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Sample Kobo (food model workshop)食品サンプル創作館さんぷる工房

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Sample Kobo is an experience-type tourist attraction in the Gunjohachiman District, Gifu Prefecture. Located in a 150-year-old building converted from a “machiya” (traditional wooden townhouse), Sample Kobo provides visitors with the opportunity to see, handle, and try their hand at making non-edible food models (of the type used in restaurant window displays in Japan). Advance booking by telephone is needed to participate in the experiential activities. At a price of 900 yen (tax not included) for one item, participants can spend around 20 minutes making model Tempura or ice cream; this activity is very popular with both adults and children. Sample Kobo also has a shop selling lifelike food models in the form of mobile phone charms, fashion accessories, etc., which make great souvenir gifts.


Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchouhashimotochou 956

phone 0575671870


Review of Sample Kobo

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Reviewed:2018/04/18 Go for the Food Replica Workshop
Gujo, a small town of Gifu is famous for Odori dance as well as a centre of food replicas. We visited Sample Kobo and our workshop consisted of creating tempura and cabbage. We had fun doing hands-on...
Reviewed:2016/06/04 Beautiful food replicas
Gujo is also a leading producer of food replicas in Japan. Many of the food replicas, used by restaurants to decorate their windows are produced here. Over here, visitors can attend a short workshop...
Reviewed:2015/12/14 Interesting replica shop with mini workshop
We booked a replica workshop to make candy/desert. The place itself is not difficult to locate as Gujohachiman itself is quite a small town.

The workshop was about 10-15 minutes and we were lucky...

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Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchouhashimotochou 956 [map]



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          Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan’s greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture’s traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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