Cultural tour in Kamakura

To introduce and spread Japanese culture, Satsumaya Honten, a well-established sushi restaurant in Fushisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, will host a special tour for foreigners in one of Japan’s historic cities, Kamakura, on March 7.

Participants will walk around Kamakura and visit various sites, including Sugimoto-dera, one of the oldest temples in the city, guided by the bilingual proprietress of the sushi restaurant.

For lunch, they can enjoy authentic Japanese dishes at Kofuku, a traditional Japanese restaurant. Participants will then attend a sushi making class and dinner, during which there will be a brief talk on Japanese dining etiquette at Satsumaya Honten.

To wrap up the day, a cross-cultural discussion will be held to review the tour.

The tour will start at JR Kamakura Station at 10 a.m. and finish at the restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Admission is ¥6,980 per person and includes lunch, the sushi making experience, dinner, Sugimoto-dera entrance fee, Hokokuji Temple green tea and insurance. The tour is limited to 20 participants and there is a ¥920 transportation cost.

Please visit the website www.satsumayahonten.com/japan_tours to apply, or call 0466-23-2487. Application deadline is at 5 p.m. March 5.


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Flavored soy milk

Soy sauce manufacturing giant Kikkoman Corp. will release two new flavors of its soy milk beverages, pear and cola, on March 3.

As part of its tie-up with Kibun Foods Inc., Kikkoman has produced flavored soy milk beverages, which have proven very popular, especially among the health conscious. The drinks come in a wide range flavors, including black tea, banana, cocoa, green tea, coffee and many more.

The companies plan to release the new flavors ahead of the summer heat. The pear-flavored soy milk is expected to taste sweet and refreshing and be a good fit in hot weather.

The cola-flavored drink, dubbed Healthy Cola, is a noncarbonated drink with 6.2 grams of dietary fiber.

It will be available at stores nationwide through the end of September.

For more information, call 0120-1212-88.

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