Rice balls, miso, spices, and sake!!! Visit local shops, tasting and enjoying local traditional food.
About 6 Hours
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.
► 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.
◉ Guide fee
◉ Translator fee
◉ Activity fees
◉ Tasting activities
◯ 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.)
|9:20||Meet the guide at Arai Station|
|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|
► Rain gear
► Soft drink (optional)
► Appropriate clothing (no manicures)
► 5 to 7 days prior 20%
► 2 to 4 days prior 30%
► Day before 50%
► Same day/No show 100%
► 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.
► 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.
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