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Visit and Discover Local Kitakata Products: Sake, Ramen, Lacquer ware, etc

Fukushima

Description

History<br />Kitakata, a small town located in Tohoku, northern Honshu is home to one of Japan's Three Greatest Ramen noodles, Kitakata ramen. With roughly 120 ramen shops in town, Kitakata has the highest ramen shop-per-person ratio in all of Japan and known as ramen town. In Kitakata, you can eat ramen any time of the day. Some shops even open from 7am for Asa Rah, a unique custom of the region "Morning ramen" or "Ramen for breakfast".<br />Besides the ramen noodles, Kitakata is also well known for KURA, traditional storehouse style buildings and is nicknames as KURA no Machi "town of KURA". Kitakata has long been known as centre of sake (rice wine) brewery and miso (soy bean paste) production. KURA, able to maintain stable temperature and humidity throughout a year, were built to store and preserve the products. <br />When the Great Fire of Kitakata broke out in 1880, only KURA survived the fire and many of buildings were built by KURA style afterwards. At present day in Kitakata, there are over 4,000 KURA built all over the town. From main streets to back alleys, the largest number of KURA in Japan and many of them still in use. On this tour, you will explore the history and culture of Kitakata though visits to saka gura, KURA used for sake brewery. Among many saka gura in the area, your English-speaking guide introduce you to more distinctive and unique KURA sip & taste and find your favourite sake!

پ،Highlights
<br />Enjoy authentic Kitakata ramen, one of Japan's Three Greatest ramen noodles.
<br />Stroll around the town of Kitakata and discover and experience its history and culture<br />you will find picturesque KURA around you.
<br />Taste and learn about the marvels of sake brewery at different saka gura in the area.

Key Details

Duration(hours) 6 hours
Tour Guide Language English

Meeting Place

Kitakata Station

Good to Know

Included Guide
Admission fee to facilities
Not Included Transportation fee to/from meeting point
Food and beverage
Minimum participants 1
Remarks Please inquire us if you are interested in visiting the following location:
Visit rice cracker (sembei) specialty store
Try and experience sembei making. With over 100 years of history, you will see sembei grilled over charcoal one by one by hand at the store.
Visit unique KURA style temple
In Kitakata, you will find even temple is KURA style. The main hall of the temple was re-constructed by KURA style after it was destroyed by the Great Fire of Kitakata. It is not easy to find such temple in other parts of Japan.
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