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Minato no Yado, Wamoto

Area name Central Area
Practitioner Shima Motomura
Hands-on Experiences Nature Experiences
Accommodation Available
Meals Not provided (Meals are prepared by yourself)

This inn is located in front of Wae Port in central Shimane prefecture. The program affiliate Ms. Motomura returned to Shimane from Tokyo 2 years ago and purchased this 80-year-old traditional residence in her hometown of Oda City to begin rural tourism activities. This inn comprises a fisherman's hut with an adjacent cafe that has been renovated, where freshly squeezed juices and sweets made using seasonal fruits and vegetables are served on the menu.
From indoors, you can enjoy a stunning view of the Sea of Japan and the fishing port, as well as the beautiful scenery of the blue sea on a clear day and the sun setting over the Sea of Japan. The surroundings change from season to season. You can enjoy the sight of lively port activities, such as fishing boats setting up fires to lure squids to them on summer nights, and bottom-trawling boats leaving the port in winter.
In addition to overnight accommodation, you can also rent the place during the day when it is vacant, which is recommended for those who would like to casually experience rural life. This place is also close to the streets of Oda City, which makes it a convenient base for touring the UNESCO World Heritage site Iwami Ginzan and Yunotsu.

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Experience staying at a traditional residence

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Experience category Rural Area-Specific Experiences
Period All year
Suitable age group N/A
Number of participants 1 group per day / 1 to 5 people
Time required Check-in: From 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Fee Adults: 5,500 yen
Children (Elementary school students): 3,300 yen
Infants (without futon): 600 yen
※All listed prices are inclusive of tax.
Things to bring Please prepare your own essential items such as pajamas.
Necessity of reservation Please place your reservation at least 2 days in advance.
Experience content A rural experience staying at an 80-year-old traditional residence The building has been renovated to become more stylish while retaining its nostalgic elements. Existing household items in the house were preserved and used as interior decor. You can enjoy a pleasant time here while immersing yourself in the surrounding rural landscape.
In addition to overnight stays, you can also rent the place from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the day and from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM at night, which is perfect for those who plan to visit on a day trip. You can also charter it as a banquet or workshop venue.

Fishing experience

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Experience category Rural Area-Specific Experiences
Period June to September
Suitable age group Please inquire
Number of participants 1 to 5 people
Time required Regular fishing: From morning to evening
Squid fishing: From 6:00 PM to midnight
※Please contact us for more information.
Fee Please inquire
Things to bring A full set of fishing equipment
Necessity of reservation Please place your reservation at least one week in advance.
Experience content This activity allows you to experience fishing at Wae Port in front of the inn. In addition to fishing from the bank, you can also experience offshore fishing from a recreational fishing boat if you submit a request in advance. Squid fishing from the fishing boat is also possible from morning to evening and from evening to night.
Note ※This activity is only available to guests who are staying overnight.
※Please contact us for more information on the activity periods, etc.
※Please note that activities may be canceled due to weather conditions.

Explore the surroundings (for guests staying overnight only)

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Experience category Nature Experiences
Period All year
Suitable age group N/A
Number of participants 1 to 5 people
Time required We will plan this activity according to your requests.
Fee Free
Things to bring Clothes that are easy to walk around in
Necessity of reservation Please place your reservation at least 3 days in advance.
Experience content There are many interesting spots around the inn, such as Wae Port which is right before your eyes, the scenic spot "Shizu-no-iwaya" which has been designated as a natural monument of Oda City, beach rose fields in spring, and places where you can have fun in the beautiful sea in the summer such as Torii Beach and Kute Beach. Don't miss this chance to learn more about the highlights in the area from Ms. Motomura and explore them at your leisure.
Note ※This activity is only available to guests who are staying overnight.

Explore Iwami Ginzan

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Experience category Traditional Cultural Experiences
Period All year
Suitable age group N/A
Number of participants Up to 5 people
Time required We will plan this activity according to your requests.
Fee Free of charge
※An additional fee will apply if you wish to be accompanied by a professional tour guide. (Please contact us in this case.)
Things to bring Clothes that are easy to walk around in
Necessity of reservation Please place your reservation at least 3 days in advance.
Experience content This activity allows you to visit and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site "Iwami Ginzan." The silver mine is a 30-minute drive from the inn. As Ms. Motomura had briefly worked at Iwami Ginzan after returning to Shimane prefecture, you can learn more about the various highlights in the area from her. We can also request for a professional tour guide to accompany you on your visit if you wish.
Note ※This activity is only available to guests who are staying overnight.

Facility details

Facility name Minato no Yado, Wamoto
Practitioner Shima Motomura
Address  287-1 Shizuma-cho, Oda City, Shimane Prefecture
Inquiry phone number +81854-86-8968(9:00~18:00)
motoshima.0718@gmail.com
Business hours The operating hours of the cafe are from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Closed days The cafe is closed on Thursdays.
Transportation method Minato no Yado, Wamoto is located beside the bus stop "Wae Gyoko," which is a 15-minute ride on the public bus from JR Odashi Station.
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#1
ご利用に関しては事前に予約が必要です。
#2
普通の民家ですので、寝間着や洗面具などのアメニティ用品はございません。
各自ご準備ください。
#3
体験メニューは各家庭ごとの独自メニューで対応します。
内容・体験時間等により料金が異なりますので直接ご確認ください。
#4
受入家庭は親戚を迎える気持ちで接します。旅館や民宿とは違うことをご理解いただき、
田舎の親戚に帰ってきたようなリラックスした気持ちで、
普段着のままの田舎のおもてなしをお楽しみください。
#5
原則、食事の提供はお客様との共同調理となります。
しまねのおいしい田舎料理を調理段階からお楽しみください。
#6
携帯電話がつながりにくい地域がありますので、受入家庭に事前にご確認ください。