Culture and Cuisine Rural Tohoku Tour

Iwate-machi is located in the center of Iwate prefecture.
Enjoy a deep 2-day journey to a small down, explore local culture and industry and enjoy a special dinner at a historical old Japanese mansion.
On the first day, start with a sausage-making activity at a local meat processor and then experience local traditional performing arts that have been handed down for more than 120 years.
Then you’ll visit a privately owned historic old mansion. Surrounded by snow-covered trees, the moment you step inside you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled back in time to the Japan of old.
After relaxing at the mansion, enjoy a special dinner prepared by a famous chef using local foods, with wine and sake pairing for each course. French cuisine, served on traditional Japanese tableware is sure to stimulate all of your senses.
In the evening, you will enjoy a bath in an outdoor hot spring surrounded by snow at a hotel in Hachimantai.
On the second day, you’ll visit a large dairy farm, and see the how the ingredients from the previous night's dinner were made. For lunch, there is a cooking activity with a local woman where you prepare a meal together in a renovated old Japanese kura warehouse.

February 15, 2020 (SAT)

  • 11:55Meet up at Numakunai Station

  • 12:00Lunch and sausage-making actvity (NikunoFunane Kawaguchi Factory)

  • 14:15Local performing Arts Activity

  • 16:15Mansion tour at Ozanso

  • Dinner Party with Iwate town local people

  • 21:00Stay at the hotel "Active Resorts Iwate Hachimantai"

February 16, 2020 (SUN)

  • 9:30 Checkout

  • 10:15Tour a large dairy farm

    (Happy Hill Farm)
  • 11:30Visit a traditional Japanese house and learn to make Hittsumi

    (local restaurant "Rakumaru")
  • 14:00Shopping

    (Ishigami no Oka Roadside Station)
  • 15:30End tour at Iwate Numakunai Station

Co-sponsored: Aurora J5
Planning and Implementation: Northern Iwate Travel Service Inc.