TOUR PROGRAMS

Horokanai Town Soba Online Tour

Horokanai Town in northern Hokkaido is known as a town of soba (buckwheat), and is the largest producer of soba in Japan in terms of planted area. In the summer months, the  buckwheat fields in the town bloom with beautiful white flowers, creating vast carpets of green and white. This online tour lets you experience the charms and flavors of Horokanai Town from the comfort of your home.

The online tour includes a soba set from Horokanai Town that will be delivered to your home in advance. The set contains the following:
・Flash-frozen fresh soba noodles (2 servings)
・Buckwheat seeds (500 g)
・Buckwheat flour (500 g)

Buckwheat seeds and buckwheat flour may not be common items in your kitchen, but they are actually versatile ingredients that can be made into various dishes. During the tour, we will introduce some easy-to-make recipes using buckwheat. We will also demonstrate how to boil the soba noodles perfectly, so you can enjoy it at your home prepared however you like.

During the online tour, we will also show you some of the beautiful natural scenery you can see in Horokanai Town. One of these places is Lake Shumarinai, the largest manmade lake in Japan. 

Note: All images are for illustration purposes only. Your actual experience may vary.

Schedule

10:00 Opening
10:25 Buckwheat seeds workshop
10:45 Buckwheat flour recipe introduction
10:55 Soba noodles boiling demonstration
11:25 Horokanai soba restaurant virtual tour
11:45 Epilogue
12:00 Finish
Tour name Horokanai Town Soba Online Tour
Area ASAHIKAWA / FURANO
Category NATURE FARM/INDUSTRY FOOD ONLINE
Season SUMMER
Available period 21 August 2021 (Sat) [Registration deadline: 3 August 2021 (Tue)]
Time 10:00-12:00 (2 hours)
Participants Minimum 5, maximum 30 persons
Fee ¥6,600 per person (tax inclusive)
※The above fee will be charged for every soba set order.
Optional
Services
Included
Services
Guide fee, workshop activity fee, soba set, delivery fee
Soba set contents: frozen soba noodles (2 servings), buckwheat seeds (500 g), buckwheat flour (500g)
Not included
Things to bring PC/tablet/smartphone with Zoom installed
Meetup Location

The Zoom URL for the online workshop will be sent to you by e-mail after your reservation.
Please login using the URL around 5 minutes before the start of the workshop.
Notes ・Registration deadline: 3 August 2021 (Tue)
・The online tour will be held using the Zoom application. Make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer, smartphone, or other device.
・The Zoom URL will be sent to you by e-mail after your reservation. Please login using the URL around 5 minutes before the start of the workshop.
・The soba set will be delivered to your address by the day before the tour (delivery within Japan only).

Cancellation Fee:
・7 or more days before the tour date: none
・1 to 6 days before the tour date: 70% of the tour fee
・On the day of the tour: 100% of the tour fee