Enjoy Cooking Japanese Traditional Snacks in Asakusa (with an English-speaking guide)
Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
3-minute walk from Sensō-ji Temple! Try your hand at making traditional Japanese sweets out of rice in the heart of Asakusa! This is an experience that allows you to learn and enjoy Japanese food culture.
- Very close to Sensō-ji Temple! You can enjoy sightseeing in Asakusa before and after the experience.
- An experience that children and adults can enjoy together!
- Discover and experience hardcore Japanese food culture that only locals know.
- Learn about Japanese rice culture and the various ways to enjoy rice.
- At the end, you will be given a kit and a recipe so you can make thunder rice crackers at home.
[12:00] At the reception desk, check your temperature and disinfect your hands. There will be introductions and ice breakers and you'll get a grasp on the flow of the experience.
[12:15] Let's make "thunder rice crackers"! First, the instructor will make a sample of these traditional rice-based snacks to help you visualize yourself making it while watching the instructor. Then it's time to make your own original thunder rice crackers.
(Ingredients: rice, wheat flour, glucose, peanuts/almonds, sugar, salt, butter/margarine)
[12:50] Learn about Japanese food culture while eating the freshly-made thunder rice crackers. Learn how essential "rice" is as an ingredient in Japanese food.
[13:15] At the end of the experience, discover stores in Asakusa where you can go to enjoy delicious ways rice is used. Be sure to stop by to make your visit to Asakusa more memorable! Finally, receive a recipe and a kit so you can make and enjoy your own "thunder rice crackers" at home.
“Washoku” (traditional Japanese cuisine) was selected as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013 and continues to attract global attention. Experience a food culture that is not yet well known overseas.
Thunder rice cracker is a traditional confectionery loved by locals in Asakusa for over 200 years. Get a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture through the experience of making traditional sweets unique to Asakusa.
【Things to note】
- Meeting point：Kaminari 5656 Kaikan [MAP]
3-6-1 Asakusa, Taito Ward, Tokyo 111-0032
About a 9-minute walk from "Asakusa Station" on the Tobu Skytree Line
About a 9-minute walk from Exit 1 and 8 of "Asakusa Station" on the Tokyo Metro Ginza line
About a 11-minute walk from the A4 exit of Asakusa Station" on the Toei Asakusa line
About a 5-minute walk from Exit 1 of "Asakusa Station" on the Tsukuba Express
- Language support：English, Japanese
- Included：Materials fee, cooking utensils, recipes, takeaway tin box, English guide, tea
- Excluded：Transportation to the venue
- Participation requirements：
・Please refrain from participating if you have food allergies (wheat, peanuts, milk).
・Participants in wheelchairs are welcome.
・Strollers are allowed.
- Free Wi-Fi ：None
- Toilet：Available (Western Style)
- Other things to note：
・You must be at least 6 years old to participate in the cooking process.
・To ensure your safety during the cooking process, follow the staff's guidance.
・Please make sure to check if you have any food allergies to any of the ingredients before registering. The ingredients used are listed in the "Schedule" section. If you have any questions, please contact us before you register.
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
・Contactless ticket redemption
7 to 4 days before the tour date: 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date: 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour: 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.