Learn About Japan Through Bamboo!
- Enjoy this chance to carve custom, bamboo dishware and everything you’ll need to make a waterfall of “nagashi somen”, chilled somen noodles
- Your host have been working with bamboo and bamboo groves for 10 years now and about 2 years ago she started serving noodle race which is called "Nagashisomen" in Japanese.
- You are able to enjoy the moment in nature which is a little away from city.
3 hour total
2 〜 10
Hello, my name is Chieko Soga. I love to go for drives in my free time, I love my work, but most of all I love my town, and I want to share with visitors what my town is all about; that’s why I started this workshops.
I have been working with bamboo and bamboo groves for 10 years now. About 2 years ago I started serving “Nagashi Soumen”, which, if you’ve never tried, is a unique and interesting experience: noodles flow down a bamboo half tube, and you pluck them out with chopsticks.
In this workshop, I want visitors to enjoy the beautiful environment and refreshing atmosphere of a bamboo grove.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Among the many images that are associated with Japan and Japanese culture, perhaps one of the most prominent is bamboo. Bamboo has played an extremely important role in Japanese culture. It is seen in Japanese history, in Japanese myths and legends, and in Japanese art.
Why not discover this intriguing part of Japanese culture by taking part in this workshop? Walk into a bamboo grove and experience its beauty and appeal. You will doubtless be moved by the unique experience as you get hands-on with bamboo, and experience its charm with all 5 senses. Your guide, Chieko Soga, will take you on an exciting bamboo journey as she shares this fascinating part of her town’s history.
Arriving bamboo forest
Host will pick you up at the station. She takes you to the bamboo forest
Let's look for Takenoko
There are tons of Takenoko in the forest ! You can cook them later
Start cutting bamboos
Make Soumen noodle equipment
Make your own dishes
(10:00 〜 13:00)
Take the JR Nara Line to Kizu Station.
Change to the JR Yamato Line and get off at Kamo Station (apporx. 60 minutes from Kyoto Station)
2 〜 10
Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days
We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.
Included in the Price
Interpreter, Experience, Insurance, Noodle, Fried Vegetables, Drinks, Shaved ice
Things to bring
Please wear casual attire and bring long sleeved clothes
In front of the gate of JR Kamo station
Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.