For those who are interested in growing rice without pesticides and securing rice.

Rice harvest: Saturday, October 8, 2022 (in case of rain, October 9 or 15)
Please see below for details.

We, Satoyama Club Minuma, will be harvesting rice on Saturday, October 8 (if it rains, it will be postponed to Sunday, October 9 or Saturday, October 15) in the rice fields we are cultivating in Midori-ku, Saitama City (the nearest station is a 12-minute walk from Higashi-Urawa on the JR Musashino Line).

On the day of the event, we will meet at the rice field at 8:30am.

After harvesting (depending on the weather), we will have a get-together outdoors.

This will be our 8th year, and we have never used pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Even so, the rice has grown very well. We at Satoyama Club Minuma cultivate not only rice (a little less than 2,000 square meters of rice fields) but also vegetables (1,800 square meters in two fields, old and new, and 1,200 square meters in an orchard). (Click here for a map)

Rice harvesting scene in 2021


  1. 14 minutes on foot from Higashiurawa Station on the JR Musashi Line (45 minutes from Shinjuku or Tokyo)
  2. By car: Enter “Omaki Park Parking Lot or Omaki Park Dog Run Parking Lot, Omaki, Midori-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama” in Google Maps and search. Park in the parking lot on the left and walk 5 minutes to the rice paddies adjacent to the “Satoyama Club Minuma PR sign” just after crossing the Sakura Bridge.
  3. Location on Google Maps: Search for “2449 Shiba River Sakura Bridge, Omamaki, Midori-ku, Saitama City” and find the rice field adjacent to the “PR sign of Satoyama Club Minuma” just after crossing the Sakura Bridge Google Maps

Date & Time

Saturday, October 8 (October 9 or 15 in case of bad weather)

Meet: 8:30 a.m. Start: 9:00 a.m. End: 2:00 p.m.

Schedule for the day

  1. Gather by 8:30 a.m. to start the briefing. Rice harvesting begins: 9:00 a.m.
  2. Break every 1 to 1.5 hours
  3. Lunch (you must bring your own): 12:00 noon to 1 hour
  4. Completion by 2:00 p.m.
  5. Dismissal at any time

Participation fee

7,000 yen per family (No limit on number of children),
5,000 yen per person for single participants

Things to bring

Boots, gloves, hat, towel, sunscreen, (sunglasses), lunch, drink

Participation Benefits

All participants will receive 1kg of new rice (brown rice) picked this year at a later date. (1 kg for individual participants and 1 kg for family participants.)

Social gathering after rice harvesting (for those who wish)

From around 3:00 p.m.
Fee: ¥2,000 for drinkers ¥1,000 for non-drinkers

How to apply

Please apply using the application form below.


Please pay the fee by e-mail. Please transfer the participation fee to the following bank account within 8 days of receiving a reply e-mail from the Club stating that your application has been accepted.

Musashino Bank Higashiurawa Branch Ordinary Account 1121847 “Satoyama Club Minuma”

First 15 families (Individual participants will be counted as one family, and the deadline will be closed when the number of families reaches 15)

guide map

Clubhouse: 1-15-12 Higashi-Urawa, Midori-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama 336-0926, Japan
Minuma-Tambo: 12 minutes walk from JR Higashi-Urawa Station (about 40 minutes from JR Shinjuku Station or Tokyo Station)

The arrangement of the paddy fields

Application Form