HAKUBA VALLEY OMACHI Gourmet Street

Salt Road Chojiya 塩の道 ちょうじや

Japanese culture experience programs

We have various kinds of experience programs that allow visitors to easily connect with Japanese culture, so please enjoy a wonderful experience in Shinano-Omachi.

*Some programs require reservation by 5:00 p.m. on the preceding day.
*Each program is available during Chojiya business hours.


Traditional Japanese clothing experience 和服体験
Japanese clothing experience

Bokka

Japanese clothing experience

Machi-musume

Japanese clothing experience

Yukata

Japanese clothing experience

Ninja

Japanese clothing experience

Banto

Japanese clothing experience

Kimono

Bokka, Machi-musume, Yukata, Ninja, Banto, Kimono, Hakama, Kacchu

This program is recommended for those who are interested in easily experiencing Japanese culture. You can choose from various kinds of traditional Japanese clothes, including the classic Kimono. You also can walk around inside the building, while wearing your selected clothing.

*Please note in advance that in the case of loss, damage, or stains that require cleaning, a fixed rate for compensation will be charged (excluding tax).

Geta

Green tea experience (with Japanese sweets) お抹茶点て(和菓子付き)

Prepare your own green tea, and taste it with a local Japanese sweet.

Program duration20~30min
price (including entrance fee)¥1,500
Reservation

Sake tasting 日本酒呑み比べ

Sample local Sake from 3 different Sake breweries in Shinano-Omachi, in both of hot and cold styles.

Program duration30min
price (including entrance fee)¥2,800
Reservation

Let’s eat “Kori-Mochi”(freeze-dried rice cakes) 凍り餅を食べよう

Shinano-Omachi’s traditional local food, "Kori-Mochi" is a naturally freeze-dried rice cake which is made using the cold dry air of Omachi’s winters. There are several ways to make them. You can make your own cakes, and eat them with sesame or kinako (soy bean powder).

Program duration30min
price (including entrance fee)¥1,300
Reservation

O-shuji(Japanese calligraphy) experience お習字体験

Learn how to write Japanese characters with a calligraphy brush on a sheet of "Massaki Washi" paper, which is Shinano-Omachi's traditional handmade Japanese paper. After the experience, you can take your work home as souvenir.

Program duration30~40min
price (including entrance fee)¥2,000
Reservation

Making a handwoven "Saki-ori" coaster 裂き織コースター作り

You’ll have the experience of crafting your own handwoven coaster from "Saki-Ori" cloth. ("Saki-Ori" cloth is made by weaving torn cloth.) You can take your work home as souvenir.

Program duration30~40min
price (including entrance fee)¥1,300
Reservation

Making a pen tray with Japanese paper "Massaki Washi" 松崎和紙でペン皿作り

Experience making your own pen tray from Shinano-Omachi's traditional handmade Japanese paper called "Massaki Washi". You can take your work home as souvenir.

Program duration30~40min
price (including entrance fee)¥1,700
Reservation

DAY TOUR

For more information,please see DAY TOUR.

WEBhttp://www.alps.or.jp/choujiya/
Tel0261-22-4018
Fax0261-23-5575
Address2572, Omachi, Omachi-shi, Nagano, 398-0002, Japan
長野県大町市大町2572
Operating hours9:00 - 16:00
ClosedWednesday
Salt Road Chojiya

Salt Road Chojiya

In the past this region contained the Chikuni Kaido, a road used to carry salt from Itoigawa, at the coast on the Sea of Japan, to Omachi, and then on to Matsumoto. This museum introduces the history of this road, also known as the Salt Road, and the lives of its people. Set in an Edo era building, exhibits include old methods of transportation for cattle and heavy goods, travelling clothes & lunch boxes, daily tools of the local residents, ancient documents and more.