When it was my turn to put my pizza in the brick oven, it took a few tries to get the hang of turning the pizza and baking it evenly on all sides. Once I figured it out, it was a lot of fun and I loved being able to make my own lunch in such a beautiful spot. When the pizza was ready, I pulled it out of the oven and took it into the house to slice it up and dig in.
I don’t know if it was my empty stomach or the pride in having made my own lunch, but it may have been the most delicious pizza I’ve ever eaten. The first pizza I made had tomato sauce, bacon, onions and mozzarella cheese. It didn’t last very long on my plate and I was quickly back at the toppings station making my second personal pizza.
Caption: My first attempt wasn’t beautiful, but it was delicious.
I needed to try some of that Gorgonzola, so I followed Hama-san’s advice and put together a traditional Italian cheese pizza. When it was ready to eat, this one was the most popular ones of the day and everyone at the guesthouse agreed we needed to make a few more.
Caption: The Gorgonzola pizza was the hitof the day with most of the guests.
Caption: The river flows through the mountains at the edge of Taiki Town
With the pizza lunch finished, I thanked Hama-san and her husband for their amazing hospitality and expert advice on pizza making. It has been incredible and I was ready for a long shower and a quiet night of relaxation. To finish the day, I was provided with a transfer back to my guesthouse where I could reflect on another wonderful Mie experience.
SEASIDETRAIL RUNNING AND MAKING PIZZA LOCALLY
Taiki Town Regional Activation Council
Contact form: http://taiki-okuise.jp/language/en/contact/
- 5 hours of trail running (23 km)
- 2 hours at Sanzui Guesthouse making pizza (or BBQ)
¥6,000 per person
- Transfers to and from your guesthouse
- Taiki Town Seaside Trail route map
- Pizza making experience
- 4-6 people
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Roadside Station (michi-no-eki)Okuiseki Kitsutsukikan
870-37 Takihara Taiki-cho, Watarai-gun, Mie Prefecture
- About 5 hours by train
- About 5.5 hours by car
- About 3.5 hours by train
- About 2.5 hours by car
- About 3 hours by train
- About 1.5 hours by car