Relaxation Village Masukawa Shogakko
Relaxation Village Masukawa Shogakko is a resort created from a converted elementary school ("Shogakko" means an "elementary school," but kanjis meaning "Smile" "Learn" and "Cultivate" are used). The designers used the school building and made a place for agritourism, with a wide array of activities to choose from. You can try making your own "udon" flour noodles or "soba" buckwheat noodles. In spring, visitors can collect alpine vegetables and dig up bamboo roots. Sowing seeds in the field is an early summer activity. In autumn, you can help with the harvest, prepare dried persimmons and dig up potatoes. There's lots of fun to select from. The facility is run by a local citizens group, the Masukawa Revitalization Association. Professional farmers with extensive knowledge of the local area lead the farm program activities. There are three bungalows on-site for overnight accommodations. An 11-square-meter Japanese-style unit with a kitchen and room for up to four guests costs 10,000 yen a night. Being situated at the side of the Masukawa Valley, staying here offers you the opportunity to witness the magical site of the fireflies flitting about at night. The best season to see them is in the middle and end of June. Book your stay today!
- Masukawa 264-2, Higashiyama, Higashi Miyoshi Town, Miyoshi County, Tokushima Prefecture
- 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Dec-Feb (unless no snowfall)