Discover the deep-rooted traditions and customs that surround Japanese cuisine with an exclusive culinary excursion. Alongside a local chef prepare a lavish spread of authentic dishes, using typical techniques and fresh ingredients. Feast on these delectable dishes while the chef shares more information about Japan’s rich foodie culture.

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Private Japanese Cooking Class - Half Day

Meals MEALS [ L | D ]

Today’s activity will begin at 09:30. Delve into the world of washoku, or Japanese cuisine. Take an insightful half day Tokyo cooking class, learning why washoku has earned the distinction of being listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Meet with a culinary expert at an elegant venue in central Tokyo. Under her supervision and assistance, prepare a multi-course meal using fresh ingredients and typical cooking tools. Prepare iconic dishes such as cucumber salad, potato with sesame and miso sauce, Japanese rolled omelette, beef steak, eggplant and chicken with grated daikon dressing, lotus root salad, sweet potato rice, Japanese broth known as dashi and matcha green tea mousse. During the lesson learn the precise steps needed to create the seemingly simple dishes, from the methods used to select the ingredients to the plating of the completed dishes.

Once everything is ready, sit down for a meal of these freshly prepared courses. The chef will explain the proper etiquette for consuming authentic Japanese food. Discover how various sauces, wasabi and ginger are used to enhance the food’s delicate flavours and textures. Enjoy a lively discussion about food and friendly chit-chat while enjoying this memorable meal.

Armed with a better understanding of Japan’s culinary traditions, say arigato to the chef and return to the hotel or continue exploring Tokyo’s many wonders. (L)

Note: Menu is flexible and specific requests can be accommodated (i.e. vegetarian menus, dietary requirements, advanced classes; supplementary charges apply).


Our Services include:

  • English-speaking cooking instructor (for other languages, guides can be arranged at an additional charge)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner)

Our Services do not include:

  • International and domestic flights (quoted separately)
  • Transfers to and from the venue
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses (e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone, etc.)
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services not indicated in the package inclusions above

Menu is flexible and specific requests can be accommodated (i.e. vegetarian menus, dietary requirements, advanced classes; supplementary charges apply).


Start: 09:30

Duration: 3 h


- Please contact your Travel Consultant for availability. Please note that all of the services and tours have yet to be booked and that they are proposed for your reference only. We will start making reservations after we receive your confirmation.

- Please inform your Travel Consultant of any special dietary requirements and physical conditions that you may have. We strongly recommend the purchase of a travel insurance that also covers emergency medical evacuation.

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