Toyama Cooking Class
Experience Japanese regional cuisine

★★★★★ 2


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3 hours

Max 3 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

Sushi: Bite-sized portions of vinegared rice combined with various ingredients like raw fish, seafood, or vegetables.

Hand-rolled Sushi: Ingredients such as fish, vegetables, or other fillings wrapped in seaweed and rice, which you roll yourself at the table.

Tempura: Seafood or vegetables coated in a light batter and deep-fried until crispy.

Sukiyaki: A hot pot dish with thinly sliced beef, vegetables, tofu, and noodles, cooked in a sweet soy-based broth.

Yakisoba: Stir-fried noodles with vegetables and meat (usually pork or chicken), seasoned with a tangy sauce.

Ramen: Wheat noodles served in a meat or fish-based broth, topped with sliced pork, green onions, and various toppings.

Udon: Thick wheat noodles served in broth, often with toppings like tempura, green onions, or egg.

Tonjiru: A hearty pork soup with vegetables and miso broth.

Miso Soup: A traditional Japanese soup made with miso paste, tofu, seaweed, and sometimes vegetables.

Yaki Onigiri (Grilled Rice Ball): Rice shaped into a ball, grilled until crispy on the outside, often flavored with soy sauce or other seasonings.

  • Ramen


    Ramen is a noodle soup dish and perhaps one of the most popular Japanese dishes. There are many flavours of ramen, such as Shoyu (soy sauce) ramen, Miso ramen, Tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen and so on. Common toppings are Chashu (braised pork), Negi (green onion) and Nori (dried seaweed).

  • Tempura


    Tempura (天ぷら) is a classical Portuguese dish brought to and popularized by Japan, consisting of seafood or vegetables that have been battered and deep fried. Tempura is a typical home-style cooking in Japan. It is often referred to as a representative dish to Japan. Although there are various theories, it is said that Tokugawa Ieyasu, the general of the Edo period, liked tempura so much that he allegedly died from eating too much.

  • Udon


    Udon (うどん) is a type of thick wheat flour noodle. It is similar to Italian pasta, but much thicker. It has been eaten all over Japan as an easy-to-eat popular meal, and a substitute meal for rice dishes. Udon is often served hot as a noodle soup in its simplest form, as "kake udon", in a mildly flavoured broth called kakejiru, which is made of dashi, soy sauce, and mirin. The flavor of broth and topping vary from region to region.

  • Onigiri


    Onigiri is a Japanese comfort food made from steamed rice formed into the typical triangular, ball, or cylinder shapes and usually wrapped with nori(dried seaweed). Stuffed with a a variety of fillings and flavors, these rice balls make an ideal quick snack and are a fun alternative to sandwitches for lunch.

  • Sukiyaki


    Sukiyaki is completely different; the food is cooked in a sweet and salty soy sauce based broth and full of bold flavors straight from the pot. Besides the broth, the pot used to cook sukiyaki is also quite different from shabu shabu. Traditionally it is cooked in a cast iron pot while Shabu Shabu is cooked in a Japanese clay pot called donabe (土鍋), and the thinly sliced beef (but slightly thicker than shabu shabu meat) are seared first in the pot before adding the ingredients and broth. Despite having different flavor and cooking utensils, most Sukiyaki ingredients are similar to Shabu Shabu, such as leafy vegetables, tofu, shiitake mushrooms, and so on.

  • 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.

Cooking Class Information

You can experience a wide range of dishes, from popular ones to those commonly eaten by Japanese on a daily basis.

All the dishes are prepared entirely from scratch.

If you have specific requests beyond the menu, I can also prepare those dishes for you.

I also cater to vegetarian and vegan dishes, so please feel free to let me know.

I hope you can experience Japan through these dishes.

About Host



★★★★★ (2)

Hello, thank you for checking out my profile.
My name is MIRAI.
I live in Toyama Prefecture, a region in Japan.

Toyama Prefecture is known for its incredibly delicious fish.
You can also enjoy local dishes that you wouldn't typically find in the city.

Wouldn't it be fun to cook together?
Beginners in cooking are also more than welcome!


The closest station

Higashi Toyama

How to get to the station?

From Toyama Station: 10mins

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

Alice LEPOUZE, France


Our cooking experience with Mirai was wonderful! Mirai has excellent English skills and he warmly welcomed us in his place! We enjoyed greatly our evening together and learned new Japanese dishes! Thank you very much for the great time!

May 2024


Response from MIRAI
Thank you for your kind comment. I am very happy that you chose Toyama for your first trip to Japan. Enjoy the rest of your travels in Japan!

Era Farnsworth, United States of America


Shimoji or Miraishimoji did a great job. He was patient, careful and planned a delicious menu: sashimi, udon, chawan mushi and tempura. Everything was delicious and we learned a lot, even though we cook a lot of Japanese food. He is a competent

May 2024


Response from MIRAI
Thank you for the wonderful review. I also learned a lot from you through the cooking experience. Thank you for the good time. Enjoy your travels!

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Response from MIRAI

FAQ about Experience Japanese regional cuisine | Cooking class by MIRAI

  • Is Experience Japanese regional cuisine available for vegans?

    Yes, Experience Japanese regional cuisine has a vegan option.

  • How to get to the place where Experience Japanese regional cuisine being held?

    Please go to Higashi Toyama which takes 10 mins from Toyama Station. Then MIRAI (host) will pick you up there!

  • How long is this cooking class by MIRAI?

    Duration of this cooking class is 3 hours.

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

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

  • Is Experience Japanese regional cuisine available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Experience Japanese regional cuisine has a vegetarian option.

  • How much does it cost to join Experience Japanese regional cuisine?

    It costs 6000 per person.

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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