No.
181
Tasting Tour, Soy sauce and Tofu in Gose (Local food experience)

  • Program
    fee
    Per person:16,000 JPY
    Available
    time period
    2018-5-7 - 2019-3-31
    *from 2018-5-27 - 2018-7-2 are excluded
    Required
    time
    Approx. 4.5 hours
    Language Japanese,English


Soy sauce & Tofu are essential ingredients for Japanese cuisine. You will visit the site where Soy sauce and Tofu are being made, and enjoy tasting them there.
(Private Tour, Guided in English)

You will visit Nagara town in Gose city where is a tranquil submontane old town in the central area of Nara. At there, you will learn how Soy sauce and Tofu are being made, and enjoy strolling through an old town where you can still feel the atmosphere from the Edo period (16-19th century). This tour will be guided in English.

After meeting your guide, you will take a local bus to Nagara town in Gose city. At the shop "Umemoto Tofu", you will taste Tofu while listening to explanations given by an expert. Next, you will visit a Soy sauce producer "Katakami shoyu (shoyu means soy sauce in japanese)", and will see the making of Soy sauce by a natural brewing method. Soy sauce is matured along with passing of the seasons in a large wooden tub made of Japanese cedar. As a special offer of this tour, you will be guided to the top of the large tubs to see Soy sauce under the process of brewing.The last attraction of this tour is a delicious lunch at the restaurant "Tegami Cafe" which was originally a post office. Enjoy your lunch prepared with local product such as vegetables, rice, Tofu from "Umemoto Tofu" and Soy sauce from "Katakami Shoyu".
  • Umemoto Tofu shop

  • Katakami Shoyu (explanations on the process of Soy sauce brewing)

  • Tegami cafe (lunch sample)


Program details
Program Tasting Tour, Soy sauce and Tofu in Gose (Local food experience)
Program fee

Per person:16,000 JPY

Available time period

2018-05-07 - 2019-03-31

Available time period Detail 9:00~13:45
Required time Approx. 4.5 hours
Schedule 09:00 Meet at Yamatoyagi Station, Kintetsu Railway

*With an English speaking guide, you will experience a local bus ride to "Nagara" in Gose city, and then stroll around the area.
*"Umemoto Tofu" shop is popular among local Japanese for its freshly-made Tofu. In a Japnese styled room, you will taste various kinds of their Tofu while listening to explanations given by an expert. You can pick your favorite Tofu here, which will be served for lunch later.
*"Katakami Shoyu" is a Soy sauce brewing house with a long and distinguished history. "Soy sauce" is one of the typical Japanese seasonings, and you will see its production method. The enormous tubs used for making Shoyu are spectacular.
*Lunch at the restaurant "Tegami Cafe" that used to be the town’s old post office. Enjoy lunch prepared using locally produced ingredients and the Tofu you picked at “Umemoto Tofu” shop.
*Explore a beautiful scenery of the Japanese traditional old town in "Nagara" where the atmosphere from the Edo period (16-19th century) still remains.
*After lunch, go back to Yamatoyagi Station by taxi.

13:45 The tour ends at Yamatoyagi Station.

*Time and contents may be changed without prior notice due to a local situation.
Requirements for participation from 2 to 5 people
Included in this fee *Guide in English
*Route bus ride (from Yamatoyagi Station to Teradabashi Bus Stop)
*Visit to Tofu shop and Tofu tasting
*Visit to Shoyu brewing house
*Lunch
*Taxi ride (from Nagara area, Gose city to Yamatoyagi Station)
Not included in fees *Personal expenses
Meeting location Yamato-Yagi Station, Kintetsu Railway
Meeting location Detail Meeting time (09:00)
A guide is waiting for you at the ticket gate exit.
Address of meeting location 4 Naizencho, Kashihara-city, Nara-prefecture

From Osaka : 30-minute train ride from Osaka Namba Station, Kintetsu Railway
From Kyoto : 50-minute train ride from Kyoto Station, Kintetsu Railway


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Language Japanese,English

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    Nara Visitors Bureau is a DMC (Destination Management Company) based in this ancient city Nara. We offer various tours that are not just sight-seeing visits, but are cultural and historical experiences which you can feel, touch and taste the real Nara.

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    You explore the site where Soy sauce and Tofu are being made, and enjoy tasting them there.

    Company information

    Company:Nara Visitor's Bureau
    Address:3 Ikeno-cho Nara-city Nara-prefecture

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