Taiyaki Making Experience in Asakusa, Tokyo

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Experience Location
Duration
1 hour
Number of Guests
1 - 16 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Other
Halal, With 1 drink
In historic Asakusa, learn how to make the iconic fish-shaped Japanese wagashi that the area is known for - taiyaki!
Highlights
Enjoy piping hot taiyaki, made with fillings of your choice
Choose from sweet fillings like traditional red bean paste and custard cream
Select unique savory flavors like cheese, spicy curry, and (upon request) natto and kimchi
Assemble a monument to wagashi: your own taiyaki tower!
Take Instagram-worthy photos in a traditional Japanese room
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Learn how to make taiyaki, a beloved wagashi (traditional Japanese sweet) that is thought to have originated in Tokyo. This cute, fish-shaped treat is often compared to a waffle, and it is stuffed with all manner of sweet fillings from custard cream to the traditional anko (red bean paste). This experience will also allow you to experiment with other fun and funky flavors, like cheese, Japanese curry, and even natto or kimchi! The unassuming exterior can conceal all sorts of creative flavors and mix-ins, making it perfect for a game of Russian roulette. So, feel free to bring your own crazy additions like wasabi or karashi (spicy mustard) to up the ante. First, we’ll watch an instructional video to prepare you for the taiyaki making lesson. Then, we’ll get started on the dough, making it from scratch. After heating up the special taiyaki hot plate, which turns out perfectly fish-shaped taiyaki every time, you’ll use traditional Japanese tools like “chakkiri” to pour the batter and “ansashi” to portion the red bean paste. After your 6 taiyaki have cooked, you can create a delicious taiyaki tower, topped with fluffy whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Located in Asakusa, an area of Tokyo known for historic temples and shrines and its old-school feel, our store is furnished to suit the neighborhood. It is decorated in the traditional Japanese style, making it an Instagrammable spot to take commemorative photos or videos. With attractive sliding paper doors and traditional floor seating, you’ll feel immersed in this Asakusa-style atmosphere.
Inclusions
Taiyaki maker to use for the duration of the class
Make 6 pieces of taiyaki per person
1 soft drink
Package to take your taiyaki home
Exclusions
Feel free to bring your own add-ins such as fruit, chocolate, or even wasabi!
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
4-minute walk from Tawara-machi Station (Nishi-Asakusa Icchome Exit), 4-minute walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station (Exit A1-2), 8-minute walk from Ginza Line Asakusa Station (Exit 1).
Remarks
Please take care so as not to get burns
Free for children who are 6 years and younger
Experience Location
Home to the famous Sensoji Temple, a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century, Asakusa overflows with rich history and traditional culture. In the past, Asakusa was Tokyo’s leading entertainment district, a red light district with a number of kabuki theaters. Most of Asakusa was destroyed during World War II, but it has since grown into one of Tokyo's most visited tourist spots. Here, you'll find Nakamise Dori, a bustling shopping street lined with local snack and souvenir shops. Asakusa also has other attractions such as parks, public baths, and museums.
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Earliest available date: December 8, 2022
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals