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Tokyo Supermarket Tour – Sept 17th & 25th, 2019

If you are new to Tokyo and need help learning how to shop in Japan, please join our Tokyo Supermarket tour on either September 17th or 25th, 2019. Our tour is ideal for people with families who cook a lot at home and are looking to cook more Japanese and extend their budget. The tour will take place from 9:00 – 11:30. We will visit five different grocery and supermarkets in the Azabu area. Maximum number of people is 12. There is no fee, but you must register here (proceed through checkout you will not be charged). However, if you sign-up please be 100% to attend.  The tour will take place rain or shine. Also checkout the Fall 2019 Best Living Japan cooking and craft classes here.

Tokyo Supermarket Tour – Sept 17th & 25th, 2019

What you will learn

  1. How various Japanese grocery stores are set-up.
  2. How to find your favorite items, or replacement items.
  3. Learn about great Japanese ingredients to make easy and nutritious meals.
  4. How to save money when grocery shopping.
  5. How to read a nutrition label and be aware of allergens.
  6. Learn about Japanese vocabulary for grocery shopping.
Tour Details
1. Tuesday, September 17 (9:00-11:30) and Wednesday, September 25 (9:00 – 11:30) *** TOURS ARE FULL ***
2.  We will meet at the Best Living Japan studio @ 3-17-12 Minami Azabu (linked to google map) at 9:00 sharp.
2. We will grab some coffee and do greetings and then head out to visit 5 grocery shopping locations.
3. Tour will end by 11:30 at the latest at Azabu Juban Station.
4. Please wear comfortable shoes since we will be walking.
5. No children please, unless in baby carrier.
Also if you have time please, try to attend the Best Living Japan JumpStart orientation  on Monday 9/16. A great three hour info session where we will share tons of Japan living info. A great chance to meet other new arrivals! More details here. Coffee and muffins will be provided. The JumpStart orientation is held at the Best Living Japan studio at the address below.
1. Friday, September 20 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking 1: Introduction to Dashi  (* Gluten free version available)
2. Friday, September 27 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking 2: Introduction to Grilling Fish (* Gluten free version available. )
3. Friday, October 4 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking 3: Introduction to Tofu (* Gluten free version available)
4. Friday, October 11 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 4: Introduction to Simmering (* Gluten free version available)
5. Friday, October 18 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 5: Introduction to Frying
6. Friday, November 1 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 6: Introduction to Obento (* Gluten free version available)
7. Friday, November 8 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 7: Introduction to Sushi (* Gluten free version available)
8. Friday, November 15 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 8: Introduction to Nabe/Hotpot (* Gluten free version available)
9. Friday, November 22 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 9: Introduction to Fermentation (* Gluten free version available)
10. Friday, December 6 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 10:  Introduction to Noodles
11. Friday, December 13 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 11: Introduction to Japanese Party Food (* Gluten free version available)

Tokyo Supermarket Tour – Sept 17th & 25th, 2019

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