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[About the Accommodation Plan]
Limited to one group per day, maximum up to 5 guests, 2 meals per night.
This facility is a live-in with the host type facility. We will provide you with your room for your stay.
The meals are home-cooked using, pesticide-free rice, vegetables, and seasonings carefully selected. We also recommend our homemade miso and homemade fermented seasonings. Fresh fish and processed products are also available for your enjoyment.
Please enjoy the taste of the ingredients themselves, which have been blessed by nature.
[Meal service hours are as follows]
Breakfast: 7:00~9:00 a.m.
-Seafood dishes: Sashimi(sushi w/out rice), fish dishes, dried fish, and other products using Nobeoka City's fish. Fish are mainly from the Kitaura fishing port consisting of horse mackerel, mackerel, sardines, and Mexicali.
-Meat dishes: Teriyaki chicken, fried chicken, and more.
*The basic menu is seafood dishes, so please let us know in advance if you would like to eat meat instead.
If you would like to enjoy seafood such as a sashimi platter, it is available for an additional fee.
*Please let us know in advance.
- Japanese menu: white rice, miso soup, pickles
- If you have allergies, please consult us in advance.
*Kitchen is available for use.
*The menu is just an example and will change depending on the season and vegetable harvest.
[About Learning House Hinowa (Circle of Sunshine)]
Gakubisha Hinowa (Circle of Sunshine) is a homestay where you can experience country life to the fullest by farming pesticide-free rice and vegetables, eating rice in a cauldron, and cooking in a kamado (Japanese style cooking).
The best thing about this facility is the food!
We choose each ingredient and seasoning with care. We especially recommend Hinowa for parents who are interested in teaching their children about healthy eating.
Our goal is to provide travelers with a heart-warming homestay experience where they can touch the soil, harvest the food themselves, cook together, and gather around the table together.
[Experiences at the Learning House Hinowa (Circle of Sun)]
- Kamado cooking experience: ￥2,000/person
This is a fun and tasty way to add a little something extra to your regular meals, such as rice cooked in a feather oven, kamado cooking, or steaming.
We will ask you what you would like to eat and adjust the ingredients and tools accordingly.
For this option, please let us know at least 3 days before check-in.
-[Souvenir included] Pesticide-free vegetable farming experience (sowing and harvesting): ￥2,000/person
You can experience sowing and harvesting pesticide-free vegetables.
Spring: rape blossoms, carrots, etc.
Summer: cucumbers, okra, tomatoes, etc.
Autumn: sweet potatoes, pumpkins, etc.
Autumn: sweet potatoes, pumpkins, etc. ・Winter: daikon, komatsuna, mustard greens, etc.
Souvenirs such as specially fermented pickles will be provided.
Please let us know at least 3 days before check-in.
-Pesticide-free rice farming experience: ￥2,000/person
The rice is carefully cultivated with as little effort as possible and without the use of machinery.
Experiences such as rice planting, weeding, and rice harvesting are available from spring to late autumn.
*The experiences offered to vary depending on the season. Please note that due to the limited size of the rice paddies, we may not be able to offer some of these experiences.
*Please inquire before reserving ( 3 days before interested stay..)
*We also make homemade miso, so please contact us if you would like to make your own.
Please pay for this experience in cash, on the day of your reservation.
-Bathing hours: 18:00~22:00
The bathrooms are shared.
Please inform us of your preferred bathing time after check-in.
[Recommended ways to spend your time]
Hinowa is also an alternative school.
We have created an environment where children can enjoy spending time with animals, swinging, and climbing trees.
We do not use pesticides or chemical fertilizers in our fields, so please feel the comfort of the sun and wind as you touch the soil in the fields with various insects and plants.
I suggest you use all your senses, touch, sight, smell, and taste, to try and see how fresh and fragrant the freshly picked vegetables are in season!
There are oceans, mountains, and rivers nearby. In the summer, you can go swimming and play in the river. In winter, you can enjoy a relaxing cup of tea by the fire.
If the weather is good, you can see the stars very beautifully at night. Enjoy the real starry sky that looks better than a planetarium.
There is a place nearby called Kitaura Critical Market Kitaura, which sells Nobeoka foods and seasonings founded right in front of the sea. Be sure to stop by after spending your days at the farmhouse. You can enjoy cruising as well. (make sure to reserve in advance).
Please feel free to come as if you were returning to the countryside.
We will provide you with the warmest hospitality.
We have two Japanese-style rooms, one for 3 guests (6 tatami mats) and the other for 2 guests (6 tatami mats).
We can provide futons for up to 5 guests.
Please let us know the number of guests when you make your reservation. Bedding and toiletries will be provided for the number of guests.
[Where is the Learning House Hinowa (Circle of Sun)?]
Please use Google Maps to search for the Learning House Hinowa. If you are using a car navigation system, please enter the address. It is about a two-minute drive from the Kitaura Interchange on the East Kyushu Expressway. The area is surrounded by rice fields and beautiful scenery with the foothills of the mountains, but a three-minute drive will take you to the ocean, making it an area blessed with a natural environment.
[Recommended spots in the neighborhood]
- Restaurant Sato: 3 minutes by car
This is an old-fashioned restaurant recommended by locals.
- Kagamiyama Farm
This is a place with the best view. You can also eat Japanese black beef.
This is a cat island, with about 120 cats living there.
[Convenience stores and supermarkets in the neighborhood]
-Family Mart: 2 to 3 minutes by car
-Super market：2 to 3 minutes by car
Please feel free to ask for details.
We recommend that you come by car for the convenience of transportation, sightseeing, and dining. There is a free parking lot on the premises.
[For guests using a car]
- 90 minutes by car from Miyazaki Bougainvillea Airport
-40 minutes by bus from Nobeoka Station.
-Accommodation fee will be charged for each additional person.
- Smoking is not allowed in the facility.
- Please bring your pajamas.
- Pets are not allowed (outside pets are allowed)
- Please keep quiet after 10:00 p.m.
- Please do not take any of the equipment home with you.
- If there is any damage or defacement to the facilities, you will be charged for the cost of restoring them to their original state.
- Please cooperate in separating garbage.
- Bringing your garbage is prohibited.
- Please note that it is difficult to accommodate vegans.