All-Weather Farming! Innovative Farming Experience in Asuka Village

  • Program
    Per person:4,500 JPY
    Per person (age 6 to 12):3,500 JPY
    Per person (age less than 6):2,500 JPY
    time period
    All year
    3 hours (activity: 10:00-12:00, lunch: 12:00-)
    Language Japanese,English

All-weather Farming! Innovative farming experience in a greenhouse, and a lunchbox from a vegetable restaurant

The farm is in Asuka village, harmonized as if it were a part of the pastoral landscape since ancient days.
Unlike its atmosphere, your experience will be a cutting-edge farming method called circulation agriculture.
From seeding to planting and harvesting - you can experience all these processes in one day. The final process is to pack the harvested vegetable for your souvenir for you to take home.

The soil feels soft and powdery, which is composed of fermented bamboo powder, etc.
The vegetables here are protected from possibly polluted rains and winds, with minimized use of agricultural chemicals. They are surely health-conscious.
Harvested earlier than usual, the vegetables are soft and you can sense their original sweetness and fragrance.

After the activity, you will have a lunch with the farmers.
Poca Frere, a restaurant renowned for its vegetable dishes, will serve you seasonal vegetables lunchboxes.

No need to worry about the rain because your activities will all be under the roofs of the greenhouse and the farm's log house. No need to worry getting soiled because the soil is soft and powdery.
There are also tables and chairs under the roof. Water services and Western-style toilets are fully equipped as well. Recommendable for anyone, including children and women.
  • Seasonal vegetable lunchboxes

  • Seeding.

  • Transplanting the seedling of vegetables to the pots.

Program details
Program All-Weather Farming! Innovative Farming Experience in Asuka Village
Program fee

Per person:4,500 JPY
Per person (age 6 to 12):3,500 JPY
Per person (age less than 6):2,500 JPY

Available time period

All season program

Available time period Detail Please ask us for the availability during the year-end and New Year holidays.
Required time Approx. 3 hours
(activity: 10:00-12:00, lunch: 12:00-)
Schedule 10:00 Greetings from the farm owner.
(about the farm, instruction for the farming processes)
10:15 Start of the activity. Try the farming processes listed below.

1. Seeding on the pallets
(The vegetables for seeding are different depending on the seasons, for example, lettuce, tatsoi (Chinese flat cabbage), komatsuna (Japanese mustard spinach), or shungiku (edible chrysanthemum).)
* The work amount is roughly one pallet.
2. Transplanting the seedlings to the pots
* The work amount is roughly one case.
3. Harvesting
* The work amount is roughly one case.
4. Packing
* The work amount is roughly one case.

12:00 Lunch with the farmers
Seasonal Vegetable Lunchbox by Poca Frere, the restaurant renowned for its vegetable dishes

13:00 End of the lunch (if you are not in a hurry, please take your time on the farm)

14:00 End of the activity

* Circulation agriculture will be explained during the activity.
- Cutting down the bamboo forest > Powderization of the bamboo > The heat in the fermentation process makes the greenhouse warm > Finally, the finished bamboo powder improves the soil
- The benefits of the early shipping and the mechanism of low chemical agriculture.
group / party We will respond to consultation
Requirements for participation None

Minimum number of participants: Three (maximum: 10)
* Please inform us if your group is bigger than the maximum number above (available for parking up to two big buses).
* People under the age six need to participate with their parents.
Things to bring / required items - Clothes that are easy to move in. - Towels *No postponement for rain (this is all-weather activity under the roofs of the greenhouse and log house of the farm). *You can bring any foods and drinks (we ask that you take home any garbage, though).
Included in this fee - Lecture from farm staffs
- Farming tools (rental)
- Drink
- Lunchbox
- Insurance fee
Not included in fees - Personal expenses
Meeting location "Asuka Engei" gardening office
Meeting location Detail At the log house of Asuka Engei (next to Asuka nursery school, across Lawson convenience store)
Address of meeting location Okuyama, Asuka village, Asuka-mura Takaichi-gun, Nara-prefecture

By car
- 20 minutes from Katsuragi Interchange of Minami Hanna Road.
- 40 minutes from Tenri Interchange of Nishi Meihan Expressway
- 40 minutes from Kouriyama Interchange of Keinawa Expressway.

By public transportation
- Take limited express for Yoshino at Kintetsu Osaka Abenobashi Station and get off at Kashihara Jingumae Station. 40 minutes by limited express (45 minutes by express)
- Take limited express for Kashihara Jingumae at Kintetsu Kyoto Station and get off at Kashihara Jingumae Station. 60 minutes by limited express (70 minutes by express)
* Please check the timetable of the trains. The number of trains is limited.

Bus (Nara Kotsu Bus Lines)
- Take a bus from Kashihara Jingumae station East Exit to Asuka Okuyama/Asuka Shiryoukan Nishi. The bus ride will be around 10 minutes. The farm is a one-minute walk from the bus stop.
* Please check the timetable at Nara Kotsu Bus Lines official page.

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Pick Up Service None
Payment method Payment by credit card
Language Japanese,English

English is also available with simple English and flip cards.


We recommend clothes that are easy to move around in. Sneakers are recommended for those who would like to stroll around Asuka Village after the activity.


A cancellation fee shall be charged as following if you cancel your booking.
No fee will be charged if the cancellation is due to our reasons such as bad weather.
Please accept this cancellation policy before booking.

From 3 to 1 days before the tour or on the day of the tour: 100% of the tour fee
After the start of the tour / No show on the day: 100% of the tour fee

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* The deadline for submission of request is 4 days before the desired date to allow for processing time. Therefore please send request early.

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  • Profile

    Nara Visitors Bureau is a DMC (Destination Management Company) based in this ancient city, Nara. We offer various tours that are not just sight-seeing visits, but are cultural and historical experiences in which you can feel, touch and taste the real Nara.


    Company information

    Company:Nara Visitor's Bureau
    Address:3 Ikeno-cho Nara-city Nara-prefecture

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