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Japanese Farmstays

Would you like to stay in a Japanese farmhouse and experience an authentic farm life?

It is going to be an unique experience, where you get to hand pick your own ingredients and enjoy hearty farmstead meals.
All of our farmhouses have been approved by the Japanese rural tourism legislation committee. We can assure you a safe and fun farming experience.

Want to experience the real Japanese farm life?

At Stay Japan, we have made the booking process even easier!
After check-in, experience various activities during your stay at the farm.
Get your hands dirty by trying out the farming life for a day. So, get out there and get farming!
Enjoy meals, which use your very own hand-picked vegetables.
Stay Japan assures you they will taste very different to those you bought from your local grocery store.
You will have chance to interact with the farmers and be a part of the family.
Don't speak Japanese ?  Not a problem the farm stay life welcomes everyone. Want Japanese friends, this is the best place to get connected to the locals and create bonds that will last a life time.

Farmhouse Introduction


【TOYAMA】Arai Guesthouse
This is the only place in the world where you can rent out a single Gassho-zukuri house. Please come and experience it for yourself. Gassho-zukuri, with its triangular gable roofs, is a unique Japanese residential architecture style found in Shirakawa-go (Ogimachi Village), Gifu Prefecture, Aikura Village in Gokayama, Toyama Prefecture, and here in Suganuma Village (a world heritage site since 1995).The small Gassho-zukuri style houses in Suganuma Village were built on flat land between the late Edo period and the Taisho period (1912-1926). You can experience how people from different generations lived. A five-minute walk from Suganuma Village is Gokayama Gassho-no-Sato, which features three Gassho-zukuri houses that were relocated for preservation reasons. The kitchens and baths have been remodeled in a modern style.


The hosts offer a sunrise tour of the terraced rice fields of Hoshitoge and a guided tour of the village and the terraced rice fields. You will also learn the secret of Niigata's delicious rice, and the taste of rice you eat after learning the secret is exceptional! During the harvest season, you can even try your hand at harvesting! The inn is a traditional farmhouse built over 100 years ago that was completely renovated in 2017, and we have tried to keep the structure and atmosphere of an old farmhouse as comfortable as possible.


Kamado’s located in Akita prefecture’s Tazawako Lake will have you feeling like you are hidden from everyday life. Ever used a Japanese hearth? You can now! With all the vegetables and fruits grown at Kamado, every season will bring your a new experience. Spring: pizza making, Summer: 10m Long bamboo soumen noodle catching, Fall: Harvest crop, Winter: Snow sculpting. Come to Kamado if you are looking to connect with the locals and explore something new.


【IWATE】Horoha No Ie
Experience a relaxing countryside stay in the spacious and well fitted Haroha No Ie. Be a part of the family and have your Japanese mother make you the local city’s famous “Hatto”.  Full of fresh fish, vegetables, and meat that will for sure fill your stomach with love. Have a big group ? Not a problem! Haroha No Ie can fit up to 12 of your friends and families. 


【GUNMA】"Satogoro" Guesthouse
Traditional Japanese style Satogoro is located in Numata City, Gunma Prefecture. The biggest attraction of Numata City is its rich nature. This is an old house where you can enjoy home-made dishes using vegetables and rice grown organically by the family. The 140-year-old sericultural farmhouse has been renovated to create a space where you can experience a traditional farmhouse stay. You can also experience farming, forestry, playing in the river, and walking in the mountains. Recommended for those who want to experience the slow life, the country life, or just want to relax and do nothing. For farming and forestry experiences, please contact us in advance.


【CHIBA】Iwai Farm
Iwai Farm Guesthouse is located in Mutsusawa-cho, a quiet farming community in southeastern Chiba Prefecture, about 1.5 hours by car from Tokyo and Kanagawa. We offer a variety of hands-on experiences that take advantage of the surrounding rice paddies, fields, and rivers, including rice farming, handmade pizza, Boso gibier, paella, rice cake pounding, wreath making, yoga, and SUP,BBQ,wood burning stove and make a bonfire in the garden. We look forward to welcoming you to our peaceful satoyama.


Agricultural experience at a world heritage cultural site in Mima city ! From April to November,  learn how to harvest vegetables and fruits. You can also make your own tofu with Nakajima-san ! Known for her incredible Yokokura tofu, even customers from Tokushima city come all the way down to buy his tofu products.  Don’t just see history but be a part of Nakajima’s agricultural stay.


A warm welcoming couple with a heart of hospitality, staying at Matoba will surely give you an awesome experience. Matoba stay has plenty of fun activities and beautiful scenery to offer. The inn overlooks Mt. Azuma and Mt. Adachi-Tara which is next to Kisotsu-jima shrine where the “kiso no kite “ festival takes place. The festival is the local towns prize possession that uses folktale stories to bring the town to life. There are also various crops nearby where you can try being a farmer for a day! 


【MIYAGI】Escape Time at Hutte-Momo
Gaze into the peaceful starry sky and be enchanted by the fireflies that surround you at Satoyama Inn. Your host, Shefin (means host in german), will make your stay at Satoyama an unforgettable experience as you partake in local alcohol and swiss style cuisine.  At night, near the kijio river, there are a few street lights perfect for watching fireflies, seeing stars, and going on a date !  After staying here you will definitely want to call Marumori Town your new home !

【AKITA】Farm Stay Under The Stars !
Traveling to Tohoku ? Make sure you stop at Akita Semboku city's most talked about farm stay. With 2 free meals included everyday! Experience the farm life during the day and gaze at the starts at night. Theres nothing like getting in touch with mother nature. Learn how to cook Japanese cuisine and also relax in the local hot spring that is only a few minutes away.

【NIIGATA】 Zaigomon Rice Planting In Incredible Nature!
During spring you can go pick plants and vegetables in the mountain, in summer you can go stream fishing and in autumn you can experience rice harvesting. As for the beautiful natural landscapes, you can enjoy them throughout the year!

【SHIZUOKA】”+Cafe” Guesthouse
A 100-year-old Minka entire Charter.Farm house in the regional cuisine experience. In the farm house in Izu local cooking experience or harvest. "Source material" will be located 10 minutes, walking hot springs. You can harvest tomatoes or eggplant from the premises, to make dinner. Bedroom will sleep under a mosquito net. Kannami station or Izu-Nitta station transfers in time's up, so please contact.

According to the season, you can experience “Orange picking” and “Ume, Japanese apricot picking” when you stay at our house. Come be a part of our family and stay over on  your next trip to Wakayama.

【OKAYAMA】 "Aidaueayama Tsunagu"
This is a Japanese traditional old house (private house) that was built over 80 years ago, and the owner himself did a DIY project to restore it. There is a wood-burning stove inside, and you can enjoy a bonfire outside.There is a walking course, a pond, an observatory, and terraced rice paddies nearby, so you can feel the richness of nature. You are also welcome to interact with the owner's family (they have two small children). If you would like to have a meal, you are welcome to make side dishes and soup with us.

【HIROSHIMA】Hyakushou-an "Tsumugu"
A family that has been growing rice, mushrooms, and vegetables as farmers for generations welcomes you to their inn in Higashijo-cho, Shobara City, Hiroshima Prefecture.


【TOKUSHIMA】Farm Stay "Yuzu House"
Yuzu is the new lemon! A citrus that is difficult to get around the world, you can easily pick them at this farm stay along with garlic and other vegetables. Homemade pizzas, swings outlooking the sunset, and a friendly host are all you need to enjoy your time in Tokushima.

【NAGANO】Farmstay Higashi
Like hunting ? For those who want to try hunting your own food, come stay at Farmstay Higashi. Located in Nagano Prefecture, Farmstay Higashi is for the adventurous who are looking to do some not so ordinary activities in Japan.

【SAGA】Iyashi Honoka
The guest house is an old private residence over 100 years old, located a little way up from the foot of the mountain. The quiet environment will soothe your mind and make you feel at peace. The air and water are clean and clear, as the gods are said to reside here. Just taking a light walk around the area and admiring the scenery is enjoyable.

【KUMAMOTO】 Nakamura Ranch Lifestyle Experience
Welcome to Nakamura Ranch! We're located in the green village of Minamiaso, in Kumamoto prefecture. We raise beef cattle, grow rice and vegetables.

【OITA】Yufu Kodomo noen
"Yufu Kodomo noen" means Yufu child farm is located in quiet country side surrounded by firelds and mountain. 20min from famous Yufuin onsen, and 30min from Beppu onsen by car. We can see beautiful mountain ridges from our guest rooms. We are Kid's first farm stay! Your kid's can relax and play in our fields and our house.:) If you are OK, we are going to invite local kid's to play with you!

【KAGOSHIMA】 Farm Stay Nyanba-Wan
Near the guest house there is a 500 years old hidden shrine. Good location with easy access to Kagoshima city and Ibusuki and Makurazaki area. Recommended for animal lovers, as they have a cat, a dog and chickens at the guest house. (Nyan = Meow, Wan = Bow-wow, Nyanba-Wan = Number One)

【OKINAWA】Akagawara no Ie
Surrounded by mountains, this inn has a river flowing directly in front of it and a wide garden. In the garden, you can find shequasar(Taiwan tangerine), turmeric, daily harvest herb and hibiscus. You can also enjoy a nice morning walk by the beautiful beach, as it is only 1km away from the guest house.