Our COVID-19 prevention measures

Our COVID-19 prevention measures
At Nagasaki Castella Touan Nagasaki Honpo, we prioritize health and safety of our customers and our staff through the following hygiene management and “3Cs (closed, crowded, close-contact)” avoidance measures:

□ At entry, please wear mask and disinfect your hands with alcohol.
□ If you have fever, cough, or chilly sensation, or otherwise feel unwell, please refrain from entering the shop.
□ Please keep a safe distance from other customers.
□ Please support our hygiene management effort by washing hands regularly.

Castella-making Workshop

Castella, a Legacy of Nagasaki’s History during National Isolation

During the national isolation imposed by the Edo Shogunate government, the only port in Japan open to foreign countries was Dejima, where the latest culture and international exchanges flourished. Castella, a Western dessert said to originate in the Kingdom of Castile, was passed down to generations of master bakers of Nagasaki Castella for over 400 years and became a synonym for Nagasaki. Take this opportunity to learn how to make authentic Nagasaki Castella with skilled bakers at our handmade Castella shop. Enjoy a memorable and fulfilling moment in Nagasaki. Our warmest welcome awaits you.

Workshop Venue
Nagasaki Honpo Ltd. Azekari Head Office
〒851-2212  1613-39 Azekarimachi, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture
Throughout the year (Sundays and holidays are regular holidays). Please note that factory closure during the year-end and New Year holidays, Obon (summer holiday), and other consecutive holidays, as well as production conditions, may lead to the suspension of Castella-making experiences. For details, please contact us through the inquiry button below (linked to the inquiry form).

*Castella-making experiences are temporarily suspended but are planned to resume. Depending on the factory's production status, experiences may be declined regardless of holidays. We appreciate your understanding in advance.
Average Workshop time
About 2 hour
Participation Fee
Experience for 1-4 people at ¥40,000 (including tax) per session. *As of March 2024 revision. Take home a freshly baked castella as a souvenir. (One large castella yields approximately 10 pieces of size 0.8)
Included in the price
workshop session, white gown, mask, and “souvenir” Castella (approx. 10 bars of Size 0.8 Castella you personally baked)
Payment method
credit card & cash (pay at the workshop)
What to Bring / What to Wear / Notes
Customers with artificial nails, rings, manicure, or nail art may be declined to take part in the workshop as hygienic precaution (you can observe the workshop).
Min./Max. Participants per Session
1 – 4 persons
*For a group of five or more, we organize two sessions. (Please consult us in advance)
Booking Period: Please complete booking at least a week before the workshop.
Booking Period
Please complete booking at least a week before the workshop.
Cancellation Policy
Please contact us at least three days before the workshop to help us arrange materials and space.
*We may be unable to refund for cancellation on the day of the workshop.
095-840-1331 (Tel)
Business Hours (Weekday & Saturday): 9am – 5pm (closed on Sunday)
Cautionary notes
The 'Castella Making Experience' is aimed at revitalizing local tourism and promoting Nagasaki's Castella culture. We kindly ask for your cooperation with the following guidelines:
- Strictly no participation for individuals affiliated with similar businesses.
- Information acquired during the 'Castella Making Experience' is for personal use only.
- Unauthorized photography or recording within the facility is strictly prohibited.

Nagasaki Honpo Ltd. Azekari Head Office

[From JR Nagasaki Station]About 30 minutes by taxi
[From Nagasaki Airport]About 50 minutes via Nagasaki Expressway
[By car]About 35 minutes from Isahaya IC via Route 34