Kyoto: Farm Visit and Mochi Making

Product ID: 71107

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Key Details
3.5 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Printed Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
English, Japanese

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What You'll Do
  • Walk among rice terraces in a rural village
  • Make Mochi rice cakes using traditional tools and methods
  • Enjoy a delicious chicken sukiyaki prepared by a local farmer and his wife at their home
  • Learn about Japanese cuisine and culture
Taste freshly-made Mochi rice cakes and delicious chicken sukiyaki at a farmer’s house, in a village surrounded by terraced rice fields.
What to Expect
Experience the traditions of a local village, where terraced rice fields, continuously cultivated for 1300 years, cascade down the mountains for as far as the eye can see. First, take a stroll to the local shrine surrounded by beautiful views, with Lake Biwa glimmering far below. Along the way you will feel the spirit of a vibrant community who have co-existed with nature and protected the water sources for generations.

A friendly farming couple will welcome you wholeheartedly. They will demonstrate how to make Mochi rice cakes following the traditional method, using homegrown rice. Participants are welcome to join in! Freshly pounded with your own hands, the rice cakes will surely taste exceptionally delicious. Enjoy with a variety of toppings!

You can also try a special sukiyaki made with fresh local chicken. The farmer will show you how to make it, so participate and learn. Many guests became big fans of this simple yet delicious dish!
What's Included
  • Lunch and Mochi class
  • Taxi transfer
  • English-speaking local tour guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks/bottled water
  • Train to/from JR Ogotoonsen station
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

JR Ogotoonsen Station (Kosei-Line), 20 minutes (5th stop) from JR Kyoto Station by a local train. Fare from JR Kyoto to Ogotoonsen is 320JPY. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• If you cancel within 2 calendar days (Japan Standard Time) in advance, you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee
• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
• Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
• Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
• A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
• Maximum 6 people per booking

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Product ID: 71107