Japanese Sample Food Making Experience

3 hr

E-Ticket

Instant Confirmation

Group Tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), 3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036 Tokyo Prefecture

3 Chome-18-2 Matsugaya, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0036, Japan

Stop At: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

Visiting Sensoji Temple (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple), which is Tokyo's most popular and oldest temple.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), Asakusa, Taito 11-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

Bustling shopping street connecting the...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), 3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036 Tokyo Prefecture

3 Chome-18-2 Matsugaya, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0036, Japan

Stop At: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

Visiting Sensoji Temple (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple), which is Tokyo's most popular and oldest temple.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), Asakusa, Taito 11-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

Bustling shopping street connecting the main gate of Sensoji Temple & the main hall.

Pass By: Asakusa, Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

1 Chome-1-3 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

Japanese Sample Food Making Experience photo 1 Japanese Sample Food Making Experience photo 2 Japanese Sample Food Making Experience photo 3 Japanese Sample Food Making Experience photo 4
View All
See more Images
Lowest Price Guaranteed
If you find a better price, we'll match it - just send the details to dollar-support@placepass.com.
Lowest Price Guaranteed
If you find a better price, we'll match it - just send the details to dollar-support@placepass.com.

Important Details

Included
  • History tour of Kappabashi and Asakusa Sensoji
  • Photo opportunities and more
  • English-speaking instructor or translator
  • Entry/Admission - Senso-ji Temple
  • Sample Food Making Workshop
  • Samples made in the class
Not Included
  • Other fees not included in the tour
  • Meals, food and drinks
Departure Point
Asakusa Sta., 1 Chome-1-3 Asakusa, Taito City, Tōkyō-to 111-0032, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Videos of Japan's “fake food” techniques have been a viral sensation for years. Many people are amazed with the intricacies of this elaborate yet delicate craft of making fake food by hand and showcasing them as displays in front of restaurants. The sample fake food look just like real food and are almost indistinguishable, which is a lot of fun for people to guess which food is real or not.Almost every restaurant will have these glistening, perfectly-plated fake food models that are tempting you from their windows. The fake foods are made of plastic or wax, and to this day each one is crafted by hand, and can take anywhere from a few hours to entire entrees that can take up to a week. Because of the detail in each food sample, artisans say it takes up to 10 years to perfect the craft and the imitations can cost up to 10 times the real food they represent (sometimes up to $500 USD or 55,000 JPY).It's said that fake food production began in the 1930s with Takizo Iwasaki, an artisan from Gujo Hachiman. Story goes, he made an omelet out of wax that was so realistic his wife couldn't tell it apart from the real thing. He would go on to start one of the biggest plastic food manufacturers in Japan that now controls an estimated 60% of the fake food market. By the 1950s, fake food had caught a wave of popularity.
  • 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).
  • Availability: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 12 PM (except some holidays). Meeting time is 9:45 AM.
  • Additional tour around Tokyo: 4 hour or 6 hour add-on available at checkout (the tour can be before or after the Japanese Sample Food Making Experience). This is a private tour around Tokyo with English-speaking (or other) tour guide. This includes public transportation for you and the tour guide, but all optional activity costs for the guests and for the tour guide are not included.
  • Add-on Lunch at oldest tempura restaurant in Japan.
  • Only people who are 7 years old or above may participate. All children from age 7 to 14 must be accompanied by a guardian (age 20 or older) at all times.
  • How to Prepare
  • Attire: The tour operates in all weather conditions (except when there is a typhoon or other extreme situations). Please dress appropriately for all weather conditions. In such case, please note that the tour may change slightly to accommodate for the weather.
  • Other: Since guests are to put their hands into wax to make food samples, we recommend that guests do not have nail art or polish on their hands (please note that the wax may remove some nail art or polish from the guests’ hands during the sample food making process).
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

View Less

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.