Yoshida Udon Making Class at Lake Kawaguchi (Yamanashi)

Organized by Fujiya
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Experience Details
Experience Location
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 80 guests
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Japanese, English
Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Make your own Yoshida udon — a Yamanashi specialty dish of thick udon noodles topped with horse meat and cabbage — guided by expert chefs in this class in Kawaguchiko, near Mt Fuji!
Make your own Yoshida udon dish, from kneading to rolling to cutting the noodles, guided by chefs from a shop with over 20 years of cooking experience
Learn about the history and culture of Lake Kawaguchi and the town of Fujikawaguchiko
Enjoy your own Yoshida udon with toppings, with chargeable upgrade to a set meal featuring more Yamanashi delicacies (see Options menu)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Practically every region of Japan has its own variation of udon, and Yamanashi is no exception. The prefecture is also known for hoto noodles, but Yoshida udon is also one of the region’s most beloved dishes. With a particularly hard texture and the unorthodox combination of horse meat and cabbage, Yoshida udon was initially served on special occasions, but has since become an everyday dish. Cooking experience provider Fujiya has been teaching visitors how to make various Yamanashi specialties for over 20 years, from hoto to spice curry to Oshino-Hokkai soba noodles. Few others are more qualified to teach udon-making classes than its chefs, who will take you through the process in English. They’ll first help you mix the dough, after which you’ll roll it out, then fold and cut it into noodles. After boiling, feel free to dress them with plenty of cabbage, wakame seaweed, spring onions and other toppings as you want! Hungry for more local treats? Fujiya gets many visitors with large appetites, so you have the option of making your meal into a set (see Options section for more information). Upgrade to the Fujiya Set, which comes with a toriten-don (chicken tempura rice bowl) and kinako-mochi (rice cake dusted with soybean flour) drizzled with kuromitsu sugar syrup for dessert. Or try the Yamanashi set, which has the same dessert, but switches the toriten-don for chicken offal stew — a Kofu city specialty. After the class and meal, explore the beautiful town of Fujikawaguchiko. A popular destination for domestic and foreign tourists alike, Lake Kawaguchi is the most accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes from Tokyo, and offers beautiful views of Mt Fuji on clear days from the Mt Tenjo observation deck and ropeway. The nearby Fuji-Q Highland, one of Japan’s most famous theme parks, is a popular option for day trippers out of Fujikawaguchiko with its high-speed roller coaster thrills.
Udon-making instruction
Materials required for udon-making, such as utensils and ingredients
Meal of Yoshida udon with toppings
Transport to and from the venue
Additional purchases at the venue, such as souvenirs or additional menu items
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The cooking class is a 10-minute walk or short drive from Kawaguchiko Station. Parking is available at the venue for guests arriving by car. A Google Maps link to the venue will be provided upon booking. Please arrive 10 minutes before the starting time.
Children are allowed to participate in the experience, but parents and guardians are advised to note that gas stoves will be used.
English-speaking staff are available to assist visitors from overseas.
Vegan and vegetarian options are available upon request.
Please note that multiple guests will have their noodles boiled in a communal pot at the same time.
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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Experience Location

Get your thrills at Fuji-Q Highland or relax by the waters of the glorious Fuji Five Lakes region; immersed in nature, Yamanashi Prefecture is Japan’s top wine producer and the mountainous home to the northern half of Mount Fuji.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals