I will welcome you at Hida-Hagiwara station, and show some instruction of tour first. The total walking length is just 2km and there are 5 or more stops such as the historical shrine, local shops and a cafe. All food offered during the tour are local specialty, and I will explain the story or the connection to actual local lives at each spot. Surprisingly, you will have a special experience to visit the sake brewery and the old miso shop to learn the way to make, and enjoy tasting the difference of flavors. Another highlight of tour is interactions with local people. During the tour, you can meet some locals and I will also help you have a friendly chat with them. Those conversations will make you feel the warmth of local town and understand the real lives of countryside that you cannot experience at major touristy places. This is not just a food walking tour but touching and sophisticated cultural experience.
I was originally from Tokyo but moved to Takayama area to develop the small community and the rural village. 3 years passed since the relocation, I just started UMESEKO TOUR with some local friends and had a lot of knowledge about the area such as history, culture and lifestyle. I just focus on telling the deep cultural stories that you would never know in touristy places or big cities like Tokyo and Osaka. I have offered the bike and sake tour for 1 year, and many wonderful reviews piled up so far. Looking forward to seeing you!
Miso tasting & Beef croquette. Japanese sweet
Sake tasting (5 small cups) & Tea
Sake brewery visit
All local spots and shops. The historic shrine, cheese shop owned by the young lady or the street meat shop, the traditional Japanese sweet shop, the 300-year-history sake brewery, the old miso brewery and the pretty coffee shop. *Foods and shops may differ according to day.
年齢制限なく10名まで参加できます。 Minimum drinking age of sake is 20 years in Japan. Non-alcoholic sweet sake is offered for kids and drivers.
Please let me know if you have any dietary restrictions. When it rains or snows, I will basically hold the tour. You can leave luggage inside my bike garage if you want.
Hagiwara Food Walking Tour