Yoshidamachi Local Experience Tour No.1 "Savor the Japanese dishes cooked by My Odashi"

Yoshidamachi Local Experience Tour No.1 "Savor the Japanese dishes cooked by My Odashi"

In conjunction with the steady progress of preparation for the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the neighboring port city of Yokohama is also gearing up its efforts to draw more and more tourists from all around the world to its diverse urban assets. To take advantage of the city's booming inbound tourism, Yoshidamachi has drawn up a set of its own programs to capture the attention of international visitors to its distinctive features filled with local street charms.

=Tour Program=
Tour No.1. Savor the Japanese dishes cooked by My Odashi

"Odashi" or simply "dashi" is the Japanese term for soup stock usually made from fish (such as, shaved dried bonito) and/or seaweed (such as, dried kelp). This program provides the tour participants the opportunity to create their own dashi (i.e. "My Odashi"). Not only that, they will then be served some special dishes cooked in a well-established Japanese restaurant in Yoshidamachi, using their own "My Odashi"! It is "Odashi" that very heart of Japanese Food which is registered by UNESCO in 2013. Through this tour, they will be able to touch the depth of Japenese Food.

<Program Timetable>
6:00pm Meet at JR Kannai Station North Exit (then walk to Yoshidamachi)
6:15pm-7:30pm Self-introduction, video and slides highlighting the attractive stories of Yoshidamachi. Making "My Odashi".
7:30pm-9:00pm The participants will stroll around Yoshidamachi while listening to the tour guide explain about the various places of interest in the neighborhood. They will then be taken to a Japanese restaurant in town where they will be able to try out a special dish cooked by the restaurant's chefs using their own "My Odashi", along with one drink (i.e. "sake", Japanese wine) that goes well together.

<Monitor Tour (trial tour)>
Date/Time: Nov. 22, 2017 (6pm to 9pm)
Venue: Various establishments in and around Yoshidamachi
Max. No. of participants: 4
Fee: Free of charge (for monitor tour only)

<Normal Tour>
Date/Time: Arranged upon request (6pm to 9pm)
Venue: Various establishments in and around Yoshidamachi
Max. no. of participants: 4
Fee: 5,000 yen/person (1 dish & 1 Japanese Sake at the restaurant is included)

<Contact Information & Registration>
Yoshidamachi Commercial Avenue Association
Ms. Baba
Tel: 090-5752-0163
Email: yuko.baba.007@gmail.com

Information

Area

Chinatown / Kannai / Yamashita Park

Dates

<Monitor Tour (trial tour)> Nov. 22, 2017 (6pm to 9pm)
<Normal Tour> Arranged upon request (6pm to 9pm)

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