Rural Living Experience

At last I decided where to spend our summer holiday.

The place is Nagano prefecture which has a hot spring and nature things.
The reason that I chose this place is that my younger daughter can experience rural living and I can get there within three hours by car.

Crawfish by wiki commons

This tour I chose offers us various unique experiences such as crawfishing, making a raft and cooking rural food.
If you want more to do, you can add noodling, cooking bread and various crafts.
We will stay in a “minsyuku” ( guest house ).
A minsyuku is a small Japanese house and sometimes you share public spaces like corridors ando toilet with its owner.
My wife and I have never stayed in a minsyuku because we are shy with new people
So we also may feel more tension than usual.

The travel fee is low even though we are going during tourist season.
That’s helpful for us because a usual high season tour costs 1.5 times higher than off season.
It’s because I ordered through the consumers’ cooperative society( co-op ) which doesn’t pursue a profit.

The other options I also wanted to go to were Naoshima, Kanazawa and the Tohoku area but we will go to these places when my children grow up.

Anyway we’ll enjoy a short summer holiday. If possible, we want to go to the other places during the summer season.

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I live in Kawagoe-city Saitama-prefecture Japan. There are many traditional warehouses in Kawagoe. So many Japanese and the people from overseas come to sightseeing.

17 thoughts on “Rural Living Experience”

  1. お子さんと一緒に楽しい体験ができる旅行プランが見つかってほんとよかったですね!! 私達も子供が小さい時は、いろんな教室へ行きました。家族それぞれ作った変なものは今では宝物です。 私たちも他の家族がいると緊張する方ですが、他の家族を観察して ああだ、こうだと夫婦で話すのも面白いですよ。(笑) 私は、ご紹介頂けた直島へとっても行きたくなりました。 瀬戸内の明るい島。 夏は理想郷ですね!

    1. ありがとうございます。あまり、こういうのは参加したことないので、少し緊張しそうです。直島は、アートな島らしく、一部の人には人気のところみたいです。また、機会を見つけていってみたいです。

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