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Akagari no Sato (Y.K.)

Area name Masuda Area
Practitioner Ikuko , Tetsuro Watanabe
Hands-on Experiences Nature Experiences/Culinary Experiences
Accommodation Not available (Only day trips are possible)
Meals Not provided (Meals are prepared with others)

Akagari ("red goose") in Masuda City was named this way because legend has it that the daughter of the goddess of the grain "Ogetsuhime" had taken the seeds of the five grains, ridden the back of a red goose, and landed on a hill in this area.
"Akagari no Sato" can be found in a quiet village amidst the picturesque mountain range befitting the area's legends.
The catchphrase for this place is "Fureai Gakko (community school)." Akagari no Sato offers a site for children to experience rural life and organizes a variety of events every season which allow participants to engage in hands-on agricultural work while being close to nature.
The "Nozon Saijiki" held every year allows local elementary school children to come together with their parents to experience rice-planting, rice-harvesting, harvest festivities, and tending to the paddy fields throughout the year.
Ms. Ikuko, the representative who had spoken to us, exudes great positivity and could not stop smiling during our conversation. You can take in the aroma of wood and experience its warmth inside the facility, where there is also a tatami room with a fireplace that gives the place an authentically rural feel. Enjoy agricultural work and delicious food in a rural setting at Akagari no Sato.

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Farmer's Restaurant

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Experience category Culinary Experiences
Period By reservation only
Suitable age group Nothing
Number of participants Around 5 to 20 guests
Necessity of reservation By reservation only (please place your reservation at least 3 days before your arrival)
Experience content A farmer's restaurant that operates entirely by reservation only. In addition to its restaurant operations, it also delivers bento that are highly popular inside and outside the area.
There are also many fans who come here to enjoy a variety of local dishes that harness seasonal ingredients from the area which vary from one season to the next.
Enjoy the rural cuisine that has been prepared by the female staff of Akagari no Sato with not only their hands but also their heart and soul.

Farming experience

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Experience category Nature Experiences
Period By reservation only
Suitable age group Nothing
Number of participants From 5 people
Things to bring Comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy to work in
Necessity of reservation By reservation only (please place your reservation at least 3 days before your arrival)
Experience content This farming experience takes place in the vast vegetable fields and paddy fields in the vicinity of Akagari no Sato.
You can experience rice-planting, rice-harvesting, as well as harvesting various crops depending on the season.
Enjoy a farming experience that allows you to come into contact with the earth while having a stunning view of the magnificent mountains.

Cooking and local cuisine experience

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Experience category Culinary Experiences
Period By reservation only
Suitable age group Please inquire
Number of participants From 5 people
Things to bring Apron, etc.
Necessity of reservation By reservation only (please place your reservation at least 3 days before your arrival)
Experience content This cooking experience uses locally sourced ingredients. You can experience making rice balls, cherry blossom mochi, and other rural dishes, but please contact us in advance as the ingredients that we are able to prepare vary depending on the season.
You will have an enjoyable time with the cheerful ladies of Akagari no Sato.

Facility details

Group name Akagari no Sato (Y.K.)
Practitioner Ikuko , Tetsuro Watanabe
Address  575-6, Akagari-cho, Masuda-shi, Shimane Prefecture
Inquiry phone number +81856-31-7088
Business hours By reservation only
(Reservations by phone are accepted at all times.)
Closed days By reservation only
Transportation method ★By JR and bus

JR Masuda Station-Iwami Kotsu Bus-1 round-trip per day
Departs at 10:15 (Masuda Station) → Arrives at 10:40 (Akagari no Sato)
Departs at 14:20 (Akagari no Sato) → Arrives at 14:44 (Masuda Station)

※Please note that there is only one bus in each direction per day. Please visit us by car if you have a tight schedule.

★By car
From National Route 9 (Kibecho, Masuda City), enter the Masuda City Road, Kibe route.
At the 3km-mark, you will see Okita River on your right. Drive along the river for around 5 minutes and you will see the building of Akagari no Sato.

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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。