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Unforgettable 'Cooking experiences' near Tokyo!

— Discover unique cooking experiences such as Matcha  and soba noodle making near Tokyo —

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① Learn to make Matcha & traditional Edo-style teacakes

Japanese: かな半 (栃木市)

🍵👘 Learn how to make Matcha at a traditional ryokan !!👘🍵

Experience traditional Japanese culture firsthand by learning to make matcha and Edo-style teacakes.

Travel back in time to the Edo era when Matcha green tea became popular in Japan. You will learn the ancient techniques used to make Matcha and will be guided through making your very own traditional teacakes.

You will be taught how to make “Funoyaki” which you can enjoy with your matcha green tea.

“Funoyaki“ was commonly served by Sennorikyu (1522-1591), the most famous tea master in Japanese history. It’s made with flour and is like a Japanese version of a crepe and contains miso and cashew nuts which complement the flavors of Matcha.

Don’t miss this uniquely Japanese culinary experience. Click the ‘Book now’ button to read more.

5-2 Yorozuchou, Tochigi-shi, Tochigi-ken, Japan

(栃木県栃木市万町5-2)

Tochigi city

All year round

2,800 yen (roughly 27 USD)

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From 3pm on every Wednesday and Sunday 

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85 min from Asakusa Station (Tochigi station is 70 min from Asakusa sta.)

Take the limited express from Asakusa Station in Tokyo (towards Tobu-Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen).

Tochigi Station

[From Tochigi Station]

– 15 min walk

– 6 min by Taxi

+81(0)282-22-0108

かな半旅館

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

② Learn to make 'Soba noodles' at a traditional soba restaurant

Japanese: 松月庵(那須烏山市)

Learn soba making from a chef with a special local blend of flour

passed on from generation to generation since 1885

The art of making soba is very important to Japanese cuisine. Shogetstuan (松月庵), is a family-run soba restaurant with a long history of soba making. Their skilled staff will kindly show you how to prepare soba from flour. 

You’ll first learn how to knead and cut soba noodles using special soba-making tools. After this, your soba will be cooked and served with delicious soba sauces and seasonings. Sit down and enjoy your very own handmade noodles!

These soba noodles are made with a special blend of local Yamizo soba flour, which has been tried and tested since 1885 and is an elegant and flavorsome fine soba.

Come and experience the traditional taste of Japan with this unique culinary experience.

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2-1-4 Chuou, Nasu-Karasuyama-shi, Tochigi Prefecture

(栃木県那須烏山市中央2-1-14)

Nasu-Karasuyama City

All year round

3,600 yen (roughly 35 USD)

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10am (Thursday to Tuesday)

*Closed Wednesday

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2 hours

(Shinkansen to JR Utsunomiya station and Karasuyama line to Karasuyama station)

Easiest way is to take the JR Karasuyama Line to Karasuyama Station or drive.

Karasuyama Station

[Walk]

10 min walk from Karasuyama station

[Taxi]

4min by taxi from Karasuyama station

Telephone:

+81-(0)287-83-2035

松月庵(栃木県那須烏山市)

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

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Japanese: いちごの里(栃木県)

Unforgettable cooking experiences near Tokyo

Not what you’re looking for?

How about visiting a sake brewery, trying Gyoza dumplings in Utsunomiya or sampling amazing Ramen?

Or perhaps visiting a sake brewery ?

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