Let’s indulge in Hiroshima food culture and cook your own Okonomiyaki. In this program, you will be introduced to the authentic Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, the culinary specialties of Hiroshima and the ultimate staple of Japanese cuisine. The staff from the Otafuku Sauce Co. will teach you some tips to cook the Okonomiyaki. You would be able to learn the deep relations between the Hiroshima's recovery from the post-war and the Okonomiyaki.
・In this program, tourists would gain the deeper insight into Hiroshima’s cultural heritage, and master the technique of Japanese cuisine on a teppan (griddle).
・Experience the unique Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki which the number of Okonomiyaki stores per capital in Japan is No.1.
・An especial plan developed by a worldwide manufacturer of savory Japanese condiments, Otafuku Sauce Co., offers a trip to taste the variety sauces for the taste buds
Meet a Hiroshima local to discover the city through their eyes rather than a sightseeing itinerary. After hearing your wishes via phone or app, your Hiroshima local will craft a private walking tour around your interests or their favorite areas. Cue a walk that brings Hiroshima to life through a local’s perspective: with cultural insight, pointers on sights, transport, and food; and conversations that help immerse you in the city.
Learn all about the Japanese art of sake making in one of the largest sake-producing areas in the country. In the company of a guide, walk along Sake Brewery Street in Saojo and visit breweries to learn about (and sample) their products.
Let’s indulge in Hiroshima food culture and cook your own Okonomiyaki. In this program, you will be introduced to the authentic Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, the culinary specialties of Hiroshima and the ultimate staple of Japanese cuisine. The staff from the Otafuku Sauce Co. will teach you some tips to cook the Okonomiyaki. Also, this plan will take you around the Okonomiyaki sauce factory, and the Okonomiyaki Museum with a complete guide the next day, where you will gain deeper insight into the ways in which the Okonomiyaki symbolizes Hiroshima’s recovery from the atomic bombing.
13：00～ Starting experience in OKOSTA
14：30～ Free time (you can enjoy shopping and a sauce bar !)
～9：50 Reception in lobby
10：00～ Guided tour
・Visit the yuzen artists in Hiroshima
The second floor of the building is a atelier of yuzen artists. Yuzen is a Japanese dyeing technique for fabrics with hand-painted patterns and it was first invented in Kyoto. Kimonos made in Kyoto are sent to this workshop to be hand-painted since there are few yuzen artists all over Japan. Through this experience you will appreciate traditional yuzen patterns and vibrant colors.
・Other culture experiences: mizuhiki crafting, furoshiki wrapping, paper folding, wearing a samurai armor and making a bento.
In the first floor of the building there are various workshops of Japanese culture experiences such as tabi-socks painting class, decorative mizuhiki cords crafting and wrapping techniques using furoshiki clothes and papers, wearing samurai armors and martial arts experiences and more. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in any particular Japanese culture. We can combine activities.
Experience Shodo and Kendo at Miyajima Misen Daihonzan Daisho-in (including samurai lunch)
You can experience special time at Daisho-in which is the oldest temple in Miyajima in Aki Province.
Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) workshop will be provided by a calligrapher, Sekidou Sakaguchi, who is also a Miyajima Tourism Ambassador. For Kendo (Japanese fencing,) you can experience "two-sword style” fencing, the style established by the famous Musashi Miyamoto.
Shodo and Kendo are both behaviors to calm your mind and seek for truth.
The spirits of practices, manners, and courtesy exist in there, and you can touch and feel Japanese old traditional cultures.
・You can experience the tea ceremony at the center of Hiroshima city.
・You can enjoy the taste of Japanese tea and teacake.
・Through this lesson, you can understand the Japanese culture better.
・ As a memory of your experience, we will give you a souvenir.
You can choose one from yuzen-paper origami crane or fridge magnets with pictures of "Hiroshima castle" and "Atomic Bomb Dome".
Step inside the Daisho-in Temple and experience an integral part of Japanese culture, the tea ceremony, during this private experience. Learn about tea culture in Japan while enjoying a cup in a 1,000-year-old tea room and discover the various customs and rituals surrounding this precious time. Sip your tea, nibble on snacks, ask your English-speaking guide any questions, and take home a souvenir to remember your experience.