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Takikomi Rice Making Workshop with Chef Sawatari

Work one-on-one with Yamagata's top chef to make a Japanese specialty dish!

Operation Period

All year round

Time Required

About 2 hours

Number of Participants



10,000 JPY– (tax included)

Work alongside Chef Kichibei Sawatari, the head chef and owner of Chitosekan. This historic high class Japanese restaurant shares the same architecture as the Bunshokan museum in the city center.

In this cooking workshop you will learn how to prepare “takikomi gohan”, a rice dish that is made from high quality rice and a variety of ingredients. This dish combines rice, dashi, fresh vegetables and meats together to make a delicious and healthy dish with rich flavors and a delicious texture. Chef Sawatari will teach you how to prepare this dish and explain why cooking the rice in a ceramic pot (instead of rice cookers) makes the rice taste even better.

Experience Program NameTakikomi Rice Making Workshop with Chef Sawatari
Activity LocationChitosekan restaurant
Time RequiredAbout 2 hours
Operation PeriodAll year round
Start TimeFlexible. Please request your desired times.
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants10people
Reservation Deadline3 days before by 17:00
Important notes regarding participationThis experience is available year-round and Activity Times are flexible.
・Please let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions.
・Please send us a reservation inquiry for availability.
・Ordering additional food or drinks outside of the set course may incur additional fees.
One Participant10,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, instructor fee, kitchen space use and meal after workshop.
What is not included in the price・Any additional dishes and drinks.
・Anything not included in the above 'included' list.
Method of PaymentPay cash on the day or credit card in advance.
Cancellation PolicyCancellation Policy
Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee.
Two days prior: 20%
Day before: 30%
On the day: 100%
Meeting Spot9−2, 4 Chome Nanukamachi, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata-ken 990-0042
Meeting TimePlease come by your reserved time.
AccessFrom Yamagata Station take buses S85・C7, U19・C13, E12・C4, E31・C4 or E32・C4 to either Yugakkanmae bus stop or Asahiginza Bus Stop. From there walk 5 minutes. Additionally you can walk from the station (25 minutes) or take a taxi (6 minutes).
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and Tours・Operated by a multi-lingual chef (Japanese, English)
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English
Multi-lingual chef: Japanese, English