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Nishio Experience


Matcha Experience

At “Matcha Museum SAIJOEN Waku Waku,” you can observe the manufacturing process, blend tea leaves, hand grind the blended tea leaves with a stone mill, make tea and enjoy your own brew in a tearoom.

Experience time 10:00~, 13:00~, 15:00~
Time required 45 minutes, 75 minutes
Fee 75 minute plan: ¥500 per person
45 minute plan: free of charge
*Reservations required
Reservations Call 0563-77-6572 (9:30~17:00)
Place SAIJOEN AIYA
Address 15 Yokomachiyashiki, Kami-machi, Nishio City
Tel 0563-56-2233
Hours 9:30~18:30 Last order 17:30
Closed Every first Thursday of each month (except for May, July and December) and New Year holidays
Hands-on museum Reservations required at 0563-77-6572
Website Make a reservation from our website.
www.matcha.co.jp/factory/

Matcha Experience

Make a tour of the matcha factory, hand grind tea leaves with a stone mill, make tea and enjoy your own brew.
A tea whisk will be presented as a souvenir.
*A tea whisk is a tea ceremony utensil you can see each woman in the photo holding with her right hand.

【9:00~16:00 *Reservations required ¥1,500 per person】

At the café on the first floor of the shop, you can prepare matcha by yourself and enjoy your own brew.

【10:00~18:00 *Reservations required ¥600~per person】
Time required 45 minutes
Reservations Call 0563-54-3360
*For factory tours and stone mill grinding experience, please make a reservation at least one week in advance.
Place Shokakuen (Main Shop)
Address 50-2 Kami-machi Minamiarako, Nishio City
Tel 0563-54-3360
Hours 9:00~19:00
Matcha Café 10:00~18:00 (Last order)
Closed Wednesdays
Website www.syoukakuen.com/

Matcha Experience

At the matcha factory, a tea specialist will provide you with a detailed explanation. Then you will enjoy usucha (thin tea) of the highest quality together with dried confectionary.

【reservations required ¥350 per person】

You can also prepare matcha by yourself and enjoy your own brew.

【¥500 per person】

Tea ceremony classes and nerikiri (Japanese cake) making classes are also available.

Experience time (1) 10:00 (2) 11:00 (3) 13:30 (4) 14:30
(Other times are subject to arrangements.)
Reservations Call 0563-57-2570 (9:00~17:30)
Place Aoiseicha
Address 7 Kamlyashiki, Kami-machi, Nishio City
Tel 0563-57-2570
Hours SABO AOI (2F) 10:00~18:00 Last order 17:30
Shop (1F) 9:00~18:00
Advanced reservations available.
*SABO AOI (2F) is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.
Closed Thursdays and every fourth Sunday
Website www.aoiseicha.co.jp/

Matcha Experience & Kimono Experience

The residence – relocated from Kyoto to Nishio City History Park – conveys the culture of tea ceremony. You can enjoy drinking matcha in the drawing room or tearoom (¥400 per person). You can also prepare matcha by yourself and enjoy your own brew.

【reservations required ¥500 per person】

Enjoy your own Little Kyoto kimono experience by wearing kimono and walking along old streets or in the history park.

【¥5,500 (including matcha) per person, at least 2 persons required per reservation】
Matcha experience time 10:00~17:00
Time required: 30 minutes~
Reservations Call 0563-54-6758 9:00~18:00 (October~March 17:00)
Reservations for kimono experience Nishio City Tourism Association
Tel: 0563-57-7882
(At least 3 days in advance)
*The kimono experierce is not available on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Place Former Konoe Residence
Address 231-1 Kinjo-cho, Nishio City
Tel 0563-54-6758
Hours 9:00~18:00 (October~March 17:00)
Closed Mondays (except for national holidays), and December 29~January 3 of the following year (when being privately reserved)
Website nishiokanko.com/list/shop/konoetei

Strawberry Picking

Enjoy lots of shiny ripe strawberries! At the café, enjoy meals, matcha, strawberry sweets, and famous baumkuchen.

【Adults (13 years of age and up) ¥1,900】

Eat as much as you like for 60 minutes.
*Reservations required

Place King Farm Cafe
Address 231-1 Kinjo-cho, Nishio City
(In front of King Farm Café)
Access A 15 minute drive from Nishio Station
Tel 0563-65-2922
Open Mid-December~late May (10:00~16:00)
Closed January 1 only
Website king-farm.jp/cafe/

Healing Experience with Miso

Tour the inside of a miso storehouse of a long-established miso manufacturer founded in 1861 free of charge (30 minutes required). Offers a range of experiences such as making your own original misomaru (miso soup balls) are available.

【¥1,000 per person, 60 minutes required】

*Reservations required (at least one week in advance).
There is also a shop.
What is Miso? About Miso Park

Place Miso Park Hatoya
Address 21-1 Aduma-cho, Nishio City
Access 10 minute walk from Nishio Station
Tel 0563-58-7373
Hours 10:00~17:00
Closed Open throughout the year
Website www.misopark.com/

Salt Making Experience

Nishio has been active in the production of salt in Mikawa Bay since the ancient times. Learn the history of the salt field and salt manufacturing method in an enjoyable way through a salt making experience.

【Saltwater boiling experience : ¥200 】

*Reservations required
About Nishio’s salt

Place Nishio City Salt Field Experience Center Kira Aibajio no Sato
Address 59-1 Shirahamashinden Miyamae, Kira-cho Nishio City
Access A 10 minute drive from Kira Yoshida Station
Tel 0563-32-3373
Hours 9:00~17:00 (Admission for saltwater boiling experience until 16:15)
Closed Mondays (Open when Monday is a national holiday), and December 29~ January 3 of the following year
Admission Free of charge
Website www.aibajio.jp/

Mini Tatami Goods Workshop

Make mini tatami mats【¥1,000 per mat, 60 minutes required】
and coasters.【¥400 per two pieces, 45 minutes required】
Reservations required *Please make a reservation in advance by telephone.
Inquiries regarding group experiences will be accepted.

Place Sakakibara Tatami Ten
Address 143 Kamiyokosuka ikehata, Kira-cho, Nishio City
Access A 10 minute walk from Kami Yokosuka Station
Tel 0563-35-0162
Hours 9:00~12:00, 13:00~16:00
(Telephone reception time: 8:00~20:00)
Closed Irregular holidays
Website tatamikun.on.omisenomikata.jp/

Glass Art Experience

Enter a fantastic colorful experience inside a kaleidoscope!
The sandblast workshop to sculpt and create your own work by sandblasting a small glass plate or a cup

【¥2,000 per person, 60 minutes required】

and the stained glass workshop are popular.
For glasswork workshops, priority is given to those with a reservation.

Place Mikawa Kogei Glass Museum
Admission Adults (13 years of age and up) ¥700
Address 5 Togo, Toyama-cho Nishio City
Access A 10 minute drive from Nishio Station
Tel 0563-59-3334
Hours 10:00~17:30 (Last entry 17:00)
Closed Mondays, every first Tuesday, and New Year Holidays
Website mikawakougei.com/en/

Emergence of a sandbar connecting the mainland and an island

At Tombolo Higata, a rare tombolo phenomenon becomes visible and walkable at low tide, allowing you to walk right up to Maeshima, an uninhabited island! Since this phenomenon occurs due to the rise and fall of the tide, you can experience the wonder of nature.
*This phenomenon cannot be seen when there is no tidal variation.
No reservations required Free of charge

Place Tombolo Phenomenon
Address Higashihazu Fishery Cooperative
20-3 Kokengyoda, Higashihazu-cho, Nishio City
Access A 15 minute walk from Higashi Hazu Station
Tel 0563-62-2068

Meditation

Founded in 1600, this Rinzai sect Myoshinji School temple belonged to the Kira clan. Why not look inward at yourself while viewing the traditional Japanese rock garden and meditating.

Place Kezoji Temple
Admission ¥500 (with a bowl of matcha)
No reservations required.
Address 67 Okayama Sannosan, Kira-cho, Nishio City
Access 15 minute drive from Nishio Station
Tel 0563-35-0935

Magnificent scenery

The summit of Mt. Sangane commands a spectacular view overlooking Mikawa Bay.
The rising sun and setting sun ar e impressive. In June, 70,000 hydrangeas are in full bloom.
No reservations required Free of charge.

Place Mt. Sangane Skyline and Hydrangea Road
Mt. Sangane Skyline Tollgate
Address 1-141 Nyukaizan, Higashihazu-cho, Nishio City
Access A 20 minute drive from Higashi Hazu Station
Tel 0563-62-3001
Hours 8:00~20:00