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Make Japanese traditional seasonal confectionery in Kyoto

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You can learn seasonal sweets recipes in a traditional residence of machiya in Kyoto from a confectionery master.

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  • Learning about ingredients used for making wagashi sweets
  • Seasonal recipes which will change depending on the month
  • Experience a Japanese traditional building unique to Kyoto called Machiya residence
  • The confectionery maker, Ms Moe of Suzumeya gathers ingredients throughout Japan for her seasonal sweets

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Pick-up at JR Tanbaguchi Station

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What you need to bring

Passion and smile!

Meet your host :
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)
  • 普通话 (Intermediate)

After 10 years experience in the field of rural development in Japan, I took a 2 years master course of Agroecology in the university of the Netherlands. Now, I am working for community-based experiential tourism development in rural villages in Japan.

I often travel around rural villages in japan for my research on traditional knowledge, ethnobotany and local cuisine, "kyodo ryori".

I can organize a trip with very unique experience for you in the off-the-beaten rural villages, especially in Kyoto and Nara. It is possible to experience cooking with locals, visit farmers, or stay at a farmhouse.
Please contact me. I can suggest your trip schedule.

Example of special interest theme:
- tea tour (harvesting and processing tea, tea house, matcha poder making, tea museum in Kyoto)
- traditional handicrafts (visit workshops, pottery making experience, kiln in hidden valley)
- culinary experience (food processing workshop such as tofu, soba, yuba, somen noodle, traditional knowledge of food preservation)
- fermented food products (learning how to make sake, shoyu, miso, amazake, pickle, nattou, umeboshi by yourself)
- plant and ethno-ecology (sansai wild plant harvesting and cooking)
- learning rural livelihood (charcoal making, weaving trees, paper making from mulberry plant, silk worm, visit to temple of plant medicine)
- temple stay (meditation, shojin ryori at mount koya)
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