Gujo Hachiman - Replica Food Sample Making

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Tour code : 005010G

From JPY 13,000


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A day tour from Nagoya to a location famed for its pure water. Join a guide to learn about Gujo Hachiman and its waterways and pocket parks.

Trip HighLights

  • Learn about a charming old fashioned area of Japan from a local guideLearn about a charming old fashioned area of Japan from a local guide
  • Food Sample Making Experience included

Quick Itinerary

Day 1


Nagoya Bus CenterTravel to Gujo City on a highway bus
Gujo Hachiman Castle Town PlazaMeet your local guide!
Sightseeing in Gujo
Sample Workshop to make Replica Food!


Break for lunch timeAfter asking your local guide for tips on the best local lunch, the guided portion of this tour ends.
Free time to explore Gujo


Gujo Hachiman Castle Town PlazaBus back to Nagoya


Nagoya Bus Center

What's Included

Bus Tickets
Entrance Fees
Local Specialty Lunch

What's Not Included

Access Information

Tour Start Point Nagoya Bus Center
Tour Start Point Map
How to get to the Tour Start Point By Shinkansen Bullet Train:
Approx. 2 hours From JR Tokyo Station
Approx. 35 minutes from Kyoto

Nearest Airport:
Chubu Centrair International Airport - About 30 minutes to Nagoya Station by Meitetsu train
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Gujo Hachiman

Gujo Hachiman

This area prospered as the castle town of Gujo Hachiman-jo, and has many places of interest such as the rows of preserved houses, beautiful waterways, pocket parks that make use of the fine, clear water, and Gujo Hachiman Old Town Hall which is a registered tangible cultural property. If you have time, please enjoy exploring the townscape.



Kei-chan is a local speciality cuisine of Gifu Prefecture in which chicken is seasoned with local miso and fried. It is usually eaten with vegetables. Here in Gifu, each home and restaurant will have their own version of Kei-chan. The flavor may be different because of the different parts of the chicken used and the kind of miso paste the chef chooses. Enjoy the taste of kei-chan exquisitely entwined with miso!

Replica Food Sample Experience

Replica Food Sample Experience

Many Japanese restaurants make great use of plastic food samples to complement their printed menus. It gives patrons a great idea of what delicious food is on offer in an eatery. Would you like to try your hand at making replica pieces of food in Gujo Hachiman? Gujo City is famous for producing the largest volume of food samples in Japan. You can experience making tempura and lettuce. It’s surprisingly easy! You’ll be amazed that you can make it look exactly like the real thing. There are souvenirs available too, such as keyrings of your favorite food samples.

Cancellations and modifications
If you would like to modify details, such as your traveling dates or the number of participants, please cancel your current reservation and make a new one. Cancellations can be made online through “My Page”. Please be aware that a cancellation fee may apply depending on the time of year.

■Cancellation period
[1)Within 60 days of receipt of payment. 2)Up to 8 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:None (free of charge)

[3 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:30% of the total tour fee

[the day before departure 1 day before departure]
Cancellation fee:40% of the total tour fee

[On the departure day On the day]
Cancellation fee:50% of the total tour fee

[After departure or in case of no-show]
Cancellation fee:100% of the total tour fee

About taxi drivers and sightseeing・Concerning your luggage
・For your convenience, we have arranged for taxis and mini-vans to allow you the comfort of traveling without being preoccupied about handling your luggage. Taxis will be available regardless of the number of participants however, due to space limitations, we ask you to inform us should you be traveling with more than 3 pieces per person (additional costs may incur). To respect your privacy, we work exclusively with experienced drivers who can only speak Japanese. For necessary information, we have prepared a separate document with useful phrases in English and other foreign languages.

・During the tour, large items such as suitcases and duffle bags will be kept in the trunk of the taxis. When getting on and off, please feel free to request access to your belongings from the driver at any time. However, we ask that you keep any valuable and fragile items as well as perishable food items with you at all times. Please acknowledge that we are not liable for any damages to your luggage in the event of an accident during transportation. We do not take responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of items due to negligence of the transportation company or its employees.

For customers joining tours during the winter period
・Over the winter season (December to March), it is not uncommon to see snow in Japan. Please understand that weather-related changes in the road conditions will also impact the tour schedule. If you need to catch a train or a flight to another city at the end of the tour, we advise you to give yourself extra time to work around any potential delays.

Itinerary Changes
・Tourist spots may sometimes need to be changed, or the length of travel time required may be different due to traffic conditions, etc. Please note that additional charges may be applicable if the arrival time is later than the end time specified in the itinerary.

Tour operation: regarding the minimum number of participants
・Tours may be canceled if the minimum number of travelers is not reached. In that case, an e-mail notifying customers to this effect will be sent up to 12 days before the start of the tour. Full refunds shall be issued for any canceled tours.

Yuka Takada, Gujo Hachiman Tour Guide

Yuka Takada, Gujo Hachiman Tour Guide

A trip to Gujo is a great chance to experience true, living Japanese culture with local people.

Gujo is located close to Shirakawa-go and Takayama right in the middle of Japan.

It is home to the greatest Bon-Odori summer festival in all of Japan. The Gujo Odori festival transforms Gujo into a dancing city for a grand total of thirty one nights!

Although we, the local people of Gujo, have been passing down and enjoying our very unique and original culture for such a long time, the true essence of this local culture is not widely known yet. We are looking forward to meeting visitors who want to try something very local and very Japanese.

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