Enjoy an authentic rural experience in Shimane.
"Shimane Rural Tourism" allows visitors to have hands-on agricultural, forestry, and fishing experiences and immerse themselves in the local nature, culture, and way of life through interactions with the local residents of rural areas.
For instance, in the case of rice production, you can assist with on-site agricultural operations such as planting and harvesting. Lodging-wise, you can stay at homely accommodations in the rural area. This allows for warm relationships with the locals to be established and before you know it, it has become your second home... Unlike conventional sightseeing trips, the greatest appeal of "Shimane Rural Tourism" is its ability to offer a greater and more meaningful emotional experience for visitors. Of course, "Shimane Rural Tourism" also allows visitors on day trips to fully enjoy their time there. There are no hard and fast rules for "Shimane Rural Tourism." As long as you get up close and personal with nature and enjoy your off-days in a rural area interacting with local residents in your own way, that would be your perfect "Shimane Rural Tourism" experience.
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The Structure of Shimane Rural Tourism
There are certain procedures to be followed based on existing laws and regulations such as the Food Sanitation Act and the Hotel Business Act for requests such as using the food harvested during hands-on agricultural operations in the preparation of dishes or staying at a private accommodation. Capital investment may be required in some cases and we were unable to easily cater to the request of visitors.
For this reason, "Shimane Rural Tourism" was introduced in Shimane prefecture to allow residents who have registered with the Shimane Rural Tourism Promotion Council to offer culinary and accommodation services in connection with a hands-on experience of rural areas as long as visitors observe certain basic rules.