Kansai Area

Make your own edible art in the heart of Kyoto

Make your own edible art in the heart of Kyoto

from 132.00

Note: Minimum of two participants required. Solo guests may book at the price of two participants.

See our other Kansai experiences here.

Experience Includes |

  • 10 min - A brief overview of the history of wagashi, Japanese sweets.

  • 50 min - Demonstration of wagashi-making and instructions to make three types of Kyoto style “wagashi”.

  • 10 min - Demonstration of the making of “Higashi”, a type of dry wagashi

  • There will a tea time following to enjoy finished products with some delicious matcha green tea. If you want to have hojicha instead of matcha, please note that preference on the booking form. (hojicha: roasted green tea low in caffeine)

You will be accompanied by a friendly Detouur guide who will interpret in your language of choice, from English, French, or German. If you require translation in another language, please let us know at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

Availability |

Session 1 (14:00 - 15:10)

Number of Participants:


Shimogyo, Kyoto
12 min from Kyoto Sta.

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

70 min Experience

2 - 36 people max.

About Kyogashi |

Kyogashi | Kyo・gah・shi

Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections known for their delicate beauty and their seasonal motifs. Meant to be enjoyed with matcha green tea, these treats perfectly counteract the bitterness of the tea with their sweetness. The ingredients of these treats, which include beans, grains and fruits,  are mainly plant-derived, unlike Western confections. What also makes wagashi unique is the the way their intentional designs of flowers and plants evoke the transient beauty of the seasons. Kyo-gashi is the wagashi of Kyoto, known for its particularly subdued, refined colors, and are meant to be appreciated with all of the five senses. 


Things to note |

  •  Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.

  • Children 4yrs and up are welcome to participate in this experience.

  • This experience is not a private workshop. There may be several other participants in the same session.

  • Please make sure to let us know in advance if you have any allergies.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.