Izukogen Village of Handicraft Workshops

At the foot of the mountain where the bamboo forest grows, institutions full of Japanese atmosphere gather here, such as Akazawa Kannon, pottery-making workshop Yahata no Kama, Soba-making workshop Kannontei, Nigiri Sushi-making workshop Akazawa. You can have delicious local fish dishes in Restaurant Akazawa, and buy dry foods and seafood in the souvenir shops nearby. Just drive a car here to Izukogen and you can enjoy handicraft experiences, shopping easily.
3 hours drive from Kinki, Kanto area, or other major cities, along the Route 135 in Izukogen in Itou city, Shizuoka Prefecture, equipped with large parking space where big-size buses can park easily.

Feels like a sushi craftsman

When you put on the working clothes and hat, you would feel like a sushi craftsman.
Follow the instructions and make a hand-formed sushi. Take a handful of rice and gently knead it. Put the toppings on it, and you get a hand-formed sushi made on your own.
It seems easy but surprisingly take some practice to master.
After finish kneading all the rice and toppings, enjoy the sushi with everyone.
Even though a little bit clumsy, sushi made by yourself would be tasty no matter what.
You can bring the Japanese style hat home as souvenir!

Fresh ingredients and quality rice

It is not an exaggeration to say the ingredients of sushi is the key to making delicious sushi.
We provide plenty of fresh seafoods caught from the ocean of Izu!
The rice is grew by contract farmers in Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture.
The sweet and delicious vinegar is made from the traditional big bucket in Kisai city.
We use wasabi grew with the clear water from Amagi, Izu.

Course introduction

Hand-formed sushi-making course (10 pieces)

Make 10 pieced of Edomae style sushi by yourself. You can enjoy the sushi afterward with crab miso soup and small dishes.

Hand-formed sushi-making course (15 pieces)

Make 15 pieced of Edomae style sushi by yourself, and enjoy the sushi afterward with crab miso soup and small dishes.

Store Guide

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Here you can put on the working clothes and hat, try making sushi as though you are a sushi craftsman.
You can bring the Japanese style hat home as souvenir!

Store name Hand-formed sushi-making workshop Akazawa
Address 1666-4, Yawatano, Ito Shi, Shizuoka Ken, 413-0232, Japan
Izukogen Village of Handicraft Workshops
Tel. 0557-54-3006
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Non-business days Before and after New Year (e.g. 2018/12/29〜2019/1/3)
Golden week (e.g. 2018/4/28〜5/6)
August (8/1-8/31)
Parking Lot Free, can accommodate 50 automobiles, 6 large-size buses
Seating capacity 2 to 32 people
Notes on reservation The course is by reservation only. Please make reservation online or by phone beforehand. Minimum numbers of participants are two.
Start time @10:00 A12:00 B14:00
※Please choose from the above the start time you prefer upon reservation.
Telephone reception time 9:30〜18:00
Mminimum age requirement The minimum age requirement for this course is 7 years old.
※Children alone cannot join the course. A guardian is required for children participants.
Things to bring with you Nothing in particular.
Although we provide working clothes, if you mind getting your clothes dirty, please refrain from application.
Payment methods cash, credit cards
Pet policy Up to large-sized dogs are allowed to enter the balcony if kept on leash.
Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi available

2 mins introduction video to “Sushi-making workshop Akazawa”

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Taught by a professional sushi craftsman

If your children are over 6 years old, she or he can join the course.
Everyone in the family can be the sushi craftsman for a change!

Taught by professional sushi craftsman, you can learn to make hand-formed sushi in a professional way.
Since you can bring the Japanese style hat home as souvenir, you can be a sushi craftsman even at home♪

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■By car
◇ From Tokyo: take national highway 135, past the crossroad of Yahata, turn right after driving about 500 m. The workshop is next to the statue of Yahata Kannon.
◇ From Shimoda: take national highway 135, past the Aakazawa Hot spring hotel, turn left after driving about 2 km. The workshop is next to the statue of Yahata Kannon.
※ Free parking lot: available for 50 automobiles, 6 large buses

★★ By car with a navigation system
Input telephone no. 0557-54-3006
※ Please note that if the navigation software is not the latest version, older map may lead to wrong destination.

■By train
◇ Get off at Izukogen station, walk about 15 mins from the Yamamokuchi bus stop.
◇ Get off at Izukogen station, take a taxi from the Yamamokuchi bus stop.
・After you exit the ticket gate, there is an area map right in front of you.