Wagashi: Japanese Sweets Making Class in Tokyo (5 Options)

Organized by Kaoru Suzuki
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Duration
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Gluten-free, Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Immerse yourself in the sweet, delectable world of Japan’s traditional confectionery (wagashi) with a certified instructor to guide you on your culinary journey in Tokyo.

Highlights

Learn to make traditional Japanese confectioneries with a certified wagashi instructor
Choose the best class for you from 5 options of different contents and durations
Gain insights into the history and cultural importance of wagashi from an expert
Great location near Shibuya: the class takes place at the instructor’s home near Komazawa-daigaku Station
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

If you need a break from exploring the bustling streets of Shibuya, why not learn to make traditional Japanese sweets in this class, which is only a short train ride from Shibuya Station? Wagashi are more than just sweets – they're expressions of art and the natural world that hold a special place in traditional Japanese culture, and you can discover more about their fascinating features from an expert. Choose the traditional sweet you'd like to make. If you love mochi's soft and chewy texture, you can make daifuku (mochi rice cakes filled with fruit) and sanshoku dango (skewers of colored sweet dumplings). If you love the creamy mouthfeel of sweet bean paste most, you can make bite-sized nerikiri (confectioneries made with sweet bean paste and glutinous rice flour). You can opt for longer, more in-depth classes to learn to make the dough for nerikiri and try coloring and molding techniques, or watch your host Kaoru conduct demonstrations of warabimochi (jelly-like treat covered in sweet soybean flour), isobe mochi (a salty-sweet mochi snack), and mochi ice cream. See Options below for more information (the default booking option will be a short mochi-making class in which you’ll make 2 pieces of fruit daifuku and 2 skewers of sanshoku dango to be served with green tea, matcha or hojicha.). Each course includes either green tea, matcha or hojicha (roasted green tea), and nerikiri-making courses include a short tea ceremony lesson where you can learn the basics behind this traditional art and make matcha green tea. Before each class, Kaoru, a certified instructor with over a decade of experience in wagashi and sugar craft, will introduce you to the history and importance of wagashi. She received her certification from the Wagashi Promotion Association of Japan and is dedicated to spreading traditional Japanese culture worldwide. Class sizes are small, so everyone can enjoy learning and cooking in Kaoru's cozy kitchen.

Inclusions

Wagashi making class
All ingredients and utensils
Containers for leftover wagashi

Exclusions

Transportation to and from the experience

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

This class will be at the instructor’s home, a 7-minute walk from Komazawa-daigaku Station (East Ticket Gate) on the Denentoshi Line. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

Remarks

If you’d like to take a class at a time not listed on the calendar, please inquire about availability for other dates and times
Solo travelers may be able to participate in this experience in case there is availability. Please inquire
If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please specify so at the time of booking
Lessons take place on the second floor of the instructor’s residence

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