Sushi-Making Class and Kichijoji Neighborhood Tour

Organized by Miho Kondo
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Duration
3.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 12 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English, German
Other
Gluten-free, Vegetarian
Try your hand at making sushi under the guidance of a certified sushi instructor with 10 years of experience teaching overseas! Then, let her take you on a tour of the hip Kichijoji neighborhood.
Highlights
Enjoy a sushi-making class taught by a certified instructor from a Tokyo sushi school, with 10 years’ experience teaching overseas
Learn more about the history and culture behind sushi traditions and ingredients
Discover lesser-known shopping and eating spots around the Kichijoji neighborhood popular with the locals
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Though it may just look like toppings on seaweed and rice, anyone who’s tried their hand at it knows that making sushi can be deceptively difficult. That’s why Miho is here to help. A certified graduate of a Tokyo sushi school, she has led sushi-making classes in the Japan Information and Cultural Center in Switzerland for 10 years, and instructed hundreds of students. Having recently returned to Japan from her stint abroad, she now offers her culinary expertise to eager visitors in her western Tokyo hometown of Kichijoji. On arriving at JR Kichijoji Station, you’ll follow Miho to her nearby kitchen. Under her expert guidance, you’ll learn to make several of the most popular sushi, including seaweed-wrapped maki rolls, gunkan-style “battleship” sushi, and of course, the classic nigiri. All the while, Miho will teach you the history and culture of sushi, as well as provide an English copy of the recipes. When your party’s finished enjoying the fruits of its labor together, discover more about the Kichijoji area — or just walk off your sushi meal — by following Miho on a tour of Kichijoji’s famous covered shopping arcades. She’ll take you to spots that only locals would know, including the best places to buy traditional Japanese snacks and cooking ingredients. A popular stopping point for westbound travelers on the way to Mt Takao and Arakura Sengen Shrine or Mt Fuji in neighboring Yamanashi, Kichijoji is full of trendy eateries and cafes, boasts a thriving nightlife scene and enjoys easy access by train. Its close proximity to the Mitaka-no-Mori Ghibli Park also ensures a steady stream of Miyazaki Hayao enthusiasts year-round. But it’s spring that sees the greatest surge in visitors, thanks to the nearby Inokashira Park’s spectacular burst of cherry blossoms. Parties looking to forgo the Kichijoji tour after the sushi-making class can book the class-only option (see Options tab).
Inclusions
Pick-up from JR Kichijoji Station
Ingredients and utensils for sushi-making, including aprons, knives etc
Homemade sushi meal
English copy of sushi recipes to take home
Tour of Kichijoji neighborhood
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Cost of additional purchases made during Kichijoji neighborhood tour
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet at JR Kichijoji Station at 10.30am, in front of the West Exit on the 2nd floor. Kichijoji Station is serviced by the JR Chuo-Sobu Line, the JR Chuo Line (Rapid) and the Keio Inokashira Line.
Remarks
The journey from JR Kichijoji Station to the venue is about eight minutes on foot. Please be prepared for a short walk after meeting the host.
Depending on the number of participants, there may be slight changes in the schedule.
Reservations for groups of 9-12 guests should be placed at least 5 days in advance. Please note that the price will be ¥16,000 per guest and there will be a cancellation fee.
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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Earliest available date: May 29, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals