Japanese “Farmer’s Minshuku” offers an experience of an old Japanese dwelling.
*Minshuku is accommodations with mainly Japanese-style guest rooms.
There are many wonderful minshuku in Japan where you can experience the traditional Japanese way of life.
I went on vacation, and here’s what you can expect to experience!
This time, I visited a “Farmer’s Guest House” in Shinshiro City, Aichi!
Minshuku is run by a couple.
He bought the house when he was 50 years old and started a farmhouse Minshuku.
They have several Minshuku’s in Shinshiro City!
It used to be visited by many people.
I was able to stay in a traditional Japanese house, which impressed even me as a Japanese.
Spending time on the wooden porch is a relaxing experience for body and soul.
To use an analogy…
It is a place where you want to say “I’m home,” as if you were returning to your parents’ home in the countryside.
This time I had a lot of “experiences” in this place full of nature!
First, the pizza-making experience. Making pizza dough from scratch was unexpectedly difficult.
After about an hour of dough kneading and several hours of dough fermentation, I were finally ready to start baking the pizza.
I then spent three hours chopping wood.
After building a fire in the stone oven, I were finally able to cook the pizza.
The pizza tasted even better because of the time it took to make.
For dinner, I had BBQ.
Nothing like eating and drinking while feeling the breeze outside!
There are no houses around, so it is very quiet when I sleep.
I slept soundly in the Japanese-style room.
Enjoying nature and having delicious food experiences are the charms of spending time at Farmhouse Minshuku.
I had pizza as well as smoked cheese, grilled ayu fish, and the ancient Shinshiro City tradition of “gohei-mochi” rice cakes!
Incidentally, they offer a variety of Japanese experiences depending on the season. (For example, a rice cake pounding contest in winter!)
I highly recommend Farmhouse Minshuku, where you can enjoy the great outdoors.
If you come to Japan, please visit Farmhouse Minshuku and experience nature and Japanese culture!