Mochi pounding & Rice straw activityEnjoy Japanese culture of rice

About this activity

Immerce yourself into Japanese culture of rice!
This half-day tour offers you to try your hand at both mochi pouding activity and rice straw craft experience with local english-speaking guide.

Japanese people love rice, they grow alot of it and they have done for a long time.
With all that rice agriculture comes a whole lot of straw.
Rice straw was extremely abundunt material back in days and people made variety of things with it. 
You'll make your own sacred shimenawa rope which is a religious items of the Shinto.

After you have done the activity, you'll try mochi pounding experience toghether with local people.

Meeting place

Chii Hachiman shrine
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The shrine locates in Miyama's thatched village.
It'll take about 10-min walk from the parking lot.
The activity will be taken place one of the inside rooms at the shrine.

Tour information

Title Mochi pounding and Rice straw craft experience
Host Miyama Nature and Culture village Kajikaso
Available December to March
Duration approx. 3hours
Time slots [1]9:30-12:30
Price A group of less than 10: JPY55,000/group
More than 10 people: JPY5,500/pp
(activity fee and tax included)
English guide  Local English guide
Payment Method advance payment by credit card(VISA/MASTER)
Minimum Number of Participants 2
Maxmum Number of Participants 20
Age requirement Age 10 or above
Meeting point Chii Hachiman Shrine
Pick-up Service Not available
Booking Deadline 7 days prior to the expected activity date
Cancellation Policy 7-2 days 30%; previous day 50%; activity date/no show 100%
Inquiry Miyama Nature and culture village Kajikaso