Freshly pounded fluffy rice cakes!


Mochi making experience with Nita rice

Experience the increasingly rare but immensely fun traditional way of making mochi with a mallet and mortar; as most people these days are using a rice-cooker like mochi making machine.

Date *
Time or Session *
Number of Participants *
Adult (13-99)
Child (3-12)
Infant (0-2)


  • Create freshly made super fast chewy mochi.
  • Take the chance to do Mochitsuki with Mr. Wakuri at anytime of the year, even though it is normally only done as a new year's celebrations.


As traditions, ancient skills and masteries fade into the passage of time, there’s a place where they still live and breathe. Right here in Okuizumo. Mr. Wakuri, a local legend exudes a grandfatherly aura and keeps these traditions alive as he shares a lifetime of experience with the next generation.
Leave the hustle and bustle behind and become one with the local community and history as Mr. Wakuri guides you through Mochitsuki, a Japanese custom where you create mochi (Japanese rice cake) by pounding freshly cooked rice with a big wooden mallet in a big wooden mortar. This hands-on fun and stress-releasing experience ends with a gooey treat for you to enjoy. The locally grown Nita rice is perfect for making unforgettable delicacies. The freshly made mochi will open your eyes to textures that you didn’t know existed but you’ll continue wanting forever. Don’t miss out on this exceptionally fun and tasty encounter.


1 After registration, explanation of precautions, etc.
2 Mr. Wakuri will talk about the flow of the mochi pounding experience and the history of mochi pounding .(30 minutes)
3 Mochi making experience: Cooked glutinous rice is gathered and placed in a large mortar and pounded with a pestle until it becomes a rice cake. Finish by rounding the rice cake into palm-sized pieces.(60 minutes)
4 Serve as rice cakes with soybean flour or Zenzai (sweet red bean soup). (30 minutes)
5 Dismissal.


  • Price per person (tax incl.)

    2 Adult 10,800(JPY)
    3 Adult 9,800(JPY)
    4 Adult 9,300(JPY)
    5 Adult 9,000(JPY)
    6 Adult 8,800(JPY)
    7 Adult 8,700(JPY)
    8 Adult 8,600(JPY)
    9 Adult 8,500(JPY)
    10 Adult 8,400(JPY)
    For groups larger than 11 people, please contact us separately for assistance.

  • Set Dates

    every day

  • Excluded Dates

    New year holiday season

  • Meeting time and place

    15 minutes before the start time

  • Time Required

    120 min.

  • Min/Max Number of participant

    Min 2/ Max 30

  • Language support

    English interpreter staff

  • Japanese Level



  • cost of the experience, insurance, souvenirs
  • Accompaniment by an English-speaking interpreter throughout the tour

Other (Notes)

・Please wear comfortable clothes for work
・Mochi making experience (35 hand sized mochi will be made at the end) -if you don’t eat them all, you can take it home
・Free for under 3yo

Travel planning and implementation

Tabikala Co., Ltd.
Registered Travel Agency with the Governor of Shimane Prefecture: Region – 106
Shimane Governor-registered travel service arrangement business: No. 5- Other

Cancellation Policy

(including 5% handling charge) for cancellations made within 7 days from the day before the start of the experience is as follows.

4 to 7 days before: 15%
Up to 3 days before: 25%
2 days before: 35%
The day before: 55%
The day of: 100%
No-show: 100%.


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