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Make Miso in Arima Onsen Town (Kobe)

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Experience Location
Duration
1 hour
Number of Guests
1 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Other
Vegan, Vegetarian, With recipe, Seasonal food
Make miso in Arima Onsen (Kobe). Guided by an expert, make miso from scratch, learn about fermentation, & then take home your batch.
Highlights
Learn from Kobe locals with an English translator for clear communication
Craft miso using fresh local ingredients in a cozy Japanese home
It's a quick, one-hour session, & you'll leave with your handmade miso
Discover the art of fermentation & the cultural value of miso
Uses pesticide-free soybeans and koji
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Experience the art of crafting your miso in the delightful town of Arima Onsen. This workshop, led by friendly Kobe locals and facilitated by an English translator, ensures you fully engage in this enjoyable local tradition. Arima Onsen, nestled in Hyogo Prefecture's Rokko Mountains, is a historic hot spring town in Japan. Offering therapeutic ‘gold’ and ‘silver’ springs, rich history, cultural experiences, scenic beauty, and local cuisine, it's a timeless escape, easily accessible from Kobe. Moving onto the miso-making, your experience occurs in a cozy Japanese home in Arima Onsen. Here, we'll use fresh, locally sourced ingredients to craft your own batch of miso! Miso is a traditional Japanese product that ferments soybeans, salt, and often grains like rice or barley. The mixture is left to ferment for several months to years, resulting in a paste with a rich, savory flavor known as "umami." Miso is a versatile ingredient used in soups, sauces, marinades, and dressings in Japanese cuisine, adding depth and complexity to dishes. In less than an hour, you'll gain a profound understanding of miso-making's history and cultural significance and uncover the fascinating fermentation process that imparts miso with its unique flavor. We'll also teach you how to effortlessly prepare koji seasoning and incorporate it into your home cooking. You'll take your handmade miso home, preserving the memories of this distinctive experience. We'll provide straightforward instructions on maintaining the fermentation process and enjoying your miso once it's ready to savor!
Inclusions
Miso-making ingredients
A 300g take-home batch of freshly-made miso
Learn to make, use, and take home 100g of koji seasoning
Workshop & English-speaking translator
Plastic gloves (for those who don't want to use bare hands)
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the experience location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Gin no yu, Arima Onsen
Remarks
At this stage, this experience is available for 1-day only on 21 October
Arima Onsen is conveniently located just a short train ride from Kobe, making it an accessible day trip or weekend getaway from the city
Please bring a spacious bag as you’ll be taking home a container with your handmade miso and koji seasoning
We cannot guarantee that the fermentation succeeds in 6+ months
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Hyōgo is home to the best beef in the world, Kobe beef, and that’s not all. From vast natural parks to one of the oldest and biggest castles in Japan, this prefecture covers all bases with natural beauty and a thriving food culture inspired by Chinese and French immigrants in the port cities.
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals