Traditional Food Tour of Snowy Myoko

Rice balls, miso, spices, and sake!!! Visit local shops, tasting and enjoying local traditional food.

Cuisine
Culture
Activity
From 11,300 JPY per person

RECOMMENDED FOR:

Small Groups

TOUR DURATION:

About 6 Hours

Food Tour

STORY

On this unique tour of the streets of Arai in Myoko, you can meet locals, and experience the traditional cuisine of the area. Included are: a visit to a rice ball shop owned and operated by a Japan rice meister, a hands-on activity in a miso shop, a factory tour and tasting of kanzuri (Myoko’s traditional spicy seasoning), and a sake brewery visit and tasting at Kimi-no-i Shuzo.

HIGHLIGHTS

► Buy rice balls for lunch and eat them with miso soup, and local seasonings at the Kanzuri factory.
► Miso, spices, and sake! A variety of traditional Japanese foods enjoyed in one visit.
► Great opportunity to meet local residents and experience lifestyles unique to this area.
► Free tasting of 2 recommended sakes from Kimi-no-i Shuzo.
► Take home the bull’s eye ochoko sake cup as a souvenir.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

◉ Guide fee
◉ Translator fee
◉ Activity fees
◉ Tasting activities

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

◯ Transportation to/from the meeting point
◯ Lunch (rice balls)
◯ Insurance (please purchase travel insurance in your own country).
◯ Anything else not specified. (The bank transaction fee shall be covered by the customer.)

SEASON:

May~October

LANGUAGE SUPPORT:

English

PARTICIPANTS:

Min: 4       Max: 8

FITNESS LEVEL:

The length of the tour course is about 4.4km in total - about 60 minutes of walking on a flat, paved road.

SKILL LEVEL:

Suitable for all

START/END TIME:

9:20/15:45

AGE/HEIGHT:

18 yrs and above (sake tasting is only for 20 yrs and above)

PRICE PER PERSON:

11,300 JPY

BOOKING:

30 days in advance

ACCESS (Start)

Arai Station on Myoko Haneuma Line

ACCESS (Finish)

Arai Station on Myoko Haneuma Line

PARKING:

Available

ITINERARY

TIME CONTENT
9:20
Meet the guide at Arai Station
9:20~9:30
Briefing
9:30~10:00
Walk - Asahi Shopping Arcade area
10:00~10:15
Shopping - Daikokuyahanten (rice balls)
10:30~11:45
Factory tour and hands-on activity with koji at Ota Jozo
11:45~12:00
Visit Yamagishi Liquor Store
12:20~13:45
Factory tour and rice ball lunch at Kanzuri
14:15~15:30
Brewery visit and tasting at Kimi-no-i Shuzo
15:45
Finish at Arai Station

PHOTO GALLERY

Clothing/What to bring

► Rain gear
► Soft drink (optional)
► Appropriate clothing (no manicures)

Cancelation by the participant

► 5 to 7 days prior 20%
► 2 to 4 days prior 30%
► Day before 50%
► Same day/No show 100%

Cancelation by provider

► If stormy weather is forecasted, the activity may be canceled. In this case, contact will be made by the evening of the day before and there will be no cancelation fees.
► If the weather becomes bad after the activity starts and it is determined that the activity cannot continue, the activity will be changed or canceled. In this case, no refund will be given.

Other

► Program on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. Please consult us if you wish to visit on a different day.
► Arai morning market stalls (established over 300 years ago) on the following dates: 6th, 10th, 16th, 20th, 26th, 30th.
► Kanzuri is a spicy seasoning. Please be careful if you are sensitive to spicy food.
► Sake tasting is limited to those who will not drive after the activity.

Tour booking/enquiry

This is an enquiry, your booking will be confirmed after we have checked availability and received payment.
You will be sent a payment request via PayPal which you can pay either by PayPal or credit card.

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