Mochi(rice cake) making
- From ¥7,680
As traditions, ancient skills and masteries fade into the passage of time, there’s a place where they still live and breathe. Right here in Okuizumo. Mr. Wakuri, a local legend exudes a grandfatherly aura and keeps these traditions alive as he shares a lifetime of experience with the next generatio…
- From ¥4,980
Tofu, a must-have ingredient in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Southeast Asian cuisines has risen in popularity especially among vegetarians and vegans over the years. The widely known health benefits have made it a perfect alternative for meat based meals, or even as a side dish. You must have seen…
Steel forging demonstration
- From ¥31,200
A place suspended in time. An ancient art-form. Masterful craftsmanship. Come visit the only place in the world where iron is forged in the traditional Japanese way (Tatara forging).
Okuizumo Tatara Sword Museum keeps traditions alive as it passes down the history and culture of the iron in…
Soba noodle making
- From ¥8,400
Take your enthusiasm for soba noodles to another level! Join Mr. Goudo, a soba master chef running his own restaurant to serve guests aromatic and flavorful, authentic 100% buckwheat noodles. (*Most soba is made with some wheat flour added to the buckwheat flour as the noodles are easier to make an…
Japanese knife making
- From ¥39,000
Take a step back in time and off the road most travelled in Okuizumo; a charming rural town with a long history of iron making. Experience ancient blacksmithing and bladesmithing techniques in an inviting atmosphere. Create a Japanese all purpose knife with the guidance of a master blacksmith who h…
Warehouse stay UZUMAKI
- From ¥33,000
Come stay in a restored warehouse at Uzumaki, an authentic Japanese-style house. Become a part of Okuizumo town, Shimane prefecture.
Uzumaki is an ideal place to connect with nature and experience the simple traditional lifestyle of rural Japan.
The highlight of your stay will be th…