ABOUT THis experience
Takatori Shoyu is known not only for their soy sauce products, but for their dressings and sauces as well. The company operates in the original building, which is over 100 years old. Visitors can make dressing using Takatori’s secret recipe sweet vinegar, as well as sample recipes made with Takatori products and enjoy shopping in the well-stocked factory shop.
Have you ever tasted a salad dressing and thought to yourself, “this is really good, but if it just had a little …”? Well, at Takatori Shoyu you are free to experiment and produce your own secret recipe. Visitors of all ages will enjoy spending time in this antique soy sauce brewery.
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.
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2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).
|Cancellation Date||Up to 21 days prior||20-8 days prior||7-2 days prior||Day prior to start of tour||Day of tour||After start of tour/non-participation with no contact|
|Cancellation Fee||No charge||20% of tour fee||30% of tour fee||40% of tour fee||50% of tour fee||100% of tour fee|