FoodFarming and Everyday life

Tofu Experience (Currently Suspended)

Price: JPY 5,000 (tax excl) Duration: 3h

Activities

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 of 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).

INFORMATION

Period From March to June and from September to December (Currently Suspended until further notice)
Due Date 10 days prior the date of the activity
Duration 3h
Schedule

10:00

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

10:20

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

11:20

Move to another area for hand-on experience

11:25

Let's try making tofu!

12:30

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

13:00

Activity ends

No. of participants Min. 2 persons Max. 4 persons
Price / person Adults: JPY 5,000 (tax excl.)/ person
Children under 13: JPY 2,500 (tax excl.)/ person
Included in the price Activity, Tasting, English-speaking guide, Insurance
Payment method Credit card
Cancellation policy from 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%
Access 30min by bus from JR Chino station *Transfer available (free of charge)

Reservation

The resevation of this year has ended.
If you are interested please contact us.

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