Make your own seasonal Japanese confectionary (wagashi) amongst the beautiful Japanese maple trees of Komyo-ji Temple with the equipment and guidance of a professional confectioner.
Kikuharu is a long-standing wagashi shop in Nagaoka City, Kyoto Prefecture, and along with various other original sweets, it's known for creating a bamboo shoot-shaped sweet made with real bamboo shoot that's known as Nagaoka's "Takenoko Monaka (bamboo shoot wafer cake)" souvenir. Kikuharu's second generation master confectioner, Mr. Nishiyama Motofumi, now also teaches about the culture and customs of wagashi confectionary in this activity. Before you dive in to the world of wagashi, though, included in this experience is a guided tour of Komyo-ji Temple by a monk, who will tell the story of the temple's history, relevant historical figures, and the lesser-known stories about the Buddha statues within (such as the Amida Nyorai you first see), as well as show you the Mie-do Hall. After strolling around the temple and taking in the dry rock garden, it's time to make some wagashi! Afterwards, you're welcome to enjoy your wagashi here, or take them home.
- Price : Adults: 3,000 yen (tax included) / Children: 1,500 yen (tax included) / Included in the price: Sweets, professional instruction
- Date & Time : May 30th (Saturday), June 6th (Saturday), July 18th (Saturday)
*Due to the impact of COVID-19, these events may be cancelled or postponed. Please inquire before making your visit.
- Location : Komyo-ji Temple grounds