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Experience Japanese Food Sample Making

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  • Chance to create an original tempura replica out of wax

  • Artisan masters share techniques to pulling off realism

  • Artistry & craftsmanship meet in an interdisciplinary craft

  • Merry & informal atmosphere with professional artist to help

  • Opportunity to purchase stunning food samples to bring home

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Experience making 3 pieces of tempura food samples

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in Japanese

  • What's included

    Written instructions in English and Chinese available

  • What's excluded


Know Before You Book

  • Children 7–12 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must be aged 7 or older.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • Maximum group size is 10 people.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact redemption location when you call to confirm your reservation.

What you can expect

Try your hand at creating realistic, delicious-looking food samples, learning more about this highly skilled craft. Discover the tricks for making wax and plastic food appear appetising, an essential element of marketing entrees to prospective customers in Japanese restaurants.

Travel to a food sample maker in Nagoya, riding on the Higashiyama underground line to reach the elusive workshop. Looking nearly identical to real feed, these are used to showcase cuisine in the front of restaurants in Japan. Make your own version of tempura, using wax to create a realistic texture.

Afterward, watch the master craftspeople in the workshop as they create a wide variety of food art using non-perishable elements. Be amazed at a display of intricate skill, combining techniques from several creative disciplines to pull off astounding replicas of Japanese cuisine.


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Activity Location

  • Nagoya

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Food Sample Workshop (7 minutes walk from Honjin Station)
    • 2 Chome-10 Matsubaracho, Nakamura-ku
    • Nagoya-shi Aichi-ken 453-0021

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