○About the accommodation plan
Please note that the homestay owner lives at the accommodation.
Adults (13 years old and up): 7,029yen per person, per night with dinner and breakfast
Child (0 – 12 years old): 3,515 yen per person, per night with dinner and breakfast
*If there is a junior high school student or younger among the guests, please let us know at the time of booking.
○About this accommodation
Morozuka Village, Miyazaki Prefecture, is an unexplored region with mountains and forests occupying more than 90% of its area. We welcome you to the unspoiled life in the mountains that has been handed down from the past. Please spend your time here as if you were visiting your relative's house.
Not only rice and vegetables but also tea, miso and eggs are homemade!
We make and eat mainly Japanese dishes together, such as nishime (a type of stew) in the evening and egg dishes in the morning. It's all fresh and full of umami (deliciousness)!
*If you have food allergies, please let us know at the time of booking.
*Please note that it takes 30 minutes from the accommodation to the nearest grocery store by car.
*Bring your own alcoholic beverages and juices.
－Pizza Making (Yearly)
Use our homemade flour for the dough, which has a different color and aroma! Top with your own harvested vegetables and bake in our homemade stone oven. Have a freshly baked pizza with soup and salad. It's a great way to enjoy a pizza in a place with a great view and a pleasant breeze.
－Riverwood Nori Picking (Summer Only)
Kawanori, a river grew weed in this area has been eaten since long ago, so much so that it is mentioned in dictionaries created more than 900 years ago. The river weed is then taken down to a nearby clear stream to be picked, dried and taken home. You can enjoy the difference between this seaweed and seaweed from the sea.
－” Mountain Jellyfish” (steam lettuce) Making (Winter Only)
Harvest steam lettuces from the field and peel and dry it. Take home some dried steam lettuce.
The mountain jellyfish, characterized by its crispy, jellyfish-like texture, is a rare ingredient that is rarely produced in Japan.
－Shiitake Mushroom Picking (Winter Only)
Harvesting Shiitake mushrooms from the log cultivation of mushrooms laid out in a large field. Shiitake mushrooms, which are grown in nature and receive plenty of nutrition from the trees, have a different thickness, texture and taste than the ones you usually eat. You can harvest a bag full of shiitake mushrooms and enjoy them at home.
-Vegetable Harvesting Experience
This is an experience to harvest seasonal vegetables while touching the soil.
There are many different types of vegetables, and the price varies depending on the type, so please contact us if you would like to inquire.
*Some other seasonal activities are available. For the details, please contact us at time of booking.
○Places to go nearby
－Eco Museum “SHIITAKE NO YAKATA 21” (Town tourism association)
Morozuka Village Tourist Information Center. The museum has a restaurant "Donko-tei", a wood cultivation space, a village crafts selling space, a library of village materials, and a free space for visitors. Please stop by on your way to the village.
Closed on Wednesdays.
Approximately 30 minutes by car.
－Local Fresh Agri-Products Shop “MOROKKO HOUSE”
The most popular souvenir in Morozuka Village, "dried shiitake mushrooms", homemade miso made by local mothers, precious honey from Japanese honeybees and another bounty from the forest are all available. Depending on the season, the lineup of products such as locally grown vegetables and flowers changes, allowing you to feel the seasons. Wild boar meat and venison are also available frozen.
Closed on Tuesdays.
About 30 minutes by car
○Recommended Restaurant nearby
The restaurant is popular for its dishes using plenty of local ingredients. Naba-Katsu-Don (Deep-fried shiitake mushrooms, boiled with eggs, and topped with rice.) and Naba-Katsu Curry (Naba-Katsu Curry: Curry rice topped with fried shiitake mushrooms), which replaced the buffet that was suspended due to the COVID-19, are popular! Dinner is currently available by reservation only. Advance reservations are recommended for lunch as well.
Closed on Wednesdays.
*Please note that the information may be outdated due to the ever-changing situation. Please call us to confirm.
－Forest Restaurant SOUKO
Offers a daily menu for lunch and an izakaya (Japanese tavern) for dinner (reservation required). You can enjoy original dishes from many different countries.
About 30 minutes by car.
Free parking lot up to 4 cars
There is no public transportation nearby, so please come by car.
About 120 minutes by car from both Miyazaki and Kumamoto Airports
About 90 minutes by car from JR Kyushu train Hyugashi Station
For more details, please contact Morozuka Village Tourist Association (Shiitake Mushroom House 21), or call from the Obarai Shrine near the Farmers' Guest House.
*Pick-up service available from Morotsuka Visitor Center and Obarai Shrine.
*Guide map is available at “Shiitake no Yakata” (Morotsuka Visitor Center).