Let's visit Ogawamachi to make your own Washi paper (traditional Japanese paper) and visit a historical sake brewery.
[Private Tour] Visit the historic town of Ogawamachi, also known as "Small Kyoto". Learn about traditional Japanese paper; washi and Japanese sake in Ogawamachi, a town built around a river, roughly an hour away from central Tokyo. Ogawa, meaning small river, is where the name of this town comes from, and the water of this river is what is used in creating Ogawamachi's washi and sake. The creation process of washi in this town is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, and on this tour you will get the chance to try it yourself! You will also visit a sake brewing factory and a 100% locally produced and consumed craft beer shop where you can taste local drinks. Make sure to explore the old back streets of Ogawamachi that have stayed unchanged for centuries!
Highlight-Where better to learn of the Buddhist traditions of zen meditation, hand copying sutras and tracing Buddhist images than a quiet temple with centuries of history?-Guidance in simple English by a real Buddhist monk – introduction to Kakurin-ji, a temple even older than the famous Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto.-English versions of sutra texts are available.-Delicious specialty lunch with local sake after learning about Buddhist customs in traditional surrounds.-Take home a calligraphy brush and socks made from washi paper materials as a gift.
Mino City, which is the production area of the paper "Mino Washi" unique to Japan.Experience traditional and authentic Japanese cuisine through this vegetarian healthy cooking class in a renovated 100-year-old Japanese townhouse located in the udatsu-lined streets of Mino City.・Visit a renovated 100-year-old Japanese townhouse・Learn the history and culture of Japanese cuisine・Learn how to coordinate a table using antique tableware that has been used for 100 years in a modern style.・Enjoy homemade Japanese food and sake tasting・A Japanese housewife who loves to cook and has various qualifications
You can wear armor, and drink delicious sake at the brewery!This plan is a quick and efficient way to explore the famous spots of Shiroishi. First, look at the exhibition of specialty Japanese paper at an old traditional house. The lamp made from "Shiroishi Washi" has a faint light and it makes you feel relax.Did you know that Shiroishi has castles and samurai residences? At Shiroishi Castle, you can take pictures with your favorite armor and kimono. The top floor has a very nice view! At the samurai residence near the castle, you can learn and feel how the samurai spent.This plan is recommended for those who want to go back to the samurai era and learn about Japanese culture and history!