Tokyo Cooking Class
Let’s try Japanese traditional cultures!! “Making Japanese sweets” “Trying Japanese tea ceremony”

Tea Ceremony   Tokyo
★★★★★ 1


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3 hours

Max 4 guests

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Cooking Class Menu

This class is special combination class!

Making Japanese sweets & trying Japanese tea ceremony.

•At first, guests make Japanese sweets.
We have some kinds of WAGASHI,for example “Nerikiri “ “Gyuhi”(mochi)”manjyu” and so on.
I decide to make WAGASHI according to the season.

•Next I will demonstrate how to do Japanese tea ceremony while you eat Japanese sweets that you made.

I also prepare Japanese sweets for the guests which I made.
You can try mixing the matcha and you eat the Japanese sweets that I made.

I’m flexible with the date & time(basically afternoon only because of the preparing).
First, you reserve open day, then we chat each other to decide the date & time.
If you have any concerns, ,please feel free to ask me.

  • Tea Ceremony

    Tea Ceremony

    The Japanese tea ceremony is a centuries-old tradition closely tied to Zen Buddhist principles, and a popular way to experience Japanese culture. There are several variations on this ritual. At its base, powdered green tea (matcha) is prepared and served in accordance with strict rules. Oftentimes, wagashi (Japanese sweets) is served alongside the bitter green tea.

Cooking Class Information

In this class you can make WAGASHI by yourself.
WAGASHI means Japanese sweets.
You make 5 pieces WAGASHI,then 1 piece for the tea ceremony.
It takes 1 hour & half.

Next I will demonstrate how to do Japanese tea ceremony.
Also you can see the “Charcoal procedure”.
That is, we add charcoal to boil water.
It’s really rare experience for you ,even for Japanese people.

Then I will make green tea for you.
During the procedure, you can eat the WAGASHI you made.

You can learn how to be a guest.

After you see the procedure,you can try to make matcha by yourself with my WAGASHI which I made.
(I prepare WAGASHI & dried WAGASHI for you.)

So you drink 2 cups of matcha , eat 2 pieces of WAGASHI , and take home the remaining 4 pieces of WAGASHI.

It takes for about three hours for “WAGASHI”&”Japanese tea ceremony” workshop.

The class is usually open from afternoon (1:30pm〜) because I need to prepare for it in the morning.

When you request, 1 day before trial day.
I need to prepare for that “WAGASHI” ingredients.

•You don’t need to bring anything for the WAGASHI workshop but please bring socks for the tea ceremony.

If you would like to try both, it’s a good combination!!
Both are Japanese traditional cultures.

This class is “Making Japanese sweets & Trying Japanese tea ceremony”.

I also have another class.
Please check it!!

“Let’s try Japanese tea ceremony class“

“Making Japanese sweets class”

About Host



★★★★★ (1)

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Hello I’m Ikuyo Kono

“About my place”
It takes about 30mins from”Shibuya” & center of “Yokohama”.
It’s not so far from center of Tokyo and train access is convenient.
Also my place is so calm & quiet ,not like center of Tokyo, so you can relax here.

(Our place is near “Ramen Museum” in Yokohama.
,it takes about 15 minutes by subway.)

“About me”

I’m from Nara prefecture.

I have been learning Japanese tea ceremony for more than 40 years.

I started to teach tea ceremony since 2007.

My grandmother & my mother are also teachers.
I learned tea ceremony in Kyoto & Nara for 10 years.

Kyoto is the first place of Japanese tea
ceremony, so I have many good experiences in Kyoto & Nara.

I lived in Boston since 2004 to 2006 with my family.

I showed the tea ceremony to American people in Boston.

After I came back to Japan, I’ve always wanted to have international communication with foreign people though the Japanese culture.
I hope you can get some valuable experience here.

I have 2 little dogs,but they stay in their space., so they can’t come to us.

I also have regular lessons for foreign residents.
After trial tea ceremony,if you are interested in that, please let me know.

I like making Japanese sweets & wearing kimono.

I also have “Making Japanese sweets”
class & “Combination classes”.

In my class, you can learn about many Japanese cultures!!

I’m looking forward to having guests.

If you have any requests about the starting time,feel free to ask me.
My times are flexible sometimes.
I’m looking forward to seeing you!!

I’m from Nara prefecture,there is a really huge Buddha inside in a Toudaiji temple in Nara.

When you visit Nara I recommend you to see huge Buddha and see deers.


The closest station

Azamino Station

How to get to the station?

From Obacho Bus Stop: 5mins

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

Dmytro, United States of America


Attending Ikuyo's "Making Japanese Sweets and Trying Japanese Tea Ceremony" class was an unforgettable experience. Ikuyo's passion for Japanese culture shines through her detailed instruction on crafting delicate wagashi sweets, complemented by the serene practice of the tea ceremony. The hands-on experience taught me the art behind these traditional practices and immersed me in the more profound cultural significance behind each step. Ikuyo's warm hospitality and expertise made this more than just a class—it was a journey into the heart of Japanese tradition, leaving me with memories and skills to cherish.

Mar 2024


Response from Ikuyo
Thank you for your really great review. I was so happy that you enjoyed my class. My husband & I also had a lot of fun with you all members. If you have next chance please come back to join summer style tea ceremony. Have a good trip in Japan.

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FAQ about Let’s try Japanese traditional cultures!! “Making Japanese sweets” “Trying Japanese tea ceremony” | Cooking class by Ikuyo

  • How to get to the place where Let’s try Japanese traditional cultures!! “Making Japanese sweets” “Trying Japanese tea ceremony” being held?

    Please go to Azamino Station which takes 5 mins from Obacho Bus Stop. Then Ikuyo (host) will pick you up there!

  • How long is this cooking class by Ikuyo?

    Duration of this cooking class is 3 hours.

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

    Up to 4 people can join Ikuyo's cooking class.

  • How much does it cost to join Let’s try Japanese traditional cultures!! “Making Japanese sweets” “Trying Japanese tea ceremony”?

    It costs 14000 per person.

  • Is Let’s try Japanese traditional cultures!! “Making Japanese sweets” “Trying Japanese tea ceremony” available for vegans?

    Yes, Let’s try Japanese traditional cultures!! “Making Japanese sweets” “Trying Japanese tea ceremony” has a vegan option.

  • Is Let’s try Japanese traditional cultures!! “Making Japanese sweets” “Trying Japanese tea ceremony” available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Let’s try Japanese traditional cultures!! “Making Japanese sweets” “Trying Japanese tea ceremony” has a vegetarian option.

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