barn because of his love for cooking.
The interior is decorated with care.
The sitting room in the back is used as a guest room, and the high-ceilinged living room in front of it is a place for hanging out. The large glass window facing the garden gives the room a sense of openness, where you can relax or chat in a homey atmosphere.
We welcome the following people!
-Foreign students and tourists: You can enjoy traditional Japanese events and home cooking.
For families who have lived in the city for a long time, a quiet stay in the countryside will refresh your body and soul. The house is located away from the city, so you can relax and enjoy your stay without worrying about the noise or voices.
A trip to an old-fashioned rural landscape and land with history can be enjoyed at your own pace. You will be soothed by the nostalgic scenery. It is perfect for those who love nature and history. Experiencing things such as making country dishes will remind you of the old days and make you talk about it.
-Groups of students, people in their 30s and 40s
If you are interested in food and history, this is the perfect event for you. Learn how to cook at least one Japanese meal before you return home.
-It is also a good place for groups of good friends of students. The Owner's comic dialogue will make you feel like you've come to visit your relatives.
The surrounding countryside is a relaxing landscape. Also, the Hitoyoshi-Kuma region is dotted with various historical and cultural assets, so you can enjoy sightseeing as much as you want.
There are also spots other than the historical ones, such as Myomino Shizen no Mori Observation Park, which has an observatory from which you can see the entire Hitoyoshi-Kuma Basin. It is also a good place for those who like sky sports.
-You can experience making local dishes and farming.
Local cuisine making experience: from 2,200 yen per person
Making soba (buckwheat noodles): from 2,200 yen per person
Bamboo rice making experience: from 2,200 yen per person
Farming experience in the field 1,100 yen or more per person
The above experiences may not be available due to weather conditions or time of year.
Please apply at least 3 days before your stay.
Dinner will be served at an adjacent tavern and ramen shop. Yuko-san loves cooking and is passionate about research, having won a cooking contest for ideas using Koji and Egoma.
The rice is home-grown and dried, and the vegetables are mainly local and in season from the fields.
Breakfast is served in the main house with the couple.
The restaurant is also open as an izakaya (Japanese style pub), but only for one group per day (by reservation only).
The ramen shop serves chicken-based salt ramen (500 yen) and is only open for lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 to 13:30. Please call in advance to confirm.
1) Japanese-style room: 5 futons / 5 guests
2) Western-style room: 2 beds / 2 guests
No smoking within the facility
You can take a bath at a nearby hot spring. (transportation avail.)