Kyoto Cooking Class
Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha!

Sushi   Sakyo, Kyoto
★★★★★ 9


Pick Up


3 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

1)dashi or Japanese broth
2)miso soup
3)tamagoyaki or Japanese omelette 4)Nigiri sushi( hand shaped sushi )
5)MakI sushi ( rolled sushi )
6)A bowl of Japanese powdered green tea and Japanese confectioneries

Don’t you think that it would be wonderful to make sushi by yourself at home? In this course, you will learn two different styles of sushi: nigiri sushi and maki sushi. Maybe it takes a little time to make sushi, but don’t worry! I will help you!! At first you learn how to make Dashi or Japanese soup stock from the scratch. And then you make miso soup using the dashi. We have a variety of miso in Japan so I explain about them and you can find your favorite miso. Next you challenge to make Japanese omelette using chopsticks! All of my guests enjoy cooking it. Then we make beautiful sushi and miso soup for your lunch !! I’m sure you will get a lot of knowledge of Japanese cuisine joining my class. At the end of the course, I will serve you a bowl of matcha and Japanese sweets. If it’s possible, you would make a bowl of tea by yourself. It’ a lot of fun to make sushi and miso soup by yourself! Join us!!

About Host



★★★★★ (9)

I was born and grew up in Kyoto city. My grandmother, Kaji was a dedicated cook and always created beautiful Japanese foods. Thanks to her, I have a lot of wonderful memories made with local foods. Luckily, she taught me how to cook and present them. I have lived in and visited many countries and have eaten lots of delicious meals. I have also made wonderful friends in each country and at the same time learned how to cook some favorite dishes from around the world. I love sharing my passion for cooking and make it easy for you to enjoy Japanese cooking at home. I also hold licenses for the tea ceremony and Japanese style flower arrangement. So in your course, you can ask me not only how to conduct the powdered green tea but also the Japanese way of presentation. My condominium is located in a beautiful and cultural area. There are many magnificent shrines and temples near my place.

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

Keage subway Station

How to get to the station?

From Shijo Karasuma 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

Gerard, Netherlands


We had such a great afternoon! Yumiko teached us all about food & her culture in a delightful way. Would defenitely reconmend.

Aug 2019

Maite, Belgium


Yumiko is really openminded and really likes to talk with the guests, which is awesome. Her English is really good and I had fun at te cooking class. Totally worth it!

Jul 2019

patricia (trish), United States of America


Learning from Yumiko was a fantastic experience! She is so gracious and open. This experience was definitely a highlight for my visit to Japan!

May 2019

Ulrica, Sweden


Yumiko taught us how to make sushi, all from the sushi rice and tamagoyaki to showing us the traditional tea ceremony. We had an amazing time! Thank you Yumiko!

Apr 2019

Paul, Switzerland


Dear Yumiko Many many thanks for your hospitality, the valuable insights into japanese culture and cuisine and the nice photos! We had a wonderful time and I'm sure we all will remember this cooking class for many years to come as a highlight of our Japan journey... Thanks again and kind regards

Apr 2019

Paul, Switzerland


We went to Yumiko's course the 3 of us, me, my wife and my son (11) and we had a truly delicious experience ! Yumiko's knowledge of Japanese culture goes beyond the framework of cooking and we enjoyed her company a lot.

Apr 2019

Luisa, Ecuador


Our japanese cooking class was stupendous!!! We couldn’t happier about the food, the experiende, and of course, about Yumi. She is so knowledgeable and is such a patient teacher. We learned a great deal during the lunch class. She picked us up at the right location and took her time during the class to make sure we grasped the concepts about the dishes we cooked. At the end, we had an amazing lunch and participated in a quick tea ceremony. Totally worth it!! Recomend 100%

Mar 2019

Joseph, United Kingdom


I had an amazing time with yumiko learning about Japanese culture and food, I would recommend this class to absolutely everyone taking a trip to Kyoto. The host, yumiko, is extremely amicable and knowledgeable, will definitely be using the skills I learnt back home!

Mar 2019

Suzi, Australia


We loved our experience 100%. Thank you so much Yumiko!

Feb 2019

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