- Hyogo Agri Life Center
What is "agri life"?
- Agri life is a new lifestyle advocated by Hyogo Prefecture that aims
to establish closer familiarity with food and farming, while also encouraging
people to have an enriched, quality life through farming experiences and
interactions with agricultural, mountain and fishing communities.
About "Hyogo Agri Life Center"
- Hyogo Agri Life Center offers programs that allow residents to casually experience farm work, agricultural product processing and practical agricultural training.
It also has a cafe restaurant offering lunches such as pizza and salad made with
local seasonal vegetables and a direct sales store selling local agricultural
products. Visitors come here in search of a more fulfilling lifestyle where they can feel closer to agriculture and enjoy food even more by engaging in farming and dining experiences. We look forward to your visit.
- The processing facility “Cucina Kande”
- “Cucina Kande” is a nickname for our processing facility. The Local
Agricultural Processing Group, which is organized by local farmers, produces
processed agricultural products using locally grown food ingredients and also
holds events for visitors to experience food processing.
The word “cucina” means kitchen in Italian, the country where slow foods originated. The products processed at the facility are also sold at the direct sales store, Kirameki Kande.
- Agricultural equipment exhibition warehouse
- The agricultural equipment exhibition warehouse displays various equipment used for farming in the past and today.
- Agricultural machine rental services
- We offer rentals of agricultural machines (two-wheel tractors), and people with home gardens or those thinking of working in agriculture can rent them for as short as a day.
Learn about agriculture and put it into practice
We run a direct sales store and a cafe restaurant that serves dishes using fresh agricultural products grown at Hyogo Agri Life Center or in local regions.
Agri life restaurant – “five country cafe”
A stylish cafe restaurant in the Hyogo Agri Life Center. It offers
lunches prepared with locally grown fresh vegetables and fruits. In the spacious
cafe, visitors can enjoy menu items ranging from pizzas baked with woodchips
that are produced from locally grown trees, and popular pasta and salads, to
deserts with seasonal fruit. There is also an open terrace seating where
visitors can enjoy a barbecue of beef from neighboring pasture-raised cows.
Please enjoy a healthy menu that brings out the delicious flavors of
- Number of seats
- 48 (Inside tables), 30 (Outside)
- Opening hours
- Open every day except New Year’s (also open on Wednesdays) from 11am to 5pm.
- We accept reservations made by the previous day.
*Groups that are participating in any of the programs or visiting for observation purposes on the same day must make a restaurant reservation through Hyogo Agri Life Center.
【The story behind the name of the restaurant】
The name of the cafe comes from “go” (“five” in Japanese), which is
associated with “Hyogo Gokoku” (the five old nations of Hyogo) and “gokokuhojo”
(bountiful harvests), and “country,” referring to “countryside” and “home.” It
evokes an image of the pastoral landscape in this neighborhood.
Direct sales store – Agri Market “Kirameki Kande”
The store sells fresh vegetables and fruits produced by local farmers (Agri Life Local Practice Group Direct Sales Sub-Committee [including the Agri School “Working in Agriculture” course]) as well as vegetables grown at the Hyogo Agri Life Center. Processed foods such as freshly baked bread and confectionary produced at the processing facility, Cucina Kande, are also sold fresh. We look forward to your visit.
- Opening hours
- 10am to 3.30pm: Closed on Wednesdays (when Wednesday is a national holiday,
closed on the following day); the year-end and New Year holidays.
- 30-17 Kosokuno Kande-cho Nishi-ku Kobe
- approx. 14 hectares
- Hyogo Forestry and Rural Development
Corporation oversees general management and operations and cooperates with
participating organizations to carry out proposed projects.
- ashimoka Co., Ltd.／restaurant, farming experience (vegetables, mushrooms)
- Oinokuchi Contract Farming Group／farming experience (fruit trees)
- JA Hyogo Rokko／agricultural products processing experience, direct sales of agricultural products
- Hyogo Agricultural Machinery Sales Co.,Ltd.／agricultural machine rental, agricultural equipment exhibition
- Opening hours
- 9am to 5pm (restaurant: 11am to 5pm)
- every Wednesday, December 29 - January 3, and if Wednesday is a national holiday, the next day will be closed instead; the restaurant remains open on Wednesdays
- Entrance fee
- free (can park around 200 cars; parking for large buses also available)
- Farming experience program
- please make a reservation in advance
- By bus
- From JR Akashi station, take the Shinki Bus (for Mikiyashiro) (33 minutes), get off at Oinokuchi and walk 15 minutes
- From the Seishin-chuo subway station, take the Shinki Bus (for Miki) (17 minutes), get off at Oinokuchi and walk 15 minutes
- By car
- From Tamatsu IC, take National Route 175 and head north for 20 minutes
- From Miki/Ono IC, take National Route 175 and head south for 20 minutes