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Food Sample Workshop

Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 3-7-6 Nishiasakusa | Kappabashi Showroom, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 120-17-1839
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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Fake food making has an increased demand in Japan as it is the best way to showcase your product (usually restaurants) without wasting money on the real thing. Before, wax are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We had read the Japan Timeout article on this workshop and understood that the class was demonstrated by Japanese instructors who speak no English, but as the article pointed out, you can follow along by just following the demo. We travelled a long way from Shibuya to attend. I attempted to make a booking but was shown a printed sheet... More 

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Kamakura, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This morning I attempted to make a reservation on the phone for a group of 5, which included me - a bilingual, half japanese, 13 year resident of Japan. I spoke in japanese, but when she used a term I hadn't heard before, I asked if she could explain it as japanese is not my first language. She immediately changed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Fake food making has an increased demand in Japan as it is the best way to showcase your product (usually restaurants) without wasting money on the real thing. Before, wax are used to create these beautiful creations but unfortunately they melt, so now they use PVC plastic in making these samples. Classes are usually full so you need to book... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was very keen to attend a workshop at Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya during our visit to Tokyo, and we arrived shortly after the showroom opened on one of our first days in town. Unfortunately, nearly all of the spaces for the next few days were booked, and we had a conflicting booking for the one open spot. Disappointed, we made... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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