Kanagawa Cooking Class
Shojin Cuisine, Japanese style vegan cooking workshop by Mari Fujii

★★★★★ 1


Pick Up


3 hours

Max 8 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

With the basic idea and method of Shojin ryori, traditional vegan cuisine at the bouddhist temple, we will learn how to prepare the vegetables with different kinds of seasonings and various style of cooking.
It will also be a special occasion to learn directly from Mari Fujii who is the specialist of Shojin ryori and author of many books including the one in English, “Enlightened Kitchen”.

In the class, 9 dishes are made which are based on the principles of making Shojin ryori in the Buddhist temples.
・Five colors (green, yellow, red, black, and white), five flavors (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami), five cooking methods (frying, boiling, grilling, steaming, raw).
・The seasonings (shoyu, miso, vineger, salt, mirin, spices), ingredients (sesame, tofu, umeboshi, konjac…)
・You will learn the basics and also the historical background and many practical ideas.

About Host



★★★★★ (1)

Hello & Bonjour. I've been organising the Japanese style Shojin & vegan cooking classes in English and French with several specialists. It is my pleasure to present many differents ideas and bases with which you can continue cooking when you will be back home. The class will take place at my apartement in Kamakura, known for the historical sites (Great buddha, the first zen temple, one of the biggest shrine in Japan etc). You could also go to the beach, 7 min walk from our 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

Kamakura station

How to get to the station?

From Yokohama Station: 30mins

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

Yasmeen, Australia


We learned so much in our cooking class, I don’t even know where to begin! It was very nice to learn about how you can manipulate the flavours of very simple ingredients to make several dishes incredibly unique. Naoko speaks amazing English, French and Japanese, and was incredibly warm and welcoming. Not only that, but arranging the dishes to be presentable in a nice way was very fun. We felt super welcomed and learned so much about Buddhist cuisine. I can thank you enough Naoko! Thank you for being so warm and accommodating, and for teaching us so much!

Apr 2019

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