1. Japanese Cooking Class in Tokyo with Mari
The classes here cater to travelers that have come from various countries around the world that want to get to know Japan better. Mari is an awesome teacher, who conducts the lessons in English. The recipes that she has prepared are easy to master. You could close your eyes and replicate the same thing back at your home country. Many who have taken her lessons have said that they would come again for more the next time they are back in Japan.
2-13-5 Shintomi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
2. Buddha Bellies Cooking School Tokyo
Travelers and foreigners who are working in Japan would come here to learn how to make Japanese dishes! There are about 1300 participants from more than 50 countries that have led their bellies to this cooking lesson and one of the reasons could be because of its great review in an English premium travel magazine, Luxury Travel. The number of students per class is low, creating an intimate learning environment and you’ll get to have more one-to-one time with the talented teacher.
2-4-3 Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
3. Cooking School YUKA MAZDA
For those who would like to amaze your friends with some fine Japanese food but just can’t handle the stress then this is probably the cooking class to take! Yuka will teach you traditional Japanese dishes without the hassle! She’ll let you in on handy tips and easy-to-remember instructions. If you take her sushi classes, you’ll learn how to slice raw salmon and tuna to make really pretty sushi pieces to wow your guests!
5-10-17 Shirokane, Minato Ward, Tokyo
4. Yuka’s Japanese Cooking
Yuka Togami came up with the idea to teach travelers and foreigners living in Japan all about Japanese food and its culture. The cooking classes are held in her own kitchen so each class can only hold up to 4 participants at a time. The whole experience is truly intimate. You’ll not only get to learn how to cook, but Yuka will also head out with you to get the ingredients together, sharing with you wisdom behind which Japanese ingredient or seasoning to use to make your Japanese dish the star of the meal.
6-15-3 Funabashi, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo
5. Japanese Home Cooking Class Yurico
This cooking class started with the objective to share Japanese homemade dishes to the world. The classes are cozy and the teacher, Yurico might also show you her calligraphy skills besides her cooking skills! You’ll definitely have fun learning how to make Japanese food and understanding the culture.
4-16-9 Morishita, Koto Ward, Tokyo
6. Tsukiji Cooking
This Japanese cooking class that caters to foreigners is located just right next to the famous Tsukiji fish market! The recipes and teachers change depending on the day of the week and don’t worry, there is an English interpreter on the spot. For those who are die hard fans of Japanese sushi, this is where you’ll get to learn how to handle fresh seafood and to make yummy sushi pieces!
6-27-33 Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
7. Kai House Japanese Cooking Class Tokyo
Kai House Japanese Cooking Class was started by one of Japan’s largest knife manufactures, Kai. The cooking classes in English, are catered to foreigners, but you can also bring with your Japanese friend along. The classes are usually held on Thursdays but there are certain exceptions, so it would be best to check their homepage for the latest updates on their cooking class schedule.
Kai Bldg., 3-9-5 Iwamoto-cho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
8. Japanese Cooking Class at Shibuya with Masaya
The classes here are not only in English but it can also be carried out in Chinese! Here, you get to learn how to make a wide variety of savory Japanese dishes and also mouthwatering Japanese desserts, specifically for a particular season. Seasonal ingredients are used and you’ll get to understand the spirit behind Japanese culinary that is all about enjoying the present moment and season.
1-17-1 Shibuya, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
9. Cooking Salon Inwei
Classes here are open to all foreigners and local Japanese and you would realize that the recipes prepared are not just about Japanese food. The recipes taught here are focused on bringing out the best in seasonal ingredients. Hence, they do not lean only towards one culinary style. You’ll get to learn how to master the basics like stock and soup making, preparation and so forth. Oh, and we recommend that you place your reservations first because each lesson can only cater to a small number of participants and since it is popular, seats run out fast!
1-9-11 Setagaya Ward, Tokyo
10. TOKYO KITCHEN Japanese Cooking Class
This cooking class that is catered to foreigners is located in Asakusa. There is no doubt that you’ll have fun learning how to cook Japanese food using fresh ingredients with Japanese seasoning like soy sauce, mirin, Japanese rice wine and so forth! The lessons conducted in English are easy to follow and you’ll get to know more about Japanese dining manners and on how to use the chopsticks. We are confident that through these fun classes, you’ll be able to wow your family and friends back home with your Japanese dishes!
502 Ayumi Bldg., 1-11-1 Hanakawado, Taito Ward, Tokyo
11. Japanese Cooking Class Tokyo – Smith Kitchen
Smith Kitchen started off last year in April as a cooking class for foreigners to share ways on how to make yummy Japanese set meals that consist of the staple, a bowl of soup and three side dishes. Here you will be able to learn how to strike a balance in creating a Japanese set meal with seasonal ingredients from the owner, Takezawa Sumiko!
2F Yasutomi Bldg., 2-12-3 Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
12. Tokyo Sushi-making Tour
This sushi-making workshop is catered for foreigners and it has taught more than 1000 foreigners through their group sessions and private one-to-one classes. Besides learning how to make your own delicious sushi pieces from nigirizushi to gunkanmaki to kazarimaki sushi, you’ll get to wear traditional Japanese clothing too!
4-4-10 Senju, Adachi Ward, Tokyo
13. Tsukiji Market Sushi Workshop
This popular cooking class was made meant for major sushi fans. You’ll get to walk around Tsukiji market, see the freshest seafood in the world and then learn how to make really yummy sushi. Participating in one of their classes would make your trip all worthwhile because you’ll learn how to choose the best ingredients and on how to handle them to make fresh yummy authentic sushi pieces.
Exit A1, Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
14. Tea Ceremony & Incense Tranquility Tokyo
Japanese tea ceremony calls for a lot of strict discipline but here you’ll be able to learn the basics of the ceremony in a relaxed atmosphere. Come and enjoy a cup of green tea while you learn more about this revered Japanese tradition. Although the classes are conducted in a relaxed way, you’ll get to learn and experience more than just tea but also every single aspect of the tea ceremony from the Ikebana flower arrangement and the seasonal Japanese sweets that are served along with the tea. Get to learn more about Japan through this tea ceremony class and share your travel stories with other participants here!
Assembly point : 2-4-3 Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
15. Simply Oishii Japanese Cooking Class
Miyuki Suyari was once based in England and during her time there, she taught her friends how to cook Japanese dishes. When she came back to Japan, she decided to start her own cooking lessons to share to the world on the basics of Japanese culinary cooking. Her recipes are about balance in nutrients and colors. Oh but her lessons are open to female participants, couples and families only.
3-1410031 Nishi Gotanda, Shinagaw Ward, Tokyo