1)you can learn how to make nigirisushi and makisushi in my class.
2)I explain all traditional Japanese seasonings before you cook.
3)It’s a lot of fun to make Tamagoyaki or Japanese omelette using long chopsticks.
4)You learn the secret of how to make delicious sushi rice. It need the special skill to make it! Then you will make MakI sushi ( rolled sushi ) and Nigiri sushi.
6)After lunch, I demonstrate a casual style of Tea Ceremony. Then you can make a bowl of matcha by yourself. I will help you to make a beautiful one.
Enjoy all your experiences in my class!!
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!! I explain all Japanese seasonings and all ingredients before we start to cook them. OK, at first you learn how to make Dashi or Japanese soup stock from the scratch.We have a variety of miso in Japan so I explain about them and you can find your favorite miso. Then you make miso soup using that dashi. 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. After having your sushi lunch, you can enjoy a tea ceremony. I will serve you a bowl of matcha and Japanese sweets. Of course, you would make a bowl of tea by yourself! It’ a lot of fun to make sushi and miso soup by yourself and experience a traditional tea ceremony! I hold this cooking class for your delicious lunch :)) Why don’t you join us?!
I was born and grew up in Kyoto city. My grandmother was a dedicated cook. Thanks to her, I have a lot of wonderful memories of Sushi. She taught me how to cook delicious sushi. I like traveling and visited many countries and have eaten lots of delicious meals there. Fortunately I have made wonderful friends in each countries. I love sharing my passion for cooking and make it easy for you to enjoy Japanese sushi at home. I also hold licenses for the tea ceremony or matcha. So I will show you the Japanese way of presentation of matcha. And also you can serve a cop of matcha. I am willing to assist you. My condominium is located in a beautiful and cultural area. There are many magnificent shrines and temples like Nanzenji temple, Heian shrine,, Kyocera museum and so on. After my class, you can visit them. I’m sure you have a great day in Kyoto! Enjoy making sushi and matcha!
The closest station
Keage subway Station T09
How to get to the station?
From Kyoto Station : 30mins
Free pick up service
This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!
Exact location provided after booking.
Dear Yumiko, thank you so much for teaching me about doing sushi and the tee ceremony! It was the best experience of my vacation in Japan and I will never forget about it! Thank you so much for your time & kindness :-)
Emma , United States of America★★★★★
Our cooking and tea ceremony with Yumiko was perfect!! She is so knowledgeable and kind. I recommend this fun class to anyone.
Yumiko-san is such a lovely person, she was really accomodating and always responded to our questions very promptly. The experience was extremely enjoyable - Yumiko-san was very knowledgable and guided us through the whole process of making the different kinds of sushi. The Japanese tea ceremony after was a beautiful experience and we were able to try our hands at whisking matcha for each other. Overall it was wonderful experience which was made even better sharing it with Yumiko-san. Special mention to her cute kitty Guri-chan who accompanied us for a bit as well ☺️ Definitely recommend this experience!
Cleo, United States of America★★★★★
We had a lovely time! Yumiko was a perfect hostess and helped us make delicious food that we feel we can now make at home. It was great to learn about the Japanese culture. Yumiko was so gracious! A trip highlight!
Ariane Labonte boyer, Canada★★★★★
Our experience with Yumiko was one in a lifetime experience. We were really lucky to learn with her! We would recommend it to anyone who is looking to learn more about food and the culture in Kyoto. Thank you so much!
Thank you for hosting us in your lovely appartment. We wish we could give you 10 stars for teaching us how to make delicious sushi and nigiri, for the great tea ceremony and for teaching us more about the japanese culture. This was the best experience we had on our Japan trip so far! Okini!
Theresa Preston, Australia★★★★★
Yumiko Okini - Thank you so much for opening your lovely home to us. We felt so welcome. Shane, myself and our boys all thoroughly enjoyed our time with you learning to make various types of sushi. The fish was beautiful and fresh and everything was delicious. It was also fantastic to experience the tea ceremony with you. Shane says the sushi class was one of the main highlights during our two weeks in Japan. Warmest regards, Theresa
We had a perfect experience! Amazing host, Yumiko, was very pleasant and interesting. We learned a lot and enjoyed every part of the class and personal conversations. Definitely recommended!
Jessica Davis, Canada★★★★★
My husband and I had an incredible experience taking Yumiko's class - it was a highlight from our two week trip! The course is offered in Yumiko's home and Yumiko is a wealth of knowledge. The cooking portion of the class was so interesting and intimate; Yumiko shares lots of information on ingredients and recipes as you prepare each dish yourself. We feel confident now preparing these dishes on our own at home. As an added bonus, it was very special to participate in the tea ceremony with Yumiko who is a certified tea ceremony provider. I couldn't recommend this class more!
Joe Shenton, United Kingdom★★★★★
Yumiko is an amazing host and teacher, she explained everything in so much detail and made sure we understood each step of the process. We felt really welcomed by Yumiko, as though we were friends coming to visit, it was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
This was our first time experiencing a cooking lesson and it was a fantastic experience! Yumiko was very welcoming, friendly and professional yet down to earth. I went there with my boyfriend and there was one more person with us. Yumiko made sure to include all of us during the stay. It was very interesting to listen about Japanese cooking but also Yumiko’s personal experiences which she was happy to share about. Totally different from watching YouTube videos on how to make sushi. The food we made turned out so good! We recommend this to everyone visiting Kyoto. This was money and time well spent. Thank you so much Yumiko for this “ichiho ichie”, okini!
MICHAEL WOERNER, Germany★★★★★
Our cooking class with Mrs Yumiko was a thouroughly delightful experience. Not only did we learn the basics of making dashi stock, tamagoyaki and various shushi. Mrs Yumiko shared with us her profound experience of selecting quality foods and shared her wealth of knowledge in cooking tricks. And all this in a most charming way. The highlight came at the end with a wonderful and enlightening tea ceremony. Thank you, Mrs Yumiko, for sharing with us some important concepts of Japanese culture. We will be more than pleased to see you again...
Kelly Gadient, United States of America★★★★★
Our cooking lesson with Yumiko was an amazing experience!! The food was great and Yumiko was the ultimate hostess. We felt very welcomed into her home. We also had our son with us and Yumiko had so much patience including him in the lesson. It has honestly been the highlight of our trip. Definitely recommend this cooking lesson for others visiting Kyoto. - Kelly
Jasper Ang, Singapore★★★★★
My cooking experience with Yumiko was amazing - a highlight of my time in Japan. It wasn’t only the food that was cooked but Yumiko; she is an interesting and fun person.
Jasper Ang, Singapore★★★★★
It was our first time having a private cooking lesson. It was an awesome experience. Yumiko was both patient and detailed. We not only learned how to cook better, we were also taught the rich history behind the ingredients and practices. Will definitely recommend all to approach her for lessons. It was definitely money well spent =).
Tajwar Ali Khan, Australia★★★★★
Amazing hosting , amazing food amazing experience and a lot of unexpected insight into the history and orgins of many Japanese foods and traditions - highly highly recommend!
Response from Yumiko
Thank you very much for the wonderful review! I was so happy to meet such cheerful and nice guests like you. Arigato!!
Our time with Yumiko was amazing she taught us about the cultural history of all of the foods we made and explained in great detail how and what everything we used was for. The food tasted delicious and I would definitely recommend her course to anyone.
Response from Yumiko
I am very happy that you have written a great review. Please enjoy making sushi at home! Okini!!
Mairead Kelly, Ireland★★★★★
Myself and my husband did the cooking class with Yumiko and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. Yumiko is a very welcoming, kind and patient host. She shared her amazing recipes and skills and ensured everyone could complete them correctly. I really couldn't recommend this class enough, its a very personalised experience.
Response from Yumiko
Thank you very much for the warm and great review! I never forget your wonderful smiles:) Arigato and Okini !! Yumiko
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
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.
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:)
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!
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.
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! :)
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.
Response from Yumiko
I was so glad to have Ichigo Ichie with you :)
We had such a great afternoon! Yumiko teached us all about food & her culture in a delightful way. Would defenitely reconmend.
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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%
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!
We loved our experience 100%. Thank you so much Yumiko!
Response from Yumiko
Up to 2 people can join Yumiko's cooking class.
Duration of this cooking class is 3 hours.
Yes, Enjoy making sushi & Matcha (Tea ceremony)! has a vegetarian option.
Please go to Keage subway Station T09 which takes 30 mins from Kyoto Station . Then Yumiko (host) will pick you up there!
Yes, Enjoy making sushi & Matcha (Tea ceremony)! has a vegan option.
It costs 10000 per person.
You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.
We accepts these cards on airKitchen.
Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.