Tips from Chinese resident in Japan!! Japanese culture experience : Sushi making

Tips from Chinese resident in Japan!! Japanese culture experience : Sushi making

”Sushi” is famous Japanese food. IT is as simple as putting a fresh piece of fish or shellfish on cooked vinegared rice (shari) and eating it with served soy sauce. When you come to Japan for sightseeing, we recommend that you experience sushi-making on top of just eating. We are introducing places where you can actually experience sushi-making. 

【Tokyo Sushi-making Tour】

You can learn about manners, trivia and history about sushi through games first and make sushi after that. You can go through sushi-making process from cooking vinegared rice to making varieties of sushi including kazari-maki (art roll) and gunkan-maki (ship roll). You can receive comprehensive instructions both Japanese and English. Vegetarian and halal-friendly. 

Meeting location: 1st floor of East Exit of Kitasenju Station (Senju Asahicho, Adachiku, Tokyo)

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours

Fee: 6,000 yen/person

URL: http://www.tokyo-sushi-making-tour.com/#!english-home/c1teu

【Hato Bus】

You can experience sushi-making and see a tuna filleting performance. You can also eat pieces of such freshly filleted tuna if you pay additional fee. It is spectacular to see a tuna beautifully cut into fresh pieces. As a meal, you will be served 8 pieces of sushi, some prepared by yourself and others by sushi chefs. You can add dishes if you pay extra. There is a Chinese speaker available . 

Meeting location: Hamamatsucho bus terminal (2-4-1 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Fee: 7,500 yen/person

URL: https://www.hatobus.com/int/cn/detail/r378/

【Tsukiji Tamazushi】

Experienced sushi chefs will provide you with a well-developed lecture during this sushi-making session. You will make nigiri-sushi (hand-shaped sushi) and temaki-sushi (hand-rolled sushi). You can truly feel and appreciate the Japanese sushi culture by eating sushi made by yourself. If this is the first encounter to Japanese culture for you, you can definitely enjoy this extraordinary experience that you wouldn’t be able to otherwise. If you choose “premium course”, types of fish and shellfish used for sushi-making will be upgraded. 

Location: B1-2F Millennium Tsukiji, 2-15-19 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours

Fee: 8,000 yen/ person (regular course), 13,000 yen/person (premium course)

URL: http://r.gnavi.co.jp/jge/en/entry/post-000814.html

David li

Male Chinese who works for major advertising agency in Tokyo. 15 years of living in Japan has made him an expert on various Japan related topics. He came to Japan after graduating from high school and now permanently settled in Japan. His hobby is to enjoy local cuisines while travelling around various parts of Japan. He has a personal goal of visiting all prefectures in the country and in the process of achieving it, enjoying trips and dining experiences in the nation on his off-days with his family.

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