What you'll do
Hi, would you like learning Japanese traditional knowledge of ethnobotany? Uda is the origin of harvesting medicinal plants, which is recorded in the Japan's oldest chronicle, Nihon-Shoki. Since then, a lot of today's famous pharmaceutical companies were established in this city. You can see around the oldest medicinal plant garden, and learn about plants, by tasting, smelling, and using plants to make vegan soy milk yogurt. Soy bean in versatile crop in Japan, used for making miso, soy milk, tofu, natto, and so on. Yogurt made of soy milk by using different plants is flagrant and tasty, and dehydration by coffee filter makes it much richer in taste, and it is also good for making tempra, and omelet.
Medicinal Plant Garden
Soy milk, bottle, Plants
I studied agroecology in the Netherlands, and traveled around villages in all over Asian countries in seek for traditional knowledge of ethno-botany and food preservation. Especially, I got interested in plant medicine, and shifted to the home town of Japanese herb culture, Uda city. The city boasts one of the oldest medicinal herb garden in Japan, and the history of collecting herbs dates back to 7th century, when the capital of Japan was located in Nara. Working as an interpreter, I guide my guests to the herbal garden and show ancient wisdom to live with nature.
Where you'll be
Morino medicinal herb garden and town of Ouda, which is designated as "important preservation district of historic buildings" by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
Please note that the garden is a bit hilly, and muddy.
Medicinal Plant Expedition in Nara
From £31/personNew experience