Make Your Own Plastic Food Models: Japanese Sample

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You are not allowed to have nail art (including gel manicure sets) or hand jewelry (rings, bracelets) for this activity.

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Voyagin Local Guides
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • English (Intermediate)

Hi, I'm Yuki from Voyagin. I'm originally from Fukuoka in Southern Japan, but I moved to Tokyo when I was 18. As a previous exchange student in the U.S., I've made friends from around the world and am very familiar with helping guests experience the best of Japan!

Now I'm managing Voyagin's local guide community in Japan.

We are a community of more than 2000 local guides who are eager to support visitors to any destination in Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Okinawa, or anywhere else!

Between all of us, we have local knowledge about just about any area you may choose to visit, as we have members who were born and grew up in most areas of Japan.

I will assign you a guide from our wide network who I think is the best local guide for the activity you are interested in.

Besides enjoying the activity, hopefully you will get to make Japanese friends through our experiences!
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Reviews (9)

  • Kathy Kathy

    The class was fun and our guide Emi was very friendly and helpful- highly recommend this!!!

  • Kate Kate

    It was very fun and interesting and looked very much like the real thing, the host is really sweet and welcoming and I enjoyed it very much. Tourists see fake food everywhere, I recommend to try and make it! THANKYOU!

  • Jenny Jenny

    Had a great time recreating "fake food" . My two daughters (8 and 10) loved it and have a great souvenir ( "home made" tempura!). Highly recommended as an "only in Japan" experience. Jenny, Australia

  • Kevin Kevin

    A lot of fun.
    There is a lot if tricks to making the wax food

  • Jonathan Jonathan

    Great experience

    Met our guide Mizuho near the workshop. She led us to the place, a bit hard-to-miss without really good directions, and helped us with explaining the instructions the instructors told us. There were about 8 other people so we had 2 instructors to help out. We first made the tempura (we get to choose 2 of 8 common tempura food choices). After making the tempura, we then made the cabbages (really cool process to make). The whole workshop lasted only about an hour. I wish we could have had more time to make more but all in all, it was a really great experience that everyone should try!

  • Joe Joe

    The class was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed it. Shiori was our guide for the class, she was extremely helpful and very friendly. I would recommend this class to anyone who fancies doing something creative and different.

  • Daniel Daniel

    Unless you speak fluent Japanese this the only way to experience creating food models. Once in Japan you will see these food models everywhere!

  • Wendy Wendy

    This was a very fun activity--we loved learning how the display models are made!

    We wish there had been an all-English course so we didn't have to rely on our guide translating (felt like maybe we missed a couple details), but still a lot of fun.

    If you have GPS on your phone, no need for the guide transport to the location.

  • megan megan

    Something new to do in Japan

    Had a really fun time trying something new! Maiko, my guide, was so kind and explained everything to me. We both really enjoyed the experience and loved doing something different in Japan. You really get your hands stuck in!