Learn How To Cut Sashimi From a Master of Japanese Knives

Organized by Yusuke Kawamoto
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Experience Details
Experience Location
2 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 8 guests
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Japanese, English
Near station, With sake, With lunch
Learn about Japanese knives in this hands-on skills experience in Tokyo. Led by Yusuke, a renowned knife instructor, you’ll learn skills, watch a demonstration, & participate in a cooking class.


Learn about Japanese knives: history, culture, cutting techniques, knife skills, & sharpening techniques, plus Japanese culture
Learn from an expert: Yusuke Kawamoto is a renowned Knife Instructor & the Representative Master Instructor of the Japan Kappodo Association
High-grade Japanese knives: Learn about & use high-grade Japanese knives during demonstrations & a cooking class
Cooking class: Slice sashimi to create a zuke don (rice bowl topped with marinated fish) to enjoy for lunch
Spend time in a professional kitchen studio in Aoyama (Tokyo)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Japanese knives are renowned for their exceptional craftsmanship, precision, and cutting performance, stemming from centuries of traditional blade-making techniques. Take a deep dive into the world of high-grade Japanese knives with this hands-on skills experience in Tokyo. Join Yusuke, a renowned knife instructor and industry expert, in a modern kitchen studio in Aoyama equipped with the latest technology. Learn about the history of Japanese knives, knife sharpening techniques, witness a knife skills performance, test your knife skills, and then participate in a cooking class to make a sashimi zuke don (rice bowl) for lunch. Experience flow: Learn the history of Japanese knives and knife-sharpening techniques Witness a knife skills performance and guest participation Cooking class: Slice sashimi to make a zuke don for lunch Enjoy your handmade zuke don with miso soup Yusuke Kawamoto is a renowned Knife Instructor and the Representative Master Instructor of the Japan Kappodo Association. His culinary journey began as a lecturer at a leading Japanese culinary school, and he later delved into knife manufacturing, becoming an independent expert. As the flagship instructor for the Japan Kappodo Association, Yusuke conducts seminars and contributes to educational content, playing a pivotal role in advancing knife techniques. Your experience begins with a thorough explanation of the history, culture, and customs of Japanese knives. Following this, you’ll witness a knife technique demonstration by Yusuke, and then have the opportunity to test some skills of your own. After you’ve sharpened up your knife skillset, participate in a cooking class where you’ll learn how to make a zuke don. Zuke don is a rice bowl dish topped with marinated seafood sashimi (typically tuna, however, the fish used for this experience will vary depending on availability). You’ll learn to slice sashimi like an expert, then use the fish to create a zuke don to enjoy with miso soup for lunch.


Professional knife lecture, sharpening lesson, & cutting experience
Cooking class, ingredients, & tools
Lunch: Seafood zuke don (rice bowl)
Kappogi costume rental


Transportation to/from the meeting point

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

2-chome-21-12 Nishiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo, 106-0031


Guests must be over the age of 12 years to join this experience. Please inform the host of the number of participants under 18 years old upon a reservation.
Due to the nature of this experience, it cannot be tailored to accommodate specific dietary requirements.
Optional purchases: After the experience, guests can buy knives & other items related items at their own expense – If so, they will receive guidance from Yusuke (the instructor).
A private class can be arranged upon inquiry on your preferred date for ¥55,000 per group for up to 2 participants. For groups of 3 or more guests, the cost will be ¥18,700 yen per person.
Please note that your booking might become canceled if the minimum participant number set for this experience is not reached. You will be notified if that is the case.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 1 week before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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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: August 10, 2024
¥ 18,700
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (1 week notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals