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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.

Operation Period

All year round.

Time Required

About 2 hours.

Number of Participants



13,000 JPY– (tax included)

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 NameTofu Workshop in a Traditional Japanese Storehouse
Activity LocationDowntown Yamagata City
Time RequiredAbout 2 hours.
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start Time10:00 (also open to requests)
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants8people
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 Participant13,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience 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 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 Spot1 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 Time10:00 (also open to requests)
AccessFrom Yamagata Station walk about 13 minutes.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and Tours・Operated by a multi-lingual guide (Japanese, English)
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English
Multi-lingual guide: Japanese, English