Saitama Cooking Class
Shokado Bento

★★★★★ 9


Pick Up


3 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

③Japanese side dishes

  • 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.

Cooking Class Information

Let’s try SHOKADO BENTO, a traditional Japanese bento box, originated from KAISEKI dish, for special occasion. The box is separated into small sectors where you will cook and place different type of specialities of sashimi, baked dish, stewed dish, fried dish and rice beautifully.
Cooking take place at my home. You will learn cooking in a very friendly and amicable atmosphere.

About Host



★★★★★ (9)

Hi, my name is Masumi.
My hobby is cooking. I am enjoying cooking for my family every day.
Time to time, I plan and serve for lunch or dinner party with my friends at home. I can cook 7 to 9 kinds of dishes, within 2 hours.
As I love cooking too much, I have started to work as a professional housekeeping and cooking staff.

I have lived in Germany and Singapore for almost 10 years as my husband was working there.
I had a lot of opportunity to learn different type of local food. They are now one of my favorite repertoire.
It was also great fun to teach how to cook Japanese dishes to the local friends.

My belief is that people will become friend much easier if cook and eat together.
Why don’t you cook with me and enjoy the dishes together?

You are always welcome!


The closest station

Shin- koshigaya station

How to get to the station?

From Kitasenju station: 15mins

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

Kylie Keegan, Australia


This was the first time we had used airkitche, usually going to traditional group cooking classes when we travel. The experience was wonderful, with a variety of different dishes which included my children's favourite Japanese foods, onigiri and rolled omelette. While the food was good and learning how to make the food was excellent, the really bonus of this experience was the company of Masumi. She is a delight to speak to a spend time in and she genuinely lovely spending time with us and in particular my children. After lunch she sat down and taught my children a Japanese card game and they played many rounds enjoying each other company. While other people can teach you to cook, if you want a real cultural experience while you are travelling, then you should

Dec 2022


Response from masumi
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I was really excited with your family. Your children are so cute and I am very glad to hear that they learn Japanese. We talked about various topics. I was very interested in your talking. If you come again to Japan, please let me know. We’ll make “Ramen and Gyoza” together. Thank you so much for coming and nice review .

Andrea, Germany


I really enjoyed cooking with Masumi. After a short walk from the station, we arrived at her flat, which with better weather would have provided me with my first view of Mount Fuji. After a short introduction we started cooking. In a very charming mix of three languages, Masumi explained and answered my questions. Afterwards we ate and talked. This included her teaching me some more japanese phrases. Overall, I can fully recommend booking with Masumi!

Mar 2020


Response from masumi
I'm very sorry I didn't reply to your message quickly. I have closed my site of Air kitchen long time because of Corona. Now I read your message. Thank you very much. If you come to Japan again, please come to my house again.

Kelsy, United States of America


My husband and I loved our experience learning to cook from Masumi! It was fun and very DELICIOUS. We will try out these recipes at home and hope it will come out just as good as Masumi’s cooking.

Mar 2020


Response from masumi
I'm very sorry I didn't reply to your e-mail quickly. I have closed my site of Air Kitchen very long time because of corona. I'm very happy to read your message. If you come again to Japan, please let me know. I would like to send you some pictures which I took.

Marcus, Germany


We had a very lovely evening with Masumi and her daughter. it was easy to get there by public transportation and from there it was only a 5min walk to her place. We were cooking for a Bentobox and Masumi brought us closer to this part of the Japanese cuisine. The food was very good and we might be able to cook some of the dishes back home. we felt very much at home and it was a great experience. the communication before and in the evening was no problem and we had a lot of fun exchanging cultural differences. thanks for this highlight of our trip to japan.

Nov 2019


Response from masumi
Thank you for the lovely review. I’m happy to read it! It was really nice and fun time for us too. I’m glad if it was good choice to spend your girlfriend’s birthday dinner. Did you try cooking by yourself? If you need some advice, I’m always happy to help you! I’m looking forward to cooking with you again! Let’s keep in touch each other.

David, United Kingdom


Hi Masumi-san My daughter and I had a great time cooking, eating and chatting with you. We loved the informal and relaxed environment and you put us at ease right from the start. You are a great cook and very informative. We picked up many tips and ideas and we can’t wait to try the recipes at home. We would recommend to anyone looking for an authentic Japanese experience away from the tourist crowds! ありがとごぞいました Dave and Lizzie!

Sep 2019


Response from masumi
Thank you so much for your very kind review. I am very happy to read it. I also enjoyed to cook and talk with you. You and your daughter have good relationship. If you have any questions when you cook Japanese dishes, please ask me. We will keep in touch each other always.

Gwen, Belgium


Dear Masumi, Thank you so much for this wonderful experience. You're not only a great cook, but also a great teacher and a very warm person ! This was also a great exchange of cultural habits and specificities. In the meantime we could try out the bento box cooking a couple of times ourselves, and thanks to your tricks, it really isn't that difficult (although there is definitely still room for improvement (-: ) The fact that you speak so good English did help of course. Again, thank you so much. This experience was definitely a topper of our trip to Japan ! Warm regards, Gwen

Aug 2019


Response from masumi
Dear Gwen, Now I could read your very warm review. Thank you so much! I'm very glad to hear that you cooked for your bento box by yourself. If you come again, please let me know. I would like to keep in touch with you.

Meggie, United States of America


Masumi, you were a great host and our family enjoyed you so much! Thanks for walking us to and from the JR station and for teaching us to cook such amazing food.

Jul 2019


Response from masumi
Hi Meggie, How have you been? Did you cook Japanese dishes at home? If you have any questions, please ask me. I will answer them as soon as possible. Next year I would like to visit my daughter, so we will be able to meet again. I would like to keep in touch with you.

Tanja, Germany


We had a great time at Masumi's. She is a wonderful host and we felt comfortable from the very start. Learning to cook all the different dishes for the Bento was really exciting and showed us a lot about japanese cooking. Would definitely do other courses with Masumi, too, as she is a great cook and can highly recommend for everyone who wants to enjoy an authentic and relaxing event!

May 2019


Response from masumi
Hi, Tanja How have you been? Did you cook Japanese dishes? If you any questions, please send me a mail. I will answer them as soon as possible. If you come again, please let me know. I would like to teach you whatever you want to make, for example ramen, gyoza, curry etc.

Leslie, Germany


We had a great time cooking with Masumi-san! She is an amazing cook and help us understand the concept behind the Japanese cooking. She is a lovely host and a very kind person and we can truly recommend her. Anyone will enjoy a great meal and interesting Conversations. If we visit Tokyo again we will make another great memory with Masumi!

Mar 2019


Response from masumi
How have you been? Did you cook Japanese dishes? If you have any questions, please ask me. I will teach you how to make. I hope you love Japanese food and culture. If you come again, please let me know. I would like to keep in touch with you.

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Response from masumi

FAQ about Shokado Bento | Cooking class by masumi

  • Is Shokado Bento available for vegans?

    Yes, Shokado Bento has a vegan option.

  • How to get to the place where Shokado Bento being held?

    Please go to Shin- koshigaya station which takes 15 mins from Kitasenju station. Then masumi (host) will pick you up there!

  • How long is this cooking class by masumi?

    Duration of this cooking class is 3 hours.

  • Is Shokado Bento available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Shokado Bento has a vegetarian option.

  • How much does it cost to join Shokado Bento?

    It costs 5000 per person.

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

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

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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