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Hand-made "SOBA" & "TEMPURA" experience

Unique Experience

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

4.78(9) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

You can have a experience to make and taste Japanese traditional food "TEUCHI-SOBA", "TENPURA" and "OCHA(Japanese green tea)" Type of "TEUCHI-SOBA" is "NI-HACHI", so relatively easy even for the first time.

Meeting Point

At somewhere in Nagasaki or Sasebo (within one hour from my home)

TEUCHI(Hand-made) SOBA making experience (Use high-quality buckwheat flower) : I teach you step by step,

TEMPURA(deep-fried seafood and vegitables) making experience (Use seasonal material) : I teach you step by step

SONOGI-TEA(JAPANESE Green tea) experience( Local high quality green tea) : how to make, hints and knowledge of green tea

Tasting(Lunch) time : Taste TEUCHI SOBA and TEMPURA with SONOGI-CHA which you made yourself. How to eat, manner and so on.

Ending Point

At somewhere in Nagasaki or Sasebo (within one hour from my home)

What to Expect

You can have a experience to make and taste delicious TEUCHI(hand made)-SOBA using high quality buckwheat flower, also can taste freshly-fried TEMPURA along with the local high quality green tea SONOGI-TEA(Awarded the best quality green tea of Japan in 2017 and 2018). ※Experience time is 3 hours.

According to my SOBA making experiences, the taste of SOBA will be decided 80% by the quality of buckwheat flower. Rest of 20% is decided by your technique. There are 2 types of "TEUCHI SOBA". One is "TO-WARI SOBA" and the other is "NI-HACHI SOBA". I will teach you "NI-HACHI SOBA" which is made of 80% buckwheat flower and 20% wheat flower. Because NI-HACHI is easier to make for the beginner than "TO-WARI".

After making SOBA experience, we have TEMPURA and SONOGI-CHA making experience, after that , we have a tasting SOBA & TEMPURA with SONOGI-TEA. You can enjoy Japanese traditional food TEUCHI SOBA and various TEMPURA.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

experience(guiding) fee,※no charge for my vehicle operation, travel time to and from the community house is not included as the guiding time

What‘s not included

ingredients fee(1,000JPY) for SOBA, TEMPURA (seasonal ingredients), SONOGI(green)-TEA , utilities fee 500JPY (water, LP gas, electricity, room charge), toll road fee

, public transportation fee to the community house (if you come by yourself)

Important Information

I'm very flexible. If you inform me early enough, about 1week at least 72 hours and more beforehand, I may manage to accept your requests. During the tour, my coverage areas are mainly poor public transportation area, so mostly use a private vehicle(4 adult guests Max), it is easy to travel and free to move. Free Wi-Fi(2.4GHz, 5GHz) and AC100V/DC5V, DC12V charger are available in the car. I don't charge for the vehicle operation (only request you to pay parking fee and toll road fee on site, if used). The private vehicle can take 4 adult guests max. If you are 5 adults and more, need to rent a rental car. I have a professional drivers license, I can drive most of types vehicle. Depends on the numbers of customer, I rent a suitable size car and drive instead of you during the tour. I drive as a designated driver. In this case, you have to pay for all cost for the rental car (Rental fee, insurance, fuel, toll road, parking fee, etc). My coverage areas are Nagasaki, Saga and Fukuoka prefecture. But I live in near Omura city in Nagasaki pref., so depend on where I go to meet you(meet-up), I will request you to pay Meet-up fee(real transportation cost to and from the meeting spot) in cash on site. It is showed 3000JPY on my pricing page. But meet-up fee will be different price based on the transportation fee from where I stay. I will inform you meet-up fee in your proposal tour plan before your booking. Here are basic meet-up fee on each area, Ohmura city is Free, Sasebo city is 1,500JPY, Nagasaki city is 3,000JPY, Saga ,5,000JPY and Fukuoka 8,000JPY. I try to choose cheapest way, but If meet-up fee costs more than 8,000JPY, I may not accept your tour request. But if you don't care high meet-up fee(more than 8000JPY), I go anywhere as far as I can. I am working in both Nagasaki and Okinawa, working 2 places about the half and half days of a month. I had lived in Okinawa for 8 years until March 2018 and I am qualified and registered as a Okinawa Prefectural interpreter tour guide . On my schedule calendar, available days means that I stay in Nagasaki, on the contrary, unavailable days means I am in Okinawa(mostly), so I might be able to guide you in Okinawa. If you intend to have a private tour in Okinawa, please visit my another account page of TripleLights(Nagasaki, Saga and Fukuoka area), there is another job schedule calendar there. One of my hobby is handmade Japanese Soba noodles. I can teach you how to make Japanese Soba. Soba is made of buckwheat flower, one of Japanese traditional healthy low calorie food. I hope you don't have back wheat allergy. Making Handmade Soba and Tempura Experience activity has been showed on my original tour list. Please try it.

(Price definision ) Adult : 16 and older, Children : 6 to 15 years old, Infant : 5 and below

I can pick you up and drop you off up to 4 adults by private car, 5 and more guests(Max6) need to rent a rental car or use the public transportation(train, bus). My private car is no charge(except toll road fee), but a rental car cost and public transportation fee are all on you.

I have 4 sets of SOBA making tools, so 4 guests can experience at the same time. We use local community house near my home.

Experience time is about 3 hours. But It takes about 45minutes(use toll-road) from Nagasaki and SASEBO to the community house by car. This travel time is not included guiding(experience) time, so total time of this experience tour will be about 5 hours in total.

Ingredients cost for SOBA, TEMPULA and SONOGI-Tea(1,000JPY) and the utility charge 500JPY(water, LP gas, electricity and room charge) will be charged on site in JPY cash. Credit card is not available. TEMPULA material will be different depends on the season.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Geraldine T.

Nov 27, 2019

6 hours in Nagasaki

Yukihiro our tour guide is very friendly and knowedgable so far with all things that we’ve asked him, especialy about history and localities. We also felt comfortable with him as our tour guide.

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

Dear Geraldine, I am so happy to be evaluated greatly as your comment. I feel sorry that we couldn’t go Mt. Inasa outlook because of unexpected construction on the route. Please try again at night in the future, you will be able to observe the one of 3 greatest night view of Japan. Hero


Cessy T.

Nov 12, 2019

Nagasaki 4hr tour

Great tour with Hero. Anything you'd ask, he replies. 4hr is really jampacked and no problem with communication. :)

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

Thank you very much for high evaluation, Cessy ! This time was short tour, so couldn’t visit many places. I hope you to stay Nagasaki longer next time. Hero


Marius Mjøs

Sep 17, 2019

Awsome custom tour

We had an awsome full day with Hero, he was literally our hero. He fixed a custom tour at our request, following alot of the coast and scenic spots around Kjukushima, Sasebo, and Omura bay. His local knowledge is excelent and his English is good. Expect a jovial host, which is always smiling, and a dash of humor. Will recommend! ? ?

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

Dear Marius, Thank you very much for great evaluation. I appreciate early evaluation on the way of your tour. I could take you many places as many as I could, but made you tired because of long driving. I drove more than 600km in a day!! Actually this is my first meeting with Norwegians who talk to. During the tour I could have a lot of conversation with you so that I understood lot about Norwegian culture, terrain, food, climate, custom, vegetation and so on. I have never been to Norway, but now I am so interested in your country. My view of knowledge was expanded. Take care and enjoy rest of days in Japan. Hope to see you in Norway someday. Hero


Hieng L.

Aug 10, 2019

1 day tour in Sasebo

He plan a great schedule. He picked the locations i needed to see. His English are good, easy to communication. he also kept me on schedule. Excellent service provided by Mr.Yukihiro. I will highly recommend Yukihiro. Thanks

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

Hello Hieng!! Thank you very much for great evaluation for me. Next time I will show you around Unzen and Nagasaki. There are many good natural Onsen in Unzen. Okinawa is my another hometown. When you visit Japan again, free to ask me. Yukihiro

$48/ per person

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