Hello and welcome!
We are the Sakai family, 4 generations all under one roof including one Englishman! We run a rice shop in rural North Japan that has been in the family for generations where local farmers come to drink green tea and chat. We also run a busy farm where we grow premium rice, soy-beans, cherries, apples and more in a traditional and time honoured way.
We accept hardworking volunteers during the farming season via our Helpx page.
We have also started a guesthouse situated right above the rice shop for people who prefer to travel in a more relaxed style!
Come and experience traditional Japan!