Hotaru Ichijo should be having major culture shock after she goes from a school in Tokyo to a tiny little Asahigaoka School in the countryside. Even though its different, her maturity quickly helps her adjust as she makes friends with the students of her new school. As a result, Hotaru finds herself quite content in her new lifestyle. It’s not the big city but there are still plenty of adventures to look forward to as Hotaru learns that “home” really is where the heart is in NON NON BIYORI.
A new student arrives in a small school in the country, where there are only 5 other students, and they all share the same class.
A piece of candy from Komari is treasured by Hotaru and coveted by Natsumi and Renge. Later Komari confuses a dressed up Hotaru for an out of towner.
A school field trip turns into a surprise rice planting party. Natsumi runs away and drags Komari with her.
Renge meets a girl her age while on a walk, and they quickly become good friends.
Everyone is excited about the class beach trip, except Komari, who refuses to go swimming for some reason.
Hotaru's Komari obsession comes to light. Later the girls go on a night outing to the shrine.
Renge and Hotaru are outsmarted by the unlikeliest thing. Later, Renge heads to the candy store.
Komari tries her hardest to be a sentimental adult. Later, Natsumi and Komari make dried persimmons.
Having only 5 students in school doesn't stop the girls from putting on a culture festival. Komari loses at rock paper scissors and has to play a part in Renge's play.
Candy Store reminisces about taking care of baby Renge as they make their way up the mountain to see the first sunrise of the year.
The girls have to spend the night at school due to heavy snow. Hotaru basks in the night's sky, and later learns to ski with Natsumi's help.
Hotaru and Komari have a bento exchange luncheon, but Komari isn't too confident about hers. Later, the kids pick edible plants and Renge realizes just how different the country is to Tokyo.