Tokyo Cooking Class
Authentic Japanese home cooking class

Ota Nerima Tokyo
★★★★★ 4


Pick Up


2.5 hours

Max 3 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

【Teishoku (Japanese set meal)】

・ 1 main dish(Meat/Fish)
・ 1 side dish
・Miso soup
・Japanese dessert
・Green tea/Barley tea/Roasted green tea

*main (Examples)
-Yakitori Don: grilled chicken on rice
-Gyoza dumplings
-Teriyaki Fish
-Salmon and simmered seaweed
-Simmered vegetables

*Please note my apartment doesn't suite for little kids. I set up over 10 year old.
*Please choose fish or meat for main. If a first group choose meat, another group have to follow the same menu.
*Only gyoza can make for mixed vegetarian and meat lovers. If you are vegetarian, please ask me (airKitchen) about a menu before booking.
*Please book at least 2 days before the class. I can't accept same day reservations.

I will meet you at Nerima station with a signboard "Emi's kitchen".

  • Gyoza


    Gyoza is a dumpling using wrapping thing dough to hold the inner ingredients. Most commonly, minced pork, cabbage, Garlic and Leek. The origin of Gyoza is from China but it has evolved uniquely in Japan and now quite different from the Chinese one.

  • Rice


    Rice is a staple food in Japan. In all most every family, there is a rice cooker. There is variety of Japanese rice brands such as Koshihikari and Hitomebore.

  • Miso Soup

    Miso Soup

    Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup. It's base is "dashi" (Japanese fish stock) and Miso paste. Common added ingredients are Tofu, Green onion and deep‐fried tofu but differs by personal preference. The type of miso is different from region. In western and Easter Japan white miso is mostly used.

  • Green Tea

    Green Tea

    The astringent constituent in Japanese tea is a type of polyphenol called catechin. Japan has done a great deal with the humble tea leaf. For example some benefits of the catechin in the tea leaf can lower cholesterol in some cases. Roasted over charcoal at a high temperature and grown under shade for at least 20 days are one of the examples. The most popular Japanese tea might be ryokucha. Depending on the timing of picking the leaves, the grade, the price can be noticeably different.

Cooking Class Information


Wednesday (Dinner)
Thursday (Dinner)
Friday (Lunch/Dinner)
Saturday (Lunch/Dinner)
Lunch (10:30~13:00)
*Please choose lunch or dinner session.

About Host



★★★★★ (4)

All cooking classes by Emi

Emi is passionate about cooking traditional Japanese home-style dishes.
After years of learning from three renowned chefs, she became a culinary expert who can prepare almost any authentic Japanese dish or Washoku.
She recently decided to run her own cooking class to share her passion for food and Tokyo life with fellow foodies.
A Tokyo native, Emi enjoys meeting travelers and learning about other cultures.
She adores food from every corner of the globe but is also passionate about Japanese cuisine and teas, in addition to cats, photography and hiking!
She has a deep interest in nutrition science and values using the freshest, top quality ingredients. Your healthy and well seasoned meal is guaranteed to be fresh.
She serves her meals on fine dining tableware, cutlery and utensils, so have your cameras ready for a fun photo journey of Japanese cuisine.
A group with more than 6 people needs to be booked three weeks before. In this case, the place changes to Kami-Shakujii station, 20 min from Shinjuku)

*Emi’s home in Nerima, she can accept only 1-3 guests:
Meeting location: Meet Emi at Nerima station and then walk for 10 mins from the station to her home. Emi will meet you at the exit of the station, she will be holding a signboard ‘Emi's kitchen’. Please note that Nerima has two stations - one station (Oedo line) has 1 exit and the other one (Seibu-Ikebukuro, Yurakucho and Fuku-toshin lines) has 2 exits (she will meet at the bigger exit). Please let Emi know in advance which line you will use, so that she will know which exit to meet you at. Or please let her know where you’re staying, so that she can suggest the best route.


The closest station

Nerima station

How to get to the station?

From Shinjuku Station: 20mins

Free pick up service

This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!

Exact location provided after booking.

Reviews of Cooking Class

Ling, Singapore


I would like to thank Emi for accepting my request and I enjoyed it very much! She is a friendly host. My cooking experience with her is wonderful and had a great time chatting with her.

Aug 2019

Diethard Susnik, Austria


Thank you for this private course, we appreciate your open minded conversation and the natural cooking. It was very interesting and good. We like to recommend Emi, warm regards, Angelika & Diethard

Apr 2019

Cecilia Onorati, Germany


Our cooking experience with Emi was amazing, we had fun and learnt some typical local recipes ... very tasty!! Emi is a very nice and competent cook!! We had a lot of fun :)

Apr 2019

Lucie, France


Our experience was a great success and I would rate it 5. Our cooking class took place in Shibuya in a street easy to access. Our menu consisted of spinach with sesame, rice, teriyaki chicken and miso soup. Although it all sound very simple there is an art to it and we both learned some useful tricks for future dishes. We had a great time chatting while preparing simple yummy food that we will definitely be able to make again at home. Our host was interesting and kind. We discussed her city as she is a Tokyo native. We shared food stories of different countries and had a great time. We thank her very much for her time and wish her all the best future guests.

May 2018

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Response from Emi

FAQ about Authentic Japanese home cooking class | Cooking class by Emi

  • Is Authentic Japanese home cooking class available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Authentic Japanese home cooking class has a vegetarian option.

  • How much does it cost to join Authentic Japanese home cooking class?

    It costs 6000 per person.

  • What is the maximum capacity of Emi's cooking class?

    Up to 3 people can join Emi's cooking class.

  • How long is this cooking class by Emi?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

  • How to get to the place where Authentic Japanese home cooking class being held?

    Please go to Nerima station which takes 20 mins from Shinjuku Station. Then Emi (host) will pick you up there!

Additional cooking class information

  • Confirmation

    You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.

  • Payment

    We accepts these cards on airKitchen.

  • Cancellation

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.

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