Do you like eating sushi? Then, why don’t you learn how to make one from a sushi chef while you are in Japan? Sushi Making Experience Japan is a sushi class near Tokyo (Tsunashima) conducted in English for travelers interested in making sushi. The instructor is Hide, who graduated Tokyo Sushi Academy and got the diploma in Japanese traditional style sushi. Hide is a perfect teacher with great English, having experiences of teaching sushi to over 400 students! The class gained over 30 five-star rating at Trip Advisor in only three months!
What is Sushi Making Experience Japan?
Sushi Making Experience Japan offers a three hours workshop to experience making sushi and enjoy the freshly self-made sushi near Tokyo (Tsunashima). The instructor is Hidetomo Mizobe, who works at a global company on weekdays and teaches sushi making on weekends! He studied making sushi at the night course of Tokyo Sushi Academy for nine months. He told me that going to school after the work was extremely hard. Each lesson (two days in a week) lasted four hours, plus, he had to do a tremendous amount of extra works and homework on weekends such as practicing to cut fish properly and make multiple sushi quickly in the same size. Before the test, he carried everywhere a fake sushi made by himself to memorize the weight of a proper piece of sushi! When he was studying at the school, his family was forced to eat sushi every weekend. He has two children, and they did not like sushi before, but they love sushi now because of Hide!
Why did Hide start Sushi Making Experience Japan?
He studied at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver for nine months as an exchange student. As he heard from people around the world about the attractions of Japan, he was always moved as a Japanese person and became to think that transmitting the traditional Japanese culture to international people is one of the most important things in his life.
Also, he loved eating sushi since he was a child. He once wanted to quit the job and become a sushi chef ten years ago, but the situation did not allow him at that time. After ten years, everything in his life seemed to be settled; he talked to his wife, and his family decided to support him. He applied to Tokyo Sushi Academy’s night course and graduated to become a sushi chef he has dreamed. After he had graduated the school, he had a choice to open a sushi restaurant abroad to transmit Japanese culture, but rather than that, he chose to stay in Japan and meet many people around the world. His dream through Sushi Making Experience Japan is to increase fans of Japan and repeaters to visit Japan.
What is special about Sushi Making Experience Japan?
One of the things that are special about Sushi Making Experience Japan is that the class is held at Hide’s house. Therefore, the class is for a small number of people (maximum 6), the atmosphere is very homey, and you can interact with Hide and sometimes other guests very deeply.
This plan gives you a rare chance to be in a typical Japanese apartment.
Another thing is that this is not the class to only learn how to make sushi. The class begins with “Sushi Quiz”, which gives you a deep knowledge about sushi. I took the quiz, and I could not get all the answers right! There were many things that even Japanese do not know about sushi.
He also gives us a short lesson about the history of sushi and introduces about different types of sushi in the world. I was surprised to see that sushi has spread so much and evolved to a variety of forms that I had never seen.
Sushi Making Experience gives you not only the techniques but also broad knowledge about sushi you can talk to your friends and families when you go back home. You can hold a sushi party and give a story about what you have learned when you go back. Definitely one of the best souvenirs from Japan, isn’t it?
Hide is a very fun and entertaining person, so taking part in this class should be a memorable time in your trip. It is also recommended for those who are traveling with children.
Can we really be able to make sushi in three hours?
YES, WE CAN. Hide gives very clear and detailed explanations about how to make sushi and we have plenty of time to practice with fake sushi.
He often comes to the table to check if everyone is doing alright.
I had never made sushi before, but look at what I made in three hours!
I, as a Japanese, could enjoy this lesson very much (a lot more than I had expected!) and would love to recommend to take a part in this amazing activity to everyone.
Did you get interested? The lessons are available on weekends and National Holidays. Check the details from the link below and request the plan right now!
Details of Sushi Making Experience Japan
Place: Hide’s house, about 10 minutes walk from Tsunashima Station (21 minutes from Shibuya by Tokyu Toyoko Line)
Hub Japan’s BE A LOCAL provides plans to meet locals and experience real Japan. Why don’t you participate in one of the plans with Japanese locals?
Find plans from here => https://hubjapan.io/experiences