A "Hot" Challenge to Protect Kanzuri, the Traditional Fermented Seasoning of Myoko

Cuisine
Culture
Activity
From 4,900 JPY per person

RECOMMENDED FOR:

Small Groups

TOUR DURATION:

About 1.5 hours

Kanzuri

STORY

Kanzuri is a traditional, fermented seasoning used to warm up the body during the cold winters of Niigata. The recipe has been passed down through the generations for over 400 years. While each household had its own variation, the base is thick, red chili peppers that are preserved in salt. In Myoko, there is even a seasonal poem about the sight of kanzarashi - where the red chili peppers are scattered onto the white snowy ground to remove their harsh taste. However, with the arrival of modern conveniences such as refrigerators and supermarkets, the culture of making kanzuri was becoming lost. In order to preserve this traditional food, the Kanzuri company was established. Despite facing many challenges over the years, the Kanzuri company continues to develop various new kanzuri products and has a policy to only use peppers grown on its own farms or from contracted local farmers. These products are sold in shops all over Japan and overseas. Please enjoy the "hot" story of Kanzuri’s many challenges, and the "hot" taste of kanzuri!

HIGHLIGHTS

► Learn the story of the 3 generations of father, son, and grandchild working together to be successful at preserving kanzuri. Sample snacks prepared for your tasting.
► Enjoy the unique flavor of kanzuri, only found in Myoko, and tales of the struggles to protect the local tradition.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

◉ Guide fee
◉ Translator fee
◉ Kanzuri tasting

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

◯ Transportation to/from the meeting point
◯ 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: 15

FITNESS LEVEL:

Suitable for all

SKILL LEVEL:

Suitable for all

START/END TIME:

9:00~17:30

AGE/HEIGHT:

No restriction

PRICE PER PERSON:

4,900 JPY

BOOKING:

30 days in advance

ACCESS (Start)

Kimi-no-i Shuzo
9 minutes walk from Arai Station on Myoko Haneuma Line

ACCESS (Finish)

Kimi-no-i Shuzo
9 minutes walk to Arai Station on Myoko Haneuma Line

PARKING:

Available

ITINERARY

TIME CONTENT

Customer's desired time

  • Meet at Kanzuri
  • Learn the history and story of Kanzuri (40mins)
  • Tasting (30mins)
  • Shopping (20mins)
  • Finish at Kanzuri

PHOTO GALLERY

Clothing/What to bring

N/A

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 strong winds or bad weather are 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.

Other

► Tour not available on weekends, holidays, or scheduled closed days.
► Kanzuri is a spicy seasoning. Please be careful if you are sensitive to spicy food.

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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