Kanshundo Japanese Sweets Cooking Class

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Kanshundo Japanese Sweets Cooking Class

Kanshundo Japanese Sweets Cooking Class
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mummblingme
Chicago, IL161 contributions
Sweets Making Class is a Sweet Delight
Sep 2019
Can you learn to make Kyoto sweets in just over an hour ? Yes!--in this easy, oh so enjoyable Wagashi class. While the instruction is in Japanese, the pastry master is personable and informative via demonstration so that you will really "get" his instruction. The space itself is inviting and very clean. Beyond actually making four types of sweets, you get to take them all home, as well as try samples of the same with matcha tea. A very sweet deal for about $20 per person.
Written December 23, 2019
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Tania G
22 contributions
Nice experience
Jul 2019 • Family
My teen son and I took this class. It was conducted in Japanese, but easy to follow. The sweets were yummy, and it is relatively close to the Kodai-ji's temple, bamboo forest, and monkey park.
Written July 11, 2019
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rachel2u
Singapore, Singapore189 contributions
Lessson was easy to follow, sweets were pretty
Dec 2018 • Couples
My husband and me signed up for the Japanese Wagashi class with Kanshundo at the Sagano branch as it is near the beautiful Bamboo forest and Arashiyama bridge and river. We had only a small group of about 10 students that morning so we could really copy and see what the Shokunin was doing. Menu was given in English but lesson is conducted in Japanese only.
Written January 6, 2019
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SGEugene
Singapore111 contributions
Local experience added!
Jun 2018
A chance to learn, see & taste Wagashi in Kyoto. Must book in advance.Delicious desserts pastries that you can experience to make and take home. They sell a variety too.
Written June 25, 2018
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Cyn L
3 contributions
Hands on Culture!
Jun 2018 • Family
Got kids (11 & 12 yr old boys) to experience on Wagashi making in Kyoto. Class was conducted in Japanese only. English print outs were provided about the sweets to be made. Great rainy day experience. Counter staff were friendly.
Written June 10, 2018
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Erick Tseng
San Francisco, CA477 contributions
Really great rainy day activity
May 2018 • Couples
Our hotel recommended this activity to my wife and me on a rainy day in Kyoto. This turned out to be a really great treat (pun intended). The chef/teacher didn't speak much English, but it was relatively straight-forward to follow along with the chef's actions, and the printed instructions (in English). It was really fun to mold little balls of sugar into beautiful, colorful confectionery creations.

The entire class runs for about an hour, and you'll make about 5 different treats. We found the class really fun. While it certainly doesn't beat getting out and visiting one of Kyoto's many beautiful temples, it's a great alternative when the weather isn't amenable to outdoor activities. Have fun!
Written May 31, 2018
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sneaky_nu123
Brisbane, Australia156 contributions
Creative and Cultural
Nov 2017 • Couples
This is a creating class - not a cooking class. The materials are provided and pre-prepared for you to assemble the treats. The location was a little tricky to find in Arishiyama given that it's a little way into the suburbs and the building is not marked clearly as "Kanshundo". Leave plenty of time to get there and the instructors are very patient. We don't know any Japanese but this did not detract at all. We had a really enjoyable afternoon making 4 desserts each. They are made with bean paste and then you decorate them seasonally. It was fun to learn the process for the art form that it is. Booking online was very tricky in Japanese and there are a few requests to confirm your attendance. Keep an eye on your junk mail for these!
Written November 26, 2017
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Jennifer L
New York City, NY523 contributions
Wonderful time!
Jul 2017 • Family
I saw a similar option offered at a tour guide's website. When he could not make arrangements for me I decided to do it on my own, and am glad I did!
The website is easy enough to navigate, and no deposit is necessary. We reserved our session for the Arashiyama location as we were spending the day there. The Kanshundo in Arashiyama is a little hard to find, as it was not on the main strip and uphill. So make sure you have ample time to get there.
We shared the class with a group of tourists who had an interpreter. The teacher was an elderly gentlemen who was patient, kind and helpful, and clearly took his art seriously. I felt a bit bad for him, as the other group was busy conversing among themselves and often talked over him. In 45 minutes, we each made three seasonal wagashi- two were for taking home and one to eat along with a nice cup of matcha. The whole experience was about an hour. The shop downstairs also sold lots of goodies, including the ones we just made!
I highly recommend this activity- you will not need to know Japanese as cooking is always a universal language. Just a note, no recipes are given.
Written August 9, 2017
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Elizabeth
5 contributions
Great Kyoto experience
Mar 2017 • Friends
We loved the wagashi class! When we booked, it was made clear that the host didn't speak English, but we'd get a hands on demonstration as well as an overview of what desserts we'd be making. It was even better than expected, and the teacher had a couple of English phrases up his sleeve to make it clear what was going on. Even though the whole class was in Japanese, we never felt like we missed out on anything. We made the most beautiful sweets and got to keep two, as well as eating one with a nice cup of matcha tea. It's only 2000 yen, which is a total steal!
Written March 22, 2017
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jasonakeenan
Victoria, Canada157 contributions
Delightful, insightful, and delicious
Dec 2016 • Couples
This is a great way to spend a few hours - and learn about traditional sweets and how they are made. No matter how unsophisticated your items look compared to professional ones, you can't help but be proud that you managed to even have it resemble a leaf! I can't speak to the language issue - my wife speaks Japanese so I always have a translator. But if the class intimidates you at least go downstairs and stock up on the sweets for sale.
Written March 12, 2017
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