Cooking Japanese rice in traditional oven at "Shikano-fune, Kamado" (Local food experience)

  • Program
    Per person:3,500 JPY
    time period
    Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
    2 hours (15:00 - 17:00)
    Language Japanese,English

Make rice balls cooked by Japanese traditional oven with firewood.

"Shika no fune Kamado" is a restaurant which is open from morning and very popular with not only local people but also tourists from all over the world.

It is well-known for its delicious Japanese rice cooked by traditional Japanese oven and side dishes of local products.
Inside of the building, there is also a grocery store which sells a wide range of food paired up with rice and utensils to enjoy rice more.

The workshop will provide you experience that you can put firewood into Japanese traditional oven 'Kamado' and then cook the rice grown in Nara region. It’s also fun to make rice balls with the freshly cooked rice. Enjoy the flavor of the rice with the miso soup and side dishes!
  • Japanese Traditional Oven "Kamado"

  • Rice freshly wood-fired cooked in Japanese traditional oven

  • Rice balls

Program details
Program Cooking Japanese rice in traditional oven at "Shikano-fune, Kamado" (Local food experience)
Program fee

Per person:3,500 JPY

Available time period

All season program

Available time period Detail Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Required time 2 hours
Schedule 1) Preparation and instruction
2) Cook rice in traditional Japanese oven with firewood
3) Make rice balls
4) Tasting
Requirements for participation -Children under the age 12 need to participate with their parents.
- Minimum: 2 participants (Solo participant is negotiable.)
- Maximum: 8 participants
Things to bring / required items -Please be advised that your clothing may get a little dirty. Please wear the clothing you can afford to get dirty.
Included in this fee Full set of materials and equipment
Not included in fees Personal expenses
Meeting location Shika no fune, Kamado
Meeting location Detail Please come to Shika no fune Kamado by 15:00.
Address of meeting location 11 Inoue cho , Nara-city, Nara-prefecture

From Kintetsu/JR Nara Station:
- 17 minutes on foot from Kintetsu Nara station.
- 22 minutes on foot from JR Nara station.
- Take Nara Kotsu bus (Nara city loop line) and alight at Tanaka-cho bus stop.

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Pick Up Service No pick up/drop off
Payment method Payment by credit card
Language Japanese,English

Guides' recommendations,
highlights in this area
The taste of the rice cooked in Japanese traditional oven is exceptionally good!!


The program may be postponed or cancelled due to weather conditions or local circumstances.
To parents with kids, please be aware of kids especially around the wood-fired oven.



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  • Shika no fune, Kamado

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    “Shika no fune”, a complex facility of a tourist information, a restaurant, a grocery shop, a cafe and a gallery.


    We cook rice with firewood in Japanese traditional oven. Please enjoy the local products and the freshly cooked rice.

    Company information

    Company:Shika no fune, Kamado
    Address:11 Inoue cho Nara-city Nara-prefecture

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