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Kyoto Sushi-Making Class

Kyoto, Japan
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Become a sushi chef for the day, and then enjoy your creations for dinner, during this small-group, 90 minute sushi-making lesson with instructor in Kyoto. Join your professional instructor inside a traditional Japanese townhouse as you immerse yourself in the techniques for 'makizushi,' a rolled form of sushi made with dried seaweed. After a short demo, try your hand at making this uniquely Japanese cuisine, using your choice of ingredients. This small group class, limited to no more than 7 guests, also includes an English-speaking guide to help with translation.
  • 1.5-hour sushi-making class in Kyoto
  • Learn to make makizushi from an expert sushi chef
  • Experience a hands-on lesson in Japanese cuisine
  • Learn about Japanese culture in a machiya, a traditional townhouse
  • Eat your own sushi creations, along with soup and salad, for dinner
  • Small-group cooking class with a maximum of 7 people ensures a personalized experience
Learn the fine arts behind sushi-making during this fascinating and delicious class that allows you to eat your creations when you’re finished. Join a small group, limited to no more than 7 participants, at a traditional townhouse as you discover the skills behind the makizushi roll from your professional instructor.

Join your guide at a pre-arranged meeting point in the early evening, taking a short 5 minute walk to the machiya, a traditional Japanese townhouse near the city’s Imperial Palace that will host your sushi-making lesson.

At the machiya, join your instructor as you take a crash course into proper sushi-making technique and ingredients. After rolling a special rice onto the nori, which are sheets of dried seaweed, you’ll begin to add your fillings.

The word maki is Japanese for “rolling” and you’ll have the chance to roll a variety of ingredients such as sashimi (thin-sliced fish) and cucumber into your own creation. These delicate rolls may look complex, but as you follow the step-by-step instructions from your instructor and guide, you’ll be a maki-making expert in no time.

Finish your class with a chance to taste the results of your sushi-making prowess. Side dishes including miso soup (made from a soybean paste), sumashi (clear soup), salad and seasonal fruit will be served to accompany your meal. At the end of your dinner, your guide will direct you back to your starting point.

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This sushi-making class was...
, Jul 2018
This sushi-making class was informative and so much fun. In a small group setting, my wife and I worked with Mieko, our wonderful instructor, to create a delicious meal that we then got to enjoy alongside a beautiful Japanese garden. We really appreciated the small cookbooks given to us, which we plan to use in the future. I highly recommend this class to anybody visiting Kyoto!
My girlfriend and I took this class...
Jamie C
, Jan 2018
My girlfriend and I took this class and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the highlights of the trip!
Wonderful! Instructor and classmates...
Holly S
, Aug 2017
Wonderful! Instructor and classmates made this a highlight of my adventure!
My husband, daughter and I LOVED...
Beth B
, Mar 2017
My husband, daughter and I LOVED this sushi-making experience! We learned a lot, our teacher/chef at WAK was the best, and the food was delicious!! Without a doubt a highlight of our trip. Thank you!
Learned a lot about making sushi as...
Megan A
, Oct 2015
Learned a lot about making sushi as well as other items. Very personable.
The setting was lovely, the tutors...
Mary H
, Aug 2015
The setting was lovely, the tutors, Meiko and Yoko, were clear and kind and the teaching was direct enough to learn from but hands on enough to feel as though we were having a real go at it. The eating part afterwards was very elegant and pleasant. The tutors were thoughtful enough to have small stools to sit on as westerners are so after uncomfortable at the very low tables. A recipe book was provided for us to use in the future.
This sushi making class was the...
Kevin M
, Jun 2015
This sushi making class was the first thing my wife and I did while in Kyoto and definitely was one of the highlights of our trip. The building was easy enough to get to. A short subway ride from the main Kyoto station and then a few block walk through some back streets. Our host Yumiko Ueda was wonderful. She was very easy to talk to and knowledgeable regarding Japanese cuisine and I tend to ask a lot of questions. We really enjoyed learning about exactly what we were making. The picture in this booking matched our meal to a tee. We also received a Japanese home cooking pamphlet so we could try other Japanese recipes on our own when we got home. We truly loved our cooking experience with Yumiko Ueda and would highly recommend this tour.
Nice location, small group, very...
Martin M
, Dec 2014
Nice location, small group, very iteressting and learned a lot, good instructor. Maybe a little bit too much of watching how to do things, instead of actually doing on your own.
This class was one of the highlights...
Kylie M
, Nov 2014
This class was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. The instructor was lovely and very knowledgeable and the food we made was fantastic. I highly recommend it!

Product code: 5163KYO343

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