From a mulberry field to an apple orchard and for the future

2019/07/01   -Asuka's thoughts, Blog

There are a lots of apple orchards around here but just started about 60 years ago. Before that, a sericulture was flourishing around here, and these apple orchards used to be mulberry fields. I live in my mother’s parent’s house ...

Please come to visit ! Firefly Festival in Tatsuno

2019/06/19   -Blog, Recommended

2019 June 18th Hi everyone! I’m Asuka from Yokoya farm. I went to the Firefly Festival in Tatsuno(June 15th~June 23rd in 2019) with my family few days ago and it was so wonderful that let me introduce about it today!! ...

Japanese cuisines are sweet!!??

2019/06/05   -Blog, Japanese culture

Hi, I’m Asuka from Yokoya farm. I’ve heard foreign tourists feel Japanese dishes are sweet. I certainly also feel they are sweet and salty. For example, sukiyaki, yakiniku, nimono(simmered food), oyakodon(chicken and egg bowl), gyu-don(beef bowl). Those tastes come from ...

Let me introduce about Alps Park in Matsumoto

2019/05/16   -Blog, Recommended

Hi, I’m Asuka from Yokoya farm. Let me introduce about Alps Park near from our farm today. It’s highly recommended for a family with 3 to 10 years old children. (However winter is extremely cold so you should visit spring ...

Young girls and Hina-matsuri (Doll’s festival)

2019/02/20   -Blog, Japanese culture

Hi, I’m Asuka from Shinshu Yokoya farm. I displayed Hina dolls in Zashiki room with my daughter Yui yesterday. In Japan, there is a habit among families with young girls to display Hina dolls in this season. March 3rd is ...

Let me introduce about miso soup.

2018/11/09   -Blog, Japanese culture

Let me introduce about miso soup that is essential for Japanese meal table today. Hi,I’m Asuka When you go to a supermarket in Japan, you might be surprised by lots of variation of miso. Here, Nagano prefecture where I live ...

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Autumn in Alps park

2018/10/26   -Blog

It's autumn now. The good time for picnic. My daughter run!  The weather is nice in autumn(#^^#) 

The harvest of apples in autumn has begun.

2018/09/16   -Blog, Notice

Lately it's gotten cold at night in Japan. The apple is a delicious season. We began harvesting apples "Akibae". Next week we will start to harvesting "Shinano Sweet". Accommodation guests can walk apple orchard that has many big apple in ...

Pickling Plums

2018/06/28   -Blog, Yokoya farm's event

In Japan, it’s time to pickle plums in June. Since a long time ago, farmers harvest plums in their backyards and make umeboshi (dried plums), karikari ume(crispy plums), plum juice and plum wine when the season comes. A lot of ...

I made “Hoshigaki ” (dried persimmons)

2017/11/14   -Blog, Yokoya farm's event

In autumn in Japan, in the countryside, we make Hoshigaki. I harvested astringent persimmons, peel the skin, tie it to the string and dry for about 2 weeks. It will become very sweet 2 weeks later! Hoshigaki (dried persimmons) are ...