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Kitchen Knife Selection and Sharpening Workshop in Asakusa

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Learning methods of whetting in 2 hours.

Stop in at Kappabashi, the area of Tokyo known for Japanese kitchen knives. Learn from a pro about how to choose and care for your tools to help your cooking.

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  • 13:50 Meet at Kappabashi Union
  • 14:00 Kitchen Knife Lecture
    Learn about the different types of knives, and what they are best used for. Each style of blade has its own unique properties.
  • 15:00 Whetting and Sharpening
    包丁研ぎ教室04 4包丁研ぎ教室 First learn about the 3 types of grindstones used to keep blades sharp. Arato is for rescuing a dull edge or removing rust. Nakato for uniform surface of blade and sharpness. Shiageto is used to hone the blade to a fine edge and for durability.
    Experience whetting after the explanation.
  • 16:00 Workshop ends
    包丁研ぎ教室04 4包丁研ぎ教室 You get a gift voucher of 3,000 JPY that can be used in a specific knife store nearby. Please enjoy shopping, and if you find a knife that suits your fancy, enjoy!
    You can also stop by the Kitchen Knife Museum, free admission, with a collection from all over the world.
  • 16:00 Tour ends at Kappabashi Union
    • There are no age restrictions for this activity, everyone is welcome to join.
    • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • No need to bring anything.
      You can bring one of your knifes if you like to sharpen it.
      You can come wearing any types of clothes.
Additional Note(s)
    • Kitchen knife is to cut food ingredients. Avoid cutting your finger or hand while whetting. Please always use the safe way to whet a knife. We will teach you details about using the grindstone and its maintenance.
    • This tour will be held only in Japanese.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 12.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2.5 hour(s)
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