【Report by the foreigner who knows Ayabe well.】
Name of facility : Origin Visit date : 2020/10/7 Visitor name : Sazonov Maxim
I felt a sense of accomplishment and went well with my chestnut Ohagi. The contents vary depending on the season, but you will be able to try making sweets using seasonal local ingredients.
The accommodation has calm and relaxing atmosphere.
It was like a homestay more than guesthouse,
so I felt like I was visiting relative’s house in the countryside.
Since it is hand-made, so each shape and size are different. It would be good experience even for those who has never made sweets.
The main building was very clean and comfortable.
The bath was modern, so I didn’t feel inconvenience.
There was a wood stove, so it was warm inside.
I had a dinner with others and enjoyed talking with them.
Special experience in this time of year is chestnut Ohagi making using whole of chestnuts. It is a good opportunity to know deeply about Japanese lifestyle.
The dinner was a substantial meal and very delicious.
You will be able to choose western style or Japanese style breakfast
and they can change menu flexibly if you have any dietary restrictions.
I stayed on the second floor in annex building.
The room was large so it can be accommodated with your family
An accommodation, ‘Nagomi Yado Origin’ is located in Mutsuyori-cho, Ayabe city. Under the name ‘Natural material Origin’, sweets using local ingredients are sold and delicious steamed bread that brings out the full flavor of the ingredients is popular.
We peeled chestnuts from the morning and had chestnut Ohagi (rice ball coated with chestnut paste) cooking experience.
I really enjoyed talking while cooking and had a great time.
I stayed only one night but I felt refreshed and had a nice experience.
I would definitely recommend it to international tourists
who wish to experience rural life in Japan.
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↓Origin (Farm stay)
↓Seasonal sweets making experience at Origin
↓Boiling rice in a cray pot by using a rocket stove at Origin
↓Making KONNYAKU by using a rocket stove at Origin
From Russia, came to Japan in 2018.
He likes to visit countryside in Japan and interested in Japanese culture and history.
His hobbies are Japanese martial arts (Jodo) and to do calligraphy.