Now we are living in the time when things change more and more rapidly. But, if you want the basic connection with people and the community, slowness is the key in the life!
For decades, Semboku City has been hosting hundreds of those mindful people who want to start a life based on the nearness to the environment and the community. If you are wondering how to get a glimpse of the life in a small village of Japan, here is your chance!
Slow Life Monitor Tour
Date: February 19th - 21st, 2010.
Fee: 150,000 yen
Max. Number of people: 12
Deadline: January 15th, 2010.
*Transportation to Tazawako is not included. Inquire for special deal.
1st Day ( Friday, February 19th, 2010.)
12:00 Meet at JR Kakunodate Station.
12:10 Leave from Kakunodate Station
via Akita Nairiku Jukan Tetsudo (Akita Inland Longitudinal Railway)
12:29 Arrive at Ugo-Nagatoro Station
12:50- 13:50 Lunch/Orientation
14:00- 16:40 1. Farming Activity (in Greenhouse)
2. Cooking Activity (Sweets)
17:50 Stay at an Onsen Inn
2nd Day (Saturday, February 20th, 2010.)
9:30- 11:00 Experience the life in Snowland
(Shoveling the snow, Snowplow, etc.)
11:00- 13:00 Cooking Class : Misotampo (broiled rice ball on stick)
13:00- 14:30 Information session on Semboku City
1. The four seasons and the geographics
2. Akiya (vacant) House System
15:00- 16:00 Seeing the vacant houses
16:30- 18:30 Dinner at Minshuku (Japanese style bed and breakfast inn)
19:00- 20:30 Trip to Tazawako Kogen Snow Festival
21:00 Stay at Minshuku
3rd Day (Sunday, February 21st, 2010.)
9:00- 9:30 Kakunodate Fuyugatari (Storytelling)
at Iwabashi Residence, a Samurai house.
9:30-10:30 Walking in the street of Samurai houses
10:30-11:00 Farewell party
This tour is designed especially for prospects to move to Semboku City. More Information and reservation, call Sembokushi Juten Project Suishin Shitsu (0187-43-1241)