EAT! MEET! JAPAN 2022 Award-Winners
Harvesting Fresh Wasabi in the Beautiful Fields of Shizuoka
In the birthplace of wasabi farming, stay at a renovated kominka (folk house), pick your own authentic Japanese wasabi, and enjoy it freshly grated with a special kaiseki meal.
Satoyama no kominka shirakabe • ShizuokaDETAILS
Revitalizing Minamisanriku: Fresh Oysters and Local Wine Tour
Visit local producers of fresh seafood and local wine who are supporting the reconstruction and recovery of Minamisanriku in Miyagi prefecture.
Minamisanriku Winery Co., Ltd. • MiyagiDETAILS
Soy Sauce Making and Factory Tour in Kawagoe
Learn all about the process of making soy sauce, during a hands-on experience mixing soy in large wooden barrels.
Fueki Soy Sauce Co., Ltd. • SaitamaDETAILS
Vegan Cooking Class: Temari Sushi with Local Sustainable Vegetables
Good for your body and the environment, this vegan cooking class uses locally produced vegetables for a healthy and delicious meal.
Smart VEGAN LAB • TokyoDETAILS
Century-Old Fermentation Storehouse Tour and Miso Sampling
Learn the secrets of miso production in Nagano at a traditional Japanese miso storehouse where this fermented ingredient is aged for up to three years.
Ishii Miso Co., Ltd. • NaganoDETAILS
From Leaf to Brew: The Secrets of Japanese Tea Production
Learn about the tea production process in Shizuoka, the largest producer of green tea in Japan, by participating in a tour and tea tastings.
Osada Tea Co., Ltd. • ShizuokaDETAILS
Make Your Own Pet Food From Scratch! Fishing and Grilling in Mie
Enjoy a day of fishing in the beautiful town of Nigishima, make additive-free fresh pet food from fish, and enjoy a BBQ lunch at the beach.
Gate Co., Ltd. • MieDETAILS
Takashima, the City of Fermentation: Miso, Soy Sauce, and the Original Sushi
Explore the diverse fermented foods produced in Takashima, including funazushi, one of the oldest forms of sushi.
Heiwado Co., Ltd. • ShigaDETAILS
Hinagashi Traditional Japanese Sweet Making in Tsuruoka
Make hinagashi, traditional Japanese sweets, in Tsuruoka, the UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.
Satoyama no kominka shirakabe • YamagataDETAILS
Pick Mikan and Make Marmalade with a Local Farmer in Ehime
Join a local farmer in Ehime prefecture for a day of mikan picking, tasting, and marmalade-making at a woman-led mikan farm.
Yawatahama City Furusato Tourism Public Corporation • EhimeDETAILS