Farm Stay in Akita
The Tohoku region is rich in nature and maintains a thriving agricultural community. Local farm stays give international travelers a unique opportunity to fully experience the authentic Japan and become immersed in the traditions, culture and lifestyle of the Tohoku region.
Tohoku has an abundance of clean water and rich, fertile soil, with a cool, pleasant climate perfectly suited to growing fruits and vegetables. Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is actively promoting agricultural homestays that allow visitors to become part of Tohoku’s agricultural and fishing communities, joining the locals for their daily chores far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The Akita Hanamaru Green Tourism Promotional Council, a local NPO, helps promote urban-rural exchanges and green tourism activities. Reservations and applications are available in English on their website.