Japanese Sample Food Making Experience

Experience hosted by かおり

3 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes tickets and equipment

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).
Other things to note
- 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.
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 s…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Entrance fee for the Sample-Making class
  • Equipment
    Necessary materials to make fake food samples.
    Opportunities to take...

Meet your host, かおり

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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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!
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…
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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.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

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

Cash ( in case guests would like to have a drink or snacks during the tour)