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Get out of the city! Enjoy locally grown fresh foods while relaxing in the rural areas of Japan. Learn the lifestyle directly from the locals and experience traditional Japanese culture first hand by participating in an activity or staying with a homestay family. Explore rural Japan and experience real Japan.

View more about Japan rural tourism on the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries website.

The city of Tono in Iwate is the place to go to experience traditional Japanese culture, complete with a wealth of folklore and beautiful landscapes. Visiting Tono is like stepping back into the past. More
Kayaking Adventure in Gokase, a town located on Kyushu Island in the Miyazaki Prefecture. During the summer it is an unexplored land. This peaceful area is set between Iiboshi Mountain pass. The luscious green landscape encompasses every portion of the area with waterfalls around every corner. More
The Fumoto Samurai Residences in Kagoshima's Izumi City provides visitors with the opportunity to dress in a kimono, participate in a tea ceremony, and stroll amongst the homes of the samurai warriors of the Satsuma Domain. More
Combine a soba-making experience with the comfort and hospitality of an overnight stay at a family-run Japanese hot spring inn More
The Ajimu Rural Homestay is a unique opportunity to experience Japanese farming culture. The peaceful atmosphere, farming experience, and kindness of the hosts will ensure a fun, edifying, and memorable trip. More
An account of a visit to the beautiful village of Iide in Yamagata to make a sugegasa: a traditional Japanese conical hat. More