Private Japanese Cooking Class in Nerima, Tokyo (3 Dishes)

Organized by Emi
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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 3 guests
Rain or shine, With recipe, With lunch, Private Experience
Make the most of your time in Japan with a hands-on private Japanese home cooking class in Emi’s house in Nerima, Tokyo! From miso soup to okonomiyaki, learn the skills to cook some of


Learn to make a Japanese home-cooked meal, consisting of three staple dishes!
Cook in an actual home – see a different aspect of real Japanese life away from popular tourist spots
A step-by-step cooking process suitable for all skill levels with a fun, informative host
Expand your cooking knowledge and learn teishoku Japanese cooking tips
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Tokyo is a great place to try all sorts of foods, but after eating out three times a day for a few days, you might find yourself craving a delicious homemade meal. In this lesson, you will not only enjoy a hearty meal but also learn the secrets of Japanese cooking at the very home of a Tokyoite! Take a break from exploring popular tourist spots and spend the day cooking with your host, Emi. In this private cooking class, Emi will show you how to make three authentic home-cooked Japanese dishes of your choosing, from miso soup to Japanese curry rice. No cooking skills? No problem! Emi goes out of her way to ensure every guest enjoys the class to the fullest with a step-by-step cooking process suitable for all skill levels. Emi will teach you recipes to recreate at home! Guests can choose three dishes from this list: -Miso soup (a classic soup made with miso paste and toppings) -Tonkatsu (a crispy pork cutlet) -Okonomiyaki (a grilled savory pancake with chopped cabbage, meat [optional], and vegetables made with fish dashi soup stock) -Gyoza (pan-fried dumplings with fillings, non-meat option available) -Fried salmon with hijiki seaweed and edamame -Onigiri rice balls filled with tuna and mayonnaise -Ginger fried pork -Japanese curry with rice (a mild curry with several ingredients in a smooth, rich brown sauce). Barley tea (mugi-cha) will be served. Rice will be served to those who don't choose to make onigiri or curry. Please specify your dishes of choice upon booking.


Ingredients and utensils
A private cooking class and meal with your host, Emi
Complimentary barley tea
Recipes to recreate this Japanese culinary experience at home


Transportation fee to and from the meeting point
Alcoholic beverages

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

At Nerima City Office near Nerima Station, which is about 20 min from Shinjuku, 30 min from Ginza and 10 min from Ikebukuro. Only one train from TeamLab Borderless in Azabudai Hills on the Oedo Line from Azabu-Juban Station! More details will be shared upon booking.


Please indicate your menu preferences when you make a booking. Emi cannot do different main dishes for everyone, so everyone in your group has to choose the same main dishes.
Please note that Emi will choose a menu on your behalf if she doesn’t hear back from you with your menu preference 4 days before the experience begins.
Your Japanese cooking lesson will last about 1.5 - 2 hours. While you cook, you’ll be talking about food and culture with Emi. Afterwards, you can enjoy the meal you prepared.
This experience is not suitable for children aged 9 and under.

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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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