Make Cute Japanese Sweets in Shinjuku

合計時間 : 1.5 hours

What to expect

The class takes place at a quaint Wagashi shop in central Tokyo, founded in 1961. Even though the shop is located in Shinjuku, one of the busiest districts in Japan, the surrounding neighborhood still retains an old-town feel with some historic shrines around. The shop offers a whole selection of delectable Japanese sweets -both baked and unbaked- including dango, dorayaki, and nerikiri.

Join us and learn how to make delicious and beautiful Wagashi, traditional Japanese sweets. This is a private, small-group experience where you can watch up-close and learn Wagashi making techniques from a seasoned chef and try them yourself. Your experience takes place at a small, quaint Wagashi shop located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. You will be making 4 pieces of seasonally-inspired Nerikiri, a kind of Wagashi made of sweet white bean paste and mochi. At the end of the class, enjoy tasting one of them with a bowl of Japanese them and take the rest of them with you.

I've been making Wagashi sweets for over 25 years at a small shop in Shinjuku I inherited from my father. My goal is to create "dreamy" Wagashi sweets that delight not only people's palates, but also their eyes with sophisticated beauty. I also regularly host classes to let people experience firsthand the fun of making beautifully-detailed Wagashi sweets. Many people from abroad have also enjoyed my classes, including international star Marion Cotillard.


・If you have any food allergies, please let us know in advance.
・During this class, you will make Wagashi with 2 different seasonal motifs selected monthly by the chef (pictures of Wagashi are just examples.)
・We prepared recipes (in Japanese). Please feel free to take it home.
・All children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
・Please make sure to always communicate through wasabijp. In order to protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the wasabijp website.
・If you feel unwell or are under the influence of alcohol at the time of arrival, you will not be able to join our experience.
・Please make sure to arrive on time. If you arrive late, you may not be able to join us, as the end time cannot be extended to make up for late arrivals.


Laetitia, 2022.Nov
We were very happy to do this activity in Japan, it helps to create unforgettable memories of our stay. The place was easily accessible and our hosts were very kind and attentive. It was very cool to make wagashi and further more it is tasty! It is a step towards japanese culture. We recommend this activity without hesitation!

Beatrice, 2022.Oct
This is the cutest little shop and learning how to make Wagashi was such a fun experience.
Teacher provides you with tea to enjoy while you’re taking the class. It’s a fun hands on experience, not too challenging but new and takes a bit to master.
He also gives you a bag and box to take your masterpiece home, very thoughtful.
Class is taught in English.

Perrine, 2022.Sep.
We had an amazing experience, thank you so much!

This was a fun class to learn the traditional art of wagashi sweets. The class was in an actual sweets shop, which made for a truly authentic experience. The teacher selected the sweets to make based on the season (sakura and spring themes), and we made two of each type to really get the feel of how to make them. The wagashi was beautiful, delicious, and so much fun to make. I appreciate that the instructor also explained the philosophy of appealing to all five senses when making wagashi, it makes me appreciate this traditional craft even more.

It's a wonderful experience
It was a very enjoyable and valuable experience. I had an experience with my daughter, and I was overjoyed that she was very happy. The sweets I made were also very delicious. He also taught me how to make it very carefully. The sweets will change as the season changes, so I would like to experience it again.

Yolanda 2020.Jan.
Ideal para pasar un rato divertido si estas por la zona.

Joon Mo 2019. Dec.
Extremely kind hosts and sweets!

Felicity 2019.Jul.
Fantastic experience! My husband and I felt welcomed from the start. Really enjoyed making the sweets, plus had some to take away.

David 2019.Jul.
An amazing Japanese sweet making experience. I really enjoyed it, the process of making it was fun and the sweets themselves taste delicious. A Japanese to English translator was provided to ensure we could follow along. It felt very intimate and immersive and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something genuinely Japanese to do whilst in Japan without having to go outside of Tokyo.

I joined this at Golden week. The owner was very kind and told us an interesting story about the cutting. I was impressed by the splendor of the dry cutting that appeared from the hand of the teacher who taught me, so I felt like I was confused because I could not understand the procedure when I made it, but soon I taught it politely again and it was very fun. I was able to make it. I received the finished product on the spot, but unlike the one I usually eat, it was soft and fragrant and I felt very delicious. We had a very enjoyable day. Thank you very much.

Cindy 2019 Mar.
I really enjoyed this class. Our teacher Kataoka spoke only Japanese but with an English translator at hand. Most of the demonstrations were visual in any case so we just had to watch him and copy. He imparted some very useful techniques and I feel that I have learned a new skill. A rewarding experience.

Arul 2019.Mar.
The wagashi making class was enjoyable in that it was a hands-on experience for each of the participants. Bear in mind that the wagashi that one is taught to make is different, and a simpler one than the ones displayed in the ad on Airbnb.
It would be also very useful if the recipes were provided in English as well rather than solely in Japanese.
A plus point was that there was an English speaking interpreter to translate whatever the teacher was dictating as the lesson progressed.

Experience making homemade sweets. It was a good location from Shinjuku station. The teacher's personality was also good, and he taught me from the beginning in a cozy atmosphere. You can talk a lot easily, so it may be fun to join with some friends or couples. After showing the sample, I made four, one tasting on the spot, and three I could take home.

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