Wagashi sweets workshop

Wagashi sweets workshop

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$100 per person
Minimum of two participants required. Solo guests may book at the price of two participants.

Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.

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Make your own edible art at a wagashi shop established in 1803

Details

  • Location: Shimogyo, Kyoto

  • 70 mins

  • 36 people max. Minimum of two participants required. Solo guests may book at the price of two participants.

  • Offered in Japanese, with friendly Deeper Japan guide interpreting in English
    (French/German interpretation may be available upon request)

Breathtaking confections

Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections known for their delicate beauty and their seasonal motifs. Meant to be enjoyed with matcha green tea, these treats perfectly counteract the bitterness of the tea with their sweetness. The ingredients of these treats, which include beans, grains and fruits,  are mainly plant-derived, unlike Western confections. What also makes wagashi unique is the way their intentional designs of flowers and plants evoke the transient beauty of the seasons. Kyo-gashi is the wagashi of Kyoto, known for its particularly subdued, refined colors, and are meant to be appreciated with all of the five senses.

What you’ll do

Learn how to make two types of delicate Kyoto style wagashi, and then try some delicious “higashi”, a type of dry wagashi made by the wagashi confectioner on the spot. Enjoy your finished creations with some delicious matcha green tea. (If you would like to have hojicha instead of matcha, please note that preference on the booking form. (Hojicha: roasted green tea low in caffeine)

What you should know

This experience is not a private workshop. There may be several other participants in the same session.

Who can attend

Children must be 4+

Availability

Monday-Saturday
Session 1 (14:00 - 15:10)

Access

15 minutes from Kyoto Station.

Cancellation Policy

Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.. See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.