Kyoto Cooking Class
Homemade Sushi and Okonomiyaki

Sushi Okonomiyaki   Sakyo Kyoto
★★★★★ 66

House

Pick Up

Vegetarian

2.5 hours

Max 5 guests

Market Visiting






Cooking Class Menu

You can learn 2 popular Japanese dishes at the same time. One is sushi, the other one is Okonomiyaki. There are many kinds of sushi in Japan not only Nigiri or Rolls, and you can learn easy but delicious homemade sushi in the class. Okonomiyaki which is savory pancakes is well known local food in Osaka. We also make Tofu salad for side dish.

・2 types of sushi
(Oshizushi and Temarizushi)
・Okonomiyaki
・Tofu salad
・Taiyaki

※The minimum booking is 2

  • Okonomiyaki

    Okonomiyaki

    Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake, made with flour, eggs, shredded cabbage, meat and toppings as you like. This variability is reflected in the dish's name: "okonomi" literally means "to one's liking". You can eat it everywhere in Japan, but especially Okonomiyaki made Hiroshima style and Osaka style are the most famous.

Cooking Class Information

We make sushi and Okonomiyaki from scratch.
Pressed Sush is a type of sushi made by pressing sushi rice with various toppings into a mold. We make it with grounded chicken teriyaki taste called Soboro and shredded omelet for toppings. Temari Sushi is cute sushi balls with smoked salmon & avocado, slices of cucumbers & tuna mayonnaise.
Okonomiyaki consists of batter, chopped cabbage and selected ingredients. it's fun to cook with an electric griddle on the table.
You can also eat delicious Tofu which is the specialty in Kyoto.
We offer you Taiyaki, fish shaped waffle for dessert.

Our private kitchen is not big but we welcome you with much hospitality.


About Host


host-Yukari

Yukari

★★★★★ (66)

All cooking classes by Yukari



I'm Yukari living in Kyoto, working as a food writer for over 10 years. Through my work, I truly realized good aspects of Japanese cuisine such as abundant fresh seasonal ingredients, beautiful presentation, well-balanced menus, and a wide variety of regional food behind its culture for more than a thousand years. Not only writing a cover story about food but also love cooking so I started offering a cooking class for foreigners an understanding of Japanese food lot more than Sushi and Ramen. I hope participants to enjoy Japanese home-style cooking you will never have in restaurants.

After lunch, you can go to sightseeing Shisendo, Manshuin, Ginkakuji, Nanzenji near my flat. I can advise you about nice spots for sightseeing or restaurants in Kyoto.


Area



The closest station

Chayama Station




How to get to the station?

From Kawaramachi Station: 15mins





Exact location provided after booking.


Reviews of Cooking Class

Raphaelle , Canada

★★★★★

We had a great time with Yukari and the food was delicious! We would definitely recommend!

Apr 2024


David, Australia

★★★★★

Our cooking class with Yukari was an amazing experience on our trip. It was a lovely class where we got to learn a bit about Kyoto cuisine, cook and have a lovely meal. Yukari was a great host and we'd love to visit again for other recipes.

Apr 2024


Geraldine, Australia

★★★★★

Great workshop with Yukari. Made even more special because it was in her own home. Very friendly, professional and well organised. We enjoyed a fantastic meal we had cooked. Well worth the money. So many good tips! Thanks Yukari!!

Mar 2024


Jordana, United Kingdom

★★★★★

Thankyou so much Yukari for the best cooking class we have done. We are so excited to recreate your recipes when we’re home.

Feb 2024


Jeffrey Moulton, United States of America

★★★★★

Thanks Yukari! We had a fun time making sushi and it was delicious.

Jan 2024


David, United States of America

★★★★★

This was a wonderful experience. We learned how to cook some tasty foods. It was easy and Yukari was nice, well organized and her place was very clean. It was well worth it. We recommend!!!

Nov 2023


David, United States of America

★★★★★

Yukari, you were a wonderful host. You were patient and kind. Your instruction was clear and easy to follow. You made our cooking experience fun. Thank you for the information about the traditional miso shop . We wish you well. David and Deborah

Nov 2023


Maisha, Netherlands

★★★★★

Thank you Yukari for inviting us into your home. We enjoyed everything and the food was amazing. We will definitely make these at home!

Nov 2023


Ethan , Australia

★★★★★

Amazing experience, amazing woman! So kind and happy We had so much fun.

Nov 2023


Sharon, United States of America

★★★★★

Yukari is an exceptional host and cooking instructor. We learned a great deal about making sushi and okonomiyaki. She was fun to talk to and was very well prepared. We enjoyed a fabulous meal that we had helped prepare. We look forward to taking another class with Yukari!

Sep 2023


Sharon, United States of America

★★★★★

Yukari is an exceptional host and cooking instructor. We learned a great deal about making sushi and okonomiyaki. She was fun to talk to and was very well prepared. We enjoyed a fabulous meal that we had helped prepare. We look forward to taking another class with Yukari!

Sep 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you very much to leave the review. Both of you were so nice to me and I really had a great time with you. Enjoy Japanese cooking at home. Hope to see you again! P.S.I mail your earring to your friend's home. Check it!


Anze Dusa, Slovenia

★★★★★

This was a very pleasant experience! Yukari is very nice ... She is nice to talk to, relaxed, open. And she selected her menus with care! The food was delicious. It was also great to see a normal Japanese apartment from the inside :). Thank you, Yukari!

Sep 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Hi, thank you for your review. I really enjoyed chatting and cooking with you both the other day. I wish I can visit Slovenia someday. Hope to see you again!


Charlotte, Australia

★★★★★

Awesome host, really enjoyed the experience! Cooking was fun. Great english level. Great location.

Aug 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for the review. I'm happy to hear that. Enjoy Japanese cooking!


Helene, Denmark

★★★★★

Very good experience with Yukari!

Jul 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for the review. I really enjoyed your company.


Jérôme , Switzerland

★★★★★

Yukari is caring, patient and a great teacher. We learned a lot in a friendly atmosphere. This course is definitely a great idea if you're ever in Kyoto! Thank you !

Jul 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for the review. I really enjoyed your company. Hope to see you and your family again in the future. Contact me anytime when you come to Japan. Best wishes.


Sandra, United States of America

★★★★★

Yukari was a gracious host, a good cook and an excellent teacher. We enjoyed learning how to make okonomiyake and sushi that’s cute and easy enough for bento lunches! We are inspired to make our own when we return home. Thank you, Yukari, for sharing your home and hospitality with us. It was a unique and enriching experience on our visit to Japan.

Jul 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for your pleasant comment! Whenever I see photos, remind me the fun times we had together. Hope you enjoy Japanese cooking. See you next time!


Michelle, Canada

★★★★★

Our cooking experience was fantastic. Yukari was an excellent instructor and answered our many questions. The food was very tasty. It was such a unique experience attending a cooking class in a Japanese home. We ended up having a private class. I would 100% recommend this experience. Make sure you are hungry :)

Jul 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for your pleasant comment. I really enjoyed your company. Hope you enjoy Japanese cooking at home. Best wishes.


Miriam Randles, Australia

★★★★★

We loved learning about Japanese cooking with Yukari, who was an excellent, organised, and patient teacher. Thank you so much!

Jun 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for the review. You were so nice mother and daughter, I really had a good time with you! Hope you stay well. See you next time.


Tina, United States of America

★★★★★

Yukari is an amazing host and teacher. We enjoyed the class very much.

Jun 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for the review. I remember the fun time we had together. Hope you enjoy Japanese cooking at home. Stay well!


Laura, Australia

★★★★★

Thank you Yukari! We had such a lovely time with you, thank you for welcoming us into your home. We have learnt so much more about Japanese food and can’t wait to bring these tips back home :)

May 2023


Anne-Marie, Netherlands

★★★★★

We spend a lovely time at Yuraki’s home. And learned about umani and ways to flavour rice. We enjoyed both the cooking lesson and being in her company. Thank you Yukari! Best, Aat & Anne-Marie

May 2023


Floris, Netherlands

★★★★★

Yukari provided us with wonderful, well organized cooking class. The food was delicious and we’ll definitely try to recreate it at home. Her English is really good and we had very pleasant conversation with her throughout the morning.

May 2023


Floris, Netherlands

★★★★★

Yukari provided us with wonderful, well organized cooking class. The food was delicious and we’ll definitely try to recreate it at home. Her English is really good and we had very pleasant conversation with her throughout the morning.

May 2023


Franziska, Germany

★★★★★

It was a really nice experience to cook with Yukari. The food was great and it was such a nice atmosphere to do it with her in an authentic Japanese home.

Apr 2023


Laura Dijkstra, Netherlands

★★★★★

We had a great time cooking with Yukari. Would definitely recommend booking this course during your stay in Kyoto. Good (and a lot) food for a fair price. Thanks Yuka!

Apr 2023


Laura Dijkstra, Netherlands

★★★★★

We had a great time cooking with Yukari. Would definitely recommend booking this course during your stay in Kyoto. Good (and a lot) food for a fair price. Thanks Yuka!

Apr 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you so much for the review. I remember the fun times we had together. Enjoy Japanese cooking!


Eva, Australia

★★★★★

We had a very good time with Yukari. We learnt a lot about cooking authentic Japanese cook. Yukari had prepared everything in advance and it ran very smoothly, very professional but intimate at the same time. Everyone got involved. My 12 yo boy had a blast!

Apr 2023


Veronica Polyakova, United States of America

★★★★★

Our cooking experience with Yukari was amazing! She was so kind and patient with us as we learned all about the food. Yukari was very knowledgeable about Japanese cuisine and taught us a lot about the culture as well. It was very interactive and a filling meal. I’d highly recommend her cooking experience and we will definitely be booking again for our future trip to Japan. Thank you again Yukari!

Apr 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for coming to my class and I truly appreciate taking your time to leave a review. I’m very glad to hear that you enjoyed cooking. You were very curious about Japanese culture and I really enjoyed chatting over. Hope to see you again in the future! Wish you all the best, Yukari


Steph, United Kingdom

★★★★★

Our class was amazing! Yukari was so kind and knowledgeable, the food we made was delicious, creative and fun. Yukari also very kindly gave us some recommendations for activities and restaurants. Loved it!

Apr 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for coming to my class and I truly appreciate taking your time to leave a review. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed cooking and having dinner at my friend's restaurant. Wish you all the best, Yukari


erica, United States of America

★★★★★

Our cooking class with Yukari was a highlight of our trip! She is a warm and friendly host and a wonderful teacher. With her help, all of the dishes we made turned out perfect and were delicious. We can’t wait to make them at home. We will absolutely remember our experience with Yuka and the new friends we made!

Apr 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for coming to my class and I truly appreciate taking your time to leave a review. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed cooking. You were so expressive and such a fun person. I really enjoyed chatting over. Hope you enjoy Japanese food back at home! Best wishes, Yukari


Nikki, United States of America

★★★★★

It was a lovely evening with Yukari. Learning about and preparing traditional Japanese foods.

Apr 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for coming to my class and I truly appreciate taking your time to leave a review. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed cooking. Hope you enjoy Japanese food back at home! Best wishes, Yukari


Isabella, Germany

★★★★★

It was a very very nice experience! And delicious!

Apr 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for coming to my class and I truly appreciate taking your time to leave a review. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed cooking. Hope you enjoy Japanese food back at home! Best wishes, Yukari


ROBERTO DI PAOLA, Singapore

★★★★★

Really friendly and knowledgeable, made me feel at ease and the food was delicious!

Mar 2023


Lee Anne, United States of America

★★★★★

Our day with Yukari was the highlight of our trip. She made us feel so comfortable and welcome. The food was so delicious and we cannot wait to try the techniques Yukari taught us when we get home. We highly recommend this cultural experience!

Mar 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for coming to my class and I truly appreciate taking your time to leave a review. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed cooking. Hope you enjoy Japanese food back at home! Best wishes, Yukari


Meghan Jones, United States of America

★★★★★

My husband & I had an absolutely lovely time at Yukari's cooking class! Yukari is a great host who generously shared both her culinary skills and good conversation. The recipes we learned were not only delicious but also things we feel we could cook when we return home. We would absolutely recommend this experience to others.

Mar 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for coming to my class and I truly appreciate taking your time to leave a review. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed cooking. I really enjoyed chatting over. Hope to see you again in the future! Best wishes, Yukari


Angie, Costa Rica

★★★★★

We had a great time learning how to make Okonomiyaki and Sushi with Yukari-san. We were very immersed in the experience and it has been by far one of our best activities when staying in Japan. All of the food was very delicious and we were very well received. Aside from everything we have done and experienced in Japan, the cooking class is something extremely valuable that we can take along with us back home; we were very satisfied with everything and are truly looking forward to booking another cooking class with Yukari-san whenever we come back to Japan again in the future.

Feb 2023


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you very much Angie! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed cooking and really appreciate your pleasant comment. See you next time, Try Ramen & Gyoza cooking!


Purple , Australia

★★★★★

A wonderful experience of home cooking in a Japanese home. Yukari was welcoming and knowledgeable. My 3 year old was well looked after and enjoyed the whole experience :) oh and the food was yummy and stuff we can make back in Australia. Highly recommend!!

Mar 2020


Mor, Israel

★★★★★

I had a lot of fun cooking Okonomiyaki and Sushi! She took pictures and sent us the recipe too!

Feb 2020


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for visiting my cooking class and I had fun too. Enjoy cooking back in your home!


Zina, Australia

★★★★★

We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking class with Yukari. She's very hospitable and a great host. The class was very well prepared too with some prep work that Yukari did before we arrived and still a few shorter tasks that we did all together. In general, it's more than a cooking class. It's more like a cultural experience. Thanks for that!

Jan 2020


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for kindly leaving your review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the class. I clearly remember your family(your pretty mother and adorable boy!)and I had a fun conversation. Come and relax again Kyoto sometime, I'm looking forward to seeing your next visit!


Jackie , Australia

★★★★★

Both my husband and I really enjoyed meeting Yukari and learning how to make 2 kinds of sushi, tofu salad and Okinomiyaki. It all tasted delicious! Yukari was polite and welcoming having us in her kitchen! We even had the recipes sent to us via PDF which is handy for us to use as a reference to cook at home. Would recommend this cooking class for anyone who wants go learn some classic Japanese dishes.

Feb 2020


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for visiting my little kitchen and kindly leaving a review. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the lesson and the food. Try salmon and prosciutto sushi back in a home! If you come up with some questions about cooking, Pls contact me anytime.


Erel, United States of America

★★★★★

Had a fantastic time! The food was delicious, Yukari and Yuko were great hosts/teachers, and even our classmates were fun! It was also very special that the class was in a home. Recommend this highly!

Feb 2020


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you very much for leaving a pleasant review. What a fun time we all shared together! We clearly remember our class. I hope you to enjoy Sushi&Okonomiyaki back in New York. All the best.


Rose, United States of America

★★★★★

We enjoyed our cooking class with Yukari-san so much! The cooking activities and materials were well planned out ahead of time, so that everything went smoothly. In addition, Yukari was very knowledgeable and was able to answer my many questions about Japanese food and cooking. Truly, this is one of the high points of our trip to Japan. Thank you so much, Yukari!

Feb 2020


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for visiting my cooking class, Rose and Helen. I'm very happy to hear that and your comments are encouraging for me. The class was filled with laughter and passion for food and I clearly remember our class. We are looking forward to seeing your next visit!


Andrew, Australia

★★★★★

Our Cooking with Yukari was awesome. She was a lovely host and taught us a lot. The food was delicious and can’t wait to try and make it at home!

Feb 2020


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you, Andrew and Bella. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the lesson and the food. Try and make homemade sushi&Okonomiyaki back in Sydney. Good luck!


Angie, Australia

★★★★★

Our cooking class with Yukari was fantastic. Yukari was fluent in English, funny and good at explaining techniques. She welcomed us into her lovely home. There were five family members in our group, and we all enjoyed the class. We also enjoyed eating our efforts!

Jan 2020


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you very much for kindly leaving a review, Angie. I was happy to meet such a nice family like you and had a great time with you. I clearly remember all of you. Looking forward to seeing you next time!


Robin Love, United States of America

★★★★★

The cooking class was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious, and Yukari made the process so clear and simple that I am eager to try the recipes at home. Yukari shared with us a great deal of information about local cuisine and even recommended a number of shrines in the to visit after class!

Jan 2020


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you very much for kindly leaving your review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed my class. It was such a pleasure to have you. Yes, have a try Sushi&Okonomiyaki and if you come up with some questions, contact me anytime. Thank you so much!


Samantha, United States of America

★★★★★

Cooking with Yukari was absolutely one of my favorite activities in Japan. Yukari walked me through the process of making several different Japanese style recipes, and I ate all of it! The homemade Okonomiyaki was the best I’ve ever had! Yukari was very social and ever gave me some great recommendations for the surrounding area after the class. Well worth the money and a great experience!

Jan 2020


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you Samantha, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed Japanese home-cooking. I liked it when you ate a lot! I sent you a recipe so have a try Okonomiyaki back in the US. If you come up with some questions about cooking, contact me anytime.


Alessandro vaudagna, Italy

★★★★★

Lovely experience, perfect English conversation and recipe. Highly recommended.

Dec 2019


Evelyn, Ireland

★★★★★

Excellent experience. Yukari very welcoming, brought us to her house. Great selection of Japanese foods and also was given the recipes. Would recommend.

Jan 2020


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for visiting my cooking class, It was fun for me. I hope you will enjoy Sushi&Okonomiyaki back at your home. Good luck!


Colleen, Singapore

★★★★★

We had a wonderful experience with Yukari making sushi and okonomiyaki. We were able to do many parts of the cooking ourselves but Yukari also did some things for us which saved time - we would have taken all night doing it all ourselves. Yukari was so welcoming and gave great instructions (in impeccable English). It was really something special to be welcomed into her home.

Dec 2019


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you Colleen, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the class at home and you made all the dishes by yourself! What a fun moment we spend together. I hope you'll enjoy Sushi&Okonomiyaki back in Singapore. If you come up with any questions about cooking, please contact me anytime. And thanks again, I appreciate your concern!


Julia, Australia

★★★★★

Great experience - would definitely recommend! Yukari was a fantastic host and the food was delicious!

Dec 2019


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you for kindly leaving a review and I'm so happy to hear that. Enjoy skiing and food adventure in Japan!


Lena Schwartz, Spain

★★★★★

It was amazing! Yukari is a great host, she explained all so well and always with tips how to make it at your home! Totally recomendable!

Dec 2019


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you very much for your review. I'm happy to hear that. I will not forget the fun memories we share together!


Eamon, United States of America

★★★★★

We had an amazing time learning from Yukari! The entire experience was very fun and light-hearted, and all the food was delicious. Yukari is an excellent host and I would highly recommend her to everyone!

Nov 2019


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Dear Eamon Thank you very much for kindly leaving your review. I am so glad to hear that. You were the joy to have in our home. I hope you'll enjoy cooking Japanese food back in San Francisco and if you come up with some questions, please contact me anytime. Good luck! Sincerely, Yukari


Patrick, Canada

★★★★★

Excellent class! We had a wonderful time making the dishes with Yukari-san and the food was delicious. We will be making these dishes at home. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to friends travelling to Kyoto.

Oct 2019


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Dear Patrick and Emily Thank you very much for kindly leaving your review. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed my lessons. It was a great time for me to talk to you and Emily. I will not forget the fun moment we shared together. Keep enjoying Japanese food back in Canada!


Maayan, Israel

★★★★★

Our cooking class with Yukari was great! We had a wonderful time together. We had the chance to see her beautiful local apartment. We learned a lot about the Japanese cousine, made Japanese dishes along with Yukari, got from her a lot of tips on how to make it work back at home. Was a great experience and Yukari is just so nice and welcoming.

Sep 2019


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Dear Maayan, Thank you very much for kindly leaving your review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed my class! I don't forget the fun moment we shared together. Keep enjoying Japanese food and the rest of the trip around Japan! Thank you again, Yukari


Peter, United States of America

★★★★★

My cooking experience with Yukari-san was awesome. She was an excellent host and very knowledgeable. I had a ton of fun and it was easily the highlight of my time spent in Kyoto. Thank you so much!

Sep 2019


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Dear Peter Thank you very much for kindly leaving a review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Japanese home-style cooking. You were a great chef! When you come up with some questions, please contact me anytime. Sincerely, Yukari


Sharon, Australia

★★★★★

What a wonderful way to experience Japanese cooking Yukari made the experience so much fun and the food was amazing

Aug 2019


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Dear Sharon and everyone, Thank you for visiting my cooking class. It was fun for me with you ladies. I hope to see you again at Melborn someday.


William, United States of America

★★★★★

We have a really good time.Thank you very much for a wonderful experience and a delicious meal.

May 2019


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you very much for joining us. It was so fun and nice talking to you. I liked your appetite! Enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan.


lily, Australia

★★★★★

That's great hospitality and great fun!I loved it! Wishing for more! It was a most wonderful cooking class I have ever receive before. I will try again next time we come to Japan. Thank you very much!

May 2019


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
I am very happy to hear that. You did very well! I'm looking forward to seeing you next year.


Isabella, United Kingdom

★★★★★

We were immersed in this cooking class. It was great to learn a lot about Japanese food.

May 2019


host-Yukari

Response from Yukari
Thank you so much, It was so fun for me. I hope you enjoy this menu back in your country.


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FAQ about Homemade Sushi and Okonomiyaki | Cooking class by Yukari

  • How long is this cooking class by Yukari?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

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

    Up to 5 people can join Yukari's cooking class.

  • How much does it cost to join Homemade Sushi and Okonomiyaki?

    It costs 9200 per person.

  • Is Homemade Sushi and Okonomiyaki available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Homemade Sushi and Okonomiyaki has a vegetarian option.

Additional cooking class information

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  • Cancellation

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.


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