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Japanese Homestyle Cooking Class in Tokyo with Sake Pairing

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Experience Details
Experience Location
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Vegan, Vegetarian, With dessert, Learn etiquette
Learn about a range of essential Japanese ingredients, condiments, and sake as you make 7 different family-style dishes during this traditional Japanese home cooking class.
Taught in English, learn all about seasonal and fermented Japanese ingredients and traditional cooking methods with an in-depth introductory lecture about Japanese cuisine
Jump in and make 7 different homestyle Japanese dishes (simple prep work is already done for you so you can roll up your sleeves and enjoy the best of cooking together)
Learn a range of simple yet delicious cooking techniques as you make various seasonal dishes
Itadakimasu! Sit down with the class and enjoy your feast, paired with sake and expert insight from your sake sommelier host
Recreate delicious Japanese food at home with recipes in English emailed directly to you following the class
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Taught in English over a 3-hour session, this exciting Japanese homestyle cooking class in Tokyo with sake pairing is held at a wonderful Japan home studio in Tokyo. You will be welcomed as you join in, learning how to make 7 different Japanese family recipes from the guidance of your friendly host, a trained Japanese chef as well as a sake sommelier. This cooking class in Tokyo is a great opportunity to learn about different Japanese flavors and cooking techniques from a true professional! You can also learn in-depth about sake (“nihonshu”), comparing the flavors of different brands according to different manufacturing regions, production methods, and ingredients. During this home cooking class, you will learn about different Japanese ingredients throughout history and their significance in Japanese cuisine. In fact, this cooking class starts off with an in-depth introduction to essential Japanese seasonings. This includes the fundamental fermented foods used in Japanese cooking as well as learning about delicious seasonal ingredients. You will learn that these ingredients also impact health and wellbeing during this introductory lecture. The menu for this class varies depending on what is available throughout different seasons. The cooking class is a fun hands-on experience with detailed demonstrations from your host. Cooking side-by-side with your teacher, you will get to learn a range of simple but effective Japanese cooking methods as you prepare the 7 different kinds of dishes, including a main dish (beef, chicken or seafood) plus a range of vegetable side dishes. Once all the dishes are done, sit down to enjoy your feast of different Japanese homestyle dishes. Beautifully served in different dishes, you can indulge in the meal with accompanying sake, Japanese green tea, and wagashi sweets. This experience is held at a modern Japanese style home and will surely make you feel like you are at a local friend’s house.
English-speaking cooking instructor
Tools and ingredients to make 7 different Japanese homestyle dishes
Lunch including 7 different Japanese dishes and Japanese sweets
Sake tastings & green tea
Recipes in English (via email)
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet at the Akasaka Exit of Yotsuya Station. The home cooking studio is located in Yotsuya, a 7-minute walk from the station. The station is served by the JR Chuo Line, JR Chuo-Sobu Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line and the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line.
Please select the Weekend Booking option below if joining on a weekend
The drinking age in Japan in 20 years old so sake will only be served to participants ages 20 years and older
As the class is hands-on, the participant is responsible for their own safety and the host does not hold any liability for any accidents
Vegan and vegetarian options are possible with advance notice
Menu is seasonal depending on supplier’s produce available
As this experience is held in a private home, all male participants must be accompanied by at least one female participant
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

A neighborhood in central Tokyo, Yotsuya stretches along the main street between Yotsuya and Yotsuya Sanchome subway stations. Yotsuya lies to the east of the greater Shinjuku ward, with access to university campuses, offices, and museums just outside of the city center. One of Tokyo’s older stations, Yotsuya serves as a transit hub that connects between the subway and the JR Line, dotted with restaurants and bars that serve the local salarymen and students coming and going. Yotsuya is home to the Tokyo Toy Museum and also has close access to Shinjuku Gyoen Park on the western side.
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Earliest available date: May 28, 2024
¥ 10,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals