Tokyo Cooking Class
Mochi and Traditional Sweets Making Class

Meguro Shinagawa Ota Tokyo
★★★★★ 18


Pick Up


2.5 hours

Max 8 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

Strawberry Daifuku Mochi(2 peices)
Three Color Dango (mochi balls on skewers)
Nerikiri Wagashi (2 designs)
Bowl of Matcha Green Tea(Tea ceremony)

  • 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.

  • Tea Ceremony

    Tea Ceremony

    The Japanese tea ceremony is a centuries-old tradition closely tied to Zen Buddhist principles, and a popular way to experience Japanese culture. There are several variations on this ritual. At its base, powdered green tea (matcha) is prepared and served in accordance with strict rules. Oftentimes, wagashi (Japanese sweets) is served alongside the bitter green tea.

Cooking Class Information

In this wagashi making and tea ceremony experience, you will learn the cultural significance of mochi and traditions before you start cooking. Then you will learn how to make mochi (rice cakes) using glutinous rice flour. Using the mochi you will learn how to make strawberry daifuku nochi and dango (mochi balls on skewers)+ two kinds of seasonal "nerikiri wagashi"—traditional Japanese sweets. You will learn how to shape the dough into a seasonal motif. (The dough will be made and colored in advance but you will have access to the tutorial video) After you've made the nerikiri wagashi, you are able to taste your creations with a bowl of matcha green tea or take them with you in a box.
This Class starts at 10 am or 2 pm Mon-Thu.

About Host



★★★★★ (18)

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Hi, my name is Miyuki. I've been teaching cooking at my home since 2014. As a certified nerikiri art instructor, I've been teaching the art of nerikiri together and Mochi making at my home to people from around the world. I also hold diploma courses for anyone who would like to learn this art in depth. I've lived abroad in 3 countries and have traveled to almost 40, and I love to entertain people. Being a mother of two children, I also know how to teach children to enjoy this course as well.


The closest station

Meguro Station

How to get to the station?

From Shibuya Station: 5mins

Exact location provided after booking.

Reviews of Cooking Class

Sarah, United Kingdom


I had a lot of fun! Everything was really well explained, and went at a good pace. The class is really thoughtfully organised. I would recommend it!

Mar 2024

Danielle, Canada


I had a wonderful time and never dreamed I’d be able to make sweets this pretty! The instructor was very informative and helpful. I’m looking forward to trying to make mochi again once I get home.

Oct 2023

Johanna, United States of America


My wagashi experience with Miyuki was awesome. She is so kind and can explain things really well. I liked that first we introduced ourselfs and she told us about different types of mochi. Thank you so much for the experience!!

Jul 2023

Rosana, United States of America


Our mochi class with Miyuki was wonderful. We had a great experience and Miyuki was a great host. We highly recommend her class.

Apr 2023

Rosana, United States of America


Our mochi class with Miyuki was wonderful. We had a great experience and Miyuki was a great host. We highly recommend her class.

Apr 2023

Taylor, United States of America


Miyuki's class was one of the first experiences we had booked in our Japan visit. Miyuki-san introduced us to the cultural meanings behind many Japanese sweets, the symbolism, and then demonstrated how each was made. She was very kind and patient with our group as we tried to replicate her beautiful wagashi techniques! Located in a beautiful area, the walk to the class location was peaceful. The sweets we made were spring-themed and almost too pretty to eat! Afterwards we took photos of our creations, and Miyuki gave us a few recommendations for where to buy the supplies to make at home. Next time we are in Tokyo, we want to take a class with Miyuki again. She was so fun!

Mar 2023

Shane, United States of America


Loved the class. I feel lucky we got you. Shane and family

Mar 2023

Elena, Spain


Miyuki was the perfect host: everything was prepared for us and explained in detail, even Japanese culture. She helped us along in making every sweet and the end result was marvelous. I definitely recommend this class.

Oct 2021

Emma, United States of America


Our mochi and wagashi class was awesome! Miyuki was so kind and patient, encouraging us the whole time. The recipes were easy to follow and the treats delicious! Definitely a highlight of my trip to Tokyo.

Feb 2020

Joanne, Australia


I have always been interested in the art of wagashi-making and I was delighted to be able to participate in a hands-on workshop during my recent trip to Japan. I love how the class was kept small and also conducted from a comfortable home environment. Miyuki was very professional and patient and it was so interesting to learn more about the culture and techniques of creating the different types of wagashi. I attended the workshop with my friend who is actually a local Japanese lady and she too said that she had enjoyed herself and learned lots. Thank you so much Miyuki for making my trip even more pleasant and memorable!

Jan 2020

marium, United Kingdom


Absolutely wonderful experience, Miyuki is an excellent host and great company. Would definitely recommend!

Feb 2020

Jehosheba E. Charis, Indonesia


Would love to learn again from Miyuki when I return to Japan. Thank you for a great experience. Lover her home

Jun 2019

Katherine, Hong Kong


I had a lot of fun learning about the different methods used to make not only wagashi but also other types of Japanese desserts. The class was very easy to follow along and Miyuki was a great host. Thanks, Miyuki!

May 2019

Olibvia , United States of America


The cooking class was excellent. It was traditional Japanese cooking. The instruction was clear and the atmosphere was relaxing.Thank you very much ! I hope to attend another class in the future!

Apr 2019

Zoe , France


It was good to know Japanese life style. All foreign travelers can enjoy this cooking class.

Apr 2019

Logan , United States of America


I really enjoyed noon preparing Wagashi, step by step! Was a pleasure to be a guest! I can just recomend to other!

Mar 2019

Liam , United States of America


I enjoyed every minute of it. Good luck with all your future endeavours.Thank you for a great lunch.

Mar 2019

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Response from Miyuki

FAQ about Mochi and Traditional Sweets Making Class | Cooking class by Miyuki

  • How much does it cost to join Mochi and Traditional Sweets Making Class ?

    It costs 14000 per person.

  • How long is this cooking class by Miyuki?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

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

    Up to 8 people can join Miyuki's cooking class.

  • Is Mochi and Traditional Sweets Making Class available for vegans?

    Yes, Mochi and Traditional Sweets Making Class has a vegan option.

  • Is Mochi and Traditional Sweets Making Class available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Mochi and Traditional Sweets Making Class has a vegetarian 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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