Dessert-Making in Kyoto: Mochi Ice, Dango, Matcha, & More
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1 - 6 guests
Make Japanese desserts at this wagashi-making class in Fushimi (Kyoto). Spend time in a traditional home, make (then enjoy) 3 wagashi & matcha tea.
Learn how to make authentic Japanese food using seasonal ingredients
Learn the art of wagashi-making with a certified Japanese host
Spend time in a traditional Japanese home near Kyoto’s sacred Fushimi Inari Shrine
Make wagashi (traditional Japanese desserts) at an interactive, social, and engaging sweets workshop near Kyoto’s sacred Fushimi Inari Shrine! Guided by a certified host and wagashi enthusiast, you’ll make a buffet of sugary treats: mochi ice cream, mitarashi dango, mini dorayaki, and matcha tea. Experience flow: Arrive at the cooking studio and relax ahead of the class Japanese wagashi-making class Wagashi are a variety of traditional Japanese sweets that are carefully crafted to balance taste, texture, and aesthetics. These treats often feature natural ingredients like azuki beans, matcha (green tea), mochi (rice cake), and fruit. Wagashi are not just meant to satisfy the palate; they are miniature works of art that capture the essence of the season and Japanese culture. The menu you'll prepare today includes... Matcha: Matcha, finely ground green tea, and wagashi are a match(a) made in heaven. You'll learn how to prepare and appreciate matcha tea, which is packed with nutrients and an integral part of Japanese culture and traditions. Mochi Ice Cream: Mochi, a chewy rice cake, is a versatile ingredient in Japanese sweets. In the class, you can make mochi ice cream, a delightful fusion of Western and Japanese dessert traditions. Mitarashi Dango: Mitarashi dango are skewered rice flour dumplings coated in a sweet soy glaze. You'll learn the art of crafting these chewy, savory-sweet treats, which have been enjoyed in Japan for centuries. Mini Dorayaki: Dorayaki is a classic Japanese sweet consisting of two fluffy pancakes filled with anko (sweet red bean paste). In the class, you might make mini dorayaki, perfect for a bite-sized taste of this beloved treat.
A wagashi-making lesson from a certified host
Ingredients to make wagashi
Transportation to and from the experience location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
15-minute walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha
Due to the experience location, this cooking class is a convenient stop if you’re planning to visit Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto
If children are joining this experience, they must be 6 years of age or above
Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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(6 - 12)
Earliest available date: December 14, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.