Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Learn to make your own traditonal wagashi sweets with a professional confectioner (in Komyo-ji Temple)

May 30th, June 6th, July 18th

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

Details

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.
Max. Number of Participants
4, maximum 20 people
Price
Adults: 3,000 yen (tax included) / Children: 1,500 yen (tax included) / Included in the price: Sweets, professional instruction
Location
Komyo-ji Temple grounds
Address
26-1 Ao, Saijonai, Nagaokakyo City, Kyoto Prefecture
Access
Bus:
From JR Nagaokakyo Station's West Exit bus stop, take Hankyu Bus No. 20 or 22 and get off at the "Asahigaoka home mae" bus stop (approximately 20 minutes).
From Nagaoka Tenjin Station, take Hankyu Bus No. 22 and get off at "Asahigaoka platform mae" bus stop (approximately 20 minutes).

Car: Please use public transport. There is public parking at JR Nakaokakyo Station. Please take a bus from the station.
*On foot: Approximately 30 minutes from Hankyu Nagaoka Tenjin Station
Foreign Language Support
Japanese (only basic English instruction available)

Additional Notes

Meeting place: Komyo-ji Temple, in front of the temple gate
Please bring: Apron, a hand towel, sankakunin (cloth)

Cancellation Policy