Cooking Class at a Typical Japanese Home

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3-4 hours
Min Age : 3+
Max People : 26
Your Experience at a Glance

Cook a simple Japanese meal at a typical home using ingredients and techniques easy to recreate back home. Vegan, vegetarian, food allergies? No problem! This cooking class can cater to your needs and wishes.

Experience Price

14,000 yen/person
+4,000 yen tea ceremony option

Experience Type

Private Experience

Meeting Location

Iwakura Station (Google Maps)

End Location

Iwakura Station (Google Maps)

Start Time and Duration

10:30 – 13:30~14:30 (3~4 hours)

Languages Offered

English, Japanese

Language Proficiency

English: Business ★★★☆☆
Japanese: Native ★★★★★

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off from Iwakura station to the class
  • Use of Kura Cooking Apron
  • Writing implement
  • Welcome tea and tea during lunch
  • Cooking ingredients for a full set meal

Price Excludes

  • Optional tea ceremony after lunch (+2000 yen)

Additional Information

  • This experience is family and couple-friendly
  • Dietary restrictions can be accommodated
  • Tailor-made cooking classes are available
What You'll Do

Learn to cook typical Japanese dishes every homemaker knows how to make using common ingredients available nowadays worldwide, so you can take your Japanese cooking skills back home with you.

If you have specific wishes, your host will be happy to teach you how to make your favorite dishes, or you can choose her suggested menu comprising of a rice dish such as Sushi, fish, meat and/or vegetable dishes, a bowl of Miso soup, and dessert.

Kura-cooking welcomes families with babies and children. And you can learn to make dishes for yourself and your children based on the same recipe as the Japanese do it, efficient and economical.

  • Vegetable garden visit and tour of beautiful Japanese landscape garden
  • Learn how to make Japanese dishes called Washoku together in a renovated Japanese house
  • Your requests are welcomed. Tailor-made cooking classes are available.
  • Optional: Enjoy a casual tea ceremony
Your Experience Step by Step

MeetingMeeting at Iwakura station

Your host Yuko will pick you up from Iwakura Station and you will go together to her traditional but renovated Japanese house with a vegetable garden and Japanese landscape garden.

FirstWelcome Drink and Recipes

Have some seasonal homemade tea and learn about the day’s recipes while getting to know your host.

SecondTime to Cook

Put on an apron and start cooking. Preparing the main dish, side dish, rice, soup, and even a dessert. All of these comprise a typical Japanese meal. Yuko shares her cooking tips, and substitution ideas to create a wide variety of flavors from the same basic recipes.

Throughout the preparation, you will get to taste ingredients and dishes and discern the changes in flavor during the cooking process.

LunchTime to Eat

Try the menu you have prepared and enjoy the fresh ingredients while learning how to set a table and other Japanese table manners.

OptionalTea Ceremony (+2000 yen)

After your meal, you can join Yuko at the traditional part of the house in a Tatami mat room for a casual tea ceremony. Learn about the tea utensils and brew your own Matcha tea.

Closing UpSaying Goodbye

After writing a short questionnaire about your experience it’s time to go back to Iwakura station from where you will depart.

Where You'll Be
Meet Your Host
Asano Yuko

Yuko Asano

I love Japan and all facets of Japanese culture such as gardens and traditional architecture. I would like to introduce you to many aspects of Japan, but I have decided to start with Japanese food.

I’m an aficionado of cooking, tea, herbs, Chinese herbal medicine dishes, dietary education, vegan dishes, cereals dishes, and sweets with licenses in all of those subjects.

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