Make Your Own Original Kumamoto Sweets--"Matsukaze"

Make Your Own Original Kumamoto Sweets--"Matsukaze"
  • Duration: 1 Hour(s) (approx.)

  • Location:Kikuchi-shi, Kumamoto

    Product code:EN-KUM-7196-71960


Enjoy making Kumamoto’s traditional sweets “Matsukaze” at Amatoya Honten.
You can wrap the freshly made pine-style hand-wrapped items yourself and bring back your original matsukaze.


  • Enjoy traditional Kumamoto sweets making. Wrap your sweets yourself and take them home.
  • Learn the history and manufacturing process of “matsukaze” while tasting your creation and drinking green tea in the traditional style room.
  • Located near Kikuchi Onsen, one of the best hot spring resorts in Kumamoto, you can easily enjoy yourself after checking out from a hot spring ryokan.


Please select your start time in the box on the upper right.

[00:00] At Amatoya, listen to the store manager's explanation about the history and how to make the sweets (matsukaze).
[00:20] Make your own original matsukaze.
[00:50] After the experience, you will receive the original sweets you made during the experience and one regular product, and then you will be dissolved.


Learn about the history of Kumamoto’s traditional sweets "matsukaze" and how to make them from the store manager.
After tasting, you can wrap the fresh "matsukaze" and take your sweets home with you.


  • Duration:1 hour
  • Meeting point:Amatoya Honten [MAP]
    940 Waifu, Kikuchi city, Kumamoto, 861-1331
  • Access:
    ・About 60 minutes by car from Kumamoto Station
    ・About 25 minutes by car from Higo-Otsu station of JR hohihonsen
    ・[Kumamoto Electoric Railway Bus] 1 minute walk from Kikuchi-onsen / Shimin Hiroba-mae
  • Language support:Japanese
  • Included :
    ・Sweet making experience
    ・Sweets Souvenir (made by you)
    ・Comes with a take-home of the regular product sold (600 yen value) 
  • Excluded:
    ・English translations
  • Participation requirements :
    ・ You can bring a stroller.
    ・ You can participate in the tour by placing your infant on your lap.
    ・ Those who have allergies to sugar, flour, chicken eggs, and poppy seeds are not allowed to join the tour.
  • Free Wi-Fi :No
  • Toilet(Western-style):Yes
  • Other things to note:
    Sugar, wheat flour, chicken eggs, and poppy seeds are used as raw materials for sweets. If you have any of these allergies, you will not be able to participate, so please check in advance.


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff


7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.