Immerse yourself in the rhythms and traditions of farm life in a Japanese village during this 3.5-hour visit to the town of Ogi, including a ‘mochi’-pounding (Japanese rice cake-making) and delicious chicken Sukiyaki lunch cooking lesson. Walk amidst the terraced rice fields of this picturesque town, discovering its more than 1,300 years of rice farming history. Then visit the home of a local farmer, learning the techniques to make ‘mochi’ while enjoying the warm hospitality of this friendly resident and his wife. A family / couple / senior-friendly tour with a very attentive tour guide.
Idiomas da excursão
- Curta um dia longe do barulho e da agitação da cidade
- Obtenha dicas exclusivas de nativos
- Opção popular com crianças
- Conduzida por um guia local
- Inclui almoço
- Grupos pequenos têm garantia de serviço pessoal
You will take a taxi to the village of Ogi where you spend a half day learning about Japanese country life and smacking your lips over local specialties. First you will enjoy a short walk through the village and rice fields that have been continuously cultivated for 1300 years. The legend is that when a severe drought hit the area, the emperor enshrined the Shinto spirit of rain in Ogi village. Soon, spring water started running from the exact same location, saving many peoples’ lives. You'll visit Ogura shrine where the spirit is said to reside. A large festival is held here in May, just before the rice planting, to pray for a good harvest.
The view of terraced rice fields surrounding the villages is stunning, portraying the changing colors of the natural surroundings according to each season.
In spring, the rice fields are flooded - reflecting the sky like a mosaic of mirrors.
In summer, the fields turn a fresh green color vibrant with the growing rice plants.
In autumn, they are transformed to gold from the ripened ears of rice plants.
Finally, after the harvest, the fields return to the color of earth, sometimes dusted with snow during cold winter days.
You will surely delight in these varying characters of the terraced rice fields. We hope you can visit Japan four times, each time in a different season to further relish the changes!
After taking a stroll through the rice terraces in the area, you will visit the local rice farmer’s house, where the family have lived for seven generations. There, you'll experience exciting mochi rice cake-making. You can pound the steaming sticky rice into delicious mochi rice cakes while enjoying the fun atmosphere, feeling like a child again. Enjoy the freshly made mochi with a variety of different toppings. Freshly pounded mochi is soft and exceptionally delicious.
You can also try a special sukiyaki made with fresh local chicken and lots of vegetables. The farmer will show you how to make it, so participate and learn. Many guests became big fans of this simple yet delicious dish cooked right in front of you.
This extraordinary experience, learning about a farmer’s life coexisting with the bounty of nature, will be the highlight of your trip to Japan!
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JR Ogotoonsen Station (Kosei-Line) - 5th stop from JR Kyoto
10am - JR Ogotoonsen Station
JR Train Info: JR Kosei Line
Weekdays: 9:35am (Kyoto) - 10am (Ogotoonsen)
Weekends & Holidays: 9:30am(Kyoto) - 10am(Ogotoonsen)
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Kyoto pick up is not included. Meet our tour conductor at JR Ogotoonsen Station.
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Tour + JR Kyoto Sta. pick up
JR Kyoto Station pick up is included in the price. Drop-off is at JR Ogotoonsen Station. Meet our tour conductor in front of the West Gate (2nd floor) of JR Kyoto Station at 9:15 am.
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Enjoy Mochi pounding!
- Lunch & Mochi Rice Cake making class
- Taxi fare
- English-speaking local tour guide
- Train fee from Kyoto (if Kyoto station pickup option selected)
- Small-group tour
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Gratuities (optional)
- Drinks/bottled water
- Train fee to/from JR Ogotoonsen station
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- A maximum of 8 people per booking
Política de cancelamento
Se cancelar entre 3 e 6 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 50 por cento.
Se cancelar no prazo de 2 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 100 por cento.