“Kiritampo” (mashed rice skewers) is famous as a specialty of Akita prefecture, but its place of “origin” is actually Odate city! Odate is Japan’s No. 1 production area of Hinai chicken, which is a must-have essential ingredient for the authentic kiritampo hotpot. The culture of having kiritampo hotpot at home or celebration events has been rooted here still in Odate. You can enjoy the authentic taste using the delicious Hinai chicken with rich flavor and its umami soup. The local friendly ladies and grannies will teach you how to make kiritampo. The taste of kiritampo that you made by yourselves will surely be great. How about spend a warm time with the locals while enjoying the kiritampo hotpot? 【Contents】 Making miso tampo + kiritampo hotpot + A side dish + dessert!
Would you like to experience traditional Japanese culture wearing kimono and trying Japanese tea ceremony at the beautiful Japanese garden of Torigata Hall, Keijo Park’s famous red Taiko Bridge, or the historic Orokan? How about an elegant photo shoot to commemorate your experience?
<About Korakukan> Korakukan was built in 1910 as a welfare facility for employees of Kosaka Mine in Akita Prefecture. It is characterized by its blend of Japanese and Western styles, which was rare at the time. What is noteworthy is that it is still an active playhouse. From late April to early November, popular plays and revue shows are performed once to three times a day. During the winter months, when there are no performances, the museum is open as a tour facility.
Nakayama soba that has been handed down in the Nakayama district. A soba flour with a delicious flavor produced by a climate with a large temperature difference and a mountain ridge of Odate’s specialty are used as the bridging to create a unique texture. The unique flavor, texture and throat feel of Nakayama soba is a dish that makes you go. The local mom will teach you how to make soba noodles. The taste of soba that you struck yourself is exceptional. Why don’t you spend a warm time with the mothers of the farmers around your own soba noodles? [Experience contents] Nakayama soba making experience Soba (hot and cold) + tempura + dessert is included!
Why do not you experience the life of the farmer through making dandelions and farming while staying at the farmhouse? We have experiences and hospitality that make you feel like you want to come back to Odate! At Odate’s farmhouse inn, you can experience making an authentic Kiritanpo with the mother of the farmer, Hot spring You can heal your body slowly. Agricultural and farmer experiences are possible according to your request and schedule. Please enjoy “the second hometown”! [Experience contents] ・ Farmhouse accommodation (2 meals per night, with local open-air bath)Hot spring ・ With dinner, you can experience “making a real Kiritanpo” for dinner! Enjoy a luxurious dinner with plenty of local ingredients, including grilled Hinouchi chicken and seasonal salted fish.・ Free rental of work clothes ・ Simple farming experience, walk around the area etc. between check-in (after 15:00) and check-out (until 10:00)
A special taxi service between Aniai Station and Moriyoshizan Ani Gondola! Book in advance to reduce a regular price of 5-6 thousand yen (by meter) down to 3-4 thousand yen! Mt. Moriyoshi is one of the best hundred mountains famous for its rich variety of flowers blooming in spring and summer. In autumn, its summit and surrounding hills are covered with colorful autumn leaves. In winter, the mountain will transform into a crystal world with rime ice on all trees. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the mountain and enjoy its beautiful scenery at this discounted rate. * No taxi service available in November as gondola operation will be suspended. Ani Taxi provides convenient access to the scenic spots of Mt. Moriyoshi and nearby sightseeing places! The Mt. Moriyoshi and nearby Moriyoshi Prefectural Natural Park located in Kita-akita city boast splendid nature with beautiful waterfalls. You can also see the stunning Toudou Valley and the Toudou Fall and ride a boat to explore the beautiful Taihei Lake and Komata Gorge. To attract more visitors to the beautiful nature the Moriyoshi tour taxi (shared use) is cooperating with Akita Nairiku Line. We look forward to providing a pleasant trip for everyone.
Odate City, Akita Prefecture, which is the center of the northern Tohoku region, has a rich food culture. Why do not you visit the seasonal ingredients at the public market that handles vegetables and fish at the same time, which is the only one in the north of Akita prefecture that supports the food culture? There are many spots to enjoy such as the powerful local vegetable auction and the fresh fish caught from the local Akita sea. Get up a little early, come to the market instead of exercising early in the morning, eat delicious breakfast, and enjoy Odate even more! * Because it is a public market, general people cannot shop. note that.
This is a hands-on activity where you play the local traditional culture “Kanayama Taiko” in beautiful nature. Would you like to be healed by the drums echoing in the countryside and mountains? Kanayama drums have been carefully handed down locally for the prosperity of Okuzo Kanayama, which flourished during the Nara period. It is characterized by making big drums resound in the mountains. The echoing sound penetrates your body. We will take photos and videos of the experience with your smartphone or camera. Excellent access from nearby sightseeing spots such as Lake Towada, Appi and Hachimantai! Please come and visit us.