For people who live far from the countryside, the words ‘Farm Inn’ have such an attractive ring to them…
This time we’d like to introduce you to Kinoko no Sato, a farm in located in Misato, Yoshinogawa city, Tokushima prefecture!
As you can see, it’s filled with the charming air of grandma and grandpa’s countryside home, and though it’s in a mountainous area, it’s quite easy to access.
This is the signboard in front of the property.
“Kirei no Sato Misato” = Misato, The Country of Beauty.
Misato is truly a place of natural beauty, and a big theme of Kinoko no Sato is “making one’s body beautiful from the inside with natural food”. In other words: “Misato Style Macrobiotic Cuisine”.
The term ‘macrobiotic’ is a way of thinking that, along with a diet focusing on grains and vegetables, etc. is about living a healthy life in harmony with nature. Using local Misato ingredients, Kinoko no Sato adopted this way of thinking.
Staying over is a given, but dropping by for lunch is okay, as well. Just looking at these dishes tells you they’re healthy…
Lunch starts with mountain herbs such as bracken and Japanese knotweed, which are characteristic of the Japanese countryside, followed by thinly sliced and dried strips of daikon (kiriboshi daikon) and homemade konnyaku, tempura made from seasonal vegetables eaten together with special ume salt. Brown rice cooked with various ingredients, and soba rice gruel with vegetables, which is a local Awa specialty, are all delicacies.
For dinner, they also serve salt seasoned fried trout. The soup stock used in the dishes is made using dried shitake mushrooms and kelp without any kind of meat. And that’s what makes the flavor reeeeaaally gentle.
All the dishes are lightly seasoned, but the natural flavors are strong enough, so you won’t be left feeling unsatisfied.
After taking photos, we ate the dishes. It’s hard to believe that one could be so satisfied with a course focused on vegetables…! Misato style macrobiotic cuisine is really the best!
By the way, homemade umeshu is served as an aperitif.
The room reserved for lodging looks like this! What lovely countryside ambience!
And this is the view that spreads before your eyes.
Apparently, people who visit for the first time are most impressed by the stars at night.
The mountain you see right in front of your eyes is the Takagai Stone Bond. ( https://setouchifinder.com/en/detail/505 ). On winter nights it’s lit up to create dreamlike scenery…
You can also enjoy experiences such as making soba noodles, konnyaku, or dandelion coffee!
As you won’t have the chance to do anything like this in the city, come and have a first-rate countryside experience at Kinoko no Sato!
Kinoko no Sato
Location: 199-1 Tadaira, Misato, Yoshinogawa city, Tokushima prefecture
Closed: New Year holidays only
Fees: Lodging per night JPY6500 (Includes dinner & breakfast / only 1 group per day) Lunch: JPY1500 *Must be reserved by the previous day
HP: http://www.cnet-oe.ne.jp/kinokonosato/ (Japanese)
Setouchi Finder Photo-writer: Daisuke Chiba
Daisuke Chiba / Photo-writer I was born in 1985 in Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture, and now live in Tokushima City. After graduating university, I worked at a publishing company as an editor for various mooks, and in April 2014 I went freelance. I work as a photographer, copy-writer and editor, but also do product development and other stuff as well. If anyone needs me, I can do anything! Except, in spite of my being from Tokushima, dancing - I’m really bad at dancing Awa Odori!
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