Making Japanese Sweets Together: Team Building Experience

Organized by Sugibayashi
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Experience Details
Experience Location
2 hours
Number of Guests
30 - 100 guests
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With green tea
Create delicious handmade wagashi Japanese sweets while building stronger ties with your team during this fun and collaborative team-building experience
Participants can enjoy networking and relationship building as they grow team rapport while making Japanese sweets
With the demonstration of an English-speaking instructor or interpreter, participants will watch an in-depth lecture and learn how to prepare a range of Japanese sweets
Participants will split off into teams and work collaboratively to make their own Japanese sweets
After the sweets making session, teams will have the opportunity to present their sweets to the group and be judged for creativity and effectively working together
After the competition, teams will drink Japanese matcha tea and eat their delicious traditional sweets together
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Team building events offer many positive benefits for colleagues and teammates. While cooking together collaboratively, they can develop skills in time management, teamwork and communication. There’s also an opportunity to build on leadership skills during the event, express creativity, and understand diversity within teams and what it means to work cooperatively and cohesively with others. At the venue, participants will watch an in-depth demonstration from an English-speaking instructor or with help from an interpreter on how to make different traditional Japanese sweets called wagashi. The instructor will explain different ingredients and techniques for making the sweets. Participants will then divide into teams and work together to make their own as smaller groups. Using ingredients and tools prepared in advance, teams will work collaboratively as they compete to finish with the most creative final product. Finally, teams will enjoy matcha green tea as they spend time with colleagues or teammates and eat the Japanese wagashi sweets together. This team-building event requires team members to cooperate, manage their time carefully, and support each other as they make sweets together. With trial and error being an important part of the learning process when making sweets, employees or teammates must adjust their working styles and give encouragement to their fellow team members. With a balance of pressure and fun through the shared goal of creating sweets, this experience fosters positive connections and communication within teams with the opportunity to be creative. Naturally, a sense of shared responsibility and mutual understanding can be developed among team members as they get to know each other and build working relationships. Suitable for groups between 30 and 1000 people, this sweets-making team-building experience is perfect for large groups of teammates or corporate employee groups.
Participant cooking class fee
English speaking instructor or interpreter
Tools, and ingredients to make Japanese sweets
Japanese sweets and matcha green tea for participants
Onsite expenses in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa prefectures (27,500 yen)
Additional fee per person above 51 participants (1000 yen per person)
Onsite expenses outside of the prefectures listed above (100,000 yen)
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Depends on venue
Available for 30 to 1000 people
Venue and starting time are negotiable and flexible
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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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: July 1, 2024
¥ 8,000
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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