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Tokyo : Asakusa Fake Japanese Food Making and Shopping

Unveiling the secrets behind those delectably fake Japanese food displays in Asakusa might just make you question your next sushi order.

The meticulous art of crafting wax food samples is just the tip of the iceberg in this immersive Tokyo experience.

But what lies beyond the artistic facade of these faux delicacies is a cultural journey that goes far deeper than meets the eye.

Join in to uncover the intricacies of Japanese culinary artistry and perhaps even bring home a piece of this unique world for yourself.

Key Points

  • Craft realistic food samples with wax for a hands-on experience
  • Explore traditional kitchenware at Kappabashi for authentic Japanese tools
  • Engage in immersive activities guided by an English-speaking guide
  • Limited group size of 4 ensures personalized experience in the heart of Asakusa

Activity Details

Set out on a two-hour immersive experience in Asakusa, where you can indulge in the art of making realistic food samples and explore traditional kitchenware shopping with a live English-speaking guide.

This activity provides a unique cultural experience that allows participants to explore the intricate process of creating lifelike food samples using wax. The small group setting, limited to four participants, ensures a personalized and engaging experience.

Participants will have the opportunity to not only learn about the craft of food sample making but also to shop for traditional Japanese kitchenware in the bustling streets of Asakusa. This hands-on experience offers a deep dive into Japanese culinary artistry and craftsmanship, making it a must-do for those seeking an authentic cultural encounter.

Experience Highlights

Explore the art of crafting realistic food samples with wax and learn about traditional kitchenware shopping in Asakusa, guided by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide. This experience highlights the unique cultural aspects of Japan, offering participants the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities and explore local traditions.

Here are four key highlights of this immersive experience:

  1. Creating Realistic Food Samples: Engage in a workshop where you can craft intricate food replicas using wax, learning the intricate techniques behind these lifelike creations.

  2. Exploring Traditional Kitchenware: Visit Kappabashi, a renowned district for kitchenware shopping, and discover an array of authentic Japanese culinary tools and equipment.

  3. Aprons Provided: Participants will be equipped with aprons to fully enjoy the food sample making process.

  4. English-Speaking Guide: Benefit from the insights and guidance of a fluent English-speaking guide throughout the experience, enhancing your understanding of Japanese culture and craftsmanship.

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Participant Information

Curious about who can participate in the Asakusa Fake Japanese Food Making and Shopping experience? This activity is open to adults aged 6 to 99, with the only age restriction being that children aged 5 and younger aren’t permitted.

The group size is limited to 4 participants, ensuring an intimate and hands-on experience. Participants can enjoy peace of mind knowing that a full refund is available if canceled 24 hours in advance.

To secure a spot, you can easily make reservations and pay later for added flexibility. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore Japanese culture through the art of creating realistic food samples with wax, all while exploring the vibrant Kappabashi district.

Related Tours

Discover a variety of guided tours near Asakusa that offer unique experiences, from exploring the art of making fake Japanese food to finding traditional Japanese tableware.

  1. Guided tour in Tokyo: Asakusa nearby fake Japanese food making Experience

    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Cost: $79.90 per person
  2. Guided tour for Tokyo: Asakusa nearby Japanese tableware finding tour

    • Duration: 1.5 hours
    • Cost: $36.32 per person
  3. Asakusa: Food replica store visits after history tour

    • Duration: 3.5 hours with optional audio guide
    • Cost: $79.24 per person for a small group tour
  4. Kitchenware shopping tour in Asakusa

    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Cost: $50.84 per person

These tours provide a glimpse into the rich Japanese culture and offer hands-on experiences related to Asakusa’s unique offerings.

Additional Guided Tours

Explore the vibrant culinary scene of Asakusa through a fascinating guided tour that showcases the intricate art of creating food replicas and immerses participants in the traditional Japanese kitchenware shopping experience.

In the ‘Food replica store visits after history tour,’ participants can explore the history of food replication and witness skilled artisans craft lifelike food samples. This 3.5-hour tour offers an optional audio guide for a comprehensive experience priced at $79.24 per person.

The tour not only provides insight into the art of food replication but also allows visitors to explore the cultural significance behind these creations. It’s a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culinary traditions while enjoying a hands-on experience in the heart of Asakusa.

Kitchenware Shopping Tour

Enjoy the vibrant world of traditional Japanese kitchenware on the Kitchenware Shopping Tour in Asakusa, where participants can explore a variety of unique utensils and tools essential to Japanese culinary practices.

Discover intricate wax food replicas used for display and decoration in restaurants.

Browse through a wide selection of kitchen souvenirs, from elegant chopsticks to handcrafted ceramics.

Learn about the cultural significance of different kitchenware items from knowledgeable guides.

Enjoy the opportunity to purchase authentic Japanese kitchen tools to elevate your cooking experience back home.

This tour not only offers a chance to shop for high-quality kitchen essentials but also provides insights into the rich culinary heritage of Japan.


Set out on a culinary journey through the bustling streets of Asakusa as you navigate the vibrant alleys leading to hidden gems of traditional Japanese kitchenware stores. To reach this gastronomic haven, grab a map from your accommodation or the local tourist information center to help you traverse the charming streets of Asakusa.

For those utilizing public transportation, the Asakusa Station is a convenient hub to start your adventure. Enjoy the local cuisine and culture as you shop for souvenirs and traditional crafts along the way.

Don’t forget to explore the traditional crafts made by skilled artisans that showcase Japan’s rich heritage. Enjoy the experience of discovering unique items while soaking in the rich cultural tapestry of Asakusa.

Common questions

Can Children Participate in the Food Sample Making Workshop at Kappabashi?

Children aged 6-99 can participate in the food sample making workshop at Kappabashi. It fosters creativity, parent-child bonding, and learning about Japanese culture. Aprons are provided, and the experience allows for making realistic food samples with wax.

Are There Any Restrictions on What Type of Food Samples Participants Can Make With Wax?

Participants can create various types of food samples with wax at the workshop. There are no restrictions on the types of food they can make, allowing for a creative and immersive experience in Japanese culinary artistry.

Is There a Minimum Number of Participants Required for the Tour to Take Place?

For the tour to take place, a minimum of 1 participant is required. Age restrictions apply, with participants aged 6-99 welcome. This engaging and cultural experience offers a small group setting, ensuring a personalized and memorable adventure.

Are There Any Opportunities to Purchase the Food Samples Made During the Workshop?

When considering the food samples made during the workshop, participants have purchase options available. This provides a unique souvenir idea, allowing individuals to take home a piece of their experience and share Japanese culture with others.

Are There Any Special Requirements or Skills Needed to Participate in the Activity?

For the activity, there are no special skills required. The workshop is suitable for all skill levels. Participants must be aged 6-99, with a minimum age of 6. Younger children under 5 are not permitted.

Last Words

Set out on a culinary journey in Tokyo with the ‘Asakusa Fake Japanese Food Making and Shopping’ experience.

From creating realistic food samples to exploring the Kappabashi district for unique kitchenware, this tour offers a hands-on immersion into Japanese food culture.

With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, participants can enjoy a personalized and intimate experience.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the delicious world of Japanese cuisine in the heart of Tokyo!

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