Dec. 20, 2017 UPDATE

Daiki Suisan’s Sushi Seminar

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Become a sushi master chef! Under Kyoto Tower, try making sushi yourself!
Sushi might be the food item Japan is the most famous for, and you can find it almost everywhere, and you just need fish and rice to make it. If you are coming to Kyoto, you probably are going to go and try some sushi, no matter whether it be served by a master chef at a small sushi restaurant with only counter seating, or on a conveyor belt. The way the sushi chefs make the sushi looks so cool that you probably want to try it yourself too, am I right? And that’s where the Sushi Seminar by the famous sushi restaurant chain Daiki Suisan comes in. Under Kyoto Tower, on the second floor of the shopping center Kyoto Tower Sando you can try your hands at sushi making. This is a fun activity for the whole family that you should definitely consider when coming to Kyoto!
Fresh and delicious ingredients
Fresh and delicious ingredients
The experience includes great fresh sashimi pieces for you to put on the sushi, and also such favorites as Japanese omelet. They have three choices available for you to choose from, 8 pieces for 2,000 yen, 10 pieces for 2,500 yen, and 12 pieces for 3,000 yen. The prices don’t include taxes.
Make sushi yourself
Make sushi yourself
You have a sushi chef by you who will you how to make sushi, and then you’re ready to start. One piece of sushi should contain 18 grams of rice, and after you have that much rice on your hands, just roll the rice to make the right shape. Then you just need the fish – and voilà – you have made sushi!
Enjoy the sushi you made yourself
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Enjoy the sushi you made yourself
So now it’s time to see if the sushi you made stands up to the sushi restaurants you’ve had before! You even get a bottle of tea and a cup of miso soup to go with the sushi.
Certificate of completion and a little present
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Certificate of completion and a little present
After you have had your sushi, you get a certificate of completion with your name on it, some sushi lollipops, and a hand towel with the Chinese characters for the fish used in sushi printed on it.
Manner & Tips
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The seminar is held five times a day. You need to book the course at least 30 minutes in advance, and if you want to cancel, this has to also be done at least 30 minutes in advance. 

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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
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Every time when I go to a sushi restaurant, I’m always amazed by the skill of the chefs. They make sushi making look so easy! I thought that sushi making was not that easy, but it was worth it when I got to eat a whole plate of sushi I had made myself, even if it was a bit harder than the ones made by a real sushi chef. But the sushi was, dare I say, really good!
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The sushi making experience is something that is not only fun but also useful. I can make sushi at home after the experience! And it’s not going to look completely horrible. You even get some sushi candy to take home after the seminar.
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Daiki Suisan’s Sushi Seminar / 大起水産 寿司セミナー
Category Cultural Experience
Phone +81 75-746-2119
Address 2nd floor of Kyoto Tower Sando, 721-1, Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Directions A 3-minute walk from Kyoto Station.
Open Hours 09:00~21:00
Reservations Accepted at Kyoto Tower Sando or by phone.
Closed Open every day.
Price range
8 pieces of sushi: \2,000 plus tax, 10 pieces of sushi \2,500 plus tax, 12 pieces of sushi \3,000 plus tax.
Credit cards Accepted.
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
The Sushi Seminar takes place under Kyoto Tower in a shopping center selling all kinds of souvenirs, so it’s very easy to get to. Although they don’t speak English, they have leaflets in English, Chinese, and Korean, and a video about how to make sushi they play on the TV, so this is a great place if you want to make sushi!
Information Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean.
Lanuages spoken Only Japanese.

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