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Number of Registered Facilities/Groups 94 (as of December 2022)
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Kogominosato Kogomitaki Waterfall (Kogomi Association)

Area name Central Area
Practitioner Chisato Yada
Hands-on Experiences Nature Experiences/Culinary Experiences
Accommodation Not available (Only day trips are possible)
Meals Not provided (Meals are prepared with others)

Satsume Town, part of Ōda City, is cradled in the bosom of Mount Sanbe. Weave your way through the mountains and you'll soon spot Kogominosato.
The house, built more than 150 years ago, has had a few improvements to make it even more comfortable, but the calming exterior remains untouched, and the hearth and traditional Japanese kamado stove all add to its charm. For a day, you can experience traditional farm life that has remained unchanged since the olden days. Here, children and adults alike can forget the stresses of daily life, spending time experiencing the joys of living with nature.

Experience the changing seasons, hear the call of the kajika frogs, the sound of the wind, and gaze up time and time again at the starry night sky without tiring of it... These are the kind of first-rate country experiences on offer here.

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Cooking with Natural Ingredients Workshop

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Experience category Nature Experiences/Culinary Experiences
Period All year round
Suitable age group Nothing
Number of participants 1 to 20 people
Time required Around 2 hours
Fee 2,500 yen / person
Things to bring Apron
Necessity of reservation Reservations required (Booking is possible via telephone up to 3 days before the event)
Experience content The workshop involves making foodstuffs (konnyaku and tofu) using only ingredients grown in Satsume's lush natural environs.

Konnyaku
What's that? What are we making?
Dark brown konnyaku potatoes certainly pique children's curiosity. Making konnyaku from potatoes is an endless delight for children. Chopping and mixing, and with the help from adults along the way – you end up with konnyaku with an unforgettable taste.

Tofu
The tofu made here is heavy, sweet, and rich with the flavor of soy beans, just like the old days.
In this workshop you'll produce tofu that tastes like no other – tofu that makes you fully aware of the fact it's made from soy beans. We recommend eating the tofu just like that, but if you add a pinch of salt, it brings out the sweetness even more.

Local cuisine experience

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Experience category Nature Experiences/Culinary Experiences
Period All year round
Suitable age group Nothing
Number of participants 1 to 20 people
Time required Around 2 hours
Fee 2,500 yen / person
Things to bring Apron
Necessity of reservation Reservations required (Booking is possible via telephone up to 3 days before the event)
Experience content Gather round the table and enjoy local cuisine that has been eaten for generations, and prepared using only local ingredients. Soup made with homemade tofu and miso paste, wild mountain vegetable dishes, simmered vegetables, and more – the menu may not normally appeal to children, but eating dishes they've helped prepare in the great outdoors after playing together? That's another thing entirely.
Even picky eaters and kids who don't eat much end up asking for seconds! It's like the old saying, "hunger is the best seasoning"!

Experience the delight of eating fresh seasonal produce after a hard day's work, enjoying the food you've made as a team, sharing the happiness together.

Paddy Field Owner Experience

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Experience category
Period All year round
Fee 1 section, roughly 100 square meters – Yearly membership fee: 35,000 yen.
*Customers wishing to rent more than one section please inquire for further details.
*Yearly fee includes farm tool rental, seedlings, fertilizer, and maintenance costs.
*We are unable to offer refunds in the event of cancellation.
*Customers can take home 40kg of rice harvested from the paddies.
Things to bring Rubber boots etc.
Necessity of reservation Please inquire
Experience content If you're interested in farming, but there are no fields where you live, or even if there are but you don't have time to commit throughout the year, why don't you try our paddy field owner experience?

We're currently accepting invitations for paddy oweners in Kogominosato.
Work mainly involves rice planting in the spring, maintenance in the summer, and harvest in the fall. And of course, you're free to drop by your field at any time you like and get to work.
Everything is carefully explained by farming experts, so even absolute beginners can become paddy field owners.
One section produces roughly 60kg of rice.

We are currently exploring the option of non-chemical farming methods by introducing ducks into the paddies.
The delight of harvesting rice grown in cool, clear water that is home to fish and fireflies, and then hung out to dry makes for a truly delicious treat.
Note For more information, please feel free to get in touch.

Soba noodle-making experience

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Experience category Culinary Experiences
Period All year round
Suitable age group Nothing
Number of participants 1 to 20 people
Time required Around 2 hours
Fee 2,500 yen / person
Things to bring Apron
Necessity of reservation Reservations required (Booking is possible via telephone up to 3 days before the event)
Experience content We make soba noodles with 100% local buckwheat, rich with natural flavors. Making soba noodles requires a delicate touch, but with clear and easy to understand instruction, even children can enjoy the experience.
When they use the big, heavy soba noodle knife with a little help from a responsible adult, the look in children's eyes is one of pure concentration.
The freshly cut noodles are quickly boiled, and finished off with a soup made from dried sardines.

How about joining your dad at Kogominosato and making your own soba noodles on the last day of the year?

Facility details

Facility name Kogominosato Kogomitaki Waterfall
Group name Kogomi Association
Practitioner Chisato Yada
Address  235-1 Satsume, Yamaguchi-machi, Ota-shi
Inquiry phone number +81854-86-0401
Business hours 24 hours reception
Closed days Nothing
Transportation method ■ Private vehicle
About 18 km (about 35 minutes) from Odashi Station
■ Bus
From Odashi Station, alight at the "Koenmae (shuten)," which is the last stop. About 45 minutes

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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。