I liked building the fire, and stoking the fire, and then being taught how to make the onigiri by hand.
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"Kamado": Traditional Japanese Kitchen Equipment Once Found In Every Home
Our Japanese rice cooking experience is offered at Kamado, located within the sightseeing complex, Shika no Fune in Nara City. Our food is made with local ingredients from Nara and all of our rice is cooked inside of our kamado hearth so that you can enjoy the most authentic Japanese home cooked meal. Our hearth was built by a local craftsman from Uda City in Nara. Unfortunately though, the number of craftsmen specializing in kamado hearths is decreasing. We began offering a rice cooking experience to customers at Kamado about two years ago. Our guide is Hitomi Yamashita, who also manages the food and goods store in the same shop. To start, let's go over an explanation of how the rice is prepared.
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Being so involved with the process of making onigiri was wonderful. It's extra special when you make something that's unique to you. And even better when you get to eat it at the end. The staff were extremely friendly and the food was delicious!
A very simple but down to earth unique experience. The rice was delicious and would definitely recommend to anyone who is spending time in Nara and wants to try something a little different. Our guide was very enthusiastic about her job which was extremely refreshing.
This is a pleasant experience for almost any foreign tourists, especially because it includes a light meal in the price.
Perfect for families with kids.
Location is excellent, being in downtown Dara in proximity to the famous deer Park and temples and shrines.
- Name of facility
- Shika no Fune: Kamado
- Name of experience
- Hearth-Steamed Rice
- 11 Inoue-cho, Nara City, Nara 630-8317
- Telephone number
- Business Hours
Weekdays 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Weekend and public holidays 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
The activities are offered on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and every other Tuesday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Exceptions may apply in the case of some special events)
- Wednesdays, and every other Tuesday
- 3500 yen
- Payment Methods
- Online with credit card at nara-experience.com (done together with reservation)
- Number of guests accepted (groups)
- 2 to 8 people
- Languages spoken
- Japanese only
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)
・Children of elementary school age or younger must be accompanied by a guardian
・We recommend coming in clothes you don't mind getting dirty