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Farm-to-Table Dining and Brewery Extravaganza

 

Eat your way through Koga in an exclusive culinary tour

 

Off the beaten path doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stray too far from Tokyo. Koga City in Ibaraki Prefecture is not often visited by foreign tourists but is bursting with fine dining. A visit there will offer you an amazing adventure into local culinary delights, from freshly brewed sake to seasonal meals, on a private, English-friendly tour offered by Musubi.
This course was inspired by the “slow food” mentality in Europe and incorporates those ideals with local culture. You will have the chance to interact directly with long-established farm owners and sake brewers that are eager to share their values with customers and tourists.

 

 

Your day will start with a visit to Aoki Sake Brewery, which began its sake production in 1831. You will be able to tour the brewery to see for yourself how delicious sake is created and taste various brews, which are unique in that they are all locally produced. Your drinks can be served in glasses crafted by local glass maker HARIO.
You will also enjoy a delicious meal at the AKIBA noen. AKIBA noen has been family owned for over a dozen generations and showcases superb local seasonal produce and animal products. The husband-and-wife owners, a former Tokyo chef and a herb-tea-blending expert respectively, are passionate about food education and will hand-create an exclusive course meal just for you (vegetarian, vegan, halal, kosher, or gluten-free upon request). You can also join a herb blending lesson and sample their famous cocoa tea, which tastes almost as rich as hot chocolate.

 

 

Finally, with your belly full, take a tea break at Sakacho and Sane Cafe. As your body digests all the nutritious, delicious foods and drinks, you will have time to take in the full impact of your time spent with friendly local experts in this countryside city.
​Access: From Tokyo Station, take a train to Koga Station, 1 hour and 10 minutes.

 

Musubi Ltd.

Address

茨城県古河市幸町1-37

Duration

approx. 390 min. or more

URL

http://musubi-travel.jp/farm-and-dining

 

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