Character Bento Cooking Class in Central Osaka

Organized by Max Uenishi
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Duration
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 13 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
Language
English
Other
Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Kawaii and delicious! Learn to assemble a character-themed bento in a fun class with a friendly Japanese-American instructor, less than 30 minutes by train from Osaka Castle & Osaka Station.
Highlights
Assemble a cute and fun bento boxed lunch inspired by your favorite characters, and enjoy a delicious meal with tea and a seasonal dessert!
Learn Japanese cooking methods and recipes to take home
Absolutely family-friendly! Kids are welcome to join the lesson or play with toys and video games during the class
The meeting point is Matsuyamachi Station in central Osaka, which can be reached in less than 30 min from Osaka Castle and Osaka Station by train
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Why settle for a regular bento when you can make kyaraben, a fun and colorful one inspired by your favorite characters? In this fun, family-friendly class, you’ll draw inspiration from movies and anime to make a delicious Japanese boxed lunch. Using a cute assortment of colorful foods, like tamagoyaki rolled egg omelet, fried chicken, sausages shaped like octopus, rice, and more, you’ll cook, whisk, mold, cut, shape, and assemble your unique character bento, which you’ll then enjoy for lunch with your host! Itinerary: -Meet Samurai Max at Matsuyamachi Station -Short walk to the kitchen venue while getting to know your host -Assemble a cute character bento -Enjoy your bento with tea and a seasonal dessert over a conversation with Samurai Max. -(Optional) Tour the market with your host. This fun experience in central Osaka is perfect for traveling families — and anime fans! Kids are welcome to join the character bento making efforts or play with toys and video games in the meantime. If it’s your first time cooking Japanese foods, worry not — this class is designed for all levels of expertise. Anyone can learn to pay tribute to their favorite characters in the shape of a bento box, and have fun while they’re at it!
Inclusions
Ingredients and utensils to make a character bento lunch box
A cooking instructor bilingual in Japanese and English
Souvenirs and recipes to take home
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet your host at Matsuyamachi Station Exit 3 (about 25 mins from Osaka Castle/20 mins from Osaka Station by train). More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Please make sure to arrive on time. The host will be waiting for you at the meeting point up to 15 minutes before the experience starting time.
If you are late, please notify the host. You’ll have to go directly to the venue (5-7 min walk from Matsuyamachi Station).
Please note that the kitchen is in a shared building, so stomping, shouting, running, and any other loud actions are strictly prohibited.
Children aged 6 and under can participate for free, while those 6 and older can participate for half of the adult price. For those who do not participate, the fee is a quarter of the adult price.
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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Osaka Prefecture is the birthplace of Kansai-style okonomiyaki and many classic Japanese street foods. Centered around Osaka (the prefectural capital), the clash of trade, traditions, and modern technologies contributes to the dynamic energy of this prefecture overlooking Osaka Bay.
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Earliest available date: May 26, 2024
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Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals