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Small-Group Wagyu Beef and Kaiseki Ryouri Tokyo Cooking Class
, Nov 2019
This class was definitely one of the best experiences of our trip. Hidemi and Miki went over everything from the included recipe guide step by step and made it really simple. The food was delicious and we already have plans to cook it again at home. This is one thing that you have to do while in Japan. One thing to make note of is that the location is very non-descript so make sure you calculate in extra time just in case you get lost getting there.
We enjoyed the cooking lesson and learned new things. The instruction was very organized, comprehensive and understandable. Will highly recommend it. I would only suggest that photos of the location, the entrance door, floor, etc. were either posted or mailed out to the guest and an english sign on the door would not hurt either, so it would be easier to find the place.
Refine your cooking skills and enrich your knowledge of Japanese cuisine during a kaiseki ryouri (haute cuisine) cookery class in Tokyo. In a small group, limited to a maximum of 10 people, prepare up to eight different dishes featuring Wagyu beef, Japanese vegetables, and traditional seasonings. Then, sit down to feast on the fruits of your labors, accompanied by sake and green tea.
Tsukiji Fish Market Visit with Sushi Making Experience
Tsukiji market tour with Yoshino
, Nov 2019
Our guide Yoshino is very good. Knowledgeable, thoughtful and gave us a lot of information about the different local food. She was very patient with all our questions. We highly recommend her as a guide for the Tsukiji market tour. The sushi making class was also very good. The chef was a good teacher and the food was good.
Why this experience is well worth it:
1. My guide was amazing. She is knowledgeable and very enthusiastic.
2. We got to make sushi! At a sushi restaurant!
3. This experience blends culture, food, cooking and eating. What more can you ask for? :)))
Take a closer look at the fascinating world of sushi, extending from the ocean to your plate, during this 4-hour sushi-making class and a visit to the outer Tsukiji fish market. Tour one of the world’s largest seafood markets with a guide as you learn how fish is caught, distributed, and sold. Then turn your attention to sushi-making, learning to prepare nigiri sushi with the help of a sushi master. Finish your experience by enjoying your creations for lunch.
Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi
, Feb 2020
Emi was friendly and picked me up from the local station. We talked about the many things there are to do in Tokyo as we made some traditional Japanese dishes. We listened to some bossa nova music and Emi helped me find locations of places to visit during my stay. Afterwards, she showed me the local supermarket where I bought some Japanese snacks. Unforgettable experience!
It was a simple yet amazing meal cooked at Emi’s residence. Lovely flavour. Emi was hospitable and patient in guiding us through the steps to make gyoza. The end product was simply delicious! Thank you, Emi!
Tokyo is known for its incredible food and culinary expertise. Make the most of your Japan trip by having a private cooking class, and learning tips that you can use at home. By having a private cooking class, you can ask questions along the way, and learn at your own pace. Your Japanese local teacher will show you how to make several authentic home-cooked dishes, and you can eat them when you’ve finished too.
The instructions were really nice. I learned quite a bit, had a blast, and definitely plan on doing another class of theirs next time I’m in Tokyo. It’s fun if you’re with your friend, significant other, or even solo like myself
During my first visit to Japan, I decided to reside primarily in Tokyo and try to discover and learn as much about the local tradition and culture, as much as I can. An integral cultural part of any country is their culinary tradition.
Our host Yumi is a lovely Japanese lady, born and raised in Tokyo.
Throughout the workshop, she wasn't just our competent and experienced instructor, but also our tour-guide in this virtual journey, to discover Japan's most traditional dishes.
Yumi taught us good Japanese table-manners, alongside the step-by-step tutorial of 8 key recipes of the Japanese cuisine: Tamagoyaki (rolled eggs), Inari age (rice-stuffed fried Tofu pockets), Sushi topping shrimp, Sushi rice, Hosomaki (thin roll), California roll, Nigiri and Miso Soup.
Yumi was a lovely host and thorough instructor. She ensured we were following and keeping-up with her instructions. She ensured we were at ease and assisted whenever it was needed.
This is a workshop that I recommend to people who visit Tokyo and want to have a hands-on approach to local cuisine.
Master the basic techniques of Japan’s most famous food during a 3-hour sushi making class in Tokyo. In a small group limited to ten, you’ll prepare sushi fillings and toppings, such as fish, soup stock, and sushi rice, before rolling three varieties of sushi. Then, feast on the fruits of your labors accompanied by grated wasabi, miso soup, and green tea.
Indulge your inner foodie and learn to make ramen and gyoza like a pro with this cooking class in Tokyo. After visiting a local market and heading to a spacious kitchen, enjoy a hands-on experience with a local chef and discover how to prepare the perfect noodle soup (ramen) and minced pork dumplings (gyoza). Then, savor your creation in a fun atmosphere.
Tokyo Tsukiji Outer Market Walking Tour and Rolled Sushi Class
Great Outer Market Tour & Cooking Lesson
, Jan 2020
We were a group of two families (four adults, two kids and two teens) traveling together in Tokyo. Everyone had a wonderful time on this half-day tour! It was enough to get a flavor of the local market/culture without losing the interest of the kids and teens (and husbands).
We met Lucy at Tsukiji Hongan-ji. There was a little bit of a misunderstanding when we booked the tour. We thought that since the two families separately booked the same tour at the same time that we would be on the same tour, which is not the case (have one person book everyone on the same purchase to ensure that you're with the same group or contact the tour operator immediately afterwards and ask if they can put your reservations together in the same group). Despite our mistake, Lucy and the other guide made same quick phone calls and were able to get all of us together with the same guide.
Lucy navigated us through the fish market with ease. She took us to some vendors of interest, but also let us stop at whichever vendors caught our eye. She was very patient with us. We never felt rushed, but she also kept things moving along. She did a great job of explaining to us the different foods/ingredients that we were seeing and also answering any questions about what we were seeing and being offered to try. None of us spoke Japanese. Lucy's English was great and she was very helpful translating for us.
Afterwards, Lucy took us on a short bus ride over to the cooking studio. Masayo was the primary instructor with Lucy's assisting. We learned how to make Tomago, nigiri sushi, a rolled sushi and miso. Masayo explained each step very clearly in English. Our kids had a great time learning how to make sushi and they all ate everything that they made. Our daughter came home and asked if we could purchase a "Tomago pan" so she could make Tomago at home.
Everyone in our group said they would recommend this tour to their friends.
First part was a tour over the outer fishmarket with our awesome guide yoko who showed and explained us everything.
We got a lot of information about traditional japanese food and could try everything (e.g. little dried crabs tasting like spicy crackers).
After the tour we visited a modern equipped cooking school to learn to prepare a typical japanese meal.
We had great fun and learned a lot with our enchanting chef Hiromi.
Our conclusion: all thumbs up!!
Take a fascinating 'deep dive' into Japanese seafood cuisine during this combination walking tour of Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and cooking class. Shop for the freshest ingredients amidst the labyrinth-style aisles of Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, showcasing everything from sushi-grade tuna to octopus tentacles. Then head to the largest gourmet cooking school in Asia as you learn to prepare traditional-style ‘washoku’ food items like sushi and a Japanese omelet. An English-speaking guide, transport, cooking ingredients and tools, and lunch with a beverage are all included.
Japanese sweets making and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo Maikoya
From $63.36 (Price varies by group size )
Lovely glimpse of Japanese culture
, Oct 2019
I really enjoyed my experience learning about the tea ceremony and its tie to zen meditation. It was a very relaxed experience even though the ceremony can be quite formal. The sweet making was enjoyable as well. You won’t actually make the dough but will color and design it. The women who work there were very welcoming.
What can you expect in this Tea Ceremony Workshop? We show off cultural activities with a difference!
Traditional clothing available for you to wear
A friendly host will explain the correct etiquette and symbolism for this ceremony
Try traditional food and drink given during this ritual
Held in a traditional tearoom with beautiful historic decor
Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout.
Your workshop will include:
Experience all of Japanese culture and Japanese food experience classes "origami, udon, Japanese food, green tea, calligraphy" in 4 hours
The highlight of our Japan vacation!
, Jan 2020
My family enjoyed this experience! Taka and Keiko were such gracious hosts and very good teachers. We didn't just learn about Japanese culture and food, we made new friends! I would highly recommend this experience especially to families who are looking for something different and not "touristy"
In 4 hours, you will experience Japanese culture and hospitality at home. Experiences include origami, handmade udon, Japanese food, sushi and tempura. Experience matcha and Japanese sweets after meals. We make with you. Drinks (sake, beer, shochu and soft drinks) are free. As a souvenir, Keiko writes your name on colored paper in calligraphy. Through this experience, you will become a member of your home (homecoming TAKA) and make friends all over the world. The next time you visit our home, we welcome you as a family!
Sushi class was the perfect kickoff to our trip. Our instructors were lighthearted and fun, while showing us how to make beautiful sashimi and boat sushi. They also even provided a photographer who took over 100 pictures of us, no additional cost. Highly recommend this to anyone who loves food and cooking.
The class was really easy to follow and amazing to watch, I learned how to make basic sushi and was helped and guided the whole time. I also got the chance to enjoy sake tasting as well as some other Japanese cultural areas.
Learn to make two styles of sushi during a cooking lesson that ends with a delicious sushi lunch. Your sushi chef-instructor shows you how to prepare ‘gunkan maki’ and ‘nigiri’ sushi with simple utensils that help you easily make sushi. Hear insightful commentary from the instructor throughout the lesson, then enjoy the meal that you helped to prepare. Upgrade your experience to include a sake or tea tasting session (additional cost).
VEGETARIAN RAMEN & GYOZA
Ramen is an amazing Japanese food, and many many of my guests told me their favorite Japanese food is Ramen! But most of ramen is not vegetarian friendly. And, I have thought and created my version of vegetarian/vegan ramen recipe and it’s been one of the most popular class in my studio! I am so excited to share you my vegetarian ramen recipe. In this class, you will be exposed to many unique flavorful ingredients, not only fresh vegetables, but also using dried veggies and sea vegetables. We will make truly satisfying rich ramen. And of course, super crispy gyoza you never can forget! I am sure you will be making this again and again in your own kitchen! Come join me!
For visitors to Japan, it can be difficult to access local culture. This private Tokyo cooking class offers the rare experience of visiting a local's home for conversation and cooking. Your guide teaches you how to make two or three homestyle Japanese dishes from scratch, before you sit down together to enjoy the meal.
Enjoy the perfect sushi-lover’s experience during this visit to the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market, followed by a sushi-making class led by master instructor and lunch. Get lost in the labyrinth of seafood stalls with your guide at the world’s largest seafood market, then head to your cooking workshop, where you learn to make sushi favorites including rolls and nigiri alongside your class of Tokyo locals. Your combined Tsukiji and sushi-making class also includes subway transport to the market.
Traditional and ordinary Japanese udon cooking class in Asakusa, Tokyo [The only udon artist in the world teaches]
BEST THING I DID IN TOKYO
, Jan 2020
Had the most fun night with this legendary Udon master! We went on a wednesday to the address, just a bit of a walk from the Sensoji Temple, and found the location with ease. We walked in smiling and didn't stop laughing and smiling until we left two hours later. We made udon from scratch, and our Udon Master had surprises for us throughout the time. Then we set the table and dug in to the best noodles I've ever had. Just sitting at the table with the Udon Master and eating was the best part, talking and slurping and laughing. Such a great night! (He can accommodate between 2 - 8 people, and I think the more the merrier!)
Let's make a traditional Japanese dish "Sanuki Udon" that is familiar to all Japanese people with the help of young Sanuki udon craftsmen living in Asakusa. The demonstration will be done while showing the udon, making it easier and more fun than making it alone. It also teaches professional recipes so you can take home how to make them. Lecturers are very knowledgeable about Japanese history, so they can teach cultures that even Japanese do not know.
The instructor, a craftsman, trains at a well-known store in Tokyo for three years and makes udon as a professional for five years. I also teach foreigners how to make udon at a Japanese language school for three years. I'm a udon craftsman specializing in business trips, so I'm making udon all over Japan, and I've already made udon at the Empire State Building in New York.
Udon is made only of flour, water and salt, so it can be used for vegetarians and halal. There are some common toppings that you bought at Japanese supermarkets, so let's eat only what you can carry. You can use what you bought in Asakusa as a topping. It is fun to make your own original udon.
During this cooking class in central Tokyo, learn how to fry crispy tempura dishes. Make tempura gozen, a representative dish of Japan that typically includes tempura (such as fried shrimp, vegetables, and mushrooms), rice, miso soup, a dipping sauce, udon noodles, edamame, and a Japanese cake. The meal includes a tasting of five different shochus (Japanese distilled liquor).
Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony (Near Tokyo Tower)
From $53.61 (Price varies by group size )
Wonderful Tea Ceremony Experience
, Dec 2019
I attended a tea ceremony on my last full day in Tokyo. Learning about the history of tea and it’s influence on Japanese culture was incredibly fascinating and I highly recommend anyone visiting Japan to add this ceremony onto their list of activities.
My host was welcoming, spoke good English & clearly very passionate about the tradition.
Overall I found the experience of making/drinking the tea thoroughly enjoyable and was glad to have taken part.
With a history reaching back to the 16th century, tea ceremony is a profound practice deeply associated with all that makes Japan special: its unique sense of beauty; its tremendous sense of hospitality; its undoubtable zen nature.
We aspire to reproduce that genuine heart behind the ritual of tea ceremony in all of our sessions. Our bilingual tea masters ensure that you can understand and appreciate each part of the ancient ritual by taking you through each traditional step of the practice - preparing for you delicious matcha green tea and "higashi" sweets to enjoy, and explaining the profound traditions and philosophies behind the ancient ceremonies. You can then try making tea in the processes of the tea ceremony yourself.
Make one of the most popular Japanese foods, "Sushi" by yourself with a Japanese teacher at Umemori Sushi School in Tokyo. Make your own favorite sushi with us and take a photo of them. After making Sushi, let us enjoy them with other Japanese food (optional). We believe that this will be an unforgettable memory for you!
Asakusa, where our classroom is located, was the birthplace of ramen in Tokyo just over 100 years ago. Make a delicious bowl of ramen and some crisp and juicy gyoza to go with it.
Btw at our Chagohan Tokyo Cooking Classes, Guests can enjoy what we call the Japanese culinary experience, sake tasting or matcha making experience. In the evening sometimes guests can enjoy some light sake appetizers along with carefully selected Japanese sake & whisky.
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Wagashi, traditional Japanese sweets, are delicious, but even more satisfying than eating them is learning how to make them yourself. This wagashi-making class is held at a private home in Tokyo and teaches you how to make the sweets from scratch, from making the dough to decorating them.
During your time in Tokyo, don’t miss the chance to learn how to roll your own sushi with a cooking class in the city’s Shinagawa ward. Featuring healthy vegan ingredients, the menu you’ll prepare includes seasonal rolls, miso soup, and more, plus you’ll walk through a shopping arcade to get a glimpse of local life. Booking this activity allows you to skip the hassle of choosing a restaurant and make your own meal, instead.
Roll your way to an afternoon of fun during this 2-hour sushi-making class taught by a professional chef. Don the traditional ‘happi’ coat worn by sushi chefs as you learn the skills and history of the sushi-making trade. Learn about the origins of sushi and watch a master at work preparing fresh fish. Then follow the instruction of your chef instructor as you prepare 2 rolls of sushi and 8 nigiri. Enjoy the fruit of your efforts for lunch, accompanied by a beef hotpot. A souvenir sushi-making certificate is also included.
We had the best experience with Hide! He was so patient as he explained the process and history behind the Japanese soba noodle. He created a lovely lunch for us, and made everyone feel welcome and special.
We booked less than 24 hr in advance and we thought it’d be too late. The instructor was very knowledgeable and polite and we had an amazing time cooking with him! Time went super fast while we cooked and we ended the evening with a nice dinner. He was very helpful with instructions in how to get there and how to get to our hotel, he even walked us to the busstation, we couldn’t be more grateful, thank you for an amazing experience!
Japanese have a spirit called "omotenashi". It's about providing heartwarming treatment and service. The culture of making buckwheat noodles in traditional home and offering it to customers with sincerity is a representation of the true spirit of hospitality. A valuable experience which can not be enjoyed in the restaurant is possible in this workshop.
We hope you enjoy making soba and try to make it at home.
It's a photogenic experience, making authentic Sushi with small group members.And take pictures of Sushi you made with Robot Pet named "Bell" and Japanese Arts. Then eat Sushi together.
You can learn trivia of Sushi, Robot Pet (created by SONY) and Japanese Culture and Arts.
Who doesn't love gyoza? These little parcels of flavor explosions are one of Japan's most popular dishes. Join a cooking class to learn how to make gyoza using traditional ingredients and authentic recipes. You'll not only learn how to make gyoza, but you'll also connect with a local chef and other food-loving travelers in Japan.
Sample the delicious world of the Japanese bento box during this 3-hour culinary class in a private home in central Tokyo. Discover the fascinating history and basic rules behind these colorful, tasty boxed meals, sometimes also called ‘obento,’ including the basic taste, nutrition, colors and order of preparation. Prepare one main dish and three sides, plus a tamagoyaki (Japanese omelette) and onigiri rice ball, enjoying your creation accompanied by hot or cold tea. Souvenir aprons and a recipe sheet are also included.