Skip dinner in a restaurant and try your hand at cooking UNESCO-listed Japanese cuisine during this 2.5-hour cookery lesson in a local Kamakura home. Under the guidance of a local resident, you’ll learn to prepare dishes from either ‘washoku’ or ‘shojin’ (vegetarian) cuisines before feasting on the fruits of your labor. Choose to make dishes including shouga-yaki (ginger pork), ton-jiru (pork miso soup), tofu steaks, and vegetable chowder. Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to five food lovers.
Begin your culinary experience at the Hisagi-nishi-couji bus stop in Kamakura, where you’ll greet your guide and venture to a local home. Along the way, your resident guide reveals the fundamental principles of washoku cuisine, which has been declared a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
In advance of your class, you’ll choose from a wide range of dishes depending on your culinary preferences. Opt to prepare oyako-don (chicken and egg), tempura vegetables, sushi rolls, or shouga-yaki (ginger pork). Vegetarians can delight in tofu steak and mushroom sauce and vegetable chowder — see the Itinerary section for a full list of options.
After cooking your dishes, you’ll sit down to feast on the fruits of your labors with fellow food lovers. Your tour concludes at your original departure point.