Make Hanami Dango, Daifuku and Nerikiri Wagashi in Mitaka

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Duration
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Rain or shine
Learn how to make fruit daifuku mochi, three-color hanami dango, and delicate nerikiri wagashi sweets at the home of a certified wagashi instructor in Mitaka, Tokyo!
Highlights
Make mochi (2 pieces of fruit daifuku and 2 three-color dango skewers) and 2 pieces of nerikiri wagashi
Learn from a professional instructor from the Wagashi Promotion Association
Enjoy your sweet creations with matcha green tea
Receive a handmade calligraphy card as a memorable souvenir
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
In this lesson, you will learn how to make three delicious and beautiful-looking Japanese sweets, and enjoy them with matcha tea! The first item on the menu is mochi, a chewy rice cake with a smooth taste and balanced sweetness, in two arrangements: hanami dango (colorful flavored mochi balls on a skewer), and daifuku, a juicy and refreshing mochi with seasonal fruit at the core. You will also make nerikiri, an ornate and delicate wagashi traditional confectionery. Nerikiri usually has seasonal motifs and beautiful designs. Enjoy your sweets with a cup of matcha green tea while learning more about wagashi from Kaori. It might seem challenging to achieve such intricate creations, but rest assured, you’re in the hands of an experienced host. Kaori inherited her passion for Japanese confectionery from her family, which inspired her to join the Wagashi Promotion Association. When she’s not busy preparing seasonal sweets in the kitchen, she enjoys being a volunteer guide for international tourists, for which she is happy to have friends around the world. Her hobbies also include calligraphy and handcraft, so you'll receive a handmade gift from her at the end of the class! This experience will be at Kaori’s home in Mitaka, a quiet and green neighborhood in Western Tokyo. Mitaka is home to the Ghibli Museum, the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, and Inokashira Park. Feel free to ask Kaori for recommendations on things to do in the area! Experience flow: Meet your instructor at their house in Mitaka A brief walkthrough of the recipes Make hanami dango (three-color dango), fruit daifuku mochi, and nerikiri wagashi Enjoy your handmade sweets with matcha green tea
Inclusions
2 pieces of nerikiri wagashi (seasonal shape and color!)
2 pieces of fruit daifuku (exact fruit to be used depends on the season)
2 skewers of hanami dango (three color dango)
1 cup of matcha green tea
A gift set of calligraphy card and mizuhiki knots
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please go directly from Mitaka Station to the host’s house (approx 1.5 km). The address and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Experience venue is located a 20-minute walk from Mitaka Sta.
Not open to children under 4 years old.
Please inform the host of dietary restrictions or allergies.
Mochi can be made vegan-friendly.
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

Mitaka is a serene area in Western Tokyo. Home to the Ghibli Museum, Inokashira Park, and dotted with local cafes, restaurants, and other attractions, Mitaka can be reached by train from Shinjuku in under 20 minutes. Located nearby are the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum and the Kichijoji neighborhood.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals