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Excellent! Super fun for the family

We enjoyed our Udon noodle and calligraphy classes. Wakana was an excellent teacher. We started... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2023
Paoosa
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Scaggsville, Maryland
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Fantastic cooking and calligraphy class. The best way to take a break from busy Tokyo. Kids loved the experience!!

Fantastic cooking and calligraphy class. Wakana is amazing! She taught us how to prepare udon... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2023
Ed_likestraveling
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Laurel, Maryland
via mobile
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Wakalture experience was one of my best souvenir in Tokyo. We had a calligraphy lesson. Wakana is very nice, welcoming and very patient with us. She explained us the base of caligraphy but also history and fun facts. She adapt her class because I tell her it was my friend's birthday, it was so nice. We had a very good memory of this day. I recommend this !!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to stop by at Wakalture during our honeymoon in Tokyo. We had such a great time! It was a nice private setting in her house. We made udon noodles and origami. The noodles were absolutely delicious and making origami was so much fun. I felt like I was a kid again. If you plan on coming to Tokyo and want a real Japanese experience, stop by Wakalture!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Wow, what a delightful and educational and delicious time with Wakana! I experienced Wakalture for her udon noodle and calligraphy class.

We started with noodle-making instructions and conversation while we kneaded the dough. While the dough rested, we moved to the calligraphy lesson. Wakana has been doing calligraphy for over 20 years and she really has a wonderful method of teaching so that you can make your project with fun and without too much fear about writing the final project (!). I enjoyed learning the writing process but also the kinds of Japanese script, the history of it and the styles of calligraphy. I could have kept practicing but…

…it was time to make noodles! We rolled, cut and cooked them and then Wakana showed me several ways to eat them—delicious.

Sadly, I had the Wakalture experience on my last day in Tokyo; otherwise, I would have tried to schedule another one of her activities. So, I look forward to another visit to Tokyo and Wakalture.

Add Wakana and Wakalture to your list of Tokyo experiences!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MelindaG356
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I look the calligraphy class. It was a very nice experience to just sit down and focus on 'drawing', after running around in hectic and loud Tokyo for a couple of days. It was a wonderful break! Thanks!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Wakana's classes aren't just something to do if you've got a bit of free time in Tokyo- if you're going to Tokyo you should make time to go to her classes! My partner and I attended a private calligraphy lesson with Wakana and we walked away with one of our best experiences of our entire trip. Not only did we leave with our finished calligraphy, but we also left with so much new knowledge about the history of calligraphy and Japanese culture!
Wakana herself is an absolute delight- she's helpful and funny, and didn't make fun of my terrible calligraphy once!! :) I enjoyed her lesson so much that I've bought my own calligraphy set and am practicing regularly. I also highly recommend her origami earrings- I've gotten so many compliments on them since returning home and they are the best souvenir I could imagine!

Long story short- take Wakana's classes!! We're already looking forward to returning so we can learn how to make some delicious udon and have a tour of her local area!

Thank you Wakana!!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Stevye M
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