Yamanashi Food Cooking Class with Hoto and Tendon

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Experience Details
Experience Location
2 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Japanese, English
Vegetarian, Wear kimono, Regional food, With sake, With 1 drink
Learn how to make local the Yamanashi food, hoto! Along with a tendon (tempura bowl), you'll make this special type of thick udon noodles!
Make two dishes including the local Yamanashi food, hoto, and a delicious tendon (tempura bowl)
Make the hoto noodles from scratch! Measure and mix the dough, then cut it into delicious, thick style udon noodles that are famous in Yamanashi
Taste sake made locally in Yamanashi Prefecture
Dress up as a samurai or in traditional yukata or hakama and take awesome photos
Experience holding a samurai sword or learn how to throw shuriken (ninja stars)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
In the beautiful, mountainous prefecture of Yamanashi, the delicious regional Yamanashi food is called hoto. This is a type of udon that has thick, flat noodles in a light broth (often miso) stewed with some tasty local vegetables. Learn how to make hoto for yourself on your next visit to Yamanashi Prefecture, and join a Yamanashi Food Cooking Class with Hoto and Tendon! You’ll be making Yamanashi food at an old Japanese guesthouse in Fujiyoshida, complete with traditional decor and beautiful views of Mount Fuji, making for a lovely cooking atmosphere. During this Yamanashi Food Cooking Class, you’ll make 2 delicious dishes, one being the traditional noodle dish of hoto, and the other, a tendon. This is a delicious bowl of rice topped with crispy, crunchy, tasty tempura pieces! Made from seafood or vegetables that are battered and deep-fried, it contrasts well with a dish of local noodle soup, which you’ll be making from scratch! From making the dough, to rolling, to cutting, and boiling the hoto noodles, you’ll be a noodle expert at the end of this exciting class. After cooking, you’ll enjoy your delicious Yamanashi food with a delicious complimentary Yamanashi sake tasting of locally made sake. This Yamanashi Food Cooking Class also offers complimentary samurai costume-wearing, or else a traditional hakama or yukata, so that you can take wonderful photos with your food and with Mount Fuji! You can also experience throwing traditional shuriken (a ninja throwing star), or hold a samurai’s katana (a traditional samurai sword). Book this Yamanashi Food Cooking Class for a wonderful cooking experience at a traditional Japanese house, for a chance to eat your own handmade local food, enjoy a regional sake tasting, and costume-wearing with fun activities!
A 2-hour cooking class of Yamanashi Food including hoto and tendon
Hakama, yukata, or samurai costume-wearing rental (subject to availability)
Recipes in English
1 drink included (choose from the menu)
Complimentary Yamanashi sake tasting
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The cooking class is located in Fujiyoshida. The exact location and a guide for accessing the cooking class location will be provided upon booking.
There’s a strict rule that only a person 20 years of age can drink alcohol
Please be reminded to come to the event on time
Experience Location
A small town in the mountainous Yamanashi Prefecture, Fujiyoshida is nestled between 2 of the lakes from the beautiful Fuji Five Lakes region, or Fujigoko. A visit to Fujiyoshida offers a space for relaxation or adventure activities, including access to climb Mount Fuji in summer, Japan’s tallest and most sacred mountain. The Katsura River gently runs to the east of the city, with Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine not far off in the forest. Fuji-Q Highlands, the Kewpie Fujiyoshida Factory, and Thomas Land are located nearby, plus the homes of a number of prominent historical figures.
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Earliest available date: October 1, 2023
¥ 7,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals