Kyoto Cooking Class
Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha!

Sushi   Sakyo, Kyoto
★★★★★ 16


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

  • Nigiri Sushi

    Nigiri Sushi

    Sushi (寿司, 鮨) is a Japanese dish of specially prepared vinegared rice (鮨飯 sushi-meshi), usually with some sugar and salt, combined with a variety of ingredients (ネタ neta), such as seafood (most commonly and often raw), vegetables, and occasionally tropical fruits. Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the key ingredient is "sushi rice", also referred to as shari (しゃり), or sumeshi (酢飯).

  • Miso Soup

    Miso Soup

    Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup. It's base is "dashi" (Japanese fish stock) and Miso paste. Common added ingredients are Tofu, Green onion and deep‐fried tofu but differs by personal preference. The type of miso is different from region. In western and Easter Japan white miso is mostly used.

  • 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

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!! I hold this cooking class for your lunch. Arigato :)

About Host



★★★★★ (16)

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.


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

Katarina, Australia


Yumiko was elegant , as she was kind and very knowledgeable on all things covering types of soy to types of tea. Amazing cooking experience from the soup to the omelette to the sushi. Very hands on with all nuances explained. Made us feel at home in her beautiful kitchen, whilst helping us to understand the Japanese way of cooking. I plan to buy an omelette pan first chance I can. Thank you so much

Oct 2019

Helen, United Kingdom


Yumiko was a charming host and teacher, we learned so much in her home about cooking Sushi. Our 9 year old son was equally thrilled and Yumiko delivered her class in a manner which was easy to understand and very clear, her English is excellent. She responded promptly to all of our arrangements pre meeting and was kind enough to cater to our dietary preferences too. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Kyoto. Thank you, Yumiko San.

Oct 2019

Nili, Israel


Yumiko is an amazing host! Not only was the food that we made delicious, but she also taught us a lot about japanese culture and tradition. We couldn't have been happier with our choice, and we highly recommended this course to everyone! Come hungry:)

Oct 2019

Amber, United Kingdom


Thank you Yumiko for a wonderful cooking class. We got to know Yumiko which was lovely and learn lots of new skills. Unlike other cooking classes on offer we learnt more than just how to make sushi, also miso soup and traditional tea ceremony. Would absolutely recommend as something to do while in Kyoto. Can’t wait to try the recipes out again when I get home!

Sep 2019

Mary, United States of America


Yumiko was a warm and very helpful instructor. We enjoyed our time with her very much, and the food she helped us prepare—sushi, miso soup, and green tea—was very tasty. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to make sushi with my friends.

Oct 2019

Angel, Phillipines


I have been to Kyoto for 4 times already and I can say that my cooking class with Yumiko-san is my favorite Kyoto experience! :) My boyfriend and I enjoyed everything - from Yumiko-san's 自己紹介 (self-introduction) to cooking sushi/miso soup/tamagoyaki. She also let us experience how a Japanese tea ceremony is conducted. Aside from cooking, we have also learned different Japan food culture&history. I strongly recommend Yumiko-san's cooking class to someone who is looking for something new to do in Kyoto! :)

Sep 2019


Response from Yumiko
Dear charming Angel san, Thank you so much for your gorgeous review! Okini!! I am very happy to meet both of you and talk with you. Please enjoy making miso, tamagoyaki, and sushi. And make ice cream with matcha :) Kindly, Yumiko

Will, United States of America


My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our class with Yumiko. She was a gracious host and an excellent teacher. This is more than a cooking class, as Yumiko will introduce you to both herself and various aspects of Japanese culture over the course of the lesson . By the end you'll feel like guests at the home of a friend who is good company, an excellent cook and teacher, and extremely knowledgeable. We particularly appreciated how well Yumiko explained not only how to make the dishes, but the history behind the food and the ingredients. The meal was delicious and the experience was perfect.

Aug 2019


Response from Yumiko
I was so glad to have Ichigo Ichie with you :)

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

FAQ about Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha! | Cooking class by Yumiko

  • How long is this cooking class by Yumiko?

    Duration of this cooking class is 3 hours.

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

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

  • How much does it cost to join Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha!?

    It costs 7000 per person.

  • Is Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha! available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha! has a vegetarian option.

  • How to get to the place where Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha! being held?

    Please go to Keage subway Station which takes 15 mins from Shijo Karasuma Station . Then Yumiko (host) will pick you up there!

  • Is Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha! available for vegans?

    Yes, Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha! has a vegan option.

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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