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Day 5 – Japan’s Culinary Heritage Tour

Today, we take a short train ride to Hida Furukawa, a beautifully-preserved old town with distinctive white-walled storehouses retaining the atmosphere of the Edo Period.

Entering one of the oldest Machiya traditional residences, a local grandmother will show us the technique of cooking in a classic earth oven known as an “Okudo-san” which is rarely used in modern times. After lunch, we head to a sweet shop that has been making Furukawa’s specialty “Miso Senbei” crackers for more than 100 years using the famous “Hida Miso”. There will be free time to stroll the town of Takayama and chance to dine out at one of the local restaurants.