Living with Nature

Discover the real Japan by unlocking the power of Japan's regional communities

Re-connect with the outdoors: Experience Japan's Nature

Japan offers a wealth of beautiful, natural environments, full of rural communities ready to invite you into their homes.

Switch the city for the countryside and tap into local culture on your visit. A farm stay experience promises a memorable experience. Stay with a farming family and learn about how they live, participate in various activities and even experience helping out on the farm itself.

Rural experiences around Japan

From Hokkaido's Tokachi area in the north, to Okinawa's UNESCO-worthy Higashi-Son region in the south, local rural communities can be found up and down Japan ready to welcome you with open arms. They perhaps represent the best chance to experience real culture, from the rice terrace's of Ishikawa's Wajima area, or the fishing communities of Oita's Saeki area.


4 Reasons to Uncover Japan's Regions

Farm Stay

Visit and stay in a local farming community and experience the real Japan

Local Food

From homemade recipes using the freshest ingredients to contemporary cuisine

Meet the Locals

Get to know local people and get a taste of their rural lifestyles


Hands-on experiences from fun activities to crafts-making, farm work, trekking or joining local festivals.

Rural Experts

A word from our authors

Tristan Scholze

Agematsu's extensive hiking trails through forest and past waterfalls create a superb environment for “forest bathing.”
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Cathy Cawood

New Zealand
Wajima is rich in natural beauty, home to farmers, fishermen and craftsmen.
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Ryan Mannschreck

An area of absolutely astounding beauty, Higashi-son village is a paradise in paradise.
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Bryan Baier

For those visitors looking for an authentic rural experience, Nishi-Awa delivers...
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