Local Traditional Food Cooking Class

Wachigai Restaurant cooking class with local ingredients experiences
(The implementation has been suspended due to the spread of infectious diseases. As of August 25,2021)


Local Traditional Food Cooking Class

per person

Adults 10000Yen
Children 3000Yen under 12 years old, free under 3 years old

Plan Details

Duration 2021/12/1(Wed)~2022/4/28(Thu)
1st December 2021 - 28thApril 2022
Excluded Dates Every Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday and public holiday.
What is included in the travel/plan price ・Cooking class
・Recipes and souvenirs
Minimum number of people for reservation 2 person/people
Minimum number of travelers 2 person/people
Maximum number of applicants 6 person/people
Tour Conductor No
Start Time 11:15 AM ( changeable due to the train timetable.)
Tour Time Approximately 2 hours
Reservation Deadline 2 days before
Payment Method Creditcard
- Meeting Place -

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JR Shinano Omachi Station

- Important Points -
  • We will change the menu suitable for any allergies.
  • Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
  • Halal is unavailable.
- Cancellation Fee -

In cases where the customer cancels the contract after the contract has been completed, 1 customer will be charged a cancellation fee from their travel fee at the following rates. In cases where multiple people are participating and a portion of the customers cancel their contracts, we will charge the remaining customers a fee based on the difference according to the change in the number of people (around 1 vehicle/1 room per person) using transport and accommodation facilities.

From 3 days before to 1 day before On activity day No-contact after the activity start
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- Plan Provider Company -

4084 Kaminakamachi, Omachi City, Nagano Prefecture 398-0002

Sales Manager:Gima

Contact Phone Number:+81-50-3579-0417


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Plan Contents

Course details

11:15 Meeting up at JR Shinano Omachi Station
(Meet up at Wachigai Restaurant if you come by a car)

11:15~11:30 Walking to Wachigai Restaurant with town guide
11:30~11:45 Orientation
11:45~13:00 Cooking class
13:00~     Lunch

Meeting up at the Shinano Omachi Station and walking with town guide

We will pick you up at the train station at your arrival time, then
walk down to Wachigai Restauarnt.
We will explain the local history as well as the natural environment of the town. We call west stream Otokomizu (hard water),east stream Onnamizu(soft water) and those streams merged into one river which goes through under the main street of the town still now. For a long time local Sake breweries, farms, and our life have been using this stream ( Approx. 15 minutes )

Arrive at Wachigai Restaurant

The class is held at the over 130 years old house.
It was built in Machiya style and was used to be a house of Shoya, the biggest merchant in the city at that time. You can have a look around the unique inside.
We will show you traditional life style such as Koto, a Japanese harp and an old sawing machine, which have been carefully stored for a long time in Kura, an old style storage in back of the house.

Cooking class

The kitchen is made of Sake barrel lids came from a local brewery.
It’s located on the second floor, you will see the beautiful Japanese garden.

Experience with a couple, a family, or friends

We provide aprons, so you don’t need to bring anything.
We will give you a recipe that you can cook at your country.
The class consists of some basics of Japanese cooking, such as how to make Dashi broth, and introduction of local made ingredients, which are not normally seen at regular supermarkets.

We will explain for you to cook at home when you go back.

Local food course

Shinano Omachi is located at the bottom of Northern Japanese Alps and in cold climate, Also the city was historically a stop over point of the Salt Road which connects between the Sea of Japan and the middle of Nagano prefecture. The environment and the location made the unique food culture, and it has been inherited among people living in this city.
Through the ingredients and the way to cook, which you can learn only here, you will discover not only the unique food culture, but also sustainable and healthy Japanese diets.

Temari sushi course

The course is used local ingredients such as Shinshu salmon, Yukishita carrot, which firmed under snow, andShinshu miso. As it’s a different from regular Sushi, you will experience unique “Nagano Sushi”, which does not need to use raw fish.

Lunch time

After the class, you will have the lunch which you just cook. You can taste the comparing sake set (optional) with tasting guides by a person with International Sake Sommelier.
It will be free time after the lunch.