Get a Taste of Japan Farm Life at Jiji No Ie Country Inn
Ninety minutes east of Tokyo on the Boso peninsula, the Jiji No Ie Country Inn is run by U.S. photojournalist Everett Kennedy Brown and his Japanese wife, Deco Nakajima. The couple had been living on the two-acre organic farm for 15 years when, in 2013, they decided to open a six-room country inn with modern comforts. Their goal: to give visitors a taste of Japan’s agrarian lifestyle. Guests can get their hands dirty in the garden, and—in the spring—plant rice. At dinner, Nakajima uses farm-fresh ingredients to prepare a multi course, mostly macrobiotic meal paired with locally fermented sake. From $92.