Make Original Seafood "Houto" at the Foot of Mt. Fuji

From JPY ¥5,150.00
  • Duration: 120 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
  • Product code: EN-YMN-7069-70693


Experience the unique experience of making rich "Houto" noodles by hand! "Houto" is a local specialty in Yamanashi Prefecture. It's a simple dish featuring noodles made from wheat flour, cooked with seasonal vegetables in a miso-flavored soup. In this experience, you can cook an original "Houto" using a variety of seafood such as prawns and scallops. You will be cooking at a restaurant specializing in seafood "Houto" near Lake Kawaguchiko at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Discover the charms and deep flavors of "Houto" while learning the history of the noodles. Taste the comfort food of Yamanashi and enjoy scenic the view of Mt. Fuji.


  • Visit a restaurant specializing in seafood Houto near Lake Kawaguchiko.
  • Make authentic Houto noodles from wheat flour.
  • Learn the history behind this local specialty. 
  • This workshop is held in a large new seminar room, regardless of the weather.
  • Easily accessible after visiting Mt. Fuji.


Check-in→ Explanation of the history behind Houto→ Cooking time→Enjoy your meal→ Finish


"Houto" is a local dish from Yamanashi Prefecture, in the north of Mt. Fuji. It is made by stewing wide, flat wheat noodles, vegetables and mushrooms in a miso broth. "Houto" has a charm different from the other various noodles in Japan. "Houto" has been loved as a staple in farm villages from a long time ago and is still popular even today. 

In this cooking class, we will teach you the secrets to enjoy this mouth-watering dish. You will make authentic "Houto" noodles from scratch by kneading wheat flour by hand. Instructors will be available for assistance, so even beginners can make the dish with no trouble. Traditionally, "Houto" is cooked with pumpkin, which gives a sweet flavor to the soup and is good for cold prevention. Our restaurant specializes in fresh seafood "Houto" featuring big prawns, salmon, and scallops. The rich soup made from seafood broth is so delicious that customers always drink every last drop.

"Houto" is a versatile dish and the flavor changes depending on the chef. You will learn some unique ways of eating "Houto" that only the locals know, such as "Houto" cooked with potato and topped with butter. The fascinating history of "Houto" will be introduced in the workshop. Everyone from adults to children can join the workshop and enjoy cooking "Houto" in a friendly atmosphere. Take your tastebuds on a journey and create this local dish. 

【Things to note】

  • Time:120 minutes
  • Meeting point:
    HOUTO Lab Cooking Experience
    2746-1, Kawaguchi, Kawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken 401-0304
    On the opposite side of Kawaguchiko Museum of Art
  • Access:
    Take JR Chuo Main Line from Shinjuku and get off at Otsuki Station
    Change to Fujikyu Railway and get off at the last stop, Kawaguchiko Station
    Approx. 10 mins. by car from Kawaguchiko Station
    Located on the opposite side of Kawaguchiko Museum of Art
  • Language support:English, Chinese
  • Included :Experience fee, material costs, consumption tax, rental apron
  • Excluded:Beverage other than water
  • Free Wi-Fi :〇
  • Toilet:〇 (Western style)
  • Participation requirements :Age requirement is 3 years old and over
  • Other things to note:
    An observer cannot join the experience except a preschooler
    A single participant needs to pay for two persons.
    Junior high school student or under needs to be accompanied by a guardian.
    Please refrain from wearing high heels as the floor is slippery.
    If you have any food allergies, please contact the restaurant beforehand.
    If you take a young child and like to use Japanese tatami room, please contact the restaurant.

【Cancellation policy】 

The day before the tour date 50% of the tour price
The day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※The tour will be held in another place if any accidents happen at the meeting place. Or we will refund your payments.
※We are going to refund your payments without charging you for a cancellation because of bad weather and natural disaster.