Top 11 Baking Classes in Tokyo 2019

Top 11 Baking Classes in Tokyo 2019

Although Japanese cuisine is famous around the world, the spotlight is primarily on savory dishes – like sushi, ramen, and soba. What many people aren’t familiar with is Japanese baking and desserts, despite Japan having developed unique baking techniques and recipes to satisfy its sweet tooth.

For those of you with your own sweet tooth, you can learn how to bake your own Japanese desserts directly from a local through an airKitchen baking class!

If you are traveling or living in Tokyo, there are several exciting baking classes in and around the city. Check out the top eleven best baking classes in Tokyo below.

Strawberry Cake Baking Class

Strawberry cake baking class

This baking class is very popular among tourists. If you want to learn how to make a delicious and fluffy whipped cream cake, this strawberry cake baking class is perfect for you. Alongside the cake baking basics, you’ll learn how to decorate your cake to produce a beautiful final product!

Price: ¥5000/person

Class length: 2.5 hours

Closest station: Kamiyacho Station (5 minutes from Ginza Station)

Vegetarian: Yes

 

Learn more about this baking class

Matcha and Dorayaki Baking Class

dorayaki baking class

In this class, you’ll learn how to make three traditional Japanese desserts: matcha jelly with shiratama dango, dorayaki, and daifuku. These dishes, like most Japanese desserts, are vegetarian.

Yumi, your host, will show you how to correctly prepare each of these items. Once finished, you’ll be able to sit down and enjoy what you made together!

Price: ¥7700/person

Class length: 2 hours

Closest station: Tsukiji Station

Vegetarian: Yes

Learn more about this baking class

Cookies With Decorative Icing Baking Class in Daikanyama

icing cookie baking class

Cookies are a popular Japanese confectionary item. You’ll learn how to bake and decorate your own through this baking class with Sayaka! The host will teach you how to prepare the ingredients as well as master the art of icing delicate and beautiful designs on the cookies.

Price: ¥ 5000/person

Class length: 3 hours

Closest station: Daikanyama station (5mins from Shibuya station)

Vegetarian: No

Learn more about this baking class

Matcha Roll cake baking class

Matcha roll baking class

The matcha roll cake is a Japanese spin on a Western-style dessert. In the host Kaori’s version, the filling includes the traditional Japanese flavors of anko (sweet bean paste) and matcha. You’ll learn how to make the key ingredient – matcha cream – as well as the proper technique to create a perfect roll.

Price: ¥ 12000/person

Class length: 2.5 hours

Closest station: Kamiyacho station (5mins from Ginza station)

Vegetarian: Yes

Learn More about this baking class

Taiyaki Baking Class in Asakusa

taiyaki baking class in Tokyo

We all know that seafood plays a large role in Japanese cuisine. However, what’s not as well known is that there is a traditional Japanese treat that, while not containing any fish itself, is shaped like a fish. It is a pancake-like cake that most traditionally contains sweet bean paste as a filling, though other variations are possible.

In this baking class with Yoko, you’ll first receive a brief introduction about taiyaki. Then, you’ll get started on making one of your own. Besides the batter, you’ll have various options of fillings to learn how to make – sweet red bean paste, custard cream, and spicy curry, just to name a few.

Price: ¥3500

Class Length: 1.5 hours

The closest station: Tawaramachi Station(15 min from Asakusa Station)

Vegetarian:Yes

Learn more about this baking class

Green Tea Swiss Roll

matcha roll baking class

In this class, you will learn how to make a delicious green tea swiss roll, a Japanese adaptation of a classic roll cake. You have the option to first visit the local market with your host Kana to pick up the ingredients, before heading to her home and beginning your baking. After finishing, you can enjoy a slice of your cake with your host paired with a cup of tea or coffee!

Price: ¥5000

Class Duration: 2.5 hours

Closest station:Heiwajima Station(5min from Shinagawa Station or Haneda Airport)

Vegetarian: Yes

Learn more about this baking class

Decorative Cookie Royal Icing Class in Asakusa

Pattern baking class in AsakusaCookies with decorative icing are a popular confection in Japan, often enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee. In this class, you’ll learn how to ice cookies with Japanese patterns. The cookies are prepared by the host beforehand, with the focus of the class on decorating the cookies with royal icing. After mastering the art of decorative icing, you’ll be well-equipped to make your own cute cookies for your friends and family at home.

Price: ¥ 6600/person

Class Duration: 2.5 hours

The closest station: Tawaramachi station

Vegetarian: No

Learn more about this baking class

Berry Cupcakes (and More!) Baking Class

berry cake baking class

In this baking class, participants will learn the art of making several types of Japanese desserts. This includes strawberry shortcake, chiffon cake, berry cupcakes, mont blanc tartelettes, and cream puffs. You’ll learn the secrets to Japanese baking so you can reproduce these recipes in your own home after class!

Price: ¥ 12000/person

Class Duration: 2.5 hours

Closest station: Kamiyacho station (5mins from Ginza station)

Vegetarian: Yes

Learn more about this baking class

Homemade Gluten-Free Bread and Sweets Baking Class

handmade baking class

The host Reiko prides herself in maintaining a gluten-free kitchen. In her class, you’ll learn how to make two different dishes with the help of Japanese rice flour: homemade bread and a few sweets. 

You have the option of visiting the local market with your host before class to shop for ingredients. After this, you will get started on making your bread and dessert. These will be enjoyed with your host alongside vegan cheese, vegetable soup, and green tea at the end of class.

Price: ¥5000

Class Duration: 2.5 hours

Closest station:Toda Station(30min from Ueno Station)

Vegetarian: Yes

Learn more about this baking class

Matcha Macaron Baking Class

Matcha macarron baking class in tokyo

The host Kaori will teach you how to make the iconic French macaron with a Japanese twist. These macarons will make use of the traditional Japanese flavors matcha and anko (red bean paste), as well as heavy cream. The matcha dyes the macarons a lovely green color, which contrasts well with the white and red fillings.

Price: ¥12000

Class Duration: 2.5 hours

Closest station:Kamiyacho Station(5mins from Ginza Station)

Vegetarian: Yes

Learn more about the baking class

Icing Homemade Japanese-style Cookies Class

handmade cookie class

Simple sugar cookies with patterned icing designs are a popular confectionary item in Japan. In this class, you’ll learn about traditional Japanese patterns and how to delicately decorate cookies with them! There are a total of eight design options to choose from. Cookies are prepared in advance by the host.

These iced cookies are a popular item to gift in Japan – after mastering the art yourself, you’ll be able to bake, decorate, and gift your own to your loved ones at home!

Price: ¥ 5500/person

Class Duration: 4 hours

Closest station: Ariake Tennis no mori station (20 mins from Ginza station)

Vegetarian: No

Learn more about the baking class

Last but not the least, please note that there are plenty more baking classes throughout Tokyo to explore. Please feel free to browse our other offerings by following the link below!

Explore more baking class in Tokyo