Nishinomiya, Japan
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clock-o2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English


Discover the culinary traditions of Japan in Osaka, one of Japan’s best food cities, during this small-group, 2.5-hour cooking lesson. Learn the preparation methods for popular Japanese foodstuffs including green tea, taiyaki (a fish-shaped cake), and miso soup, offering you a newfound appreciation for the country’s cuisine and culture. Best of all, you get to eat your creations when you’re finished. This small-group course, limited to just eight participants, also includes a guide, a cooking instructor, and an optional sake and beer tasting.
  • A small-group, 2.5-hour Japanese cooking class in Osaka
  • Master traditional Japanese cooking techniques
  • Learn new recipes for favorite Japanese dishes
  • Taste Japanese fare like green tea, takoyaki, and miso soup
  • Enjoy a sake and beer tasting (if option selected)
  • Small group tour with a maximum of eight participants ensures a personal experience
Receive a fun, delicious introduction to the world of Japanese cooking as you learn to prepare three of the country’s most-popular dishes during a 2.5-hour, small-group lesson. You can further add to the fun with an optional add-on of a beer and sake tasting.
Start your class in the morning, meeting your guide at Nishikujo train station in Osaka and continuing on to the cooking studio.
Continue your class by following your instructor to prepare miso soup, a dish where subtle differences in technique can have large impacts on the final dish. Then prepare to try your hand making takoyaki, a fish-shaped cake. Finish your cooking lesson by learning to prepare okonomiyaki, a filling pancake made with egg, flour, cabbage, pork and dried bonito flakes.
Once you’ve completed your cooking, enjoy your finished food with an optional sake and beer pairing, or simply sit back and savor the delicious flavors of your meal with the other guests.
Before you leave, you'll also learn how to make Taiyaki  (a fish-shaped cake) for dessert


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Mar 2018

Absolutely fantastic. Our experience was just perfect, definitely to not eat before as you will enjoy all the delicious food you learned to cook.

, Feb 2018

Excellent experience. Much more than expected. Highly recommended. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and her dog delightful. The food was delicious.

, Nov 2017

Yoyo and her dog Akane were two wonderful hosts! We went in her apartment in Osaka and she offered us tea and typical Osaka sweets. We then started the cooking class in which we learned how to make dashimaki japanese omelette, okonomiyaki and takoyaki. Yoyo was super nice and she answered all of our many questions. We chatted a lot about Japan and comparisons with Italy our country, food and habits. This is one of the nicest and most beautiful memories from our honeymoon in Japan. Thanks Yoyo!
Silvia and Vittorio

, Nov 2017

What a wonderful experience my daughter and I had ...Yayo meet us at the station and after a short walk we arrived at her apartment where we met the adorable Akane her little assistant/dog...we were given some sweet treats and then onto cooking. Yayo was a wonderful host explaining all the techniques and giving each of us an opportunity to cook...all up highly recommend this experience as the food is delicious and I cooked it myself!

, Oct 2017

Yayo was an excellent host. She picked us up from the train station and it was a short walk to her apartment where we met her cute puppy. The course started with a tea ceremony where she presented us with a gift of chopsticks and holder. Then we moved onto making a variety of japanese food including the local speciality okonomiyaki and takoyaki balls. we also learned how to make japanese omelettes and accompaniments. It was an excellent afternoon and I highly recommend booking this in for your trip to Osaka.

, Oct 2017

My daughter and I had an amazing time. Yayo was so hospitable and very talented. We did our best to make replica dishes but Yayo's were the best. We had lots of fun trying! We did the sake tasting as well and that was also good. Very worthwhile thing to do! The real Osaka! Thank you Yayo!

, Sep 2017

So nice, Yayo (the chief cook) show us how to enjoy matcha tea, how to prepare miso soup, okonomyaki, takoyaki, sushi and also subtleties for dashi and Sojasauce.
Do not take a breakfast before!

, Jul 2017

This by far has been the highlight of my stay in Osaka. Yayo picked us up from the train station and led us to her apartment just a short walk from the station. There we were greeted by her assistant manager, the highly adorable dog Akane. Once inside we got to have a cup of Matcha before we started cooking. Yayo had a great balance of teaching and instructing. She would demonstrate the dish/ technique before encouraging us to make the dish for ourselves. She answered all our questions and kept the lesson fun. The homemade sake was a delicious treat and the added gifts were unexpected and very much appreciated. Yayo is an all around great person and instructor and I would love to have another lesson with her if she ever decides to have additional food options. She is a true gem of Osaka and this class isn't one to miss.

, Jul 2017

Great class!!! Instructor was a very sweet woman and her English was excellent. I would recommend this class to anyone. Bring your appetite there is a lot of food.

, May 2017

Nothing much to add beyond what's already been said. Yayo was a great guide, and Akane was as charming as you'd hope. The cooking class was seamless even more impressive considering there were 2 of us doing the takoyaki/okonomiyaki, and 1 doing the sushi class, and both happened at once!

My only criticism was that once the class ended we had to find our way back to the station, which was a little difficult. This was especially true after the sake tasting, which is 6 glasses of sake straight-up! It was worth it opting for the tasting option, but definitely make sure you take it easy, as it was a lot of sake haha.

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