Osaka Cooking Class
Let's make rice balls! Let's make tempura! Matcha (tea ceremony) Japanese sweets (vegan acceptable)

Tempura Tea Ceremony   Osaka
★★★★★ 2


Pick Up


2.5 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

◎Onigiri: Prepare ingredients such as     salmon, cod roe, tuna, umeboshi, and bonito flakes.

◎Tempura: prawn, seasonal vegetables

◎Miso soup: tofu, seaweed, fried tofu

◎We will make the above 3 dishes together.

◎I will prepare 2 other side dishes.

◎Japanese sweets

◎Matcha:You can experience a casual-style tea ceremony

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, we will make rice balls using your favorite ingredients.

We’ll also make tempura and miso soup.

Here are some other Japanese home-cooked dishes .

I will teach you to make it easily when you return to your country.

Let's have fun making it and eating it happily while chatting:)

★If there are any foods you can't eat, please tell me in advance.

★This class is acceptable for vegans.
Vegan policy for my class as follows,

(1) As my class, we have not received vegan certification by a third-party organization

(2) My kitchen is not exclusively for vegans because it also cooks general meals

(3) Animal products and seafood are not used in the soup stock

The classroom is 8-minute walk from Nagai Subway Station near Nagai Park.

TeamLab(digital art)is held at Nagai Park.

I think it's a good idea to go to teamLab after the lesson!

What you will do

Meeting at the station

1. Meeting at the station

Take the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line to Nagai station. I'll be waiting in front of the ticket office near Exit5 of Nagai station 15minutes before the starting time. It's an 8-minute walk from the station to my house. Nagai station is about 20 minutes from Umeda subway station and about 15 minutes from Namba station.

Welcome drink and explain about today's lesson

2. Welcome drink and explain about today's lesson

When you get my house, the first thing you should do is wash your hands. And please have a welcome drink. Hot or cold tea and mineral water are available. If you like, please try green juice. Green juice is a well-known healthy drink in Japan. And then I'll explain you about today's lesson.

3. Make miso soup

Take the broth and prepare the ingredients

Make rice balls

4. Make rice balls

Rice is pre-cooked. Add your favorite ingredients and make into favorite shape.

Make Tempura

5. Make Tempura

Anyway, let' try some freshly fried tempura!!

6. Anyway, let' try some freshly fried tempura!!

Let's eat freshly made tempura,rice balls or something,while chatting with everyone.
Finally, enjoy the matcha

7. Let's eat freshly made tempura,rice balls or something,while chatting with everyone. Finally, enjoy the matcha

About Host



★★★★★ (2)

All cooking classes by Hitomi

Hello, I'm Hitomi.

When I used to live in Singapore, the United States, and Taiwan, I really loved to eat the food of those countries.

This time, I would like to introduce my favorite Japanese cuisine to foreigners.

I hope that you will make my classroom one of the memories of your trip.

And the next time you come to Japan, please come as my family:)


The closest station

Nagai Station

How to get to the station?

From Osaka 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

Anna, Germany


Our cooking class with Hitomi was fantastic. Her husband Ted picked us up at the station, at their family house we were greeted warmly with tea and sweets. Hitomi was very well prepared and guided us through the steps of preparation clearly and in great English. We learned a lot and were also able to ask more questions about Japanese cuisine and ingredients. We made miso soup, varies tempura and onigiri, and spontaneously even some tamagoyaki! We ended up with so much food that we couldn't eat it all for dinner, so Hitomi and her daughter lovingly packed it for us to take on our journey. We highly recommend a cooking class with Hitomi, as for a few hours you become part of a Japanese family and get to experience traditional Japanese home cooking :)

Mar 2024


Response from Hitomi
Thank you so much for coming to my class. We had a great time . Did yu enjoy my lessons? I'm very happy to have the warm review. It was very good memory for me. Please come again We'll be waiting for you.

Charlotte Maden, United Kingdom


Our cooking experience with Hitomi and her family was wonderful! They made us feel welcomed and extra special. We learnt a lot from watching Hitomi in the kitchen and she is an excellent teacher. We were truly spoilt with lots of delicious traditional japanenese food. Make sure you come with an empty belly! Overall a fantastically memorable experience.

Mar 2024


Response from Hitomi
Nice to meet Ethan and charlotte. We had a very happy time. I am delighted that you cook japanese food in your country. Hope to see you soon. We'll be waiting. Take care.

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Response from Hitomi

FAQ about Let's make rice balls! Let's make tempura! Matcha (tea ceremony) Japanese sweets (vegan acceptable) | Cooking class by Hitomi

  • How to get to the place where Let's make rice balls! Let's make tempura! Matcha (tea ceremony) Japanese sweets (vegan acceptable) being held?

    Please go to Nagai Station which takes 20 mins from Osaka Station. Then Hitomi (host) will pick you up there!

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

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

  • How long is this cooking class by Hitomi?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

  • How much does it cost to join Let's make rice balls! Let's make tempura! Matcha (tea ceremony) Japanese sweets (vegan acceptable)?

    It costs 5500 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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