Activities - Cooking Lessons

Learn How to Make Miso Paste
Suyakame : すや亀

Learn How to Make Miso Paste at Nagano City’s Premier Miso-Maker Suyakame.

Northern Nagano


Nagano Prefecture is one of Japan's biggest growers of soybeans, so naturally the prefecture is home to more Miso makers than anywhere else in Japan. You've had miso soup and food flavored with miso paste -- have you wondered how miso is made? Come to Nagano and find out by making it yourself, at Nagano City's premier miso maker, Suyakame


Not far from the venerable Zenkoji Temple in Nagano City you'll find the historical miso factory, Suyakame. Their high quality miso has won numerous prestigious awards in Japan. Here you can learn how to make miso yourself. After taking a tour of the miso making facilities, participants will mix soybeans, salt and malted rice to make their own miso. Store it at room temperature for a minimum of 3 months and it will be ready to be made into miso soup.


  •  4
  •  10 people
Hours :
Date(s) :
Open year-round except Jan. 1st and 2nd. 
Cost / Price of Admission :
5,150 per person. + Shipping if required.  
Time Required :
1 hour 
Credit Cards :
VISA, MasterCard, Amex
Reservations :
Required(min. 1 week prior by telephone.) 
# of Participants :
Foreign Languages :
 (Please bring an interpreter.) 
Luggage Storage :


Instruction in Japanese. Miso takes 3-6 months of fermenting before becoming edible, so take it home with you and look forward to eating it!
Store has a gift shop and restaurant on the premises.


tel : +81(0)26-235-4022   fax : +81(0)26-235-0391   Official site


By Train
From Nagano Station(JR Hokuriku(Nagano) Shinkansen), Go north on Chuo Dori Street past Showa Dori (Shindenmachi signal) to next signal and turn left. (20 min, 1.2km)
By Car
From Nagano IC, Take Route 35 north. Continue north after intersecting with Route 77. At the Prefectural Office signal turn right on to Showa Dori street then left at Minami Agatamachi signal and right at 2nd Minami Agatamachi signal for 2 blocks.
625 Nishigocho, Nagano 380-0845

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