Authentic homestay with Shouichi, a local carpenter and his family

Authentic homestay with Shouichi, a local carpenter and his family

from 117.00

*$117 is the price per participant
Note: Minimum of two participants required. Solo guest may book at the price of two participants.

Experience Includes |

  • Check-in ~ 3pm

  • Introductions and relaxing together

  • Home-cooked dinner

  • After-dinner conversation with the family

  • Home-cooked breakfast

  • Morning activity (may be one of the following)

    • Carpentry (making a simple stand etc)

    • Harvesting vegetables

    • Making traditional Japanese sweets (ex. mochi)

  • Home-cooked Lunch

  • Check-out ~ 2pm

Availability |

Check-in ~ 3pm
Check-out ~ 2pm

Number of Participants:
Translation during morning activity:


Rikuzentakata, Iwate

Offered in Japanese and a little English

~23 hours

2-4 people

About the Host |

Shouichi is a carpenter of the Kesen carpentry style, which originated in the Kesen region (now comprised of Rikuzentakata, Ofunato and Sumita in Iwate prefecture) during the Edo period. Today Kesen carpentry is known particularly for the way it does not utilize nails, screws or glue but depends exclusively on interlocking wooden pieces.

More info to come soon!


Things to note |

  • This homestay experience at a local resident's home is offered as an agricultural and fishery produce experience based on the guidelines provided by Iwate Prefecture.

  • Reservation must be made at least two weeks in advance

  • Children 11 yrs and younger must be accompanied by their parents

  • Offered in Japanese and a little English

  • Please let us know of any dietary restrictions you have

  • Translation (English, Spanish, Chinese) available during morning activity, with additional charge

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.