Experience Hana-Zushi Making with Local Grandmas

From JPY ¥7,300.00
  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Kani-gun, Gifu
  • Product code: EN-GIF-7137-71370


Enjoy the way to make the most beautiful and colorful sushi with this hands-on experience.
You will have the chance to talk with the local grandmas and get to know about the local culture.


  • Get to know the local food of Mitake Town, Gifu
  • Enjoy talking with locals
  • Experience Japanese culinary culture first hand
  • Learn how to make different kinds of decorated sushi rolls
  • Make you own Photogenic Food


Meeting at Mitake Hana-Zushi Association (Mitake Hana-zushi no Kai)

Brief Introduction
15 minutes

Hana-Zushi Making Experience
60 minutes

Photo Shooting
10 minutes

Eating Time
35 minutes

Closing up


Mitake-cho, located in Gifu Prefecture, is a small town that was part of the old Nakasendo Highway that stretched across Japan a long time ago.
The locals of Mitake-cho have taken it upon themselves to try and create a new local delicacy in the form of a sushi that will hopefully become the symbolic food of the area. This rolled sushi, known as hana-zushi (literally “flower sushi”) is a delicious and beautiful dish that has more than 14 different varieties based on flowers.

In this fun and relaxed cooking activity you will learn how to prepare hana-zushi from the local grandmas.

You will have the recipe so you can try at home and prepare sushi for your family and friends after you return home.
During the activity you will try to make various types of hana-zushi, then enjoy them while talking with the locals.


  • Time:2 hours
  • Meeting point:MITAKEHANAZUSHInoKAI [MAP]
    Mitake1446, Mitake-cho, Kani-gun, Gifu
  • Access:
  • Language support:Japanese, English
  • Included:
    Cooking class
    Printed recipe
    Ingredients for the hana-zushi
    bamboo mat (for rolling sushi)
    sushi push mold
    A Japanese game(FUKUWARAI)
  • Participation requirements:Minimum age is 13 years.
  • Free Wi-Fi:〇
  • Toilet:◯ (Western-style)
  • Other things to note:Please let us know if you are allergic to any foods, as we use eggs, soybeans and fish.


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Guides required to regularly wash hands


7 to 4 days in advance: 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days in advance: 60% of the tour price
The day before/on the day of the tour: 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.