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A Day with a Soba-Making Master in Tokyo




 Learn how to do one the oldest Japanese traditional food with a master #co1000004

  • 4.5 hour total

  • English, Japanese

  • Any Age

  • 1 〜 4


Masao ITO

Hi I am Ito. I have been honing my craft for more than 21 years. After retirement, I decided to go back to school to learn soba from the best and quickly rose to excellence. My teacher at the time then asked me to open his own school in 1999. I did and there taught to over 8,000 students among which many became professionals opening restaurants and schools.
 Doing that I received a lot of attention from the local and national newspapers and television where I taught my techniques to many celebrities. My fame and technique are even international as I regularly go overseas to teach the Art of Soba on the new continent.

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- Work with a famous chef, as seen on TV in the U.S. and Japan - Learn the chef's secret recipes first-hand via an exclusive class in his home-kitchen - Take home any tips you learn and impress your friends at home!

Discover the ancient techniques of Soba-making with a Master of its purest tradition. Not only will you learn all there is to know about this culinary art and it's history, you will also have the opportunity to eat and compare your noodles to his in a very unfair contest. But not only is he a Master in Soba, he is also kind of a local celebrity, known for his history, and his jokes by local and national TVs and even the famous YouTubers, Simon and Martina from abroad (Search for "Soba")! By eating Soba, one of the healthiest food on earth, the host is planning on living up to a hundred years old!



  • Duration


  • Access

  • Participants Guests

    1 〜 4

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

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  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • キャンセルポリシー

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • 大人(12+)


  • 子供(4~11)


  • 幼児(~3)



Experience Lunch Interpreter Insurance


  • Things to bring

    Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Meeting Point

  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.





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    Chris Silva

    Sri Lanka


    It was mind opening cultural experience. I enjoyed every step of making Soba and had a great time sharing cultural differences between Japan and Sri Lanka. After all we shared similar practices but Japan does it better.
    The overall experience I gained is a must to have for any foreigner who are interested in Historical and cultural aspect of Japan.
    Not forgetting the entertaining Host and the amicable and humorous translator made our experience like no other. I highly recommend Soba making experience for every foreigner and also not forgetting the health benefit of eating Soba. Please Eat Soba and you will be looking younger each day.See moreSee less

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    These activities are really helping foreigner, for example, tourists, students who now studying in Japan, or even local people to know well about Japanese culture. And this type of tour is totally different from the typical/traditional Amazing way to experience local Japanese culture and lifestyle. Instead of just visiting famous tourist spots, this tour is focus more on the root of Japanese culture and dig into more aspects deeply. The tour offers very nice experience, and you can also meet new friends from all over the world to explore this country with you.
    travelgroup. It offers a new option for people. So I think it's a positive points.See moreSee less

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    Fun and enthusiast. It was impeccable

    We love our guide. He's very entertaining and well spoken. We learn so much about the culture with him. The soba workshop was an eye opener for Japanese sophisticated yet delicate cuisine. Ito sensei family were a great host and we felt like family! See moreSee less

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    Sheri Gurock



    We had a lot of fun.

    We enjoyed it very much. David did a nice job of interpreting for us and took pictures for us.
    The website was a bit confusing to use but the communication was good.
    Thanks for helping connect us with this special experience. See moreSee less

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    Simon Tin Lap Lee



    A Excellent Soba Experience and A Excellent Professional Soba Master - Ito Sensei!

    What a great day with a open-minded, optimistic and cheerful Professional Soba Master Ito Sensei! Through Wow Japan Experience+ I met with Ito Sensei, through his explanation, the Japanese Soba making became and art rather than food, and it is really amazing! Simple, clear and straight to the point is most important... Wish him all the best and look to seeing him soon in the nearest future and also thanks to Yuto San to be my translator and he really perform great and in a professional way! I really appreciated!See moreSee less


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