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Komekome somon tour

Walking tour on the theme of rice

The Somon area of Yamaga, where the Buzen road meets the Kikuchi river, retains atmosphere of old days in its streets. The Kikuchi basin has been a major rice production area in Kumamoto from old days and once prospered as a rice trade center. To keep history alive, the local shopkeepers have decided organize a walking tour of the town on the theme of rice. Starting from a 185 year-old koji (yeast) shop, the tour takes you to sake brewery found in 1896, a rice cracker shop, a temple and other places of interest in the area. During the tour, participants taste amazake (sweet drink made from fermented rice) and sake and try making senbei rice crackers. There is a souvenir after the tour. The tour is popular among adults as well as children because of the casual and relaxed nature of the tour. Both groups and individual tourists are welcome. The tour lasts about 60 minutes and costs 600 yen. Reservation is required. Contact Yamaga Onsen Kanko Kyokai (the Yamaga Hot Spring Tourism Association) for reservation by 17:00 of the previous day.

1782 Yamaga Kumamoto
Business hours
Regular holiday
how to pick up & where to meet the quests
◆ Local assembly
a) "Facilities / sightseeing spots or addresses" of the meeting place
・ Kiya Main Store / 1820 Yamaga, Yamaga-shi, Kumamoto

b) Access method to the meeting place
[In the case of car]
1515 minutes by car from Kikusui interchange
2020 minutes by car from Ueki Interchange
[In case of public transportation]
9090 minutes by bus from JR Kumamoto Station (bus stop "Sakuramachi Bus Center" → get off at "Yamayo Onsen (Yachiyoza Entrance)")
6060 minutes by bus from JR Tamana Station (bus stop "Tamana Station" → get off at "Yamayo Onsen (Yachiyoza Entrance)")
5050 minutes by bus from Kyushu Shinkansen / Shintamana Station (bus stop "Shintamana Station" → get off at "Yamayo Onsen (Yachiyoza Entrance)")
details of activities
00: 00 ~ 00: 20 Reception, tour outline explanation, ""Kiya Honten"" information
00: 20-00: 35 Information on Chiyo-no-en Sake Brewery
00: 35-00: 50 Introduction to Kosenji Temple
00: 50-00: 60 Introducing the Senbei Kobo
Kiya Head Office: 1820 Yamaga, Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture
Chiyonozo Sake Brewery: 1782 Yamaga, Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture
Kosenji Temple: 1740 Yamaga, Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture
Senbei Studio: 1799 ", Yamaga, Yamaga, Kumamoto
[Minimum / Maximum number of people] Minimum number of people: 1 person, Maximum number of people: 150 people
[Target age] No age limit
[Accessibility] Wheelchair compatible, stroller compatible, care animals are allowed
[Companion of a guardian] In the case of children only, please be accompanied by a guardian or teacher.
[Final reservation reception time] Until 5:00 pm the day before participation
Phone name
Yamaga Onsen Tourism Association