Make Japanese fish sausage (kamaboko) at Wakamatsuya
Kamaboko is a traditional Japanese food made by forming and cooking pureed white fish (surimi) into different shapes or loaves. Wakamatsuya offers one-hour classes to experience the traditional art of kamaboko making. These classes are for both young and old and are a great way to learn more about the history of kamaboko and the methods used to create some of the best kamaboko you will ever find.
Duration: 1 hour: Near the end of the class, participants will have to wait about 20 minutes while the kamaboko is being cooked. During that time, participants can visit Wakamatsuya’s shop to buy or taste various kinds of kamaboko products.
Price: 1,500 yen per person (Small children can attend for free)
Payment notes: Visitors are asked to pay in cash before the class starts (Please note that there is a 50% cancelation fee if you cancel on the scheduled date).
Location: Kawasaki, MapC-2C
How to register: Please call Wakamatsuya at 0596-31-0123 (Japanese only) or email your request in English to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Everyday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
For more details about kamaboko or Wakamatsuya, please visit their English website (http://www.wakamatsuya.co.jp/english/index.html).
Wakamatuya also offers a “chopstick making class” at the same location in the Kawasaki neighborhood. One of Wakamatsuya’s missions is to raise awareness about traditional Japanese food culture that has been carried on through generations. This class provides visitors with a great way to get in touch with traditional Japanese food culture. The class lasts approximately 60 minutes and costs 1,000 yen per person.
Miyagawa River Canoeing Tour by “Outdoor Ships” canoe and kayak
Outdoor Ships canoe and kayak company offers a three-hour canoe/kayak trip for beginners. This is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Ise City.
Duration: 3 hours (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
Meeting Point: In the public parking lot under the Watarai Bashi (bridge)
Directions to the Meeting point:
There are two different routes to the meeting point at the Watarai Bashi (bridge) from Kintetsu/JR Ise-shi station:
1) Take a bus bound for “Tamaki-cho Yakuba”. This bus departs from the No. 6 bus stop in front of JR Ise-shi station at 8:00 AM every day. Please get off at “Wataraibashi” bus stop (this bus makes a scheduled stop at Wataraibashi bus stop at 8:07 AM). From there, please make your way to the parking lot under the bridge (Map A-1B).
2) Take a bus bound for “Tama via Wataraimachi Yakuba Mae”. This bus departs from the No. 5 bus stop in front of JR Ise-shi station at 8:45 AM every day. Please get off at “Wataraibashi” bus stop (this bus makes a scheduled stop at Wataraibashi bus stop at 8:52 AM). From there, please make your way to the parking lot under the bridge (Map A-1B).
Price: 5,000 yen per person
Payment notes: Participants are asked to pay in cash at the meeting point before the tour begins
Trip capacity: 10 people
How to register: Please call Outdoor Ships at 0596-43-4886 or 090-2261-9766 (Japanese only) or email your request (Japanese only) to email@example.com
Open: 11:00~ 22:00 (Thursday is closed)