Kyoto Decorative Sushi Cooking Class (Private)

Organized by Aya
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Experience Details
Experience Location
1 hour
Number of Guests
1 - 6 guests
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Japanese, English
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With recipe, Near station, Private Experience
Learn to make decorative sushi in this private decorative sushi cooking class in central Kyoto!


Make decorative sushi in a local home in Kyoto
Learn to prepare delicious Japanese sushi rice and beautiful kazarimaki sushi (decorative sushi rolls) using natural, plant-based ingredients
Convenient location in central Kyoto near Nijo Castle
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals

Experience Details

If you enjoy playing with your food, this is the cooking class for you! Kazarimaki sushi (decorative sushi rolls) are sushi rolls that consist of rice wrapped in nori (seaweed) with have a design in the center made out of various ingredients or colored rice! In this Kyoto Decorative Sushi Cooking Class, you will learn to make decorative sushi! They’re almost too photogenic to eat (but you won’t have to struggle too much with eating them, because decorative sushi is also delicious)! They’re the perfect treat to learn to impress friends and family or to spruce up your Instagram feed. As you enjoy refreshments, you’ll hear an introduction to the art of decorative sushi. Then, your cooking instructor will teach you to make perfectly seasoned sushi rice and roll your decorative sushi! The host will also take photos for you during the class, which will be sent to your email afterward. You’ll also take home a recipe book and your new sushi skills! Vegetarians and vegans are welcome to join! The decorative sushi uses rice vinegar, sugar, sesame, vegetable, and nori (seaweed). To color the rice, all-natural plant pigments are used. The red pigment is made from fermented red rice, blue is extracted from algae, orange is extracted from Japanese mustard, and green/yellow comes from the gardenia fruit. You can be assured that with all-natural ingredients, your decorative sushi will be just as wholesome as it is delicious!


All ingredients necessary to make decorative sushi rolls
Recipe booklet

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

The cooking class takes place in a traditional Japanese style house where teacher lives in. Address will be shared upon booking confirmation. It is located just a 2-minute walk from Nijo Castle and 10 min from Karasuma Oike Station (Tozai Line & Karasuma Line, Kyoto Municipal Subway).


Please come to the class 5 minutes before the start time to change into traditional Japanese clothes
Please wear or bring socks. There are also socks available for purchase (500 yen).
All participants aged 12 and over, including accompanying adults, are required to book the experience in order to join.
Groups of guests aged 15 or under can only participate with an accompanying adult.

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

The bustling Downtown area of Kyoto is the heart of the city, loaded with hotels, artisanal shopfronts, specialty restaurants, and hidden bars. With pleasant surprises around every corner and alleyway, before the Kamo-gawa River to the east lies the beautiful old town architecture of Pontocho, nestled in alongside the local izakaya and lively club scene. The enormous Teramachi and Shinkyogoku shopping arcades run north to south, intersected by the famous Nishiki Markets (“Kyoto’s Kitchen”), while delicious department store basements bubble below with tasty regional samples.
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Earliest available date: July 23, 2024
¥ 9,900
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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
Host will donate 7 meals