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SushiUniversity – Learn About the Ways of Sushi with Help from an Interpreter in Tokyo

High-end sushi restaurants can be intimidating but going to a sushi restaurant with SushiUniversity makes the experience fun. While learning the techniques and etiquette an interpreter is with you along the journey.

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Sushi restaurants and the etiquette can be confusing for visitors, SushiUniversity has created a sushi interpreting service for tourists. SushiUniversity showcases various restaurants, has a shuttle bus to and from certain hotels, and interpreting services inside the restaurant. Guests learn about sushi ingredients and etiquette in the form of mini lectures. There are various plans depending on one’s budget. Guests attend sushi lectures at restaurants that have a contract with SushiUniversity.

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SushiUniversity’s mission is supporting people’s enthusiasm to travel. The company provides novel and exciting travel information to people worldwide. SushiUniversity believes that if the linguistic barrier did not exist, the stress and worry associated with foreign travel could be eliminated. To that end, SushiUniversity provides travel information in a range of languages and offer various travel services to encourage people to make their travel dreams a reality.

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By 2020 Japan is expecting to have around 30 million international tourists, in 2013 there was 10 million tourists. Since the way we travel is changing, tourist seek a more personal experience. Tourists are looking for smaller restaurants and activities to experience Japanese culture. Many high-end sushi restaurants has a system of “omakase”, the sushi chef serves what is on the menu for that day versus guests picking what they want to eat. Japanese people tend to find thing exciting but visitors might be a little hesitant. Even if one knows about Japanese culture, it can be difficult to communicate if one doesn’t know the language.

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One way SushiUniversity is helping visitors is by translating the omakase menu into many languages such as English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Japanese. With this interpreting service guests can read a more detailed menu written in their language, this allows guests to be understand the various ingredients ahead of time. Guests can relax and enjoy the sushi in a more understanding environment.

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Guests can ask questions about anything, ingredients, the shop’s style, and how to eat. Lecturers work with groups of two to seven people, the interpreter conveys the chef’s chic and intriguing commentary about the cuisine to the parties, live. Guests can enjoy a crash course about the sushi ingredients the skills performed, traditions about sushi, the shop’s philosophy and manners, and more. Guests experience the culture of Japanese cuisine. The chef and interpreter work together to make a fun atmosphere for guests.

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SushiUniversity offers three courses: Basic (10,000 yen/person), Intermediate (20,000 yen/person), and Senior (30,000 yen/person). These prices include the meal and the interpreting service. Guests with dietary allergies or restrictions can also be accommodated if they notify SushiUniversity in advanced. The team selects restaurants that are located thirty minutes away from certain hotels.

On the day of the booking, a SushiUniversity interpreter will meet the guests at the lobby of their hotel. The group then travels together to the restaurant. After SushiUniversity receives a booking, the guests will be contacted by phone to match schedules with an interpreter. After the dates are confirmed, the guest will receive a confirmation email. Payment is cash only, guests pay when they meet the interpreter.

This is an amazing way to experience and understand sushi. Sushi is delicious but when you know the history and techniques, it gets even better. Connecting with the chef provides a memorable experience.

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For reservation, apply here.

Admission fee:
Basic 10,000 yen/person
Intermediate 20,000 yen/person
Senior 30,000 yen/person

 

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