Tokyo Cooking Class
Authentic Japanese home cooking class

★★★★★ 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".


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

About Host



★★★★★ (4)

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.

How It Works

Step1 Cook


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

Step2 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.


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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