Akita city is situated near the coast of the Sea of Japan. It’s famous for its high-quality rice which is attributed to the area’s access to crystal-clear water. Upon arrival at Akita station, you’ll be met by your hosts for the evening, and they’ll drive you to their farm in the Akita countryside. During the afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to help your hosts with some seasonal work on their farm, from vegetable harvesting to rice cutting, planting crops or assisting them with tending to their fields.
This evening your meal will be a delicious local dish that you, and your hosts, will make together. Although they may not speak much English, body language and smiles will take you a long way!