Beyond the mountains, another Japan!

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!