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Furusato no Aji (The Taste of Home), Nanten

Area name Unnan Area
Practitioner Sueko Kasebe
Hands-on Experiences Nature Experiences/Culinary Experiences
Accommodation Available
Meals Not provided (Meals are prepared with others)

Amidst the natural beauty of luscious woods and intertwining streams that originate from Mt. Oyorogi, you will find "Furusato no Aji, Nanten" at the foot of Mt. Kotobiki, whose name can be found in the records of the Izumo Fudoki.

Nanten's landlady is known for her outstanding culinary skills in the area, and she can teach you a variety of cooking methods founded on rural wisdom, including the harvesting and preparation of wild vegetables and seasonal fruits as well as the making of konnyaku. Her friendly smile and warm spirit of hospitality will make you feel at home. There are even past visitors from outside the prefecture who return here every year. In particular, the landlady's famous local dishes (reservations required) served during dinner are extraordinary!!
You can enjoy hiking and exploring the area to know more about its history in the day, and savor the stunning flavors of local dishes at night.
 
Don't miss this chance to relax in a place where time seems to slow down and experience local dishes that are made using luxurious ingredients that you will not be able to try elsewhere.

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Local cuisine experience

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Experience category Nature Experiences/Culinary Experiences
Period Please contact us
Suitable age group Nothing
Number of participants Nothing
Time required Please contact us by phone to know more as the time required varies depending on the dishes.
Fee 1,000 yen per person (varies depending on the season) *Free for children under elementary school age
Things to bring Boots (to be worn when entering the mountains to pick wild vegetables, chestnuts, etc.)
Necessity of reservation Accepted (Up to 1 week before arrival)
Experience content Forests make up around 90% of the total land area of Tonbara. You can prepare the wild vegetables and fruits collected from the rich wilderness and the streams flowing from the plateau alongside the landlady and enjoy their natural flavors.
From simple dishes such as pickles to preserved items that can be stored over a long period of time, you will learn how to bring out the flavors of ingredients and cook with wisdom that is unique to rural areas.
 
The ingredients used vary depending on the season. Possible activities include picking wild vegetables as well as harvesting chestnuts and fruits at partner farms.
You can also learn how to cook with the ingredients that you have brought along. If you wish to learn how to cook with a particular ingredient or make a particular dish, please contact us in advance.

At "Furusato no Aji, Nanten," you will find ingredients that are rarely found in the city served almost every day on the dining table. Don't miss this chance to experience rural dishes that have been made with luxurious ingredients that you will not be able to try elsewhere, such as tsukudani simmered in a sweet broth and osechi-ryori that is served during the New Year. 
Note Activity-only itineraries are also possible.

Konnyaku-making experience

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Experience category Culinary Experiences
Period Please contact us
Suitable age group Nothing
Number of participants 1 to 5 people
Time required Around 2 hours
Fee 1,000 yen per person (Free for children under elementary school age)
Things to bring Apron, clothes that you don't mind getting dirty
Necessity of reservation Accepted (Up to 1 week before arrival)
Experience content Konnyaku can be easily found in supermarkets these days. As a staple of Japanese food culture since ancient times, konnyaku used to be made from konjac potatoes that were grown at home by each family.
At "Furusato no Aji, Nanten," you can experience making konnyaku from konjac potatoes under the guidance of the landlady.
As the landlady makes konnyaku every day, she will give you detailed instructions and answer any questions that you might have.

After making konnyaku, you can sit down in Nanten's guest room for tea and lively conversations while being surrounded by the landlady's handmade rural dishes. Of course, you will also get to try dishes that contain konnyaku made specially by the landlady.
Homemade konnyaku is surprisingly free from any raw odors. It tastes delicious even if you slice it thinly and eat it raw like sashimi or with vinegar miso dressing. You can also bring home the konnyaku that you have made.
Note Activity-only itineraries are also possible.

Facility details

Facility name Furusato no Aji (The Taste of Home), Nanten
Practitioner Sueko Kasebe
Address  Tonbara 2222, Iinan-cho, Iishi-gun, Shimane prefecture
Inquiry phone number +81854-72-0908
Closed days Days off vary
Transportation method ■By public transport
From Matsue Station / Izumo Station, take the express bus (bound for Hiroshima) ⇒ Tatara Ichibankan ⇒ Town-operated bus Iinan-cho "Tonbara," followed by a 5-minute walk
■By car
・Around 70 minutes along National Route 54 in the direction of Matsue from the Chugoku Expressway Miyoshi Interchange
・Around 35 minutes along National Route 54 in the direction of Hiroshima from the Sanin Expressway Yoshidakakeya Interchange
Note ■Experiences start from 1,000 yen.
We are happy to cater to activity-only itineraries, but please contact us by phone as prices may vary depending on the details.
■Meals
 ・Lunch・・・Lunch of the Day 600yen (reservation required by morning)
 ・Dinner・・・Seasonal dishes 1,000yen~ (Prices may vary depending on seasonal ingredients *1-week advance reservation required)
■Parking Lots5vehicles
(*All prices listed are exclusive of tax)

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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。
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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。
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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。