About Gunma 群馬 01 : The Oldest Stock Farm in Japan
My family and I visited an onsen (hot spa) in Isobe onsen of Gunma prefecture.
First, we went to a large stock farm(神津牧場） where you can enter freely and play with animals.
This place is the oldest Western style farm in Japan since 1890.
It’s located in 1,000 meters above sea level and it’s really cool compared to my neighborhood.
Fortunately, there weren’t any strict rules in the farm as far as touching the animals and feeding them is concerned.
So my children were able to pet various kinds of animals.
They could feed grasses to the rabbits.
My youngest daughter rode on a small horse for the first time.
She felt tension but didn’t cry.
Finally, we took a goat in the farm. The goat had stronger power than we thought and went to a grass field to eat them a lot.
People must have thought that the goat took us and the goat was our owner.
Of course, we could buy souvenirs and eat some food such as beef on rice, hamburgers and soft milk cream.
Recently, it has become common for families to enjoy going to stock farms.
I’ll write about cows in my next post.