Hands-on Soy Milk & Tofu Making & Tasting in Nagahama, Shiga


Learn to make soy milk and tofu from pesticide-free soybeans grown with love in Shiga Prefecture. Learn a new skill, discover new tastes, meet a local couple and find out about their vegan venture near the shores of beautiful Lake Biwa.


  • Meet the founders of Moon Food, a vegan venture in Nagahama by Lake Biwa
  • Try your hand at making soy milk and tofu, with professional guidance in English or Polish
  • Learn about vegan culture in Japan, and Shiga’s pesticide-free soybeans
  • Support natural agriculture and sustainable travel in rural Japan
  • Enjoy a light lunch featuring the tofu you made yourself!

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Important Information

• Squeezing soy milk by hand requires a certain amount of strength, so young children should participate with an adult • If we have to cancel the experience due to weather, or other circumstances outside our control, we will email you by 18:00 the day before to refund or reschedule • COVID-19 prevention measures are in place, including disinfection of the venue and equipment, hand-washing, mask-wearing, and temperature checks for hosts and guests - This tour requires at least two participants for us to accept your booking - Children aged 0–6 participate free of charge


Moon Food in Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, is a vegan venture near the shores of beautiful Lake Biwa. Here, Marcy and Yuji make vegan delicacies from pesticide-free soybeans sourced exclusively in Shiga Prefecture. Focusing on local and domestically grown ingredients, using no animal products, white sugar, emulsifiers, or thickeners, they make soy milk, tofu, and vegan ice cream that’s kind to nature, to your body, and your soul. Join this workshop to gain skills and knowledge about vegan food and sustainable agriculture, while supporting sustainable travel activities in rural Japan. Location:Kinomoto, Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture Getting there: • The workshop venue is subject to change; joining instructions will be provided with your booking confirmation • The location will be about 20 minutes’ walk from Kinomoto Station on the JR Hokuriku Line • A taxi rank and office are outside Kinomoto Station for those who prefer to go by car

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