Onigiri is Japan’s triangle shaped rice snack, a simple rice ball (often times wrapped in a layer of nori seaweed) that makes an excellent food to-go. Onigiri making is simple but requires the right technique to shape the rice into that plump, perfectly triangular shape. Onigiri comes in all sorts of delicious flavors, where fillings range from a classic salmon or tuna mayo, right through to the more traditional kombu (kelp) or umeboshi (pickled plum). It’s an appropriate snack anywhere, anytime, easily popped into your pocket for later.
While onigiri are enjoyed easily picked up from a convenience store, they’re best either bought from a specialty onigiri store in your local shotengai (shopping street), made at home from scratch and filled with whatever you like. Convenient and simple, onigiri are a staple dish of Japanese cuisine, which are also eaten as meals in cafes or an easy meal made in Japanese homes. Learn how to make the perfect onigiri rice ball in an Onigiri Making Class in Miyajima on your next Hiroshima trip!
The beautiful island of Miyajima, officially named Itsukushima for its famous Shinto Shrine, is located a little ways off the coast of Hiroshima. Full of street food and beautiful views, it’s a wonderful day trip from Hiroshima City, just a short ferry ride away. With the red torii gate rising from the sea, it’s a beautiful sight, and one of the top things to do in Hiroshima. So, are you visiting Hiroshima on your next trip to Japan and planning to head over to Miyajima for a day? No need to bring some onigiri along, just learn how to make some for yourself during an Onigiri Making Class in Miyajima, the perfect day trip lunch on this beautiful and iconic island to the south of Japan. Look fabulous too, as this onigiri making class also includes a session where you can try on traditional Japanese kimono wearing.
A 1-hour onigiri making class with a kimono wearing session
An English speaking cooking instructor and kimono guide
Learn how to dress in a beautiful Japanese kimono and look fabulous!
Onigiri making tools and ingredients, eat your onigiri afterward
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point is at the experience location on Miyajima Island (Itsukushima). Details will be shared after booking.
Please be reminded to come to the experience on time