ABOUT this experience
Learn how to decorate and design a 3D Cake in Bizen City ‘Canadian Dreamy Bear’ cake with expert Milestone bakers. Visitors can make an originally decorated cake to take home as part of the experience. Each cake is hand-decorated and unique. The workshop will be conducted in English and Japanese at one of Okayama’s oldest and most revered sweet shops, Fukui-do.
Fukui-do was founded in 1871 and originally made Japanese-style sweets, but has branched out to produce a fine selection of Japanese, Western, and hybrid products. The ‘Canadian Dreamy Bear’ cake is a signature product of the shop.
Fukui-do also operates the Milestone brand of cake shops, with locations throughout southern Okayama Prefecture and neighboring Hyogo Prefecture. Although these shops carry all of their products, nothing beats visiting the company headquarters and lead bakery in Bizen City. Here you will get a good sense of the history of the company right from its nostalgic location in the city’s old shopping street.
ABOUT THE AREA
Bizen City is a historically cultural hub in southeastern Okayama Prefecture. Famous for its pottery, Bizen is an old town that incorporates the ancient pottery town of Inbe as well as the Hinase and Yoshinaga districts.
Bizen pottery is unglazed and is one of the six remaining oldest kilns in Japan. Bizen pottery exemplifies the concept of wabi-sabi and is therefore popular with many tea ceremony and flower arrangement practitioners. Visitors can try their hand at making their own piece of Bizen pottery, or enjoy wandering through the myriad of pottery shops.
In Bizen City, guests can visit Shizutani School: established in 1701, it is the oldest public school in the country for commoners. The roof tiles are made entirely of Bizen pottery, and the surrounding trees and natural scenery give the school its name (“quiet valley”). The auditorium of Shizutani School is a National Treasure.
The Hinase region is known for its delicious oysters and citrus fruit, as well as for beautiful sunsets over the Seto Inland Sea, while the Yoshinaga area is known for the historical Hattoji district, where guests can enjoy the rustic village scenery.
JR Okayama Stn. >> JR Nishi-katakami Stn. >> Walk to cake shop >> Do workshop >> JR Nishi-katakami Stn. >> Arrive back at JR Okayama Stn.
++ this tour is limited to 20 people
++ children from elementary age and above are welcome to attend
++ contact us for children’s prices
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