Saitama Cooking Class
Bilingual Totoro Cute Character Bento cooking Class



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2 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

Holiday Special!
During December, children under 12 can come along and help make bentos with their parents for free!
Why not make this a family event?

*1 free child per 1 paying adult

For about $69 US dollors, youcan learn how to make cute character bentos while experiencing a real Japanese home.

Totoro Bento is not just cute, but healthy!
Japanese bento's are well thought out so people can enjoy a well balanced meal.


Totoro Onigiri - sesame rice
Tamagoyaki- egg omlet
flowers - cheese
octopus sausage - pork sausage
heart ham - pork ham
karaage - fried chicken

Ingredients may change depending on the season.

  • 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.

  • Karaage


    Japanese fried chicken, karaage is made by marinating bite-size pieces of chicken in sake, soy sauce, ginger and garlic before coating them generously with potato starch. When fried, the starch turns into an ultra crispy shell encasing a flavorful juicy bite of chicken. Absolutely great with beer.

  • 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.

Cooking Class Information

In resent years, Japanese Character Bento, known as "Chara-ben" a kind of bento which shapes rice and side dishes into cute characters, became a new and unique culture of Japan.

In this plan, we will be using fresh ingredients of the season, making Tamagoyaki (egg omelets), octopus shaped sausages, and making Totoro onigiri. Cutting seaweed so that it looks like faces of the character is so much fun. We will teach you how to pack a balanced meal but still make it look cute.

When it is all done, we can take pictures and show it off!

Included in the package
Pick up at the station (8 min walk)
Cooking lesson with translator.
English Recipe
Bento box to take home!

We hope you can join us and enjoy a character bento making experience in Japan!

What you will do

Let's meet at the station!

1. Let's meet at the station!

We will pick you up at the station. Sayama Shi station is just a 10min train ride from the famous Kawagoe City, or if you are coming from Tokyo, it is about 50 min from Shinjuku or 40 min from Ikebukuro.

2. Welcome!

We will explain the recipe while you settle down over a cup of tea.

About Host

host-Miina & Yumi

Miina & Yumi

Welcome to our Cute Bento cooking class!
Our class is just a 10 min train ride from the famous Kawagoe city. Why not stop by for a quick lesson and enjoy your own Bento for lunch or snack before or after visiting the beautiful Kawagoe City.
Or it is about a 45-50min train ride from Shinjuku or Ikebukuro.

Enjoy a unique vacation experience by learning how to make cute bentos in a Japanese home!

I Yumi, will be supporting our Chef as a translator and assistant so don't worry if you don't speak Japanese!

Chef Miina has worked as a personal chef for families in Tokyo catering to many needs. She loves making people happy trough food and would love to be part of creating enjoyable memories for every one coming all this way to visit Japan.


The closest station

Sayamashi Station

How to get to the station?

From Shinjuku : 45mins

Free pick up service

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

Exact location provided after booking.

FAQ about Bilingual Totoro Cute Character Bento cooking Class | Cooking class by Miina & Yumi

  • How long is this cooking class by Miina & Yumi?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2 hours.

  • How to get to the place where Bilingual Totoro Cute Character Bento cooking Class being held?

    Please go to Sayamashi Station which takes 45 mins from Shinjuku . Then Miina & Yumi (host) will pick you up there!

  • What is the maximum capacity of Miina & Yumi's cooking class?

    Up to 4 people can join Miina & Yumi's cooking class.

  • How much does it cost to join Bilingual Totoro Cute Character Bento cooking Class?

    It costs 9000 per person.

  • Is Bilingual Totoro Cute Character Bento cooking Class available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Bilingual Totoro Cute Character Bento cooking Class has a vegetarian option.

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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