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Japanese Sample Food Making Experience

history walk

Japanese Sample Food Making Experience

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Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English
history walk

Japanese Sample Food Making Experience

history walk

Japanese Sample Food Making Experience

COVID-19 update. Visit the Help Centre to read our guidelines for protecting the health & safety of hosts and guests on Airbnb Experiences.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The Japanese Sample (Sampuru) Food Making Experience and Asakusa History Tour includes a class that explores the Japanese craft of making fake food for restaurant displays in Japan and walking tour of Kappabashi (Kitchen Town) and Asakusa Sensoji Temple to learn about the history of the area. Learn about the history and technique of the unique 100-year-old craft of making food sample displays while learning about the history of the area on this small group experience. In the 3-hour Japanese Sample Food Making Experience and Asakusa History Tour, learn about the history and traditional craft of Sampuru food with an English-speaking guide and translator before going to Kappabashi and Sensoji Temple. Before the workshop, see different types of Sampuru models and learn how this craft was started and what the significance of sampuru food displays are in Japan. After the explanations, join a workshop with a small group where you can get a hands-on experience in making tempura sampuru foods, which you can take home as a souvenir. This is a great experience for anyone, including young children (age 7 and up only).

Your host

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I'm a co-founder of Japan Awaits, a travel land operator established in Tokyo that operates our own tours and activities. Whenever my friends would visit from other countries, I like to take them to experience something new and introduce them to a part of Japanese culture they had not known, such as "sample food" making that is extremely popular in Japan. Our other guides (like Noriko, Kyoko, and Yuko) are also experts and licensed tour guides in their fields and know a lot about the history and cultural significance of "sampuru" making. In addition, we'll tell you all about the history of the area (Asakusa) that we are visiting, as well as go through the process of how to make a sample food display that you can take home!

What's included

Tickets
Entrance fee for the Sample-Making class
Equipment
Necessary materials to make fake food samples. Opportunities to take photos of your works and with other guests.

Where you'll be

Before the workshop, see different types of Sampuru models in Kappabashi "Kitchen Town" and learn how this craft was started and what the significance of sampuru food displays are in Japan. Next, join a workshop/class with a small group where you can get a hands-on experience in making tempura sampuru foods, which you can take home as a souvenir. Finally, we'll take a stroll through Sensoji Temple where you can learn its history.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend. All children from age 7 to 14 must be accompanied by a guardian (age 20 or older) at all times.

What to bring

Personal ID ( in case age needs to be checked at the workshop)

More tips

- Wheelchair accessible - Stroller accessible - The tour operates in all weather conditions (except when there is a typhoon or other extreme situations); however, it may change slightly to accommodate for the weather.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

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Japanese Sample Food Making Experience
New experience
From £74/person
New experience
From £74/person