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Dry Curing Local Ham Experience in Northern Miyagi​

At IZUNUMA NOUSAN we offer a service to make your own original dry-cured ham. Start by purchasing the raw meat then receive instructions how to prepare the meat at our experience classroom. Our staff will keep and care for your ham then send it to you after it is aged and cured.

Operation Period

All year round (on the first Saturday of the month)

Time Required

30 minutes

Number of Participants



49,500 JPY– (tax included)

【Flow of Experience】
1. Application and Payment
Please apply for the experience program at least 2 weeks in advance.
Pay in advance by bank transfer or cash on the day.

2. Dry Curing Ham Experience
After staff explain how to make dry-cured ham, participants will dry rub the ham with salt (Experiences held on the 1st Saturday of every month). After that, the ham is taken by professional staff for aging and curing.

3. Tasting (optional, whole leg only)
You can taste (sample size) ham that has been aged and cured for over 12 months! If you are interested, please make a reservation at least 10 days in advance.

4. Delivery/ Additional Aging
When your ham is almost ready, we will contact you. The ham can be further aged if desired, so please let us know if you wish to extend the period (additional fee required).

Hams sold at most stores in Japan are imported, but with this experience you’ll be able to learn about and taste local high quality ham. "Izunuma Pork," a brand of pig raised and produced by IZUNUMA NOUSAN Co., Ltd. was bred using a Duroc breed "Shimofuri Red" pig as the father. At our local specialty farm, pigs are carefully and lovingly raised on a select diet of seaweed minerals and Bacillus subtilis. Our high-quality pork is a tender meat with a vivid red color and no odors.

Experience Program NameDry Curing Local Ham Experience in Northern Miyagi​
Activity LocationHam House Experience Studio
Time Required30 minutes
Operation PeriodAll year round (on the first Saturday of the month)
Start Time11:00-12:00
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants10people
Reservation Deadline14 days before by 17:00
About suspension of the activityThe experience may be cancelled if there are not enough materials able to be procured, equipment malfunction/failure, or natural disaster.
We will contact you if it is decided that the experience will be canceled due to such circumstances.
Important notes regarding participation● Bring an apron and triangular handkerchief or bandana.
● Clean the end of your nails and fingertips.
● Those under 10 years old must be accompanied by a guardian as there are parts of the session which will require assistance.
● In the case of another reservation or event, the experience may be held at the City Agriculture Exchange Hall.
Miyagi brand pork, thigh on bone (1) ※Aged for about 13 months49,500 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, materials fee, guide fee, equipment rental fee, packaging to bring home your food, consumption tax.
What is not included in the price・Professional cutting & slicing with packaging service / thigh on bone 16,500 yen (tax included) Shoulder loin block: 4,400 yen (tax included)
・Regional Shipping: Cost depends on the shipping area. Please contact us for more information.
Remarks regarding priceOption for each additional month of aging: 1,100 yen (tax included) ※offered whole leg on the bone only
Method of PaymentCash on the day or wire transfer in advance.
About cancellations and changesIf you must cancel, please call us as early as possible.
Cancellation PolicyDay before contact: 50% of total fee
Same day contact: 100% of total fee
No contact/No show: 100% of total fee
Meeting SpotMaenuma 149-7, Hasamacho-Nitta, Tome-shi, Miyagi-ken 989-4601
Meeting TimePlease arrive 5 minutes before your reservation time.
Access--By Public Transportation-- 
From JR Sendai Station, take the JR Tohoku-Honsen Line to Nitta Station (80 minutes), then walk 5 minutes. *Note that your train will briefly stop at Kogata Station before heading towards Ichinoseki.
From JR Sendai Station, take the JR Tohoku Shinkansen to Kurikoma-Kogen Station (22 minutes), then take a 15-minute taxi ride.

--By Car-- 
1 hour and 10 minute drive from JR Sendai Station.
Room for about 30 cars. Free, no reservation required.
Barrier-free AccessYes
1 wheelchair, ramps, multi-purpose toilet. Please contact for details.
About Guides and ToursA staff member will provide instructions during the experience.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English
There are staff which can speak English. Please consult with us in advance if you wish to request one.