Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in Takayama in a Renovated Historical Building

2 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

Join Midori in the kitchen for a private cooking lesson in her beautiful cooking studio in the heart of Takayama. Your culinary experience will begin with a trip to the morning Miyagawa Market where you will shop for seasonal produce. Return to the cooking studio and learn about the special cuisine of this region of Japan. Midori will teach you how to make an authentic Japanese meal which you will then enjoy in her charming dining area. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know a local cook and learn about the regional cuisine.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Traveling Spoon, Inc

Meet together at the cooking studio, and then you will walk to the Miyagawa morning market to source some fresh vegetables and edible wild plants. Your host will show you how to select fresh, ripe produce and you will get to see some ingredients you may not be familiar with.

Midori has a beautiful cooking studio set up in a historic building in Takayama that looks like a typical Japanese kitchen. All the tools and utensils used in the kitchen and dining area are part of Midori’s prized collection of antique cooking equipment, many of the pieces of which are over 100 years old.

After the market visit you will join Midori in the kitchen to cook a traditional Japanese meal. You will start your experience with a taste test of various miso pastes made in different regions around Japan. You will then go on to make your own miso soup and other varieties of other dishes together, which might include shiitake mushrooms stuffed with chicken, prawns and seasoned with a salted rice malt, and maki sushi , using a variety of local and seasonal ingredients. You also might snack on a variety of different vegetables.After cooking you will feast on the delicious food you helped prepare.
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