Kyoto, Japan

Learn how to make a traditional Japanese bento box

For food lovers to Japan, one of the most fascinating and exciting experiences is to take a cooking class and learn more about Japanese cuisine. If you’re keen on the same interest, a class about traditional Japanese bento culture can be a unique attraction in your food exploration. There are many styles of preparing bento and favorite among others is Kyaraben, or a character bento, decorated to look like a famous cartoon character or cute animal. If you join a session in Kyoto, you can visit a machiya, a traditional Japanese wooden townhouse, and learn about the beautiful boxes from an English-speaking local food instructor. Through the three hours of the class, you will be explained some of the cultural significance of bento boxes to the Japanese culture, learn the basics in cooking and preparing an elaborate bento filled with delicious treats, a delight to both the eyes and the taste buds. At the end, you can make a lively conversation with the host and enjoy a hearty meal from your delicious bento.

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Spend time relaxing in the Odaiba man-made island, heaven of shopping and entertainment

Experience the thrill of a bullet train between Tokyo and other cities

Have a fun day out with your kids in Yokohama with a number of kid-friendly attractions

Travel back in time while visiting Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen garden

Take a sightseeing tour at Nagamachi, the former living district of samurai during the Edo period

Enjoy free time in Kanazawa exploring geisha culture in Higashi Chaya district or traditional Japanese sweet in Morihachi

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Get your kids amazed with a traditional Japanese bento making class in Kyoto

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