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Learn healthy cooking from a Japanese mother near Ginza

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Come to my kitchen near Ginza, Tokyo! You will learn and taste a typical Japanese mother's healthy meals in my cooking class. You will be able to cook these meals when you go back home. Have fun in my class! Japanese language is not required!

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  • Cook healthy homemade meals
  • Use seasonal food ingredients
  • Conveniently located near Ginza, Tsukiji, and Odaiba
  • Visit a private Japanese kitchen
  • Requests for specific dishes can be accepted

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Meet at Toyosu Station on the Yurakucho Line (subway). It's the third stop from Ginza-ichome station. Toyosu can be reached also by the Yurikamome Line which goes through Odaiba.


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Meet your host :
Kimiko
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)

My friend Narumi and I started organizing Japanese cooking classes for foreign visitors in Tokyo. We used to organize a group where Japanese and foreigners (women and their kids) could enjoy chatting, have a party to exchange ideas, and help understand each other. We have had a good experience with cooking dishes for our families, and we can communicate in English. We can provide a good and enjoyable experience for foreign visitors. If you are interested in visiting Tsukiji Market, we also help because our kitchen is near Tsukiji and Ginza!
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Reviews (7)

  • Yu-Ning Yu-Ning

    Delightful!

    My 13-year-old son and I had a wonderful time! As soon as the booking was confirmed, Kimiko-san and Narumi-san were prompt in communicating with me to discuss what recipe we would cook on the day, and to give assurance that we would be met at the station. On the day before, there was also a friendly reminder and more detailed instructions about the meeting point at the station. As promised, Narumi-san met us at the meeting point and we were lucky to get a ride from Kimiko-san's husband. It was interesting to be able to have the class at Kimiko-san's apartment as it gave us an opportunity to see how some locals lived. We were very much at ease with Kimiko-san and Narumi-san - both spoke beautiful English and were very warm and also great conversationalists. Once Kimiko-san realised that my son was interested in cooking, she patiently guided him through the food preparation and cooking. She also took care to explain some of principles of Japanese cooking and presentation. We got the chance to learn not just how to make Japanese curry, but also tofu salad with seasonal vegetables and a jelly-like dessert. After lunch when we got to eat what we made, the two ladies kindly brought us to the supermarket across the road to show us the range of curry roux so we could pick up some to try replicating the recipe we learnt at home. Narumi-san then took us on a short walk back to the station. All in all, it was a most delightful experience- highly recommended!

  • Renee Renee

    Stellar!

    Last minute addition to the itinerary, and they kindly accommodated me. Oh I had a fantastic time here! I was met at the train station by Narumi, and we walked over to the apartment together where we would be cooking. I was floored by how stellar the communication was: I received an email beforehand asking me what types of dishes I would like to learn to cook. Naturally, I chose a deep-fried pork cutlet so I can bring it back to my home and eat it here. Kimiko was an excellent host. She already had all the ingredients set out for me, and we cooked while Narumi took pictures (great souvenir!). At the end of our session we ate our creations too. Kimiko’s husband kindly drove Narumi and I back to the train station so I wouldn’t get lost. This was definitely a standout experience, one of my favorites in Japan. I only wish I was in town for longer so I could do this multiple times. The apartment itself is also very conveniently located so there’s plenty to do around the area.

  • Corinna Corinna

    Great experience, delicious gyoza and soup, very good teacher

    We were a family with 4 adults and one child and had a lot of fun preparing gyoza ourselves. In advance we could make whishes for the menue and on the day we were escorted from the subwaystation to the cooking school. It was very easy. The teachers were so friendly and we felt immediatly at home. Teaching was great and apart from cooking we also learnt about japanese traditions and family life. Not only could we enjoy a delicious lunch and japanese tea at the end we also got presents to take home. It was a great experience and we wish to come back. Thank you so much. Corinna et al

  • Anni Anni

    Great cooking class!

    We had a great time learning Japanese cooking! Recipes were simple enough, food was delicious and our teachers were very friendly.😊 Very nice experience!

  • Penelope Penelope

    Great and very tasty cooking experience

    Arigato Gozaimasu Kimiko & Narumi,
    Definitely, I will repeat the experience and learn more tasty Japanese dishes with you. Thank you for your help in getting to your place and also for the nice lunch together.
    Take care.

  • Geetha Geetha

    Veggie delight!

    My sister and I are vegetarians so we learnt to make vegetarian udon noodle soup (no fish stock) and vegetable tempura. It was a lot of fun doing this. We also had a supermarket tour following this. It was great learning about the various ingredients used in Japanese cooking.
    Kimiko and Narumi were absolutely wonderful! Thank you very much to the both of you for an amazing experience. This is definitely one of the highlights of our trip!

  • Hazel Hazel

    Excellent vegan cooking lesson!

    I had a wonderful time with Nurimi and Kuriko. I had emailed to ask about making vegan food and some things I was interested in learning. We made ginger rice, loads of different vegetable tempura, fried tofu balls and green beans with sesame dressing. The food was delicious and I even had enough to take back for my partner. I'd recommend this to anyone! Thanks again.