Make Mochi and Taste Homemade Mochi Ice Cream in Tokyo

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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
Learn to make mochi and dango with a certified instructor in Tokyo. Then, enjoy this quintessential Japanese treat with green tea. Try mochi ice cream, warabimochi, and isobeyaki made by the host.
Highlights
Make mochi treats from scratch
Learn from a professional instructor from the Wagashi Promotion Association
Receive a handmade calligraphy card as a memorable souvenir
Watch your host make mochi ice cream (yukimi daifuku), warabimochi, and isobeyaki for you to enjoy eating!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain glutinous rice. It has a soft, chewy outer layer and a deliciously sticky filling made of sweetened red bean paste. Indulge your sweet tooth with this fun course on how to make strawberry daifuku and sanshoku dango (hanami dango). The class takes place in the serene neighborhood of Mitaka on the western edge of central Tokyo. Your host, Kaori, is a certified wagashi instructor and a member of the Wagashi Promotion Association. Her journey into the world of Japanese confectionery is inspired by her grandmother, who used to work in a wagashi café and made wagashi for her every year. Aside from making wagashi, Kaori is also passionate about calligraphy and handcraft. At the end of the class, you'll receive a handmade gift from her. She works as a volunteer guide in Tokyo and enjoys meeting people from different cultural backgrounds. She can also provide local tips for exploring Mitaka! Make yourself comfortable in her cozy kitchen while Kaori shares cultural background information about mochi and how it gained popularity in Japan. You'll learn how to make mochi by watching Kaori’s detailed demonstrations and then trying them yourself. Kaori will also demonstrate how to make three types of mochi: mochi ice cream (yukimi daifuku), warabimochi, and isobeyaki for you to enjoy. Then, it’s time for you to unleash your cooking talent! At the end of the class, the group will gather to enjoy the sweet and gooey mochi you've just made while sipping on refreshing matcha green tea. Immerse yourself in the rich world of Japanese confectionery — a 2-hour experience as delightful as the mochi itself! Experience flow: Meet your host at their house Short walkthrough of the experience program Brief lecture about traditional wagashi-making Demonstration by Kaori Make your own mochi and dango Watch Kaori make mochi ice cream (yukimi daifuku), warabimochi, and isobeyaki Enjoy your handmade wagashi
Inclusions
2 pieces of strawberry daifuku
2 skewers of sanshoku dango (hanami dango)
1 cup of green tea
A gift set of calligraphy card and mizuhiki knots
Mochi ice cream (yukimi daifuku), warabimochi, and isobeyaki made by the host
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 St.
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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Earliest available date: May 23, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals