A farmhouse pension is accommodation offered by a farming family in their farmhouse. It is an incredible chance to experience Japanese daily life far removed from city living, and involves working alongside the farmer, enjoying country cuisine made with freshly harvested vegetables, and basking in the lush green nature of the surrounding area. Come stay at Ouse’s farmhouse pensions for a country experience you’ll never forget!
◯ Farmhouse pensions of Ouse (two days, one night [two meals included] from 7,000 yen)
Businesses with the following objectives are invited to stay at Ouse’s farmhouse pensions:
・Businesses looking to increase solidarity and motivation among employees
・Businesses interested in providing training opportunities which will lead to development of human resources and new project ideas
・Businesses aiming to reduce employee stress and improve employee benefits
There are various ways to participate, including project-focused farmhouse pension stays where companies can hold meetings and take care of in-house business away from distractions; the From Abandoned Farmland to Company Farms program, where companies take care of everything from sowing seeds to harvesting vegetables; and group trips offered as employee benefits.
Through gatherings with farmers and shared experiences, communication skills can be improved, and stronger connections forged between employees. Not only that but being in a completely different environment gives employees the chance to self-reflect, and in doing so, think of new ways to approach work.
◯ Past Programs for Companies
The farmhouse pensions of Ouse welcome visits from the general public. A visit to Ouse is a great idea for:
・Family vacations (children welcome)
・Trips with friends
・People ground down by daily life
Create lasting memories with family and friends as you get back in touch with the earth, harvest vegetables and search for living creatures. The opportunity to experience a life vastly different from that of the city is particularly special for children. Also, the presence of farmers who accept you as you are will help you uncover your true self, and you might very well find yourself discussing matters you usually avoid with family and friends.
Solo travelers to Ouse will discover a terrific opportunity to reflect on their own careers, as they interact with famers and others who have vastly different occupations and value systems. For those feeling ground down by daily life, a visit to Ouse is a chance to lower your anxiety and refresh your state of mind with time spent conversing with compassionate farming families, all the while surrounded by the abundant nature of Ouse.
◯ Programs for General Participants
The farmhouse pensions of Ouse welcome students from elementary to university level for overnight stays and training programs. In addition to agricultural experiences, the following workshops are offered:
・Agricultural Produce Sales Promotion Practice
・Country Cuisine Study Group
・Learning communication through traditional performing arts
・Nature experiences (biotope study, nature walks, winter mountain experiences)
・Workshops on nuclear power generation damage
・Other workshops tailored to your needs
Depending on the university, accommodation and training in Ouse might be eligible for school credit. Come play and learn with us in the abundant nature of Ouse!
◯ Past Programs for Students