Nature Walk & Maki Sushi Cooking Class in Tokyo

Organized by TOMOKITA
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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English, Spanish
Take a scenic nature walk, then make original recipe maki sushi at a home cooking class in Tokyo! Enjoy your handmade ramen & gyoza alongside side dishes, dessert, & drinks.
Highlights
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through a green area in Setagaya ward in Tokyo.
Experience an authentic, hands-on cooking class in a traditional Japanese home with recipes that are easily replicated at home.
Receive expert guidance from a seasoned Japanese cooking instructor (who would love you to stay in touch & welcomes any questions you may have post-experience).
Make authentic Japanese maki sushi from scratch, then enjoy it alongside seasonal vegetable side dishes, drinks, and dessert.
Take home a special keepsake.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Join Tomokita, a certified Japanese cooking instructor, for a scenic nature walk in Setagaya, Tokyo. Following this, walk to her home cooking studio for a maki sushi cooking class! Tomokita, a certified cooking instructor, blends her rich international living experience, a decade in Thailand, and five years in Mexico, to create a diverse culinary journey. Her pioneering spirit led to her first cooking class in Mexico, offering instructions in Japanese, Thai, Chinese, and Korean cuisines, catering to the global palate. With 15 years of expatriate life, Tomokita recognizes cooking as a universal intercultural language. Nature walk: Embarking on this adventure begins with a rendezvous at Todoroki Station, where you'll meet your host. From there, you'll embark on a tranquil journey into a beautiful green area. Tomikita-san used to take guests to the Todoroki Valley, a verdant oasis that boasts lush foliage, majestic bamboo groves, hidden shrines, and meandering riverbanks. Since the valley is temporarily closed, she now opts for another nature walk through beautiful Japanese gardens in the area. Maki sushi cooking class: Maki (rolled) sushi consists of seasoned rice and various fresh ingredients rolled within nori seaweed. These delectable sushi rolls are typically filled with fish and vegetables, however, they’re easily customized to suit a range of palates. After a class introduction, it’s time to activate chef mode to make your maki sushi rolls! Enjoy the fruits of your labor once you’ve mastered your maki sushi. Along with your handmade maki sushi, Tomokita has prepared two seasonal vegetable appetizers using homegrown ingredients! What about dessert? Well, there’s a variety of sweet choices on offer, including matcha jelly, matcha ice cream, and matcha cake. Wash it all down with homemade umeshu (plum wine).
Inclusions
Professional cooking lesson with a certified instructor
Ingredients to make maki-sushi (plus aprons, towels, & other items needed for the class)
Food: Maki sushi, 2 seasonal appetizers, dessert, seasonal fruit
Drinks: Homemade umeshu (plum wine) and one beer
A keepsake to take home as a souvenir
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the experience location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Go out the Todoroki Station ticket gate, turn left and walk 2 minutes to a 7-eleven store where you will meet your host. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
As you’ll be eating the maki sushi you make during the cooking class, we recommend eating a light breakfast/bringing your appetite (it’s a generous amount of food)
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests under 11 years of age
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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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: May 21, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals