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Experience Autumn in Showa Village

Update : 2021-12-8

Enjoy Autumn Harvest and Experience in Showa Village

Visit Showa Village, Fukushima Prefecture, a sister city of Soka, and enjoy various experiences not available in Soka, having exchanges with villagers.

Date and time

September 18 (Satday) and 19 (Sunday) Two days and one night
One-way : About four and a half hours by bus
Meet at the west exit of Soka Station at 7:00 a.m. on Sept. 18 (Satday)


Select Showa Onsen Shirakaba or Minshuku Matsuya


Rice reaping trial, strolling in Yanohara Marsh, harvesting agricultural crops, etc.

Enrollment limit

20 people

Eligible participants

Those who live, work or study in Soka City (Parent's accompaniment is required for senior high school students or younger)

Participation fee

Lodging Target person Fee
Showa Onsen Shirakaba
(Onsen is hot spring)
Additional 2,000 yen for a single use)
Junior high school students or  older 12,170 yen
Elementary school pupils or  younger 9,820 yen
Minshuku Matsuya *
(private home that runs inns providing room and board)
Same for all 12,300 yen

* Lodgers of Minshuku Matsuya can use hot spring facility at Showa Onsen Shirakaba-so
(500 yen)


Write the names, address (workplace or school, in case of those who work or study in Soka City), ages and telephone number contactable on weekdays of all the applicants on a reply-paid postcard and send it to:
〒340-0013 Kyouei Ryoko Service (Travel Agent) Matsue 6-1-1 to be received by August 20 (Friday).
Application can be made on the website  (External link.) of the above company, too.
Tel.(048) 932-4236
FAX(048) 932-4237

Up to five people for one group. In case of too many applications, lot drawing will be conducted. Results will be noticed on August 31 (Tuesday) or later. Once decided, no change may be made on participants. Duplicated application is invalid.


Bunka Kanko-ka (Culture and Tourism Section)
Tel.(048) 922-2403
FAX(048) 922-3406