Gunma Cooking Class
Japanese Mixed Rice or Takikomi Gohan cooked with an old Japanese rice cooker



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Max 10 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

In this class, you will cook mixed rice with an old Japanese wood-burning stove.
*Miso (soybean paste) soup

Carrot, Dried Mashroom, Deep-fried Tofu, Burdock Root, Yellowtail, Walnut, Green onion and Ginko nuts

1.Soak dried mushrooms in water to rehydrate (about 20 minutes)
2.Rinse the rice and place it into a rice cooker.
3.Cut/Slice/Chop vegetables into 1 cm thick pieces.
4.Cut the fish into 7 cm thick pieces.
5.Put the all ingredients on the rice.
6.Add soy sauce, sake and the water used for the mushrooms.
7.Cover the rice cooker and put it on a fire.
8.Keep cooking for 10 minutes with high heat from the point you see steam coming out.
9.Pull out all the burning wood from the oven and wait another 10 minutes to get the rice fully steamed. (Never take off the cover!)

About Host



Hello, I'm Hisako, lived in US for 7 years and then had been working for a pharmaceutical company in Tokyo. Then, 5 years ago, I came back to my hometown to take over my family's business, an old lovely hot spring inn. Our house is a rustic lovely wooden house, more than 70 years old. It's be my pleasure to tell you how to cook our local food/ Japanese traditional cuisines that have been passed down for generations. You might be interested in trying our old wood-fired rice cooker. It's fun! I will show you how to use. Hope to meet you soon!

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

Nakanojo Station

How to get to the station?

From Takasaki Station: 50mins

Free pick up service

This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!

Exact location provided after booking.