Join a miso-making experience in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, and learn about Japanese fermented foods from an organic farmer. Taste several varieties of miso — one of Aichi’s specialties — and even take home some miso you made yourself!
This tour is available every day at 10:30 and 15:00, except Wednesdays, Sundays, and national holidays. Schedule: 10:30 or 15:00 — Meet at Ebisawa Koji-ten in Inuyama. During a miso-making lesson, you will learn all about Japanese fermented foods from Mr. Ebisawa, an organic farmer. You’ll make your own miso, fermented with 'koji' cultures. Koji is an essential ingredient of soy sauce, sake, and rice vinegar. It has been a foundation of Japanese food for thousands of years. Tasting different samples, you will learn how the same miso starter produces different flavors depending on fermentation time and conditions. Depending on the season and weather, you might also get to tour fields of soybeans and other vegetables. You’ll pick up some easy recipes, and at the end of the course, you’ll take away 1 kilogram of the miso that you made yourself! 13:30 or 18:00 — Activity ends at Ebisawa Koji-ten.