Tokyo Cooking Class
Japanese Vegan & gluten free Buddhist Cuisine Cooking Class (Shojin Ryori )

Vegan Shojin ryori   Setagaya Tokyo
★★★★★ 4


Pick Up


3 hours

Max 3 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

Main dish made by tofu, vegetables etc.
Shiitake mushroom like abalone
Tofu grilled between lotus root slices
Tofu like Unagi etc.

Sesame tofu

Seasonal vegetable dish
ex. Green leafy vegetable and grilled mushroom

Mashed tofu and seasonal vegetable salad

Pickled seasonal vegetable

Seasonal vegetable soup
ex. Kenchin-jiru
Japanese tofu and vegetable chowder

We start from milling rice and you have a choice of white, half milled etc. You can learn how to make delicious rice with a pot, not a rice cooker.

Japanese tea

I use natural seasonings made with traditional methods for my cooking.

  • 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

This cooking class starts with an introduction of Buddhist cuisine.
The class includes many tips for Japanese cooking. You can learn how to make Japanese soup stock, cook Japanese rice with a pot and make typical Buddhist cuisine dishes.

I am happy to arrange dishes If you have a specific request for your food and will teach you how to substitute with other ingredients. However, please note that there is a possibility of contamination and please refrain from taking the class if you have a severe allergy or you are strict believers.

About Host



★★★★★ (4)

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I am a certified cooking instructor in a Japanese cooking school in English. I especially focus on teaching and cooking for people who have food restrictions so that everyone can enjoy food at the same table. One time, I had many restrictions in my diet such as wheat, milk, eggs, soy beans, and also experienced attending to foreign employees with allergy and religious background when I used to work for a foreign company in Japan.  In the midst of all this, I could not forget the warm hospitality and cooking classes I had during my trips, and decided that I would like to return this gratitude to the foreigners visiting and living in Japan . Since then, while studying medicinal cooking, shojin ryori, macrobiotic, vegan, and vegetarian cooking, I have been cooking and supervising menus at organic cafes and food stores, selling gluten-free and vegan medicinal lunch and dinner boxes, and researching healthy cooking that can be enjoyed by everyone in various backgrounds.

I live in Oyamadai which is a peaceful and cozy area  just 20 minutes from Shibuya by train. We Todoroki canyon and Kuhonbutu temples are walking distance and also you can enjoy shopping in Jiyugaoka. 

I am happy to arrange food you would like to eat depending on your request and looking forward to sharing our food culture with you.


The closest station

Oyamadai Station

How to get to the station?

From Shibuya: 20mins

Exact location provided after booking.

Reviews of Cooking Class

Shaddi , United States of America


Yuka is the most sweetest person alive. She puts a lot of effort into getting the best ingredients for the class. She is also very patient and very passionate. She kind enough to answer any questions I had, and made recommendations for substitutions at home. She is very knowledgeable in buddhist cuisine and was willing to share her rare/special ingredients for our class. I’m so happy I was able to take this class and highly recommend it for anyone looking for vegetarian/vegan cooking in Tokyo!

Apr 2024


Response from Yuka
Thank you very much for taking my cooking class. It was a very lovely time cooking with you who love flowers and animals. You are the most challenging guest and am looking forward to hearing the results of your trial for making rice bran pickles. Looking forward to seeing you for advanced Shojin Ryori class when you come back to Japan

Jennifer, United States of America


We had a wonderful time with Yuka. She is knowledgeable about Japanese temple cuisine, the menu she designed with care, seasonal, perfectly balanced, and done in such a way that one can recreate this at home. Would recommend highly

Apr 2024


Response from Yuka
Thank you very much for taking my cooking class. It was a very nice peaceful time cooking with you and Yuni. I hope you could serve some of today's menu at your home party. Looking forward to seeing you again in another cooking class sometime soon.

Sofia, France


I had a lovely time cooking with Yuka and would definitely recommend the experience to anyone eager to learn more about Japanese cuisine. I have been living in Japan for 2 years but I still find myself struggling in the supermarkets ailes when grocery shopping. All the products are so different from what I know and from what I am used to cook with... Yuka was very kind and patient and has taught me a lot about all the different japanese condiments, vegetables and sauces that I never dared to try before because I had no idea what they were! Thank you Yuka for this grocery experience! Using the ingredients we bought together, we then headed up to the kitchen for the shoujin ryouri class! This is the kind of cuisine that you rarely get a chance to experience, even living in Japan and let alone get the chance to cook it yourself! I am very grateful that this kind of class exists. I was amazed to discover how the ingredients we bought were brought to life in such lovely plates! At first, I was doubtful of the unagi imitation using sticky potatoes but it was delicious and really convincing!! I will definitely try it again at home. Thank you Yuka for sharing part of your culture and passion with me!

Jan 2024


Response from Yuka
Thank you very much for joining my cooking class. I really enjoyed cooking with you and am very glad to hear that my class was useful for someone like you who has been living in Japan and you could have new ideas and experience about Japanese cuisine.

Maxime, France


I had an amazing time cooking with Yuka! Exploring Buddhist cuisine and the temple was fascinating. We cooked up a fantastic vegan unagi, and I got to discover lots of new vegetables. Thanks again!

Jan 2024


Response from Yuka
Thank you very much for having interest in my cooking classes and coming back with your friend. I am very glad to hear that this basic class was a good introduction for you about Buddhist cuisine (Shojin Ryori)  and about Japanese seasonal vegetables✨.

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Response from Yuka

FAQ about Japanese Vegan & gluten free Buddhist Cuisine Cooking Class (Shojin Ryori ) | Cooking class by Yuka

  • Is Japanese Vegan & gluten free Buddhist Cuisine Cooking Class (Shojin Ryori ) available for vegans?

    Yes, Japanese Vegan & gluten free Buddhist Cuisine Cooking Class (Shojin Ryori ) has a vegan option.

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

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

  • Is Japanese Vegan & gluten free Buddhist Cuisine Cooking Class (Shojin Ryori ) available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Japanese Vegan & gluten free Buddhist Cuisine Cooking Class (Shojin Ryori ) has a vegetarian option.

  • How much does it cost to join Japanese Vegan & gluten free Buddhist Cuisine Cooking Class (Shojin Ryori )?

    It costs 12000 per person.

  • How long is this cooking class by Yuka?

    Duration of this cooking class is 3 hours.

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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