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Local Farm Visit with Mochi Rice Cake Making & Lunch

by Tour du Lac
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Highlights

Visit to a local Shinto shrine with epic views of Lake Biwa

Chance to walk among rice terraces in a rural village

Mochi rice-cake making experience using traditional tools

Farm to table lunch cooking experience with a local farmer

Opportunity to learn about Japanese cuisine & culture

Highlights

Visit to a local Shinto shrine with epic views of Lake Biwa

Chance to walk among rice terraces in a rural village

Mochi rice-cake making experience using traditional tools

Farm to table lunch cooking experience with a local farmer

Opportunity to learn about Japanese cuisine & culture

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Local Farm Visit with Mochi Rice Cake Making & Lunch

Activity Location

Ogura Shrine

Otsu

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • JR Ogoto Onsen Station (Kosei Line)

    Otsu 520-0107


Description

Journey to a quaint village covered with terraced rice fields and learn how to make delicious mochi rice cakes in the home of a local farming couple. Take pleasure in a delightful lunch of authentic Japanese cuisine and taste the sweet flavors of the mochi you've made.

Meet your guide at JR Ogoto Onsen Station and climb aboard a taxi to the local Shinto shrine, which offers striking views of Lake Biwa glittering far below. Learn about Japanese religious beliefs and how the shrine plays a major part in daily cultural practices.

Take a leisurely walk through the Japanese countryside. Stroll alongside the many rice field terraces found in the area, which cascade down the hills. Make your way to the home of local farmers, where you participate in the making of mochi rice cakes.

After meeting the friendly couple, listen to their instructions as you begin to pound the steaming sticky rice into delicious mochi rice cakes. When it's ready, cover the mochi with a variety of toppings, including savory fermented soybeans, and enjoy it along with the delicious chicken sukiyaki lunch you prepare with your hosts. Once you've cleaned your plate, it's time to bid your hosts farewell and head back to JR Ogoto Onsen Station.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Shiga area

  • Lunch and mochi rice-cake making experience with a host

  • Roundtrip transfer from meeting point to local farmhouse by taxi

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages and snacks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 adults are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 10 people.

  • This activity begins at Ogoto Onsen Station, which is approximately a 40-minute train ride from Kyoto station by JR Kosei-line. You must make your own way to the meeting point.


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