Make Wagashi! Traditional Japanese Sweets in Tokyo

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This is a wonderful cooking experience in Tokyo! You will have the opportunity to make traditional Japanese Wagashi sweets under the instruction of a local expert!

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  • Make Japanese sweets Wagashi
  • Learn more about the history of Wagashi and the cooking techniques
  • Enjoy the pleasant taste of Japanese confectionery

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Kaminoge Station main exit (Tokyu-Oimachi line)


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What you need to bring

Nothing


Meet your host :
Sumiko
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)

Hi I am Sumi, a certified cooking instructor. I have worked as an instructor for three years and have just started my own cooking class!

I enjoy eating as much as I love cooking. I also love to travel.
My favorite part of traveling is trying out different dishes of each country and teaching people who I meet about Japanese cuisine. I really like Japanese cuisine. That is why I started my own cooking class.
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Reviews (37)

  • Natashia Natashia

    Fun

    Sumiko was so patient with us. Even though we had a late start(we got lost) we still were able to learn all the process. We had a great time making wagashi. It was definitely a fun experience. Sumiko gave us free reign over our designs, first showing us how to make a traditional flower and then how to use the tools.

  • Ollie Ollie

    Fun filled class with a friendly teacher

    I enjoyed the wagashi making session thoroughly and Sumi our instructor made the session fun and easy to learn. Recommended for everyone!

  • Grace Grace

    Great Wagashi Experience!

    What a wonderful experience with Sumiko-san. She was nice and patience, and explained the procedure clearly with step by step. Even I don’t have any art sense but could make some pretty nice sweets. Thanks again Sumiko-san!

  • Brooke Brooke

    Wagashi!

    Sumiko was wonderful. She was incredibly knowledgable and was also a fantastic host. Had a really great time and the sweets were delicious :)

  • Modesta Modesta

    Great Experience

    I am a first timer to make wagashi. Not that easy but it was fun with Sumiko-san. She made an example and let me do for the remaining. Requesting me to come up with 2 ideas of wagashi pattern. At the end, ended up with laughing because of that.
    Thank you to Sumiko-san, I will practice it when I am back and if I have anything to ask I could drop her questions.

  • Sharee Mae Sharee Mae

    Fun, creative experience

    The whole session was fun and Sumi (the host) was extra nice and accommodating. She also knew how to entertain her students... I'm excited to visit Japan again and attend another one of her classes! :) Thank Sumi! :)

  • Laetitia Laetitia

    Really instructive ! Sumi is a really nice person !

    Thank you again Sumiko ! For the experience and your great patience ! Thank you very very much !

    Best regards from Daniel & Laetitia from Tahiti ;D

  • Christina Christina

    Fun and informative!

    I had a great experience learning from Sumi! She is incredibly sweet, welcoming, and helpful. I would definitely recommend attending her class while in Tokyo - it was really great to have someone explain the many different types of wagashi. She answered all of my many questions - and even gave me a recommendation for a great bakery in the city!

  • Elisa Elisa

    This was so fun!

    Sumiko san picked us up at the nearest train station and explained everything really nice and coul speak english really good :) it was very fun and interesting and the wagashi turned out so nice! and of course very delicious :D

    I highly recommend this to anyone who likes cooking/baking

  • Jessica Jessica

    Adorable daifuku and warabimochi!

    Sumi was very friendly and professional. It was clear that she had prepared for the class, everything was immaculate in her kitchen and living room. She answered all of my questions - I had made daifuku many times before, so I asked several questions that she probably would not expect, and she gladly shared her knowledge with me. It was a very fun and educational experience!
    She provided adorable little boxes for me to take the daifuku and mochi home, as well as a pretty box to hold everything. It was a great 2.5hr~3hr class, I really enjoyed it and I would recommend Sumi to friends who are looking to get a personalized, authentic, hands-on experience learning how to make wagashi in Tokyo.

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