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Tofu in the makingan exclusive look into a master's workshop

In a small shop an artisan keeps alive family tradition

"Sennen Tofu" is a family-run tofu shop at 1200m. The current master has inherited the centenary tradition of frozen tofu while expanding his repertoire to regular tofu and tofu-based cooking. This activity will let you into his workshop where you can observe up-close the tofu making process. After the guided visit, you will move to a nearby room where under the artisan's guide you can try making your own tofu. The experience will conclude with a light meal featuring many tofu-based dishes.


Frozen Tofu is a special kind of tofu which is produced in the coldest months of winter by laying tofu slices outside to freeze for one night. It can be consummed frozen or dried to use later on. Production of this food started as an attempt of local farmers to create a source of income during winter.


〜 Why choose this activity? 〜

To be able to see an artisan at work is a rare chance; to have him explain the process step by step and answer your question is even rarer. This is both a guided visit and hand-on experience, so it's twice the fun. Also, in winter you get to make frozen tofu, which is unique to this area.

PeriodFrozen Tofu: End of December to end of February 
10 days prior the date of the activity
Regular Tofu: March to June; September to December 
10 days prior the date of the activity
Duration3h
CapacityMax. 4 people Min. 2 people
Price- 1 person5,000 JPY (tax excl.)
Prices vary for children under 13
- Included in the price:Activity fee, Insurance,
English-speaking guide available for the visit (60min).
1,500 yen to extend the translation to the tofu making part.
- Payment methodPaypal
- Cancellation policyfrom 7 days prior to activity day : 30%
from 3 days prior to activity day : 50%
1 day before the activity day : 70%
the activity day : 100%
misc.If you have any allergy, please let us know. Vegetarian and vegan options available.
Access
Schedule9 : 30Meet at JR Chino Station with guide
10 : 00Arrival at Sennen Tofu- Activity starts
Introduction about tofu/ frozen tofu and the story of the shop.
10 : 20An exclusive look into the artisan's workshop- Guided visit to the tofu-making process
11 : 20Move to another area for hand-on experience
11 : 25Let's try making tofu/ frozen tofu!
12 : 30Degustation - now's the time to try some tofu and tofu-based dishes while listening to the master's stories
13 : 00Activity ends
Reservation E-mail us at ask8@chinotabi.jp

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