Ehomaki Sushi Making Tour

Date: February 4th

Setsubun is the day before the first day of spring in the Japanese solar year and the day Japanese eat "Ehomaki" - festive temaki sushi rolls.

In this unique custom, you eat a thick rolled sushi called ehomaki whole and in silence, while facing the direction that is said to be lucky for the year. Lets try it and bring ourselves good luck!

You will work in a group, and moms and grandmas from Myoko's local cooking club will help you make an original Ehomaki. During the cooking and eating we will also learn and experience other Japanese customs during the Setsubun Festival. Let's celebrate "Setsubun" like a local does!

Japanese handmade ehomaki roles and miso soup to celebrate the setsubun festival.

Whats Included

Transportation from Akakura, local cooking instructor, English-speaking guide, Ehomaki & soup lunch after cooking, apron & hair cover 

Tour Schedule

Pick up: 11:00

Introduction: 11:15

Meet the instructor and learn about Setsubun and Ehomaki. 

Make Ehomaki Sushi: 11:30 - 13:00

You’ll work together as a team to make your Ehomaki and local soup “oborojiru”. At the end of the class we’ll eat the Ehomaki in the traditional Japanese way and drink the soup.

Farewell: 13:15 - 13:45

Clean up the kitchen and say farewell to the local team.

Arrive: 14:00

Arrival back at Akakura Onsen bus stop

Tour Booking

You will work in groups. If you are single guest or if your group is larger we may match you up with other guests so you can fully enjoy the experience.

For groups of 4 or more we can offer a slight discount so please get in touch with us at [email protected]
Soba Experience
Price per person: ¥8,000
Price per child: ¥7,000

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