Flavors of Matsumoto: Sushi-Making, Shinshu Salmon, & Wasabi

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Duration
4 hours
Number of Guests
4 - 8 guests
Language
English
Make sushi with a master, learn about Japanese cuisine, witness a fish-cutting demo, try fresh wasabi, then savor a handmade meal in Matsumoto!
Highlights
Learn how to make fresh nigiri sushi alongside a professional sushi chef
Learn how to make shari (vinegared sushi rice)
Enjoy a meal featuring 8 types of sushi (made by you), fresh wasabi, tempura, and chawanmushi
Witness a fish-cutting demonstration and try fresh local wasabi
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
How can a place with no access to the sea become famous for its fish? Thanks to the rich, sweet meat of Nagano's regional “Shinshu” salmon, bred right here in Matsumoto! Sushi chefs may undergo ten years or more of rigorous training, but this experience gives guests a chance to step into the shoes of an expert sushi master for a day. With an English-speaking guide and sushi master by your side, become a master chef for a day! Make fresh sushi, learn how to slice sashimi-grade fish, prepare shari (vinegared sushi rice), and hand-form your tasty sushi morsels. After learning the ins and outs of nigiri sushi-making, you’ll get an introduction to another of Matsumoto's home-grown delicacies–fresh and authentic wasabi. Far from the paste in little green packs, you’ll grate real wasabi root and experience its natural aroma. Once the hard work is done, enjoy the fruits of your sushi-making labor with a delicious, traditional Japanese meal featuring your very own sushi! Your Matsumoto feast includes eight types of sushi–including Shinshu salmon–fresh wasabi, tempura, and chawanmushi (savory egg custard). Add-ons of local Shinshu soba, tempura, miso soup, and more are available for those who have worked up an appetite and need extra fuel. Matsumoto is a charming city in Nagano, known for its history, natural landscapes, and enticing blend of traditional and modern attractions. Matsumoto is often called "Little Kyoto" due to its preserved historical architecture and cultural heritage. Tour the city via your tastebuds with this authentic, hands-on cooking experience and meal alongside a professional chef!
Inclusions
English-speaking guide
Fish-cutting demonstration
Shari (sushi rice) & nigiri sushi-making experience
Wasabi-making experience & tasting
Meal with 8 types of sushi, wasabi, tempura, chawanmushi (steamed egg)
Exclusions
Miscellaneous fees during the activity (extra foods, snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
Transport to and from the meeting place
Insurance (Travel Insurance, Private Insurance, etc.)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Near Matsumoto North Station (Kita-Matsumoto)
Remarks
Please inform staff of allergies and dietary restrictions at the time of reservation
Please wear closed-toed shoes and kitchen-appropriate clothing
The type of fish used for the sushi-making experience will depend on availability, however, Shinshu salmon is guaranteed to be included
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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Home to several of Japan’s highest mountains, discover the many secrets of Nagano; from world-class pistes to villages frozen in time, and even a troop of hot-tub loving monkeys!
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Earliest available date: June 3, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals