Private Nerikiri Sweets Making Class in Setagaya (Tokyo)

Organized by Sakura
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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 6 guests
Accessibility
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
Language
English
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Gluten-free, Vegetarian, With matcha, Private Experience
Make delicate nerikiri wagashi sweets with help from the practiced hand of a certified wagashi expert in Tokyo. Enjoy your traditional Japanese sweets in the host’s tatami room with matcha green tea.
Highlights
Learn to make nerikiri wagashi, traditional and elegant confectioneries shaped out of sweet bean paste and mochi, with Sakura, a certified wagashi instructor, in her cozy home in Tokyo
Make two pieces of nerikiri confectioneries from scratch and enjoy them with matcha in your host’s tatami-mat tea room
Easy access near Shibuya: this class is at your host’s home in Setagaya, only 15 minutes by direct train from Shibuya Station!
Receive tips about exploring the neighborhood and take home recipes so you can make your favorite treats again!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Just two stops from Shibuya, Sangenjaya’s streets are packed with charming retro cafes and restaurants. A tea area in Tokyo's Sendagaya district, Sangenjaya is the perfect place to enjoy a wagashi-making experience. Your host, Sakura, is a professionally trained instructor certified by the Wagashi Appreciation Society and Wahana Artfood Association. A former Japanese language teacher, Sakura is patient and professional, and she has shared her deep knowledge and appreciation of wagashi with hundreds of students! Sakura will greet you at her cozy home with Choco, her helpful toy poodle assistant, and all the ingredients and tools needed to make nerikiri wagashi confectioneries! Experience flow: -Arrive at the venue and greet Sakura, your instructor -Sakura will introduce the recipes and do a demonstration -Make two pieces of wagashi confectioneries: first, you'll make the dough, and then shape it into a seasonal motif -Take lots of photos and dig into your delicious treats with matcha green tea at Sakura's tatami tea room! Whether this is your first introduction to wagashi or you're already a seasoned sweets maker, you'll learn a lot from Sakura's demonstrations. After your sweets are done, you'll photograph, plate, and enjoy the efforts of your hard work with a frothy matcha green tea served in her tatami tea room. You'll also take home a copy of the recipes so you can make these delicious treats again later!
Inclusions
Certified bilingual instructor
Ingredients and utensils
Two pieces of nerikiri wagashi
Recipes to take home
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Go directly to the instructor’s home, located a few minutes walk from Sangenjaya Station, or 15 minutes by train from Shibuya Station. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Children over 4 years of age are welcome to participate.
The instructor’s house has stairs, so unfortunately this experience is not wheelchair accessible.
Please note that the host owns a dog. If you are not comfortable with dogs, please tell the host in advance. This experience is not recommended for those with dog allergies.
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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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals