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Feel like a real chef! 5 Places in Tokyo Where You Can Experience Making Nigiri Sushi

2016.11.17

Writer name : nakamura

Sushi is one of Japan's best-known dishes that's popular all around the world. Why not try making it yourself? Here are some places in Tokyo where you can learn to make your very own sushi.

1. Tsukiji Tamazushi Harumi-dori Branch: Authentic Sushi Nigiri Experience for Foreigners

This is a restaurant where you can stand behind a counter, wearing the white robe of a real sushi chef.
There are two courses: a standard course for 8000 JPY (incl. tax) per person, and a premium course for 13,000 JPY (incl. tax) per person. Here you can make 8 pieces of nigiri sushi and one rolled sushi, along with the unique experience of grating and tasting raw wasabi. It also comes with a commemorative photo and a Japanese mug. In the premium course, there's a demonstration of the chef's fish handling technique and they also teach how to make vinegar rice. All guidance is given in Japanese, so an interpreter is required.


1. Tsukiji Tamazushi Harumi-dori Branch: Authentic Sushi Nigiri Experience for Foreigners


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2. Ganko Ginza 1-chome Branch: Sushi Nigiri Event

This is a sushi making event that started at this branch in 2009.
The history and fundamental knowledge of sushi is explained using a picture story show. Then a chef demonstrates the sushi making process, and finally the sushi nigiri experience commences under the chefs’ instruction. A completion certificate and a souvenir are given to participants. The fee per person is 5,000 JPY (incl. tax, incl. service fee) for a group from 2 to 8 people, and 3,500 JPY (incl. tax, incl. service fee) for a group from 9 to 48 people.


2. Ganko Ginza 1-chome Branch: Sushi Nigiri Event


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3. Tokyo Sushi Making Tour

Tokyo Sushi Making Tour has taught sushi making to more than 3,000 foreigners, including tourists and exchange students. The fee is 6,000 JPY (incl. tax) per person for a small group from 1 to 8 people, and 4,800 JPY (incl. tax) per person for a large group of more than 9 people. The event consists of a sushi manners and trivia quiz, making gunkanmaki (a slice of sushi surrounded by a taller ring of nori seaweed to form a basket), and kazarimaki (a sushi roll with a picture on the surface). The available languages are English and Japanese only.

*The photo is for illustrative purposes



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4. Tsukiji Fish Market Walk & Sushi Making

This tour offers a sushi making experience and exploration of Tsukiji Market, one of the largest fish markets in the world. A translator with national qualifications (English, French, Chinese, etc.) will guide the journey through the narrow, maze-like alleys, and assist with shopping. After exploring the market, participants will move to a different venue to experience making three types of sushi. The fee starts at 18,000 JPY (excl. tax) per person.

*The photo is for illustrative purposes.


4. Tsukiji Fish Market Walk & Sushi Making


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5. Sushi and Lantern Creation Experience

This is a sushi-making event offered every Friday by an English school located close to Tokyo Skytree at Fukuwa Sushi, a restaurant nearby.
You can experience making nigiri sushi, gunkanmaki, and hosomaki (a thin sushi roll). You can also experience making a paper lantern by drawing your name in kanji characters with a special ink and brush. The fee is 5,500 JPY (incl. tax) per person. The available languages are Japanese and English only.

*The photo is for illustrative purposes.


5. Sushi and Lantern Creation Experience


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Making sushi is fun and delicious, so please consider trying it during your trip. Please inquire in advance if you are vegetarian or are allergic to certain foods.

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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