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Visiting Japan? Try an Edo-style sushi tour with an expert Interpreter

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By Tetsuya Hanada
Publisher's note: Edo-style sushi dates back to the 1800's and is a particular type of sushi created by the Edo (now known as Tokyo, Japan). Learn more about the fascinating history of Edo-style on the SushiUniversity website.
Are you planning a trip to Japan? Many visitors to our country wish to experience the cuisine of Edo-style sushi, but don't speak Japanese. We provide an interpreting service “sushiuniversity” to help tourists in Japan who do not speak Japanese, but wish to enjoy traditional Edo-style sushi in the Tokyo area.
The official site supports English, French, Chinese, Korean, and eight other languages. The service is designed to meet the growing global demand for sushi.

Features of sushiuniversity

Special “omakase” (chef’s choice) menu sent in advance of visit in 12 languages

In order to allow tourists to feel as if they are visiting a familiar neighborhood restaurant, the omakase menu is translated in advance into twelve languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Japanese).

Understanding the various ingredients ahead of time and using interpreting allows diners to relax and enjoy the sushi before them in a natural and intuitive fashion, asking any questions they have as they arise. Even if tourists do not speak Japanese, interpreting allows them to get to know everything about sushi and enjoy it to the fullest.


Mini “lectures” on ingredients, the shop’s style, and how to eat -- ask about anything!

Lectures are not held table-side, but rather right at the counter with the chef. They are open to parties from 2-7 people. An interpreter conveys the chef’s chic and intriguing commentary on cuisine to the parties, live. Tourists enjoy an introduction to the way sushi ingredients are skillfully formed, traditional lore surrounding sushi, the shop’s philosophy and manners, and more.

If you’re going to pay so much for a sushi experience, it would be a shame to just leave it at whether each piece tastes good or not. For example, art museums are a lot more fun if you have knowledge of the subject. Sushi restaurants are the same. We have summarized the basic knowledge of Edo-style sushi so that you can appreciate and enjoy your sushi more deeply.

Most luxury sushi shops forbid photography -- with sushiuniversity, now you can!

Luxury sushi restaurants generally forbid photography, but sushiuniversity negotiates directly with them to allow tourists to take photos.

In this way, this service aims to go beyond cuisine and support tourists’ whole travel experience.

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Tetsuya Hanada, SushiUniversity Representative

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