Osaka Cooking Class

Osaka, Japan

From $82.00 USD

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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Discover the culinary traditions of Japan in Osaka, one of Japan’s best food cities, during this small-group cooking lesson. Learn the preparation methods for popular Japanese dishes including green tea, takoyaki (fried balls of wheat flour and octopus), okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes), and miso soup. You'll expand your Japanese cuisine knowledge, and 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
  • Taste Japanese fare like green tea, takoyaki, and miso soup
  • Small group tour limited to eight participants ensures a personal experience

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Lunch or Dinner
  • All ingredients for cooking
  • English-speaking cooking instructor
  • Sake and/or beer tasting (if option selected)


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

1 Chome-1-43 Morinomiyachuo

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

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 JR Morinomiya Station in Osaka and continuing on to the cooking studio.
Start 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 try your hand at making takoyaki—fried balls of wheat flour batter stuffed with octopus. You'll also learn 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 try Taiyaki  (a fish-shaped cake) and Matcha tea.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers, except for age 2 years and under
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Sake/beer sampling options: Option 1 - Osaka Local sake tasting (6 different sake served in sake cup); Option 2 - Osaka local sake and beer (4 different sake served in a sake cup and 1 bottle - 330ml of Osaka local beer)
  • Please be understand contract becomes invalid if 10 minutes late.(will not be refunded)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Apr 2019

This class was very enjoyable and taught us some great Japanese foods. Yayo was an excellent teacher and guide for Japanese culture. They were so kind and gracious to our family and even gave us a souvenir bag with yummy goodies.

Hilary H
, Apr 2019

I had a wonderful cooking class in Osaka last week. My host/chef was awesome, kind, funny and kept the food coming! It's hands on, which I really liked. You don't have to prepare the food just cook it how she shows you. You also get to take some home! I had some saki that was more like champagne! She has these containers that she keeps the saki in with pickled fruit and it's amazing. She also makes her own miso paste with her family and brings that in to cook with. Very authentic, very Osaka, and simply wonderful!

Trip with Mr. Wonderful
, 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.

Aimee I
, Feb 2018

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

Silvia P
, 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

Sally B
, 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!

Kylie S
, 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.

Phil B
, 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!

Jordan P
, 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!

Karen S S
, 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.

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Product code: 6806OSAKOSAKA

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