Saitama Cooking Class
Anime characters lunchbox class

★★★★★ 19


Pick Up


2.5 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

・Anime Character Bento (Japanese Lunch Box)

Anime that is one of Japanese culture. How about packing that character into a lunchbox and boasting to your friends? Let's make a fun, fun to watch, eat and tasty character bento together! Everyone can participate as I will teach skills that can be easily created!

About Host



★★★★★ (19)

I have experience as a lecturer in a cooking class for foreigners, and I've taught Japanese food and character lunch boxes to many foreign guests. In August 2017, I participated in the International Character Lunch box Contest and won the prize.
I've helped Make a Wish, the volunteer organization that makes the world's largest dreams come true, by carrying out character lunch box lessons for a Make a Wish child.

During lesson time, I will teach you some fun cooking skills, including children and beginners, can make with an explanation that's easy to understand.

How It Works

Step1 Cook


Visit a Japanese local's home and learn to cook their specialty.

Step2 Enjoy your meal!


Eat the authentic homemade Japanese meal with your Japanese host. Take the opportunity to have a genuine conversation with a local Japanese Person.


The closest station

Shinden Station

How to get to the station?

From Akihabara Station : 35mins

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

Matt, United States of America


Yoshie is a very friendly woman. We enjoyed our time with her. My girlfriend was having issues making the Hello Kitty, and she took the time to help her out. We have picked up some new cooking tips. Thank you, Yoshie for your time.

Jul 2019

Rhian, United Kingdom


Yoshie was absolutely fantastic. She took us through the bento-making process step by step and was really encouraging. We were thrilled with our Pikachu boxes and would definitely recommend.

Jun 2019

Michael, United States of America


The cooking class will be definitely one of the highlights of my Japan trip. Yoshie picked me up from the train station and we went through a Japanese supermarket to pick up some ingredients. I learned how to make egg flower bouqets, tako & kani sausages, Totori rice & onigiri, and more. I also got to meet her daughter and see what life in Japanese suburbs is like. Also Yoshie was a great conversationalist and I enjoyed our chat. I hope to be back again sometime!

May 2019

Sallie, United States of America


Thank you Yoshie for a great experience! My husband and two kids (ages 7 and 9) really enjoyed making the lunchboxes and learning so many things about Japanese cuisine. We would recommend this!

Apr 2019

Lexi, United Kingdom


What a fantastic experience! It was so kind of Yoshie to adapt the Totoro bento for us as we are vegan and it was delicious! We are home in the UK now and have been continuing to practice! Lunch boxes will never be dull again! Thank you Yoshie for a memorable experience! x

Apr 2019

Patrick, Germany


Hi Yoshie, thank you for that great day. It was a great experience of japanese culture with many insider informations. We had so much fun in creating that bento boxes. You where a wondelful host. We always felt very welcome. Hope to see you soon again for another class. Patrick

Apr 2019

Lucy, United Kingdom


Thank you so much for hosting us for bento box making. We had a fantastic time with you and it was great fun to make Pikachu! ^_^

Apr 2019



Host is very nice, Yoshie-sensei is very polite and friendly. We have a great time today, Yoshie-sensei course is amazing. I recommended all of you to make your own Charaben and doing Hanami. It will be one of the best experience in Japan. Thank you, ネット

Apr 2019

sara bosich, Italy


Amazing experience!! We had a lot of fun cooking with Yoshie...she has been really nice and really competent in cooking and shaping the bento. I felt as cooking with a friend. I definitely would suggest her cooking class to everybody. I will surely book another time with her as soon as I get the chance. Thankyou Yoshie

Mar 2019

Michie, Japan


It was so much fun making Kyara-ben. We had a great time! It was the best cooking class we've ever had. Thank you, Yoshie-san, for your patience and kindness. Much Aloha from Todd and Michie

Mar 2019

Regina, Singapore


Yoshie has been a wonderful host and teacher to me. I was very glad to have found her to teach me bento-making that rainy day. The lesson is not very tough and easy to understand. Also, i enjoyed my time conversing with Yoshie during the lesson and have many nice memories to bring home with me. A highly recommended experience to any travellers to Japan!

Mar 2018

Samm Diep, United States of America


Yoshie was absolutely delightful! Her English was very good. The boxes we made were super cute and delicious. Strongly recommend as a beginner bento making course for anyone who is interested!

Feb 2019

Johanna, United States of America


Best vegan bento class in Tokyo! ♥ Had a wonderful time with Yoshie! She is so warm, friendly and accommodating and really made an effort to make me the happiest bento box eater in Tokyo! ^‿^ She listened to all my requests and catered for me so well even though I am strictly vegan, gluten-free, asked for brown rice instead of white and also don’t eat sugar (all of which is really hard to find in Japan!). As you can tell by the pictures she is really knowledgeable in kawaii bentos and the result was SO cute! And tasty! ^‿^ Additionally Yoshie really is the best host and it was equally nice to just sit and chat with her because she is so kind! For vegans and vegetarians this is a must! Though I recommend EVERYONE to go! Definitely the highlight of my Tokyo trip! ♥

Jan 2018

Rosmala, Indonesia


It was a fun class! Yoshie-san taught me a lot of things, not only about the cooking but also about japanese culture. I thought it will be difficult to make character bento, but Yoshie-san make an easy tutorial so I can make it with an easy way. I really recommend this class for everyone who interested in making character bento in an easy ways and fun atmosphere.

Nov 2018

Joanna, United States of America


Thanks Yoshie for the wonderful experience! We had so much fun today making the Pikachu bento. Our daughter Tori left there feeling super happy she won’t stop talking about it. :-) Thank you so much for being so considerate for making the day extra special for her.

Nov 2018

Jessica , America


My friend and I had a kyaraben lesson with Yoshie-san. We spent a lovely and wonderful moment with her. We did a very cute Totoro lunch box, I was so pride of me to able to do it. It was easy to communicate with her, so I would recommend her.

Sep 2018

Aurélie, France


We spent a wonderful time with Yoshie-san. She taught us how make a (cute) Totoro bento. Nothing difficult so even a child can participate. Also, it was easy to communicate with her before and during the cooking class, so never lost.

Sep 2018

Ying , Hong Kong


It was fun making the lunch box with friends and Yoshie san. Good to learn the basic yet very useful skills in the kitchen!

July 2018

Rodrigo, Brazil


Awesome experience. We (myself, wife and 2 teenage daughters) loved it! Thanks Yoshie for the awesome experience!

July 2018

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