Tochigi Cooking Class
Traditional Organic Japanese Mochi Class!!



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4.5 hours

Max 8 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

① Pesticide-free rice in a clay pot
② Let's bake pesticide-free rice cakes
③ Oshiruko, a traditional Japanese sweet
④ Unlimited reading of Japanese manga and anime

My family has connections with local farmers, and our commitment is to live a healthy life without using pesticides.

Let's enjoy Japan's traditional, delicious, and healthy food culture together.

【Introduction to our equipment】
We own many famous Japanese manga and anime such as One Piece and Naruto, so you can watch them as much as you like! These comics are written in Japanese, so it's a great deal for those who are studying Japanese! Because you can enjoy illustrations from your favorite manga while studying Japanese.
If you have difficulty with Japanese, I will support you.
There are also limited edition goods that are no longer on sale.

Enjoy cooking for multiple people in the island-style kitchen.

You can see the garden from the Japanese-style room, so enjoy green tea and the view.

  • 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.

  • 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

【Mochi baking experience】
At our class,we contract directly with farmers to provide handmade mochi.
The farmer I have a contract with has been featured on TV, and the rice he produces is very famous in Japan and is a rare rice that is difficult to obtain.
The mochi he makes is incredibly soft and delicious, and once you try it, you'll be hooked.

Let's try grilling it using the traditional Japanese method.

Toppings include cheese, seaweed, soy sauce, and anything else you request!

There are endless ways to enjoy mochi!✨️

【Special Rice Cooking Experience in an Earthen Pot】
We offer an experience to cook special, pesticide-free rice in a traditional earthen pot. We aim to share the profound taste of this premium rice with guests from all over the world. Enjoy the exceptional flavor created by high-quality ingredients and age-old cooking methods.

oshiruko with green tea as an after-meal dessert.
When it comes to sweets in Japan, it's adzuki beans. The combination of warm and sweet red bean soup with soft mochi is a classic taste of the Kumakura family.

About Host

Hi! I’m Akiko Kumakura. I have many friends who live in other countries. I’ve been working in a travel agency, and my customers are mainly visitors, so I can speak English fluently. If you’re interested in shrines and temples, I’ll explain about them because I’ve worked at a famous temple.

Check out my Instagram @akikoord_

My father had esophageal cancer, but after eating pesticide-free rice from farmers for two years, he successfully prevented the cancer from coming back.✨️

We want you to experience Japanese food culture that uses delicious, healthy, pesticide-free rice and mochi purchased directly from farmers.


The closest station

JR Utsunomiya Station

How to get to the station?

From Tokyo Station: 60mins

Free pick up service

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

Exact location provided after booking.

FAQ about Traditional Organic Japanese Mochi Class!! | Cooking class by Akiko

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

    Up to 8 people can join Akiko's cooking class.

  • How long is this cooking class by Akiko?

    Duration of this cooking class is 4.5 hours.

  • Is Traditional Organic Japanese Mochi Class!! available for vegans?

    Yes, Traditional Organic Japanese Mochi Class!! has a vegan option.

  • How much does it cost to join Traditional Organic Japanese Mochi Class!!?

    It costs 1000 per person.

  • How to get to the place where Traditional Organic Japanese Mochi Class!! being held?

    Please go to JR Utsunomiya Station which takes 60 mins from Tokyo Station. Then Akiko (host) will pick you up there!

  • Is Traditional Organic Japanese Mochi Class!! available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Traditional Organic Japanese Mochi 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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