Close this search box.

Tofu Workshop in a Traditional Japanese Storehouse

Prepare a local style of tofu with Yamagata soybeans from start to finish.

Work alongside Mrs. Horikawa, a longtime resident of Yamagata City who hosts a series of cultural workshops. The workshops are held in a beautiful traditional Japanese storehouse that has been in her family for generations.

Your English-speaking interpreter and prepared English materials makes this workshop very easy to enjoy with Mrs. Horikawa. She is very friendly and you can ask her anything you want about her hometown, so consider this a great chance to learn more in-depth about Yamagata and about local life while making tofu!

Experience a Tofu Workshop in Yamagata City

What's Included

  • Learn how tofu is made step by step including boiling, blending, filtering, and setting the tofu into its block form
  • Creating other side dishes using leftover soybean material
  • Experience fees
  • Instructor fee
  • Venue fee
  • English-speaking guide
  • Recipe in English
  • Your prepared tofu and other dishes to eat


¥13,000 per person

Experience Availability

All-year round 

Average Duration

Approximately 2 hours

Meeting Location

Yamagata Chūō Post Office (山形中央郵便局)

1 Chome-7-24 Tokamachi, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata-ken 990-8799

This program is run in a small storehouse behind a private Japanese home. Please meet Mrs. Horikawa in front of the Japan Post Office marked in the map below.

Minimum amount of participants

2 people

Important notes

Experience availability may vary. Reserve to confirm availability.
Please notify us at least 3 days before if you must cancel or modify your reservation.

Create tofu from scratch in a traditional Japanese storehouse

As you arrive at the Yamagata Chūō Post Office in Yamagata City, you will meet your English-speaking guide who will take you to Mrs. Horikawa’s private Japanese storehouse, where you will make your tofu.

Once you arrive, Mrs. Horikawa will welcome you into her Japanese storehouse, passed down many generations of her family. After experiencing her warm hospitality, she will provide you an explanation on how to make tofu from scratch. The green soybeans the tofu is made from are grown in Yamagata, allowing you to taste the local produce and unique flavor of Yamagata. 

You will then boil, blend, filter, and set the tofu with different cooking techniques and unique tools to create the tofu into a block form with the guidance of Mrs. Horikawa. 

As is typical in Japanese cuisine, no ingredients go to waste and you will also be working with the leftover soybean material that is filtered out when making the tofu. With this bean curd, you will make a variety of dishes with Horikawa-san that will be served in the meal after your workshop, which may include spring rolls, salad and miso soup.

Following the completion of your dishes, using gorgeous plates passed down Mrs. Horikawa’s family, you will enjoy a satisfying meal with the tofu and side dishes you created while chatting with Mrs. Horikawa.

Tofu Workshop Reservations

You can send a booking inquiry for your experience below. After we receive your inquiry, we will confirm the booking with our partners and send you a booking confirmation email at least 3 days before your desired date.
Please note this form does not confirm the availability of an experience or reserves an experience straightaway.

Cancellation policy

Our general cancellation policy for our experiences is below. Cancellation fees may vary according to exceptional circumstances.

3 business days before date of experience


2 business days before date of experience ​

30% of total price

1 business day before date of experience ​

50% of total price

Same day

100% of total price