Enjoy Japanese confectionery making in Shibamata area, Tokyo

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You will experience making Japanese confectionery at "Takagiyashinise" in Shibamata area, Tokyo. Takagiyashinise is famous for being a location of the old movie "Otoko wa Tsurai yo". Please enjoy the sweets loved by Japanese from the old days.

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  • Shibamata is a Japanese traditional town with a specific atmosphere.
  • You will make 2 kinds of Japanese confectionery
  • You can eat the Japanese confectionery made by you
  • You can experience the activity at a store with history.
  • You will eat sweets and drink Japanese tea after an experience.

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Shibamata area, Tokyo (the exact address will be provided after you book)

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  • English (Intermediate)
  • 日本語 (Fluent)

Hi! We are Gincul!
You will be able to experience wearing a “Kimono”, a traditional tea ceremony and writing in Japanese calligraphy. “Kimono” is a Japanese traditional garment.
You can stroll around in Ginza town wearing a kimono.
Tea used in tea ceremonies is powdered green tea called Matcha. We will make your tea right in front of your eyes. You will enjoy “Wagashi” or traditional Japanese confections and green tea as part of your Japanese experience.
“Shodo” is Japanese calligraphy. “Shodo” is the art of drawing characters with “Fude” and ”Sumi”. Using the “Fude” or brush, you can write your favorite “Kanji” or Japanese characters. You can take your work of “Shodo” home in a frame.
We hope that our guests are able to feel the uniqueness of the Japanese culture through the atmosphere we provide in Japanese style room called “Washitsu”.
It has the smell of the “Tatami”.
We can take a commemorative photo of your experience.
Our goal is to create an opportunity to experience Japanese culture.
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Reviews (4)

  • Marcin Marcin

    Great experience in a lovely place

    We had a very fun time making Japanese confectionery at "Takagiyashinise". The place was beautiful, the hosts very friendly and we enjoyed everything we got the chance to try. Also the area of Shibamata was lovely, a part of Tokyo that we haven't been to previously and it turned out to have a very distinct atmosphere.

  • Meskidei Meskidei

    Welcoming experience in a charming town

    This was a wonderful experience. I really enjoyed making the sweets, and they were delicious! The host was very kind and made me feel welcome. The town of Shibamata is about a half hour train ride from where I was staying in Tokyo, but it was very much worth the trip. The room that this experience took place at was inside one of the first shops on a quaint street filled with old fashioned shops. I enjoyed visiting the nearby shinto shrine afterwards too.

  • Salina Salina

    Great hospitality and delicious confectionery

    It was a fantastic cultural experience. My girsl 9 & 7 loved it and we were all surprised how easy it is to make this edible art.

  • Maaika Maaika

    Interesting workshop!

    One-hour workshop in a lovely tatami room above the restaurant. Teacher was so kind and polite. Made some delicious mitarashi dango and nerikiri/namagashi. The street is full of traditional restaurants and shops, plus a beautiful buddhist temple, so after the class you can enjoy exploring the area.