Experience rice planting at a nature-filled “Satoyama” with an expert guide

Entrance of Yato workshop studio. Fully enjoy the spring nature at our country hill.

This experience will surely become a good memory of Japan!

Introducing carefully chosen nature-filled sightseeing plans from Yato Country Hills! Experience rice planting in the rice fields of Yato, then kick back under sunny blue skies and enjoy a free rice ball made with Kodai rice (“ancient rice”) from last year’s harvest and miso soup to go with your lunch. Come enjoy the nature of Chiba City!

▲Visitors can also enjoy catching crawfish and tadpoles in the rice fields.

Plan Number 2
Designated Dates (Tue) May 19
Hours 9:30am–2:00pm
Registration Deadline 5pm, (Fri) May 15
Prices Adult: ¥1000, Child (Age 6–15): ¥500 / Free for pre-schoolers
※Includes free rice ball and miso soup samples

Basic Info

Minimum Participants 10
Maximum: 20 (Registration Order)
Time 4h30m
Things to bring sneakers or other comfortable shoes, a towel, lunch, rubber boots
Meeting spot Chiba Urban Monorail Chishirodai Station, 9:00am. At the end of the program, visitors will be taken back to the station at no additional charge.
Address 70 Yato-cho, Wakaba Ward, Chiba City (Not the designated meeting spot)
Parking Yes (free)
Access Chiba Urban Monorail Chishirodai Station
Caution May be canceled due to inclement weather. If canceled, we will contact you by 6:00pm on the prior day.
【Host】 “Watashi no Inaka” Yato Workshop

Application method


  • (1) Select your favorite plan from our 9 special plans.
  • (2) Go to reservation form. http://onionworld.jp/reserve/
  •   *Registration is only available on this form.
  • (3) Fill in and send the details for registration.
  • (4) You will receive an email with the name and phone number of your guide 2 days before the day of your reservation.
  • (5) On the day of your reservation, please go to the designated meeting spot 15 minutes before your reservation.
  • (6) Please pay the fees in Japanese yen when you arrive on the day of your reservation.

  • If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Email : plan_apply@onionnews.co.jp *Please note that it may take a short while to receive a response.
  • Phone : 080-6800-6730 *Available from 10:00am to 6:00pm for the period of Thu., May 7 until Thu., May 21

Please arrive at the location for every plan at least 15 minutes early.
Please be ready to pay your participation fees on-site.


Q: Can I make a reservation when a plan is already full?
A: Yes, you can. If someone cancels, your reservation will then already be in place.
Q: Are there any cancelation fees?
A:No, there aren’t.
However, canceling can greatly inconvenience the other participants, so please refrain from doing so unless it’s really necessary.
Q: Do I get something if I make a reservation?
A:No, we don’t use tickets or anything like that.
Q: Can I pay in advance?
A:No, I’m afraid not. All plans must be paid in cash on site.

There is a possibility that each plan may be photographed.
Please be aware that you may end up being photographed as well.