Gastronomy of Snow Country

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Gastronomy of Snow Country

A special day entertained by a local inn. You can collect seasonal ingredients from the nature that will be cooked as your dinner by a chef right in front of your eyes. Please also enjoy the good match of the local sake or wine with the Japanese full-course meal. A visit to an old-established local pickles shop that sustains the traditional fermented food in Uonuma can be an option for the next day. It will make a good tour to explore the culture of the snow country along with its history.

Near the forestry path in Yuzawa town

In spring you can find 10 kinds of edible wild herbs. Each herb is associated with unique aroma and taste. A technical guide will attend the tour to teach you which is edible so that there will be no picking poisonous herbs. Beginners are welcome.

 

Near the forestry path in Yuzawa town

In autumn you can collect wild mushrooms. Among all the beautiful or funny-shaped mushrooms, you can select delicious, good-looking ones as the ingredients for your dinner.

 

Near the forestry path in Yuzawa town

This tour introduces you to the different colors of nature in the region, such as fresh green of spring or red leaves of autumn. You can enjoy taking pictures of trees.

 

Dining Echigo Yuzawa HATAGO Isen

Check-in to the inn after the tour. You can watch or join the preparation of your dinner with the ingredients you collected. Please also enjoy the good match of the local sake or wine with the Japanese full-course meal.

 

Dining Echigo Yuzawa HATAGO Isen

Please relax at a twin-bed room with the interior based on the calm Japanese taste. There is no shower inside the room. Please use the large public bath in the inn.

 

Lobby with hearth at Dining Echigo Yuzawa HATAGO Isen

Please enjoy tea and sweets at the lobby with fire place, which you can use freely during your stay.

 

Onsen Hot-spring at Echigo Yuzawa HATAGO Isen

The hot-spring with water directly from the source is available all the time during your stay. The weak alkaline water is known to smooth skin.
Plan Detail
Meeting place Echigo Yuzawa HATAGO Isen(1-minute walk from JR Echigo Yuzawa station)
Duration 25 April 〜30 May、20 October〜5 December
Excluded dates  2 May〜6 May
Timing 13:00-11:00 next day (until the check out time)
Group size 2〜6 people
Minimum no. of participants 2 people
Price For 2 guests 32,000 yen + tax per person 22,000 yen + tax per extra guest 3000 yen addition for a reservation on the night before a holiday. 6000 addition per person for a room with an open-air hot-spring bath.
Contact for reservation Snow Country Tourism Zone  025-785-5353
Application deadline 7 days in advance of the departure date
Cancellation terms  In accord with Terms and Conditions (20% fee is charged for a cancellation received by 10 days before departure, 30% by 4 days, 40% by the day before, 50% by departure time, 100% if not showing up without contact)
Special gift  If desired, the guest can join the preparation for dinner with the collected ingredients as well.
Fees included in price Tour and overnight expense (including dinner, drink and breakfast)
Condition
Age No special setting for a child
Weather Rain or shine(Possible change in the tour content in case of bad weather)
Other  
Itinerary
 Day 1/HATAGO Isen13:00---Picking tourー15:00---come back to HATAGO Isen 16:00(Check in)---Presentation of dishes&dining17:30---Finish dining20:30---Day 2/Breakfast 7:30〜9:00---Check out〜11:00
Other
A technical guide will attend the tour. Walking in the woods may wet or dirty your clothes. Please wear something suitable, as well as bring rain wear.