Important notice to customers and website visitors regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak
by Takehiko 'Riko' Hashimoto, 04 April 2020
Due to travel and health restrictions related to the current COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, we regret to inform you that ALL OUR TOURS TO JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA-BASED COOKING CLASSES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Your health and safety are our utmost priority. We will resume operation when the restrictions are lifted and we are confident that we can safeguard your well-being. Please join our mailing list to be kept updated on developments by completing the form below.
If you have purchased one of our gift vouchers recently and have not yet redeemed it, please contact us at for your options: either a full refund of your payment, or an extension of the validity period of the voucher.
In the meantime, we will be bringing you a series of feature articles and online resources over the coming weeks, so that you can discover regional and rural Japan's fascinating culture, food traditions, environment and history, all from the comfort of your own home.
We thank you for your understanding and look forward to offering you soon again Japanese travel and cultural experiences with a difference. Please take care... 'kiotsukete', as they would say in Japan...
On a summer morning in rural Nagano region, central Japan