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Seafood Hotoh Specialty Store Hotoh Research Institute

Seafood Hotoh Specialty Store Hotoh Research Institute 3rd Laboratory (Experience Lab)

You can also enjoy the popular NO1 menu "Seafood Hotoh" at the Hotoh Research Institute.
In the summer of 2018, the 3rd Research Center (Hands-on Lab), a hoto seafood restaurant and research lab, was opened; here you can not only make noodles but also learn about the origins and history of hoto, and gain hands-on experience with local culture.
Why don't you try hitting hoto under the guidance of a local professional, try eating it, and experience the culture of Yamanashi's local cuisine "hoto" with all your five senses!

In addition, we had a lot of requests for a hoto experience class accompanied by a doggy.
We hold the 11th of every month as [Wanwan Day]!
Of course, you can also experience how to make a doggy! * A separate fee will be charged
DOG Hoto Experience 1500 yen (tax included)
Participation only (1 doggy) 550 yen (tax included)
As the number of groups is limited, we recommend that you make an early reservation.

Experience flow

  1. An explanation of the history and origin of hoto, including episodes unique to the local area.
  2. Actually noodle making under the guidance of a local professional.
  3. Serve the seafood ingredients on the noodles you hit yourself to complete the seafood hoto.
  4. It's time to enjoy your meal. We also offer a variety of delicious Yamanashi sake.

*You can also enjoy coffee after meals at the adjacent cafe. (Paid)

Inquiries TEL: 0555-72-9218


Pick-up available *Free pick-up and drop-off to hotels in Fujikawaguchiko.


  • Chuo Expressway
    About 6.3km from Kawaguchiko IC, about 21km from Ichinomiya Misaka IC, about 35km from Kofu Minami IC
  • Higashifuji Five Lakes Road
    About 6.5km from Fujiyoshida IC
  • Tomei Expressway
    About 53.5km from Fuji IC

Bus route

  • Kawaguchiko Tour Bus: Kawaguchiko Museum of Art
  • Gotemba-Kawaguchiko Station: Kawaguchiko Station
  • Shin-Fuji Station-Mt. Fuji Station: Kawaguchiko Station
  • Kofu Station-Mt. Fuji Station: In front of Kawaguchiko Museum
  • Ashikawa Agricultural Products Direct Sales Office-Mt. Fuji Station: In front of Kawaguchiko Museum


Large Vehicle
Standard-sized car

Business hours, etc.

Business hours Normal period
Reception starts from 10:00 to 17:00
Open all year round *Please call for more information.

Genre of tourist facilities / activities

Facility information
Pets allowed: Not allowed

Usage fee, etc.

Admission / admission fee
3780 yen ~
Other fee
(Experience fee, rental fee, etc.)
Time required: 2 hours
Included in the price: Apron (Laboratory Costume)
Number of people who can make a reservation per reservation: 1 to 2 people
In the case of a group, if the permission of the facility during the stay can be obtained, the experience program can be implemented on a business trip.

In addition to the hoto experience program, we also offer tempura experience (supervised by Fuji Tempura Idaten, a very popular shop in Fujikawaguchiko) from 5,000 yen.


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Inquiries TEL: 0555-72-9218
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