Nakamura-Sanchi is run by Nakamura, who operates a rice farm with seven hectares of rice paddies. The house itself is a 120-year-old kominka (traditional Japanese-style country house) with an irori hearth perfect for relaxing around.
Nakamura’s interest in inviting guests into her house stems from the example set by her predecessor, Kazuo, who wanted people to have an understanding of agricultural work and always accepted those who wished to experience farm life. In order to have more time to connect with guests and to accommodate ongoing experiences, since 2006, Nakamura has been accepting guests to stay the night.
Nakamura-san is particularly interested in organic farming, so alongside the cultivation of tokubetsu saibaimai (specially cultivated rice) and kanko saibaimai (standard rice), Nakamura-san also cultivates Japanese Agricultural Standard-certified organically grown rice. Therefore, a visit to Nakamura-san’s farm means you can practice organic farming as well as learn everything there is to know about rice planting and harvesting. Also, in cooperation with the nearby municipal horticultural center, there are occasional opportunities to experience and learn about satoyama (the woodland area between foothills and farmland cared for by locals), rice paddies and fields.
Eating is a major theme at Nakamura-Sanchi. Nakamura believes that meals made with rice and vegetables from her farm and other locally harvested vegetables are not only healthy, but remind us that we are able to eat because there are people working hard to make our food. With an advance reservation, you can enjoy delicious meals at the Nakamura-Sanchi farmhouse restaurant.
I am always grateful for the strong connection I feel with those who come to my home. It is my great hope that through staying with us and experiencing our life, you will be touched by the beauty of our hometown and the passion of the local people.
|Location||102 Hongo, Tadano, Ouse-machi, Koriyama-shi, Fukushima Prefecture|
|Meals||Cuisine made with fresh local ingredients|
|Workshops/Experiences||Rice planting, rice harvesting, organic farming, and various other experiences|