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Experience Living in a Japanese Home in the Mountains of Rural Iwate Prefecture



Make Rikuzentakata Your Second Home

  • Visit a home and experience a Japanese-style life.
  • Cook and eat lunch together, experience a traditional Japanese home, and explore the surrounding nature and mountains of the area.
  • A global guide for Rikuzentakata approved by the town will not just be a translator but try to facilitate a more deeper experience with the host.
  • 3.5 hour total

  • English, Chinese, Spanish

  • Any Age

  • 2 〜 4



We are a company that creates connections with customers and locals of Rikuzentakata of Iwate Prefecture and provides tourism opportunities. To get answers for questions like "What is rural life in Japan like?", "What are Japanese people like?", "How do Japanese people live?", "What kind of houses do Japanese people live in?", and "What do Japanese people eat normally?", you need to actually visit the homes of the locals, eat together and experience their life. We hope that this experience will not just be a memorable but a way to have new discoveries and learn more about Japan.

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This experience is a great opportunity to visit a Japanese home and interact with the local folks to understand more of what it is like to live in rural Japan. The host will treat you like a member of the family instead of a tourist. Enjoy special moments with the host by making home-cooked meals and spending time together.

  • Visit a Japanese home with the global guide

    Have great interactions with the host with the help of the global guide who has ties with the region

  • Self-introduction time

    Sit together around a table, drink tea and introduce yourselves to each other

  • Help with cooking preparations

    Help cook lunch with the host. *The lunch menu will differ depending on the host.

  • Help with cooking preparations

    Ingredients will be collected from the house's garden

  • Time to eat

    You will have the opportunity to enjoy a Japanese home-cooked meal that you can't normally experience in a restaurant.

  • Show you around the house

    This experience will be full of new and different things from your home country.



  • Duration


    (11:00 〜 14:30)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    ・Take the JR Ofunato Line BRT (approx. 30 min from Kesennuma st)
    ・Take the JR Ofunato Line BRT (approx. 40 min from Ofunato st)
    ・Take the bus from Sekiofunato Line to Rikuzentakata Shiyakusyo mae terminal (approx. 1h40min fr

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 4

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

Guide, Experience, Lunch, Insurance


  • Things to bring

    Just bring yourself!

  • Meeting Point

    JR Rikuzen-Takata Station

  • Additional Info

    ●Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.


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