Delicate, beautiful, and delicious, Japanese wagashi sweets are a quintessential part of Japanese culture and a part of the ritual of any Japanese tea ceremony. On your next trip to Nagoya, Japan’s industrial capital city, why not learn how to make your own Japanese sweets? Join a Nagoya Sweets Making Class with Tea Ceremony to do just that. This class offers the opportunity to learn how to make a range of Japanese sweets from scratch, diverse in their flavors and textures, and then enjoy them with a humbling Japanese tea ceremony experience.
You’ll be welcomed into the traditional wooden-style Japanese home of your cooking instructor, complete with tatami straw mats on the floor as well as traditional architecture and decor. You’ll be cooking your Nagoya sweets in a renovated Japanese storehouse (a “kura”), a traditional building which is over 105 years old. Before you make your sweets, you’ll explore the vegetable patch and peaceful Japanese garden on-site. Next, you’ll learn all about different types of Japanese sweets, ingredients, and processes in a demonstration, before jumping in to make your own by hand. It’s traditional, delicious, and aesthetically-pleasing!
After making your Nagoya sweets, you’ll enjoy them with a Japanese tea ceremony. Your instructor for this immersive cooking class is qualified, and holds a tea ceremony certificate. She also has a wide range of knowledge, including information on Chinese herbal medicine and health benefits of herbs, macrobiotic dishes, and macrobiotic sweets. Your friendly instructor is not only well-informed about Japanese sweets, but Japanese cooking and health as well, and is more than happy answer questions you might have! Enjoy the ambiance and ritual of a tea ceremony, and then take any delicious sweets home with you as a beautiful souvenir.
Utensils, tools, and ingredients to make Nagoya-style sweets
Recipes in English
Utensils, tools, and ingredients for traditional tea ceremony
Pick up service from Iwakura Station
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
This cooking class offers a pick up service from Iwakura Station. The meeting point is at the station.
Vegetarian and vegan dietary requirements can be accommodated for, please let us know upon booking
Please be reminded to come to the experience on time