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Marron Workshop

Area name Unnan Area
Practitioner Mitsuo Tanabe
Hands-on Experiences Nature Experiences/Culinary Experiences/Traditional Cultural Experiences
Accommodation Not available (Only day trips are possible)
Meals Not provided (Meals are prepared by yourself)

Nestled between rivers and mountains amidst a rich natural environment, the Marron Workshop Rider House is a popular stop for travelers who are touring the area on bikes, just as the name suggests.
The facility has built a reputation as a convenient base for sightseeing due to its location in Kakeya, a town situated just between the Izumo Taisha Shrine, famously home to the god of marriage, and the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, a World Heritage Site.
When you arrive, you will be warmly welcomed with original cookies made using Japanese chestnuts and persimmons.
If you wish, the owner himself will prepare you a dish of yakiniku using locally captured wild boar meat, a rare treat.
For bathing, please use the Hata Onsen Manju-no-Yu Hot Spring. It is about a 5-minute drive from the Marron Workshop.
In general, you will have to prepare your own meals here, but you can also use the restaurant at the Manju-no-Yu Hot Spring.

[Wild boar yakiniku]
If you wish, you can try wild boar yakiniku.
The meat is served fresh and has no offensive odor. It has a pork-like texture with little fat. This delicious and rare dish is not to be missed.
Price: ¥2,500 per person
* Please prepare your own drink (including alcohol).

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Soba making experience

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Experience category Nature Experiences/Culinary Experiences/Traditional Cultural Experiences
Period All year round
Suitable age group Elementary school students and up
Number of participants Two people or more
Time required One hour or longer
Fee ¥500 per person
Things to bring Apron, head kerchief
Necessity of reservation Accepted (Up to 1 week before arrival)
Experience content Try your hand at making soba using homegrown buckwheat seeds cultivated here.
After grinding the buckwheat seeds into a flour, the soba is made with eight parts buckwheat flour and two parts wheat flour as a thickener. The resulting product is called "ni-hachi soba" (two/eight soba). No cooking experience is required. The instructor will carefully teach you how to avoid breaking the dough and other tips.
Freshly made soba is very chewy and bursting with the unique flavor that soba is known for. You can enjoy high quality, fresh soba noodles and rich soba water with the sense of accomplishment that comes from having made it yourself.
In addition, from July to October, you can try harvesting buckwheat yourself. There is nothing quite like the experience of enjoying soba made using buckwheat that you harvested and prepared yourself.

Japanese chestnut and persimmon cookie making experience

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Experience category Culinary Experiences
Period All year round
Suitable age group Elementary school students and up
Number of participants Two people or more
Time required One hour or longer
Fee ¥800 per person
Things to bring Apron, head kerchief
Necessity of reservation Accepted (Up to 1 week before arrival)
Experience content You can try making unique cookies using the Japanese chestnuts and persimmons cultivated by the owner, Mr. Tabe. To make the cookies, Japanese chestnuts and persimmons are ground into a powder using a special method and mixed with koshihikari rice flour. No experience with making sweets is required to make these delicious cookies. The instructor will carefully show you the proper steps.
While you make the cookies, you can have fun talking in the cozy atmosphere of the kitchen, which is similar to a home economics room in an elementary school.
The chestnut cookies have a cute chestnut shape. Chestnut and persimmon cookies can also be purchased at the roadside station and the Manju-no-Yu Hot Spring for ¥300.

Japanese chestnuts harvesting experience

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Experience category Nature Experiences/Traditional Cultural Experiences
Period September to early October
Number of participants Two people or more
Time required One hour or longer
Fee ¥800 per person
Things to bring athletic boots and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty
Necessity of reservation Accepted (Up to 1 week before arrival)
Experience content You can experiences the season while fully enjoying the great greenery that is limited to autumn.

Facility details

Facility name Marron Workshop
Practitioner Mitsuo Tanabe
Address  441-5 Kami-machi, Kakeyacho Hata, Unnan, Shimane Prefecture
Inquiry phone number +8190-7970-9362
Business hours Reservation required one month in advance
Closed days Winter
Transportation method About 20 minutes from the toll-free Miyoshi-Higashi Junction/Interchange after the Yoshida-Kakeya Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway Onomichi-Matsue line
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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。