For those who would like to observe or learn at Akame Shizennou Jyuku (Akame Natural Farming Training Area)

 Our open-air outdoor training area includes demonstration plots where you can get the live hand-on real natural farming experience.

 We gather on a monthly basis to learn the natural farming practiced by Mr. Yoshikazu Kawaguchi throughout a year, and each student put it into practice at the farm.


 Natural farming is a way to grow crops not plowing the earth, not using fertilizers and pesticides, and not viewing weeds and insects as enemies. It does not require large machines. It is a self-perpetuating way of growing crops, not making any problems in any way.


Please note: There is no facility for long term living.


Inquiries in English:

To Inquiry Form


Date and time:

The second Sunday and the previous Saturday of each month

 Sundays: From 10:00hrs

 Saturdays: From 10:30hrs


Place: Akame Natural Farming School

 *Muro Lodge (30min. drive from Akame Natural Farming School) on the Saturday of July


 January (New Year's party): The second Sunday and the previous Saturday

 Saturday from 14:00hrs at Muro Lodge

 Sunday from 10:00hrs at the farm, then to the Lodge



Saturdays- We work together to maintain the environment of the field and rice paddy in good condition, such as mending the path, fence, stone wall, etc.

We stay at a lodge on Saturday night, have dinner together which is prepared by some of the staff members and

  anyone who volunteered to help, and then have a learning session.


Sundays- There are demonstrations on rice paddy and vegetable field in the morning, and guided tour in the afternoon.


Things to bring:

Work clothes (long-sleeve shirt and long pants), gumboots, cotton work gloves, hat, towel, spare clothes, rain wear, lunch, drink.

*There is no shop to buy lunch around Akameguchi Station and Akame farm.


If you are staying at the lodge, we will prepare lunch and tea for Sunday.

Please bring a lunchbox (a plastic container or something) and a water bottle which you can use for hot tea.


Lodge accommodation fee including dinner, breakfast and lunch : 1,500yen




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