FoodFarming and Everyday life

Tofu Experience

Price: JPY 7,700/person Duration: 3 hr


An exclusive look into a master's workshop

Tofu tradition in Chino started about 200 years ago in the Yamaura, the rural area under the mountains’ shadow, as an attempt by local farmers to create a source of income during winter.
The first shops in the area were only open in the coldest months of the year and did not sell regular tofu, but only a frosty version of it the locals called “frozen tofu.”

Our activity takes place at "Sennen Tofu," a small family-run tofu shop where the current master perpetuates the centenary tradition of frozen tofu while expanding his repertoire to regular tofu and tofu-based cooking.
The experience starts with an exclusive visit to the workshop where you can observe up-close the tofu-making process as the masters explain the most interesting points. After the guided visit, you will move to a nearby room where under the master’s guide, you can try making tofu with your own hands.

The morning will conclude with a degustation of tofu and other tofu-based dishes such as okara salad and soy milk tenyose (a jelly-like vegan cake).


Period From March to June, and September to December
Limited to 3 times per month
Due Date 10 days prior the date of the activity
Duration 3 hr


Arrival at Sennen Tofu- Activity starts Introduction about tofu and the story of the shop


An exclusive look into the artisan's workshop- Guided visit to the tofu-making process


Move to another area for hands-on experience


Let's try making tofu!


Degustation - now's the time to try some tofu and tofu-based dishes while listening to the master's stories


Activity ends

No. of participants Min. 2 persons / Max. 4 persons
Price / person Adult (ages 13+):
With 2 participants: JPY 7,700/person
With 3 participants: JPY 6,600/person
With 4 participants: JPY 6,050/person

Child (ages 4-12):
JPY 2,750/person

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

(All prices tax incl.)
Included in the price Activity, tasting, English-speaking guide, insurance
Payment method Credit card
Cancellation policy 7 days prior: 30% of total amount
3 days prior: 50% of total amount
1 day prior: 70% of total amount
Day of activity: 100% of total amount
Access 30 min by car or bus from JR Chino Station