Rikuzentakata homestay experience with Shouichi-san

Rikuzentakata homestay experience with Shouichi-san

from 117.00

$117 USD is the price per participant
Minimum 2 participants; solo guests may book at the price of 2 participants

Please make your booking at least two weeks in advance.

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Authentic homestay with Shouichi, a local fisherman and his family


  • Location: Rikuzentakata, Iwate

  • 23 hours

  • 4 people max. Minimum of 2 participants required. (Solo guest may book at the price of 2 participants)

  • Offered in Japanese and a little English. Translation (English, Spanish or Chinese) is available during morning activity, with additional charge.

Warm hospitality

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.

What you’ll do

Meet the locals and enjoy home-cooked dishes with the carpenter’s family. In the morning, try your hand at one of the offered experiences (either carpentry, harvesting or making traditional sweets).


3 home-cooked meals, 1 morning activity: carpentry (making a simple stand etc), harvesting vegetables or making traditional Japanese sweets (eg mochi).


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

What else you should know

Please let us know of any dietary restrictions you have.

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.

Who can attend

Children 11 yrs and younger must be accompanied by their parents


Approximately 5 hours away from Tokyo.

Cancellation Policy

Reservation must be made at least two weeks in advance. See cancellation policy here.
* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.


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