Learn to Cook Japanese Vegetarian Food like a Pro

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Let's enjoy "vegetarian course menu" with Japanese ingredients!

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  • Let's enjoy a vegetarian course menu' with Japanese ingredients!
  • I would like to introduce you to how delicious, beautiful, and enjoyable dishes with natural food can be.

You can learn how to cook a "vegetarian course menu" of 4 to 5 dishes using Japanese ingredients , such as;

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Near Ikebukuro Station (about 10 minutes walk from the station)
The details of the meeting point will be advised if the reservation is fixed.

Important Information

7,000yen @1 participant (group lesson...more than 3 participants)

9,000yen @1 participant (semi-private lesson...2 participants)

18,000yen @1 participant (private lesson...1 participant)

Women Only

For Men...please come along with a lady (your partner, friend, family, etc.)

What you need to bring

Apron, Pen, Hand Towel, etc.

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

I host vegetarian cooking classes and natural yeast bread baking classes at home; they are based on Macrobiotic theory, and I don't use meat, fish, egg, white sugar, and chemical products. I've learned cooking in Tokyo (Natural Food Director School, Natural Bread School, Kushi Macrobiotic Academy, etc) and London (Le Cordon Bleu, various cookery school, etc) and I've worked at Cafe 8, the vegan vegetarian cafe in Tokyo and worked as a bakery teacher at a school in Tokyo before I started hosting classes at home. It's my wish that as many people find out how delicious, beautiful, and enjoyable a meal using organic food is. So in my classes, I propose various entertaining dishes that the students can enjoy with their "five senses". I believe that the purpose of eating food is not only to keep our body functioning, but also to enjoy our life. So I make the menus in my classes always thinking of how the students can enjoy and feel "satisfaction" both visually. The dishes also help you become healthy and calm.
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Reviews (11)

  • Monica Monica

    Fantastic dinner with akiko

    Akiko was a fantastic instructor. She prepared the menu with recipes and reviewed all the recipes before starting to cook. We then jumped in and started cooking and had a wonderful dinner to end...she was a delightful person to learn about Japanese culture from and will remember this experience for a long time!

  • Roxanne Roxanne

    Traditional Japanese food that is easy to make and tastes amazing!!

    The vegetarian cooking course was an informative experience, giving us insight into the traditional cuisine of Japan. The host was lovely and even guided us to her house after we got lost. She gave us an experience in the cooking process of green pancakes, flipping and cooking to perfection. She shared amazing advice and gave us further knowledge into Japanese cooking. In the end we learnt to set the meal up like a common family in Japan, and made us feel more local overall. It was an amazing experience and we would highly recommend this course.

  • Kerrin Kerrin

    Wonderful experience, lovely teacher, delicious meal!

    We had a wonderful evening with Akiko. Everything was as described on Voyagin and even better. Akiko prepared an amazing meal and tought us how to cook it. All ingredients were fresh and organic, which made the taste unique. The five recipes she created were seasonal and creative. Akiko is an excellent host and teacher and wonderful person, too. We had some good conversations with her (she's fluent in English!). And the communication before the cooking session was also great. Akiko holds the cooking session in her own beautiful house with a lovely atmosphere and knows a lot about cooking, vegetarian food and what makes food special. We couldn't have been happier with the experience, recommend it to anyone and will definitely come back if we're in Tokyo again. Thank you, Akiko!

  • Daniel Daniel

    Great experience to have if you like cooking (and above all if you love what food means in terms of culture and social interactions in any country in the world). Akiko is a fantastic host, tremendously knowledgeable about nutrition and exquisite in her manners, behaviour and skills. But that is only half the fun. To have the privilege to meet her at her own house, in the intimacy of her own kitchen, opens up a whole universe of information about the inner workings of Japanese society. I feel that this very evening has taught me more about this fascinating country than the rest of the time spent here so far. Two important notes: she only works with prime, organic, first rate ingredients and I declare myself a big fan of Muku, her cheerful daughter. She is a gift, even if you don't get anything she says.

  • Anna Sophie Anna Sophie

    Authentic Japanese Food - and actually vegetarian :)

    Looking for a vegetarian cooking class in Japan (even in Tokyo) is not as easy as one (or at least an European girl) would imagine. However, not only did we (me and two friends) find a class, but also an awesome one.

    Akiko was super friendly and helped us learn to cook a delicious 5-course menu - all in her beautiful house and kitchen. We asked a lot of questions about Japanese ingredients, cooking, and culture and Akiko gladly answered all of them. And, of course, the food was great; tasty and - as Akiko emphasized - also pretty healthy. What else could you ask for?

    Taken together, I would definitely recommend the cooking class! Especially if you are a Vegetarian traveling through Japan, it might be nice to not have to worry about whether your meal is *actually* vegetarian ;) Besides, you learn a lot about Japanese food and the best way to prepare it.

  • William William

    Excellent cooking experience!

    My teenage daughter spent the morning learning more about vegetarian cooking with Akiko. She had a very enjoyable time, learned a lot, and came away with recipes and cooking expertise that she will continue to use.
    Akiko was very flexible with arranging a time, and gave us great directions on where to meet her. Thank you!

  • Yakov Yakov

    We had a very enjoyable cooking lesson and ate the results for lunch. Akiko was a delightful and organized instructor and had printed all of the recipes for us to take with us afterwards.

  • Huang Huang

    It was a very good experience in Akiko's house. I was inspired very much in making vegetarian food.
    It really could be very beautiful, nutritious, and various.
    Thank you, Akiok!

  • Katie Katie

    What an incredible experience for my husband and I. We love healthy cooking so taking this course was such a treat. Our host was so well organised, spoke excellent English and explained the procedure like a pro. All of the dishes we cooked I feel like I could make back at home. And everything tasted delicious. What really made this experience stand out was dining in their beautiful Tokyo home. It's something out of a design magazine. And our host's daughter was so charming and cute.

  • Anneli Anneli

    We had an amazing time during Akikos cooking class. She and her daughter were excellent hosts and very welcoming. We cooked several different dishes - all vegetarian, delicious and quite exotic to us. Akiko provided us with full recipes and explained all about the ingredients and how to find some of them in Japan. We can recommend her class to everyone as it was an unique experience for us and we were very happy with it.