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Samurai mansion & Japanese garden forest

Nara, Japan

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Experience hosted by Jerome&Hana

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, French, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

Imagine entering an authentic Japanese lord house. Majestic with its family branded roof, sitting amid a top level Japanese garden and bamboo forest.
The Miyamoto family owns a 400 years old property, surrounded by a private multi-function forest. Just outside of the house lies a herbs and flowers garden, a bamboo grove and an edible forest garden.

We start the program with a private tour of the estate. We stop to study the structure of a forest garden and learn about the plants and the ecosystem: sansai, wild herbs, fruits, veggies, bamboo.

Jerome will explain details about the unique architecture and landscape design including original stories about the family history.
You will Feel what it could be to live in such a house today and in the past.

We then move to relax in the treasure room which is hosting traditional art and a real Samurai armor.
This Ryokan style room has front seats facing the garden. We'll serve you Japanese tea & a sample of our delicious natural food.

Live the real Japanese high-class lifestyle.

The domain is very easy to access. (10min by bus from Nara Kintetsu)
Welcome to the Niwamori Bio Food Forest Nara, a unique Space-time bubble & foodtopia!
Other things to note
The outside garden tour duration is about ~60min, extended if you have questions. After that you can relax in the tea room in front of the garden. We provide free wifi.
Imagine entering an authentic Japanese lord house. Majestic with its family branded roof, sitting amid a top level Japanese garden and bamboo forest.
The Miyamoto family owns a 400 years old property, surrounded by a private multi-function forest. Just outside of the house lies a herbs and flowers garden, a bamboo grove and an edible forest garden.

We start the program with a private tour of the estate. We stop to study the struct…

Jerome&Hana's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Mini tasting of the seasonal veggies/fruits growing in our garden
  • Drinks
    Japanese Tea, Garden herbs infusion or Fruit juice - choose one
  • Equipment
    A hat, if it's hot outside & a pair of clippers or scissors to cut some gar...
From $40
/ person
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Meet your host, Jerome&Hana

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 6 Reviews
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Sustainable, Responsible & Inclusive lifestyle.
I've been working on green initiatives and climate change adaptation for about 10 years, in China, Africa, and now Japan. I am a public-speaker and the creator of a food forest and organic garden in Nara Japan. In this tour, I will introduce you to permaculture, companion planting and biodiversity conservation, which we practice on the family ancient property. We invite you to learn how to live a more sustainable lifestyle and how to be resilient to outside shocks with real examples.
About the neighborhood history, I have studied it and will explain our family role and impact during Japan feudal times as well as my work to have a promising ecofriendly future.
I'm an open book on many sustainability subjects so please ask me questions.
見に来て/前来参观/Venez visiter/Vieni a visitare/Come visit !
Sustainable, Responsible & Inclusive lifestyle.
I've been working on green initiatives and climate change adaptation for about 10 years, in China, Africa, and now Japan. I am a public-speaker and the creator of a food forest and organic garden in Nara Japan. In this tour, I will introduce you to permaculture, companion planting and biodiversity conservation, which we practice on the family ancient property. We invite you to learn how to live a more sustainable lifestyle and how to be resil…
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Where you'll be

Jerome will give you an insider tour of the impressive Miyamoto house and property, one of the original master domains of the FuRuiChiCho village, situated just 10 minutes by bus south of ToDaiJi temple. The visit includes: The private salons, the Japanese garden, the food forest, the bamboo grove, the lab and its growing ingredients, the green house, the organic garden.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Linh
November 2019
Permaculture is something that I heard about, but did not do further research. It was great to get to know about this subject from a very passionate person such as Jerome. He knows a lot about what grows in his home garden. And it was very inspiring how he managed to realize his dream for growing things in Japan. It got me to the point that I thought of becoming a farmer and lead a happy life surrounded in nature like him. I’d highly recommend this experience if you have some days in Nara.
Permaculture is something that I heard about, but did not do further research. It was great to get to know about this subject from a very passionate person such as Jerome. He knows…
Yuyan
September 2019
从近铁奈良站坐公交直达,交通便利。这座400年历史建筑的花园在Jerome的改造维护下可以持续产出有机植物,交流过程中学到了在有限条件下种植植物的知识。Jerome也曾在上海呆过几年时间,和他讨论了关于城市生活,隐藏危机的看法。很羡慕能够在奈良拥有自己的种植花园,维持和打理需要很多时间、精力。希望能将种植的知识顺利传达给学生们,种植园越来越有生机。
Beth
June 2019
This was a very unique experience! Jerome was kind enough to answer all my questions and patiently guided me through their farm/garden. He introduced to me a variety of plants and also explained how he planted them. We had tea and snacks afterwards and talked about sustainable businesses; he's very easy to talk to! Overall an experience that taught me a lot! Thank you!
This was a very unique experience! Jerome was kind enough to answer all my questions and patiently guided me through their farm/garden. He introduced to me a variety of plants and…
Ginger
June 2019
非常棒的体验!感谢Jerome,了解了很多植物,品尝了各种植物的叶子,哈哈~太特别了,离开时下了大雨,Jerome还特意跑出来给我们送伞,感谢招待~愉快的体验
See Ming
May 2019
We felt like we have arrived in a food forest wonderland.. Jerome told us about companion planting, he showed us the special organic ingredients he used for fertilisers and soil energisers, he showed us antique farming tools, he showed us his bamboo forest and the bamboo chipper and most of all the lovely house and treasures inside. We had good discussions about permaculture, the future of food production and his visions for the garden. We had an amazing time and will not hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone interested in gardens, Japanese architecture, farming and basically Japanese real-life in Nara.
We felt like we have arrived in a food forest wonderland.. Jerome told us about companion planting, he showed us the special organic ingredients he used for fertilisers and soil en…
阿蔚
November 2019
memorable experience. garden and living room with strong japanese characteristic. local life and unimaginable french japanese😊

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

To access the garden, please bring shoes that you can use to walk on a forest floor. (No white shoes/stilettos)

Long sleeves top if your are sensitive to the occasional mosquitoes (May to October)