Wagashi  Making  Experience  in  Kyoto ”Yoshihiro”

Book NowPlease make a reservation for 2 or more people.

Reservations available on the day

Price Adults:¥2,200 / Children:¥1,800 / person   (+ tax)

Please make a reservation for 2 or more people.

 

Morning sessions: 9:15 a.m. ~、 11:00 a.m.~
Afternoon session: 1:30 p.m. ~、3:15 p.m.~

Lasts approximately 60 minutes

For same-day reservations, please contact us by phone.

For online reservations, please make a reservation at least 2 days before..

Create memories of Kyoto by "enjoying" and "tasting" a moment of "wa" (harmony).

Yoshihiro's Kyoto Confectionery Making Experience

In Kyoto, "hands-on" activities that bring visitors into contact with various traditional cultures are now attracting attention.

 

Many tourists visit Kyoto to experience its wonderful traditional techniques and history as much as possible.

 

Among them, the world of Kyoto confectionery, with its 300-year history, is also very interesting.

 

The "Kyoto confectionery making experience" is very popular, allowing visitors to experience traditional culture, history, and techniques.

 

Since it is closely related to the culture of tea, visitors can also learn about the ancient history of Japan.

Please enjoy a moment of Japanese culture to make memories of Kyoto.

Children and adults alike are welcome to join us.

Please reserve online.
*This activity is available for a minimum of 2 people.

Introducing the fascination of Kyoto-style confectionaries

Kyoto style confectionery is known for an elegant use of color and the “blur” technique to skillfully create sweets.

Decorating with a spatula "Herazaiku"

The most experienced wagashi confectioner in the store will make the Kyoto-style confectionery.

The tools used for this process are devised by each confectioner.

Please take a look at what kind of tools they use during the demonstration.


Decorating with a spoon "Sajigiri"

Wagashi tools are not limited to just spatulas. Tools are those that can express what the confectioner has in mind.

The most commonly used tool is a spoon. In Yoshihiro's experience, you will use a spoon depending on the season.


Blurring "Bokashi"

It is said that Kyoto sweets are tasted with all five senses. It is expressed with very beautiful colors. In this process, the technique of "bokashi" is necessary.

Various "bokashi" techniques are used to express the seasonal beauty of kyohagashi. You will experience making wagashi using one of the most representative bokashi techniques.

Kyoto style confectionery is known for an elegant use of color and the “blur” technique to skillfully create sweets.

 

Challenge yourself as if you were a Kyoto confectionery artisan.

 

This class will be taught by Yoshihiro's skillful Kyoto style confectioners

A Confectionery Experience Unique to Kyoto StyleConfectionery  "Yoshihiro"

Workshop inclusions:

1,Participants will make two types of seasonal kyogashi (one of each).

The confectionery will vary depending on the season: spring, summer, fall, and winter.Participants will at times use their hands, a spatula, or a spoon to make the Kyoto style confectionery.

Example of production design

2,After the class, participants will be able to watch the professional confectioners craft confectionery.

A skilled Kyoto confectioner will demonstrate for participants.In Yoshihiro's class, real confectioners perform in front of you.

3,Participants can enjoy high quality maccha tea from Uji, Kyoto and sweets.

After trying their hand at making Kyoto style confectionery,participants can relax and enjoy fragrant and sweet, first-grade maccha tea from Uji, Kyoto and yatsuhashi manju, sweets that have been made by Yoshihiro since its founding and have been awarded the highest honor at the National Confectionery Exhibition.

Due to coronavirus infection control measures, we have stopped serving matcha (powdered green tea).

 

4,Participants will receive a certificate of completion directly from a Kyoto confectioner.

Nanami Mizuuchi will issue a Certificate of Completion for the Kyoto style Confectionery Class to participants.A picture will also be included that is certain to become treasured memorabilia

FAQs

  • 1

    Do I need to book in advance?

    ・For same-day reservations, please contact us by phone.
    ・For online reservations, please make a reservation at least 2 days before..
    ※Call reception is in Japanese.

  • 2

    How long does the workshop last?

    The sweets-making class lasts for about an hour on average.

  • 3

    How old are the children who can join?

    Children may participate from age 3 and up, provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • 4

    How long can my wagashi last? And can I take them home as a souvenir?

    You can eat your wagashi on the spot. If you wish to take them home as souvenirs, they should be eaten on the same day, out of direct sunlight.

  • 5

    Do you accept groups?

    Yes, we accept groups, couples, and children. Groups, couples, families with children, etc. We can also accommodate corporate groups of up to 40 people.

  • 6

    Is a tea ceremony included?

    No, we do not. We serve matcha green tea with Japanese sweets made by you. This matcha will be completed by Yoshihiro's staff and served to you.

  • 7

    Do you have a souvenir shop?

    Yes, there is. We sell a variety of popular Japanese sweets as souvenirs.

  • 8

    Is there anything I need to bring?

    If you would like to take pictures of your own kyogashi as a memory of your visit, please bring your own camera or other equipment.

  • 9

    I do not speak Japanese. Can I participate?

    Many people who do not speak Japanese participate in our classes.
    The staff explains in Japanese, but you will enjoy making Japanese sweets.

Map & Access

 Reservations available on the day

Price Adults:¥2,200 / Children:¥1,800 / person   (+ tax)

Please make a reservation for 2 or more people.

 

Morning sessions: 9:15 a.m. ~、 11:00 a.m.~
Afternoon session: 1:30 p.m. ~、3:15 p.m.~

Lasts approximately 60 minutes

For same-day reservations, please contact us by phone.

For online reservations, please make a reservation at least 2 days before..

Wagashi  Making  Experience  in  Kyoto ”Yoshihiro”

Book NowPlease make a reservation for 2 or more people.

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Please pay the course fee at the store on the day of the course. (Cash only).

Please contact us the day before or two days before.

* All starting times for the Kyoto confectionery class are listed. Please choose the time that is most convenient for you.

Please note that if you cancel on the day of the class, you will be charged the full amount of the class fee.
(Adults: 2,200 yen, Children (up to high school age): 1,800 yen)

 


Kyoto Confectionery Shop YOSHIHIRO

 

Japanese sweets store established in 1958
We have created numerous Japanese confectionaries to date.
Winner of the "Gold Prize" at the National Confectionary Exposition.
Winner of Kyoto's Familiar Famous Shop Award.

Yoshihiro is proud to share the charm of Japanese confectionery, a part of Japan's food culture, with people all over the world.


Contact Us

Phone: 075-811-5554
Email :taiken@yoshihiroseika.com
Address: 22, Higashi-Gekko-cho, Nishinokyo, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8422, Japan