Japanese Miso Making Experience in Kagoshima
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Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Special offer
Learn about the process of Miso and Sho-yu at the factory. Make 2kg of Mugi-miso for yourself!
2-hour Japanese Miso Making Experience
Visit a miso factory called Sakura Kaneyo, established in 1927
Learn to make a special type of Kagoshima Miso called mugi-miso (麦味噌)
Take home the miso paste you made, and let it ferment
In this Japanese Miso Making Experience in Kagoshima, you will visit a miso factory run by Sakura Kaneyo, a soy sauce and miso maker established in 1927. At the factory, they still make Japanese miso using traditional methods and will teach you how to make your own miso from scratch! You’ll soon find out that miso is an essential Japanese ingredient, which is used in much more than just soup. There are so many types of miso in Japan, and different regions have their own varieties of miso. The miso made in Kagoshima has a slightly sweeter flavor and a powerful aroma. You will learn how to make a special variety of Japanese miso (specifically, Kagoshima miso) called mugi-miso, which is made from barley and soybeans. With over 90 years of experience making soy sauce and Japanese miso, Sakura Kaneyo is the perfect place to learn about Kagoshima miso and make it for yourself! Since miso is a fermented product, you won’t be able to enjoy it right away. Like a good wine, miso should be aged. After enjoying the Japanese miso experience, you will get to take home the 2kg of miso paste you made and when you taste it after a few months, you’ll realize that the wait was worth it!
Insights into the miso making process at a miso factory
Learn how to make Japanese miso paste with an English speaking guide
Take home 2kg of the miso paste you made!
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting location is at JR Ichiki Station.
Special offer: If the child shares the 2kg portion of miso with a parent, the experience will be free of charge for the child.
Please notify us of the number children who will be sharing miso in the additional information section of the checkout page.
Ichikikushikino is a city in Kagoshima Prefecture located along the Ichiki Coast. As a coastal city, it has a thriving fishing industry. The area’s bluefin tuna is particularly renowned (celebrated by the Kushino Tuna Festival) and the local style of ramen is, of course, tuna ramen. Hot springs, stunning mountains, and seaside parks and beaches are just a few of the natural attractions in the area. Ichikikushikino also hosts festivals and events such as the Kushikino Beach Horse Race every spring and Taro TaroFestival for a bountiful harvest.
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(13 - 90)
(6 - 12)
Earliest available date: December 11, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.