Nagano Walking Tour: Make Oyaki Dumplings & Matcha

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Duration
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 8 guests
Language
English
Explore Nagano City with a guide! Roast oyaki dumplings, a local specialty, in a sunken hearth, walk along alleyways, visit local shops, and wrap up the tour by whisking your own cup of matcha tea!
Highlights
Navigate the charming streets of Nagano City and immerse yourself in the local lifestyle and history with the help of an English-speaking guide.
Make Nagano's specialty dumplings, oyaki, and grill them on a traditional sunken hearth. Enjoy them warm by the fireplace.
Whisk and taste matcha in a local tea room.
The guide will take photos of the experience for you to keep as a souvenir.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
While Nagano is famous for its snow monkeys, Matsumoto Castle, and ski resorts in the Japanese Alps, a unique gourmet adventure awaits in its lesser-known capital city. In this tour, your guide will walk you through the retro streets of Nagano City, stopping by local shops to grasp the area's history and culture. Your first stop will be an oyaki maker. A Nagano specialty, oyaki are roasted dumplings made of wheat and buckwheat flour and filled with seasonal vegetables, fruit, or sweet bean paste. You will learn to make oyaki and roast them in a sunken hearth. After enjoying the warm dumplings by the fireplace, hit the streets with your guide again, seeing more of the area as you head to a tea room, where you can whisk and enjoy matcha tea. Your host will take photos of the day for you to keep and cherish! Itinerary: -Meet your guide in front of Starbucks Coffee MIDORI at Nagano Station. -Walk together to a local oyaki maker where you will make oyaki dumplings on a traditional Japanese sunken hearth. Enjoy two warm, freshly made oyaki by the fireplace with soba (buckwheat) tea. -Explore the streets of Nagano City with your guide, stopping by local shops and seeing how residents live. -Arrive at a traditional Japanese tea room, where you will be whisking a cup of matcha tea. Relax and enjoy your drink! -Walk back to the starting point and say goodbye to your guide. The tour is approximately 2.5 hours long.
Inclusions
Oyaki dumplings, tea and sweets
English-speaking guide
Complimentary photographs taken throughout the experience to be shared with you after the tour
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting place
Additional food, drinks, or souvenirs
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet in front of Starbucks Coffee - MIDORI Nagano. 1st Floor of MIDORI Nagano, 1 Chome-22-6 Minamichitose, Nagano, 380-8543
Remarks
Upon booking, please let the host know of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.
Please wear appropriate clothes and shoes.
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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Home to several of Japan’s highest mountains, discover the many secrets of Nagano; from world-class pistes to villages frozen in time, and even a troop of hot-tub loving monkeys!
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Earliest available date: May 28, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals