Japanese Fake Food Sample Making Workshop in Yokohama

Organized by Sachiko Enami
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Experience Details
Experience Location
1 hour
Number of Guests
1 - 4 guests
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Unleash your creativity and mold your own fake food item in this unique workshop only 10 minutes on foot from Yokohama Station.
Make your own food samples with a fake food artist in Yokohama: choose to make either four pieces of sushi, a cute clock shaped as a piece of toast, or a seafood rice bowl!
Unlike other sample food workshops, you have the choice of either assembling pieces (seafood rice bowl) or molding them with your own hands (toast clock or sushi set)
Take your creative food samples with you as a souvenir once the class is over!
Convenient location: this workshop is located only a 10-minute walk from Yokohama Station and less than 40 minutes by train from Shibuya Station
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Much like Japanese foods are popular worldwide, their sample replicas have recently risen to fame, too. Japanese fake foods, also known as food samples or food models, can be found at the entrance of many restaurants so guests can see what they can expect to be served. But far from just being a mere 1-to-1 imitation, these intricate models are an art form in their own right — one you can learn to master during your time in Japan! In this unique workshop in Yokohama, you’ll learn how to make your own food replicas with Yukiko, a sample food artist, and take home your favorite Japanese (fake) foods! Unlike most fake food-making workshops, in this experience, you can mold your fake food samples with your own hands if you opt to make sushi rolls or a toast-shaped clock, so each food replica will be truly personal. Guests with less time to spare can select the seafood rice bowl option, which takes half the time since making it requires assembling pieces instead of molding. No matter your choice, you'll have lots of fun in this unique workshop, and you can keep your artistic creations as a cute souvenir! Experience flow: -Arrive at the workshop venue and greet Yukiko, your instructor -Yukiko will give you a brief overview of the experience -Make your own fake food sample! You can make a 4-piece sushi magnet set (60 min, default), a cute toast clock (60 min), or a seafood rice bowl (30 min, assembling parts only - no molding). For the two latter, please see the Options below.
Food sample making workshop & materials
An English-speaking instructor
Instruction materials in English
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Go directly to the workshop venue, located about 10 minutes from Yokohama Station, less than 40 minutes from Shibuya Station by train. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Please note that the default option when booking will be the four-piece sushi set. To make the toast-shaped clock or the seafood rice bowl, please book from the Options tab below.
Please note that the host’s English language ability is limited.
English instruction materials are meant to be used by class participants only, so the host asks that they are not shared with others.
Please note that the host may not always be able to accommodate solo travelers.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Nestled below the bustling city of Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture is as diverse in its environment as its food is delicious; Kanagawa offers Chinese street food and craft beer in Yokohama and fresh seafood from Kamakura and Enoshima, as well as natural beauty and mountainous produce in the hot spring town of Hakone near the base of Mount Fuji.
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Earliest available date: May 28, 2024
¥ 7,700
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals