Bento-Making at Japan’s Oldest Cooking School

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2 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese
Experience an authentic bento-box-making class at Japan’s oldest cooking school in Tokyo! Learn how to make Japanese meals, discover culinary customs, and uncover over 100 years of cooking tradition.

Highlights

Learn how to cook kakuni–a traditional Japanese dish
Learn how to arrange and decorate your own bento box
Enjoy a historic cooking experience in Japan’s oldest cooking school
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Japanese bento boxes reflect the principles of harmony, balance, and mindfulness that are deeply rooted in Japanese culture. They not only nourish the body but also provide a feast for the eyes. Whether enjoyed as a quick lunch or as part of a special occasion, bento boxes exemplify the artistry and culinary finesse that Japan is renowned for. Discover Japanese culture by making and decorating a bento box at Japan’s oldest cooking school! In 1882, Akahori Cooking School opened its doors in the heart of Tokyo. With the aim of teaching Japanese home cooking skills, culinary traditions, and cultural principles to overseas travelers, the school quickly made a name for itself as a trusted institution. Connect with a piece of culinary history with a traditional bento box making class at a a historic cooking school in Japan’s beloved capital, Tokyo! Step back in time and soak up the retro atmosphere of the school–your classroom for the day. Equipped with an apron and an arsonry of cooking utensils, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from a family of veteran chefs with a culinary history that spans generations. Learn how to cook kakuni–a Japanese braised pork dish–and arrange it into a bento box along with rice and homemade miso soup (renowned for its health benefits). Whether you’re an amateur homecook or a seasoned chef, there will be something new for you to learn as you’ll be supported and encourages by trusted instructors throughout this experience. This school has guided master chefs, registered dietitians, food stylists, and beyond in the ways of Japanese cooking and culinary traditions. Take home lifelong skills and a piece of history with this one-of-a-kind cooking experience in Tokyo! Akahori Cooking Class experiences are conducted by professional Japanese chefs. Their experiences are as authentically Japanese as they come, language included. These classes do NOT include an English-language guide. So, you will need to organize this yourself if desired/needed.

Inclusions

All ingredients and tools used for the experience
Bento box meal made from scratch

Exclusions

Transportation to and from venue
English-speaking guide (this experience is only available in Japanese, so please come with an English interpreter)

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

The venue is 12 mins from Korakuen station or 10 mins from Kasuga station.

Remarks

The experience takes about 2 hours
This experience is only available in Japanese. Please come with an English interpreter.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: July 19, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals