Most people know the Japanese like to eat rice and fish for breakfast. But not the people from Nagoya! They like to enjoy a cup of coffee with a slice of toast. Ogura Toast to be precise. A thick slice of golden-brown toast with red bean paste.
During this online experience, you will learn how to make the famous local Nagoya-style breakfast at home and learn more about the local food culture while munching on your creation.
Ogura Toast Online Experience
at a glance
|Tour Price||1800 yen/person
10 % discount for 3+ people (1620 yen/person)
(payable via PayPal after booking) if you don’t have PayPal send us an email
|Tour Type||Online experience|
|Tour Language||English, German, Japanese|
|Tour Start and Duration||Flexible between 8:00 – 21:00 (1 hour) (Japan Standard Time, check here for your time zone)|
|Location||Online via Zoom|
|Minimum Participants||1 person|
|Maximum Participants||6 people|
|Items to Prepare||
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What to expect
Connect with your host Lena who will be greeting you from the comfort of her home in Nagoya. After a short get to know (maybe while enjoying your first cup of coffee together) and check that you have all the necessary ingredients ready you are good to go.
Making the local Nagoya-style breakfast called Ogura Toast isn’t too hard, but Lena will introduce you to the finer points of making this the best version it can be.
You will also learn about the origin story of Ogura toast and learn to recognize different kinds of red bean paste. A popular ingredient in Japanese sweets.
While munching on your finished breakfast, which goes very well with a cup of coffee, you will be introduced to other points of the local Nagoya food culture, a brief introduction to Nagoya’s history and culture.
A food-related experience wouldn’t be complete without talking also about Japanese table manners and other information worth knowing in relation to food.
There is nothing better for Lena than sharing her love for Japanese food with other people, so feel free to ask anything you have ever wanted about Japanese cuisine.
How To Participate
This is an online experience. You will meet your host online on a private Zoom call.
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
Below are the dietary restrictions we can accommodate (in green) during the Ogura Toast Online Experience. Please let us know about your dietary restrictions at the time of your booking.
Dietary Restrictions we CAN accommodate
- Food Allergies
- Pregnant Women
- Gluten-Free (if you prepare gluten-free toast)
Dietary Restrictions we CANNOT accommodate
- Some Food Allergies
Testimonials from Participants
Meet Your Guide
I am the founder of Nagoya Foodie, and I offer unique and authentic food tours in Nagoya.
I have been living in Japan for more than 5 years and I have always loved trying and learning about the different kinds of Japanese food.
Starting my food tour business in Nagoya gave me the chance to really dive deep into the local cuisine which is very different from other parts of Japan. After living in Nagoya for one year and devoting my time to the local food, I now have knowledge about the Nagoyan food not even many locals have.
I love sharing my knowledge with foreign visitors to Japan and I want people to fall in love with the local Nagoya cuisine as I have.
Founder of Nagoya Foodie
Ogura Toast Online Experience
All frequently asked questions and concerns answered here.
If you have a question that isn’t answered below, drop us an email and we will get back to you in no time.
What is Nagoya Foodie?
Nagoya Foodie is a new company offering food tours in Nagoya. By participating in a Nagoya Foodie tour you will make your stay in Nagoya one of the most memorable stops of your Japan trip.
During the coronavirus crisis travel to Nagoya is difficult, so we have started offering online experiences to get a little bit of Nagoya home to you.
What's included in the Ogura Toast Online Experience?
In this online experience, you have the change to make your own Nagoya style breakfast no matter where you are in the world.
It also includes lots of information on other cultural aspects of Japan and Nagoya.
How long is the experience?
The online experience will go for around 1 hour depending on how much we have to talk about.
How many people will be joining this online experience?
This is a private online experience, this means that you and your family and friends can join, from the same device or multiple. You pay per person. There will be a 10% discount when 3 or more people sign up for the experience. A maximum of 6 people can join to make sure everyone has a chance to interact and I have time to get to know you all.
I have allergies or dietary restrictions. Can this online experience accommodate me?
We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours and experiences as possible. Scroll up on the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this experience is adaptable for. If you are unsure about your special case drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is this online experience a good fit for families?
Joining this Ogura Toast Online Experience is great fun for the whole family. Making Ogura Toast is easy and will be a lot of fun for children of all ages. And who doesn’t like a sweet toast for breakfast!
What is not included in the experience?
Ingredients for making Ogura Toast at home are not included in the price of this experience. For a detailed list have a look at the ‘What should I bring?’ question. More details will be sent after you sign up for the experience.
What should I bring?
To make Ogura Toast yourself at home you will need to prepare the following ingredients and utensils:
- 1-2 slices of toast
- butter or margarine
- Ogura an or other type of sweet red bean paste (sold in Asian supermarkets or Amazon)
- Optional: fresh whipped cream
- Knife or spoon
Can I cancel or reschedule the experience?
If you cancel more than one week in advance you will get a full refund. Within one week of the experience, the cancelation fee will be 10%, and cancelation within 24 hours of the online experience will have a cancellation fee of 50% of the tour price.
It might, however, be possible to change the date of your online experience at no extra charge. Make sure to send us an email early enough to inquire about changes.