Get to the heart of Japanese culture and discover the kind of cooking that goes on in everyday homes and at 'Izakaya' restaurants (cozy Japanese style pubs!) Spend an afternoon learning how to prepare an array of authentic dishes. Try your hand at making dashi steamed rice, or show off your skills preparing steamed egg custard. You'll have the opportunity to dress in traditional buddhist monk wear to enhance the cultural experience - make sure you take a photo! It's a fun filled afternoon of cultural and culinary exploration - foodies, this one's for you!
Ever wondered how Japanese chefs manage to pack so many interesting flavors into the tiny treats in a bento box? Come along to a traditional cooking class to learn the tricks of the trade from expert local chefs. The sessions provide a fun and interactive environment for learning about the preparation of sushi, sesame salads and many other specialities. Your teachers will also offer you an insight into the historical background of 'Bento', and you'll be able to dress in sumae (the traditional dress of a working buddhist monk) to complete your cultural experience.