Miyazaki Beachside Sushi-Making Class with Michelin Chef

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Experience Details
Experience Location
2 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Private Experience
Head to Kyushu’s coastal town of Aoshima in Miyazaki Prefecture for a masterclass on sushi-making from a Michelin star chef, and enjoy an omakase sushi course meal made with fresh local ingredients.
Receive personal training from an English-speaking, Michelin-starred sushi chef in the art of making sushi in this small group class where you can get plenty of personalized instruction from the chef
Enjoy an omakase sushi meal made with fresh seafood from the immediate vicinity, by said Michelin-starred chef
Relax in the gentle sea breeze and beautiful beaches of Aoshima, the jewel of Miyazaki Prefecture
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
The road to sushi mastery is a long and difficult one. Few would know this better than Chef Ueda “Kaz” Kazu, previously head chef of the Michelin-starred Sushi Zo in Los Angeles, and now lead instructor at the sushi-making school Osu no Sushi in the seaside town of Aoshima, Miyazaki Prefecture. But while receiving a certification from Osu no Sushi takes two months of non-stop training, Chef Ueda also offers a much shorter two-hour introductory course, intended to get guests acquainted with the basics of the time-honored culinary art form. In this course, you’ll start with an introduction to the history and culture of sushi, followed by a practical lesson on how to shape shari, the building block of all nigiri sushi. Once you’ve got acquainted with that, you’ll move on to the proper methods of cutting fish and putting shari and neta (topping) together. Don’t worry about getting stuck: Chef Ueda will be there every step of the way to give each participant personalized attention. At the end of the course, you’ll be able to feast on not just the nigiri you’ve created, but also that made by the Michelin master himself. Accompanied by a free flow of green tea and a bowl of freshly-made miso soup, you’ll witness locally-caught seafood being effortlessly transformed by Chef Ueda’s deft hands and knife into some of the world’s finest sushi — and then eat it. As if learning how to make sushi from a Michelin-starred chef wasn’t enough, you’ll be doing it in Aoshima, the jewel of Miyazaki Prefecture. As the country’s surfing capital, Miyazaki’s beaches are second to none — and Aoshima holds claim to some of the best in the prefecture. With its crystal-clear waters and sunkissed shores, Aoshima is the very picture of an idyllic Japanese seaside town. It’s also the starting point of one of Miyazaki’s most famous attractions, the Nichinan Coast: more than 50km of Japan’s most unspoilt coastline that’s also home to one of the country’s most sacred sites, Udo Shrine.
Ingredients and utensils for making sushi, such as rice and sushi toppings
Omakase sushi course meal prepared by Michelin-starred chef and instructor, including bowl of miso soup
Green tea
Transportation to and from the venue
Additional drinks, such as alcoholic beverages or soft drinks
Other souvenirs, like Osu no Sushi shirts
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
A 9-minute walk south of JR Aoshima Station. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
The venue will make additional accommodations for participants in wheelchairs. Please inform the host if any party member is a wheelchair user.
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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A mythical heartland of Japanese culture and sun-soaked coastal paradise rolled into one — Miyazaki has something for everyone.
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals