You can find and book authentic cooking class at homes anywhere in Japan.

airKitchen allows travelers from all around the world to book an authentic cooking class by Japanese hosts in their homes. Learn to cook homemade Japanese food and enjoy the warmth of eating around a dinner table with Japanese locals.

airKitchen wishes for you to gain an unforgettable first-hand experience of the daily Japanese lifestyle and Japanese culture through our local food adventures.

Just 3 steps!

Step1 Book

Find your favorite cooking host in the area closest to you and book them through our website.

Step2 Cook

Visit a Japanese local's home and learn to cook their specialty.

Step3 Enjoy your meal!

Eat the authentic homemade Japanese meal with your Japanese host. Take the opportunity to have a genuine conversation with a local Japanese person.


Heng, Singapore
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Our cooking experience with Michiko was marvelous.  Besides teaching us the expert techniques of tempura cooking, she also shared with us the history of the food we cooked.  This exemplified her in-depth knowledge of Japanese cuisine. Her love for food art was also shown by the way she taught us how to set the table for the food, interwoven with beautiful tableware and cutlery sets.  Aside to cooking, she was happy to share about the nice places of Tokyo to visit.  In short, Michiko is an awesome host."

Eirin, Malaysia
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"We really enjoyed the whole traditional experience from the first meet up to the final goodbyes. Our host, Masako-san, was very lovely and generous. We love the udon and tempura making too! We didn't know udon was traditionally made that way. The traditional matcha drinking was an eye opening experience as well. All in all a very enjoyable experience. Will definitely go back again!"

We have started on April, 2018.
So that all travellers can enjoy authentic Japanese culture.


airKitchen Users


Nationality of airKitchen Users

Go Nagatsu

Co-founder & CEO

Born in Japan.
He moved to America when he was 3 months old and spent his childhood in San Francisco.
He studied engineering at Nagoya University in Japan and studied business for 1 year at University of Warwick in the UK.
While studying abroad and traveling around the world, he visited friends’ houses where he experienced local culture, such as having friends’ mothers homemade cookings.
Based on his experiences, he planed a service airKitchen that you can eat and provide home cooking at the local people 's house.
In order to realize business idea, he started ZAZA Inc with friends.
Currently he is a graduate master of Nagoya University and specialized in applied physics.
He loves to travel and have visited over 20 countries.

Yuta Murase

Co-founder & COO

Born in Takahama city, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
He graduated from Nagoya University with Japanese history major.
He also studied international relations and peace study at the University of Cincinnati in the U.S.
During his stay in the U.S, he realized the significance of international exchange at the grassroots level, he worked on internship at Cincinnati World Affairs Council and Cincinnati Sister City Association.
After returning to Japan,he founded airKitchen with Go Nagatsu in 2016 because he desired to expand his work further through business.
He still can't forget the taste of the curry he ate at friend's home in Dehli, India.

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