Tokyo Cooking Class
Learn Japanese Desserts (Wagashi) from a chef

Wagashi   Shibuya, Tokyo
★★★★★ 24

House

Pick Up

Vegetarian

2.5 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting






Cooking Class Menu

Japanese Desserts "Wagashi" (Nerikiri), Matcha Green Tea

  • 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

In this experience, you will be able to make beautiful "Wagashi" - traditional Japanese confectionery - and taste them together with matcha green tea. Tea will be served in traditional tea bowls of my collections which I use at the tea ceremony.

You will learn how to make nerikiri (dough) from scratch. Then tint the dough and make three types of seasonal confectioneries. After you make, you will enjoy Wagashi with matcha green tea which I will serve in my cozy dining room.

During the lesson, I will teach you not only about creation techniques, but also about cultural stories behind the confectionaries.  Every participant will receive a copy of the recipe in English.

Please visit my IG (misswagashi) for my Wagashi creations!


What you will do


Meet at the station

1. Meet at the station

I will meet you at the station and we will walk to my home together!

A walk to my home.

2. A walk to my home.

My home is located in a beautiful residential area. We'll enjoy a walk along a nice comfortable street for 10 minutes. You will find lots of greenery and sakura (cherry blossoms) on the way.

Briefing about today's menu

3. Briefing about today's menu

I will briefly explain about what we will make today!

Dough making from scratch!

4. Dough making from scratch!

I will teach you how to make the dough from scratch. You will make the dough first and then learn how to tint the color. Unlike other classes, this class is not just molding and shaping!

Shaping into flowers!

5. Shaping into flowers!

I will teach you how to use the tool first! And then, we will shape the dough into flowers!!

Photo time!!

6. Photo time!!

Let's take photos of your beautiful creations!

It's tea time!!

7. It's tea time!!

I will serve you a bowl of matcha. The bowls I use has been passed generations. Let's enjoy our tea time! As a foodie, I will share about my recommendations on shops and restaurants too! You will receive a copy of recipe.


About Host


host-Mai

Mai

★★★★★ (24)

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Hi! This is Mai!

I am a chef, professional cooking teacher of the largest culinary school in Asia, and write articles on traditional Japanese cuisine as a food writer.

My passion is to make traditional Japanese confectionery into my original style and spread this culture to visitors from all over the world!

As an experienced cooking teacher, I will teach you how to make perfect pieces of desserts step by step! Let's have a great time together at my kitchen in Tokyo!

Visit my Instagram (@misswagasghi)


Area



The closest station

Yoyogi Uehara Station




How to get to the station?

From Shinjuku Station: 5mins




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

Julie, France

★★★★★

Very nice experience! Mai was a superb host!

Oct 2019


Jun Kai, Singapore

★★★★★

Great wagashi making experience with Mai! She was very patient with us and was very helpful and a great teacher. Overall an amazing experience that everyone should try.

Nov 2019


Jun Kai, Singapore

★★★★★

Great wagashi making experience with Mai! She was very patient with us and was very helpful and a great teacher. Overall an amazing experience that everyone should try.

Nov 2019


Brayden, United States of America

★★★★★

So much fun! Me and my girlfriend live close by and my Mom was coming to visit, so we wanted to try something new, and I am so glad that we did. Mai is an awesome teacher and super energetic. Awesome experience!

Nov 2019


Greg, Singapore

★★★★★

Amazing and friendly host..highly recommend. Irie sensei was patient and very detailed in her explanations and made the whole experience worthwhile.

Oct 2019


hadas, Israel

★★★★★

Had a great time:) Learned a lot about japan and was really happy to have met such a wonderful person :) Hopefully we will meet again Thanks Hadas

Oct 2019


Ingrid, United States of America

★★★★★

Mai is an excellent teacher! We loved making wagashi with her in Tokyo! I highly recommend this experience.

Oct 2019


Queenie, Hong Kong

★★★★★

We enjoyed the wagashi making class by Mai so much!! She is a patient, caring and cheerful teacher, shared with us the skills of making wagashi and some Japanese culture. Highly recommended if you want a relaxing and fruitful time in Tokyo.

Sep 2019


Nadalia shofia, Indonesia

★★★★★

Mai was wonderful host. She is very informative, warm n gives examples well. I enjoyed the class very much. Its a recommended class while you are in Tokyo.

Sep 2019


Brenda, Canada

★★★★★

Our wagashi class with Mai was perfect. We appreciated her taking the time to meet us at the station and to host us in her home. Mai is a very friendly hostess who enjoys meeting and teaching people from all over the world. It was a special treat, not only how to learn to make the candies, but to enjoy with matcha tea which Mai prepared for us. This was a fabulous way to spend 2 hours and learn something new and different. Thank you, Mai!

Sep 2019


May, Singapore

★★★★★

I had so much fun learning wagashi from Mai-san! She is patience, helpful and cheerful. Love this exclusive experience in her cozy apartment, would love to come back for other classes when I am in Tokyo again!!! Recommend this to anyone who is interested in making wagashi :)

Sep 2019


May, Singapore

★★★★★

I had so much fun learning wagashi from Mai-san! She is patience, helpful and cheerful. Love this exclusive experience in her cozy apartment, would love to come back for other classes when I am in Tokyo again!!! Recommend this to anyone who is interested in making wagashi :)

Sep 2019


Debora, Ecuador

★★★★★

My cooking experience with Mai was truly exceptional. Her skills are impressive and she is also a wonderful person, extremely kind and patient. I really recommend this class.

Aug 2019


benedetta, Italy

★★★★★

I really had a nice class with Mai-san! She speaks fluent English and she she is a very good teacher! I had so much fun making nerikiri.. it was definitely a good idea to attend this lesson. She also gave me some useful tips about tools, ingredients and where to find them in Tokyo! Thank you so much!

Jul 2019


Philippine, Netherlands

★★★★

The wagashi class with Irie Mai was nice. She is lovely and welcoming.

Jun 2019


Tara, Australia

★★★★★

Mai was a fantastic host. Her class was informative and entertaining. She is a lovely person. The steps were easy to understand and achievable. Definitely a great Japanese cultural experience.

Jun 2019


HELEN, Australia

★★★★★

Mai was a wonderful host, it was a very fun and informative class, the step by step instruction was very clear, I didn't realize I could make pretty things. The wagashi was delicious together with the green tea and we got to take the rest home. Thanks Mai!! I highly recommended this class.

May 2019


Priscilla, United States of America

★★★★★

I loved it! Wishing for more!!

May 2019


Christina, United States of America

★★★★★

Mai is an excellent host! From meeting us at the station, to going into detail with every step on making the nerikiri, providing us with matcha tea to eat the sweet with, and finally having the recipe, containers, and carrying bags prepared! Nothing could go wrong under her watchful eyes! She had such a sweet personality and made the experience fantastic! Would do it again in a heartbeat!

May 2019


Yvonne, Australia

★★★★★

Mai was an absolutely lovely host, even picking us up from the train station. The wagashi session was very practical and we managed to produce delicious wagashi and were able to take some home. Mai gave us a detailed recipe and I am looking forward to making them at home soon. :) Thank you again, Mai!

Apr 2019


Aurea, United States of America

★★★★★

Mai is a wonderful host! Her instructions were always clear, the class was fun and the Wagashi was delicious. She also gave us great recommendations on where to find the tools and materials to take back home.

Apr 2019


Tiphaine, United Kingdom

★★★★★

We had a fantastic experience making wagashi with Mai! We all ended up with good-looking and delicious wagashi at the end to enjoy together with matcha, and have a recipe to keep too. Would recommend to anyone!

Mar 2019


Ksenia, Russia

★★★★★

We had wonderful time with Mai at her cozy kitchen! Wagashi were not easy to cook but under Mai's careful guidance we were able to complete the task and later we all had tea in a traditional Japanese style with matcha tea and delicious wagashi=)))

Mar 2019


Sharlene, Singapore

★★★★★

We enjoyed our Wagashi class with Mai-San very much! Thank you for being such a great teacher.

Feb 2019


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FAQ about Learn Japanese Desserts (Wagashi) from a chef | Cooking class by Mai

  • Is Learn Japanese Desserts (Wagashi) from a chef available for vegans?

    Yes, Learn Japanese Desserts (Wagashi) from a chef has a vegan option.

  • How long is this cooking class by Mai?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

  • How much does it cost to join Learn Japanese Desserts (Wagashi) from a chef?

    It costs 6000 per person.

  • Is Learn Japanese Desserts (Wagashi) from a chef available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Learn Japanese Desserts (Wagashi) from a chef has a vegetarian option.

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

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

  • How to get to the place where Learn Japanese Desserts (Wagashi) from a chef being held?

    Please go to Yoyogi Uehara Station which takes 5 mins from Shinjuku Station. Then Mai (host) will pick you up there!

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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