Local cuisine and satoyama (natural border areas) tour experience in Gogo
The "Gogo" rural district is located approximately one hour west of Takamatsu by car, among the verdant natural mountain slopes of Kan-onji City. Visitors to this area can enjoy experiencing a true satoyama region, a Japanese term for cultivated natural areas on the border between communities and the wild , rich with food and sightseeing resources. Highlights of the area include Honen-ike Dam, Japan's oldest stone masonry multiple-arch dam which has been designated a National Important Cultural Property, the Gogo Water Mill (restored), which provides a glimpse of the scenery of old Japan, as well as much more. These sights are sure to leave visitors impressed with the knowledge and skills of the people of the past.
The main portion of the experience involves preparing and enjoying local cuisine using local ingredients together with local housewives. One of the local dishes is “Komoke dango soup", a dish that has been a tradition in the region since long ago. The dish is prepared by adding white miso bean paste to slightly sweeten a dried sardine broth, then adding the stems of taro called "zuiki" and a type of white "dango" (dumplings) made from rice flower made from glutinous rice. In older times, when rice was a much more valuable commodity, this dish was served as a special treat for new mothers after giving birth.
Participants can enjoy preparing this dish and other traditional foods and then enjoying them together with the local housewives while listening to stories about the local dishes and the region. This experience is sure to provide participants with precious memories of their time spent interacting with the residents of this rural area.
|Address||538-4 Iseki, Onoharacho, Kan-onji City, Kagawa|
English: email@example.com President Hajime Fujita
|Website||Visit Website (Japanese only)|
Making local cuisine (Gogo Revitilization Center):10:00 a.m.～3:00 p.m.
*For groups of 5 to 20 people.
*Instruction is provided in Japanese only.
*Reservations are required a month in advance.
New Year holidays and irregular holidays
*Advanced reservations are required.
¥2,500 (or more) per person
*Fee depends on the season and type of activities included. Please confirm at the time of reservation.
*Please contact us if you have any menu requests. You can also experience making buckwheat noodles.
*Non-halal ingredients are used.
|Time Required||Approx. 120-150 minutes (making of local cuisine and lunch)|
■ By Public Transport
Approx. 80 minutes from JR Takamatsu Station to JR Kan-onji Station on the Yosan Line
Approx. 60 minutes from JR Kan-onji Station by bus
■ By Car
Approx. 15 minutes from Onohara IC by car
Approx. 60 minutes from Takamatsu Airport by car
Gogo Revitalization Center: 10 cars (space for 1 large bus)
Gogo Water Mill: 10 cars (in case of a large bus, get off and walk 5min)
Honen-ike Dam: 20 cars (in case of a large bus, get off and walk 5min)
Gogo Water Mill: Open for viewing 10:00 a.m.～3:00 p.m.
Honen-ike Dam: Can be viewed at anytime.
*You can view these facilities on your own, or with Japanese guide.
*Depending on the season, you can also experience picking oranges. Contact us for details.