20 Best Cooking Classes in Tokyo!
Best Japanese Cooking Class in Tokyo: Sushi, Ramen, Vegetarian Dish and more!
Japanese food is hugely popular worldwide lately since it’s tasty and healthy, and actually many Japanese dishes are much easier to make than you imagine! How about learning how to make your favourite Japanese dishes while you are travelling in Tokyo, and bring the cooking skill and enjoy your own Japanese dishes back home??
Today, I’d like to introduce some of cooking classes in Tokyo with various kinds of Japanese dishes such as Sushi, Ramen, Tempura, etc. Some of cooking classes are available for for halal and vegan/vegetarian, too. If you are into cooking or simply love eating, these could be a perfect way to spend a day in Tokyo!
1. Sushi Making Experience & Tsukiji Fish Market Explore Tour
There are many different culinary experiences available in Tokyo, but making sushi is the genre that should be prioritized above all others. Sushi is the most popular Japanese food among international tourists, and true sushi making can only be done in Japan. In this sushi making class, a professional sushi master will teach you how to make sushi in person. What makes this even more special is that it also includes a Tsukiji Fish Market tour. A friendly guide will introduce you to recommended restaurants, cookware stores, and various other food vendors.
2. Wagyu and 7 Japanese Dishes (Kaiseki) Cooking Class
This cooking class gives you an amazing opportunity to learn learn how to cook two of the most popular Japanese cuisine: Wagyu beef and Kaiseki meal. Kaiseki meal is a traditional Japanese multi course consists of seasonal ingredients with a range of colours, textures and flavours. Through the class, you can learn how to cook a great variety of dishes with various cooking methods and types of dashi and other Japanese seasoning. The menu for this class changes each month with the seasonal produce and you’ll get to know popular local ingredients depending on the month and season. Enjoy mouthwatering Wagyu beef and full-course lunch from appetizer to dessert!
3. Amezaiku Candy Sculpting Workshop
Have you heard of Amezaiku?? It’s traditional Japanese candy craft art, creating sculpture by shaping soft candy called mizuame by hand, scissors and tweezers. The history of Amezaiku started back in Heian period (794 to 1185) for candy offerings made at temples in Kyoto. This Amezaiku workshop is held in Asakusa, Tokyo. The class offers a live demonstration by an experienced candy sculpting artist and you can watch and learn how to sculpt and decorate Amezaiku using scissors and tweezers. After two practice sessions, you can make your own rabbit shaped candy from scratch!
4. Food Sample Making Workshop
Plastic food samples are one of the most unique things about modern Japanese culture and became popular among foreign visitors in recent years. Food samples are displayed commonly at show windows of restaurants, cafes and bars in Japan, and they really look like real dishes! In this unique “cooking” class, you can make your own fake food with a help of an expert from Yamato Sample Factory that has been in a food sample business for almost 70 years. The class also includes an introduction and a tour of Japanese food sample. From a bowl of Ramen to parfait, pick from various different dishes and create your own food sample!
5. Gyoza & Ramen Cooking Class
Ramen has become the most popular Japanese dish among tourist in recent years, and Gyoza (pan fried dumpling) is definitely the next Japanese dish to become a thing. In this cooking class, you can learn how to make both dishes with authentic way! The class is held near Tsukiji Fish Market, known as “Japan’s Kitchen”.
6. Sushi Making Class by Professional
Have an extraordinary food experience by attending a Sushi making class held in a real Sushi restaurant by a professional Sushi chef! Make Sushi with the finest seafood products and learn the technique from the great Sushi master with a 35 years experience! (Review: Sushi Making Class in Tokyo by a Professional Sushi Chef)
7. Handmade Udon with Tempura
Udon is traditional Japanese white wheat noodle, and one of the most popular Japanese dishes. You can learn how to make Udon from scratch with special tools by kneading & cutting the dough and making soup with dashi stock as well as seasonal vegetable Tempura served on the side.The class also offers calligraphy writing of your name in Kanji letters as a souvenir 😉
8. “Wagashi” Traditional Japanese Desserts
Learn the special technique to make beautiful “Wagashi” the traditional Japanese confectionery. Not only the delicate taste, but they look so beautiful that you wouldn’t wanna eat! Make sure to take a lot of photos 😉
9. Colorful Sushi and Tea Ceremony
With host Yukiko, learn how to make three different types of beautiful and colorful sushi. You’ll enjoy your sushi with miso soup, before experiencing the traditional Japanese tea ceremony with matcha.This intimate cultural experience is not to be missed!
10. Make Your Own Sushi
Enjoy making Sushi in two different styles: Nigiri (hand-shape) and Temaki (roll) with traditional Japanese side dishes and miso soup. Make a Sushi art and learn Japanese food culture and history!
11. Home-style Vegetarian or Meat Gyoza with Sweet Mochi
Gyoza (Pan-fried Japanese dumplings) can be enjoyed with meat or vegetables, and it’s really enjoyable dish to make, especially with friends! Make delicious Gyoza dumpling from scratch with some traditional Japanese side dishes and sweet Mochi with strawberries as a dessert!
12. Old Tsukiji Fish Market Tour and Sushi Roll Class
The great combo tour! Visit Tokyo’s kitchen, the Old Tsukiji Fish Market and have Japanese cooking class! If you are looking for something more than just eating delicious Japanese cuisine at restaurants during your stay in Japan, join the tour and have a wonderful food experience!
13. Anime Characters Lunchbox Class
Colourful bento box making is a wonderful cooking experience for both adults and kids! Decorate the bento box with cute anime characters, and make sure to take a lot of photo before eating!
14. Secret to daily BENTO life
Let’s make the delicious, healthy and beautiful box of Bento! You can learn how to make a well-balanced perfect bento box using various ingredients with the secret recipe.
15. Crispy Tonkatsu Teishoku
One of the must-try Japanese home-cook dishes, Tonkatsu is a Japanese style breaded deep fried pork cutlet. It’s crispy, juicy and really tasty! Enjoy freshly fried Tonkatsu dish with homemade miso soup and side dishes. The class is held near Shibuya (only 10 mins by train)!
16. Okonomiyaki Making
Japanese Pizza a.k.a. Okonomiyaki is becoming hugely popular among foreign travellers! It’s known as the soul food of Osaka and its actually perfectly suitable for home cooking 😉 The best way to enjoy Okonomiyaki is to cook and share with friends!
17. Design SUSHI ROLL & MOCHI Workshop
Don’t just make Sushi, but play with it! The Design Sushi Roll & Mochi Workshop allows you to create creative, colourful and photo-worthy Sushi dishes!
18. Colourful Veggie Sushi Cooking
Make healthy, colourful and Kawaii veggie Sushi in Asakusa, Tokyo! Two types of Veggie Sushi (Oshi Sushi & Gunkan Sushi) are served with seasonal vegetables.
19. Vegan Sushi Making
Who said Sushi is not for Vegans?? Vegan Sushi is now available in the heart of Tokyo! And it’s as tasty and beautiful as the regular Sushi. Use your creativity and make your own colourful vegan Sushi with healthy ingredients! Deliciousness, guaranteed 😉
20. Shojin Ryori
Are you vegetarian?? Nowadays, it’s not hard to find vegetarian options here in Tokyo, and there are several cooking classes, too! Shojin ryori is the traditional cuisine that was developed in Buddhist monasteries in Japan, and it’s a perfect option for vegans and vegetarians. The teacher uses organic ingredients as much as possible for this cooking class.
-Online Cooking Class
You can attend a cooking class while being at home with airKitchen LIVE, private online cooking classes hosted by teachers from Japan and around the world! You can use online communication tools such as Zoom and Skype, and lean how to cook traditional dishes and communicate with teachers safely from home. Click the link below to check online cooking classes available today!
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