Japanese Replica Food Making Experience in Asakusa
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Stop At: Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Showroom, 3-chōme-7-6 Nishiasakusa, Taito City, Tōkyō-to 111-0035, Japan
You will make the replica of food using wax. (Traditional method)
-2 kinds of Tempuras (Please select from prawns, eggplant, a pumpkin, a shiitake mushroom)
Duration: 1 hour
- Sample making class
- Required material and equipment
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- English-speaking translator
- Food replica souvenir
- Entry/Admission - Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Showroom
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Minimum age is 5 years
- This facility dose not allow visiter just watching even with participants due to the room capacity.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
The actual experience was great, they had an English speaking associate that translated for us, and it's all very visual. It's a little misleading with the food, you're actually just putting the tempura coating on the shrimp/veggies, so you aren't making it all yourself. The lettuce is all handmade. Booking the experience was terrible. It would be much better if they just had the dates and times available and you could check which ones you wanted versus having to email the vendor and then they give away seats. We had to change our date 3 times because we didn't respond fast enough and then one of our people couldn't make it, but we had found someone else to come but the company cancelled the seat without our approval and refused to give a refund.
Such a fun quirky experience, making replica food from hot wax, either dropped from a height or delicately placed, stretched and folded in warm baths about 43 degree centigrade, then you get to take your creations home in authentic food containers. Translator was a good investment, whilst you can follow the instructions and complete the activity, but you wouldn't get the background and history of these uniquely Japanese window decorations. Some better instructions on how to get to the storefront or having the translator meet you at nearest train station would be beneficial.