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This is a farmhouse lodge (農家民宿) where we stayed in the city of Ayabe. It fronts rice paddies. The farmhouse lodge owner can pick you up at JR Ayabe Station.
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Farmhouse lodge (農家民宿) named Pokapoka Noen. It has two main buildings.
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This is the main lodge where the kitchen, dining, and bath facilities are. It also has one guest room with twin beds. It is a traditional farmhouse with a thatched roof protected by a corrugated tin.Farm house in Ayabe, Kyoto Prefecture.
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Uner the corrugated tin, you can see the thatched roof edge.
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The 42-year-old owner, Kushida Kampei (櫛田寒平) moved to Ayabe from Tokyo seven years ago. He has his own rice paddies and other plots to grow his own rice and vegetables.
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He also grows sesame seeds.
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Garlic.
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His rice paddies.
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Entrance to the main lodge.
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Kitchen and dining room. Totally renovated and modern on the inside, with a modern kitchen, toilet, and bath.
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Guest room with twin beds.
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Our dinner included the rice and vegetables that he grew. (This was just the first serving.) It cost only ¥7,000 per night including dinner and breakfast.
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This was just the first serving.
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The other building was the guest house which was originally for the farmer's kids or relatives to stay when they returned to their hometown.
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The guest room in the guest house was Japanese-style with twin futon.
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Very nice guest room.
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Breakfast.
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