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KAMPO(Japanese herbal medicine) Cuisine

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What is Kampo cuisine?

Japanese traditional herbal medicine, Kampo will help to restore your natural balance.

In this experience, we identify your pattern (characteristics of your body energy) by the Kampo therapist (PhD in pharmaceutical sciences), and then Kampo cuisine is served.

Each ingredient has an effect, and there are also many things that are used as herbal medicines among things that are usually eaten as food.

Each of us has different characteristics or patterns of the body due to the difference in environments.

We will identify your bodies unique pattern and advise you on which foods are recommended based on your pattern.

We provide Kampo cuisine which is locally prepared. Ingredients are organically and locally grown. It will heal your stomach which might be tired in the unusual environment of travel.


Kampo Cuisine 30 min Course 3,000 YEN/ per person (Maximum 3 person)

Homemade raw amazake, traditional sweet food made from fermented rice

  1. A brief evaluation of your Kampo pattern.
  2. Kampo aperitif
  3. Brown rice with the ancient rice*
  4. Japanese pickled vegetables
  5. Homemade raw amazake
  6. Organic Coffee or loquat tea

Kampo Cuisine 60 min Course 5,000 YEN/ per person (Maximum 3 person)

  1. Identifying your pattern of the body using the Kampo method
  2. Kampo aperitif
  3. Brown rice with the ancient rice*
  4. Japanese pickled vegetables
  5. Side dish
  6. Loquat tea jelly
  7. Homemade raw amazake
  8. Organic Coffee or loquat tea
  9. Souvenir for your body pattern

*These are vegetarian courses except for brown rice porridge which contains dried fish as a soup stock. Please let us know if you are vegan or allergic to specific foods when you book the course.

Brown rice with the ancient rice including red, black and green rice are well cooked so it will be easy to digest than an ordinary one. Natsume and other Kampo ingredients are also added.
Japanese pickled vegetables: Pickles are mainly made from seasonal vegetables and salt using lactic acid fermentation method.

Amazake is a traditional sweet food made from fermented rice. It is organic and non-additive, but it has the natural sweetness of rice saccharified by the Japanese yeast.

Our booking system close 2 days advance so we can properly prepare for our customers.

Please send your inquiry if you find your most desired date is occupied.

Program Owner

KINKAN Kenkokan

Yasuko Sakurai-Yamashita

PhD in pharmaceutical sciences
Certified Kampo and herbal medicine pharmacist
Kampo meal instructor


Ms Yamashita studied Neurochemistry in France, Strasbourg, for 2 years and worked for Nagasaki University for 20 years. She

The focus of her work was the research and education of anxiolytics, insomnia, hypertension, stroke and gastrointestinal disorders.

After working on western medicine for many years, she discovered the potential of Kampo cuisine.

Message from Ms Yamashita

I was involved in pharmacology research (mainly antihypertensive drugs, anti-anxiety drugs, hypnotics, and gastrointestinal motility drugs) and education in medical schools and nursing schools for a long time. I wasn’t healthy even though I knew a lot about western medicines.
I was fatigued and dizzy. I had joint pain. But, there was no diagnosis for my conditions.
At that time, I didn’t care about treating my symptoms as I had no idea what medications I should take.
Then, I found a book about Kampo and became interested in it.
I learned the Kampo’s history in Japan. Kampo doctors were badly treated compared to doctors in Western medicine.
Kampo helped many people and their families when western medicine could not help them.

Koki Yamashita

Café manager


He has been a manager of KINKAN Kenkokan for 3 years and has studied Kampo cuisine and organic products for more than 8 years.

KINKAN Kenkokan sell many kinds of natural and organic products and he is able to explain about them.

KINKAN Kenkokan is 6 min walk from Ohashi station. 2-12, Erimachi, Nagasaki city
Credit cards are accepted.