History of Miso and Japan in Okazaki

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    8.5 hours
    Max People : 8

    Discover Okazaki, the ancient post town near Nagoya that is the birthplace of the first shogun, Ieyasu Tokugawa. The post town is also home of the famed Hatcho Miso.



    History and delicious flavors collide in the ancient post town of Okazaki. Okazaki is a peaceful castletown located south-east of Nagoya city and is the birthplace of the first shogun, Ieyasu Tokugawa. He was the eldest son of a noble of Matsudaira Clan and was born in the Okazaki Castle, which is now considered one of Japan’s most famous castles.

    Our tour takes us for a walk around the beautiful Okazaki Park; it’s particularly amazing during springtime when there are chances to see cherry blossoms and wisteria blooming around the gardens. Learn more about the history of Japan and the historical figures that helped shape this area from our guide and ask any further questions you may have. 

    We will also visit a miso brewery where the famous Hatcho Miso is made. The brewery uses traditional techniques that allow miso to mature for more than two years to give it its rich flavor. This type of miso began around 800 years ago and is still very much a part of everyday life in Nagoya today! There will be a chance to sample some of this amazing miso in some local cooking and purchase some unique souvenirs. Lastly, we will explore more of Okazaki with visits to the local shrines to feel the ancient vibes of the post town before heading back to modern Nagoya city. 




    09:00Departing from Nagoya Station

    Meet at the Nagoya Station and transfer by local train

    10:00Miso Factory Experience

    Visit a miso factory and discover the secrets of the famous Hatcho Miso

    11:00Okazaki Castle

    Visit the Okazaki Castle. The castle grounds include a park, Mikawabushi and Ieyasu Museum

    13:00Visit Okazaki Town

    Walk around Okazaki Town. Visit the corners of the old Ozaki-shuku post town, the Rokusho Jinja and Iwatsutenjingu Shrine.

    16:30End of tour and train back to Nagoya

    Arrival in Nagoya around 17:40



    What's Included

    • Transportation
    • Miso factory tour
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
    • Guide

    What's Not Included

    • Additional food and drink

    Additional Info

    Departure & Return

    • Departure Point – Nagoya Station, Tourist Information Center at 09:00 AM
    • From Monday to Friday (except Tuesday)
    • Tour will finish around 17:40 at Nagoya Station

    Cancellation Policy

    • You are entitled to a full refund if you cancel 15 days or more before the start of the tour. If you cancel 14 days before the start of the tour, we will refund the amount paid less any non-recoverable upfront costs incurred by HATAGO on your behalf – rentals, admissions, reservations, etc.
    • If a cancellation is made less than 72 hours prior to departure, no refund is given.

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