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Tofu Workshop in a Traditional Japanese Storehouse
In this cooking workshop you will learn how to prepare a local style of tofu with Yamagata soybeans from start to finish.
All year round.
About 2 hours.
Number of Participants
Work alongside Mrs. Horikawa, a longtime resident of Yamagata City who hosts a series of cultural workshops. The workshops are held in a beautiful traditional Japanese storehouse that has been in her family for generations.
Together with Mrs. Horikawa, you will learn how tofu is made step by step including boiling, blending, filtering, and setting the tofu into its block form.
As is typical in Japanese cuisine, no ingredients go to waste and you will also be working with the leftover soybean material that is filtered out when making the tofu. With this bean curd, you will make one of a variety of dishes with Horikawa-san that will be served in the meal after your workshop.
Horikawa speaks English and has prepared English materials that make this workshop very easy to enjoy. She is also very friendly and you can ask her anything you want about her hometown, so consider this a great chance to get other ideas for tourism here in Yamagata too!
Note: Please inform of us of any allergies or dietary needs when applying.
Don’t miss out on this truly one-of-a-kind, authentic Yamagata dining experience! If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. You will also have a drink menu (non-alcoholic drinks included as well) from which to choose from.
|Experience Program Name||Tofu Workshop in a Traditional Japanese Storehouse|
|Activity Location||Downtown Yamagata City|
|Operator Name||The Hidden Japan|
|Time Required||About 2 hours.|
|Operation Period||All year round.|
|Start Time||10:00 (also open to requests)|
|Minimum number of participants||2people|
|Maximum number of participants||8people|
|Reservation Deadline||3 days before by 17:00|
|Important notes regarding participation||This 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.
|What is included in the price||Experience fee, instructor fee, kitchen space use and lunch after workshop.|
|What is not included in the price||・Any additional dishes and drinks.|
・Anything not included in the above 'included' list.
|Method of Payment||Pay cash on the day or credit card in advance.|
|Cancellation Policy||Cancellation Policy|
Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee.
Two days prior: 20%
Day before: 30%
On the day: 100%
|Meeting Spot||1 Chome-7-24 Tokamachi, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata-ken 990-8799|
This program is run in a small storehouse behind a private Japanese home. Please meet Mrs. Horikawa in front of the Japan Post Office marked in the map below.
|Meeting Time||10:00 (also open to requests)|
|Access||From Yamagata Station walk about 13 minutes.|
|About Guides and Tours||・Operated by a multi-lingual guide (Japanese, English)|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|
Multi-lingual guide: Japanese, English
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