1. Japan
  2. Kantō Region
  3. Tokyo
  4. Shinjuku

Tokyo: Private Japanese Cooking Class in a Local Home

Product ID: 124109
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Learn to cook family recipes handed down through generations at a private cooking class in a local Japanese home in Tokyo. Share a private, authentic meal that you helped prepare while learning about Japanese culture and cuisine with a fun local.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
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  • Learn family recipes passed down through generations from an expert local cook
  • Savor an authentic Japanese meal that you helped prepare
  • Get a true glimpse into the local cuisine and culture
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Learn to prepare an authentic Japanese meal in an apartment in central Tokyo. Roll up your sleeves as you enter your host's kitchen to make dishes based on traditional family recipes from miso soup to nikujaga and chirashi sushi.

Get an introduction to the essential ingredients of Japanese cuisine like dashi, miso and mirin and prepare a meal that will be served on beautiful, Japanese dishes. After cooking together, you will share a delicious homemade meal with your host at the dining table over conversation about food and life in Japan. Feast on authentic Japanese home-cooked dishes such as nikujaga (a dish of meat and potatoes stewed in soy sauce) or seasonal fish (slow-cooked or grilled), eggplant with dengaku miso, dashi egg rolls, homemade miso soup, and dessert. Menu varies based on season and dietary preferences.

Leave with new recipes, a full stomach, a true glimpse into a local’s life, and an appreciation of Japanese cuisine and culture.
  • Private cooking lesson
  • Authentic Japanese lunch
  • Local host
  • Recipes
  • Beverages
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Central Tokyo location. Exact meeting location in neighborhoods of either Shinjuku, Tsukishima or Shibuya will be provided via email upon booking confirmation.

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Please include any dietary preferences or restrictions when making your reservation request. Menu varies based on season and dietary preferences.

From US$ 108 per person

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Product ID: 124109