Aichi Cooking Class
Nagoya style home cooking classics

★★★★★ 8


Pick Up


2.5 hours

Max 6 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
•Tebasaki (fried chicken Nagoya style)
•Misokatsu (miso pork cutlet sandwich)
•Tenmusu (shrimp tempura in a rice ball)
・Miso soup (Please choose white miso or red miso)

  • Tempura


    Tempura (天ぷら) is a classical Portuguese dish brought to and popularized by Japan, consisting of seafood or vegetables that have been battered and deep fried. Tempura is a typical home-style cooking in Japan. It is often referred to as a representative dish to Japan. Although there are various theories, it is said that Tokugawa Ieyasu, the general of the Edo period, liked tempura so much that he allegedly died from eating too much.

  • Rice


    Rice is a staple food in Japan. In all most every family, there is a rice cooker. There is variety of Japanese rice brands such as Koshihikari and Hitomebore.

  • Miso Soup

    Miso Soup

    Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup. It's base is "dashi" (Japanese fish stock) and Miso paste. Common added ingredients are Tofu, Green onion and deep‐fried tofu but differs by personal preference. The type of miso is different from region. In western and Easter Japan white miso is mostly used.

Cooking Class Information

Cooking experience: Join Akiko in her kitchen to make classic Nagoya dishes such as shrimp tempura in a rice ball or fried chicken Nagoya style.
You will also learn how to make dashi stock from scratch for the miso soup.
Your cooking class will last about an hour before you sit down to share the Nagoyan style Japanese meal you helped prepare.

Experience an ordinary Japanese house, meet local people English recipe with pictures. Pick up guests from the station to our house.
Originally here is the city of calligraphy, kendo (Japanese fencing), Wadaiko (Japanese drum). I f you are interested in watching those, I will take you to there. Of course, it will be free of charge ,This is my pleasure.
Please let me know it in advance. I will have to make sure those things.

What you will do

Meet at station!

1. Meet at station!

Let's meet at Kachigawa station which is just 15 mins away from Nagoya station. In weekday I will wait at south exit of Kachigawa station in a green car Toyota.

Welcome drink and explain about my cooking class

2. Welcome drink and explain about my cooking class

You can choose drink from either green tea, water with Japanese snack! I will explain you about what we are going to make according to my recipe. I will give you my recipe as a gift!

Cook Tebasaki

3. Cook Tebasaki

Tebasaki is a Nagoya style chicken wings. Source is very important for chicken wings and I will teach you my family source recipe.

Make Tenmusu

4. Make Tenmusu

You need a bit technique to make tenmusu so I will teach you how you can make tenmusu beautiful! I can also teach you how to make Onigiri at the same time.

Eat Tenmusu and Tebasaki!!

5. Eat Tenmusu and Tebasaki!!

Let's eat tenmusu and temasaki! I will serve miso soup, rice and Doteni (cow line meat stewed in miso, sugar and sake. This is Nagoya food as well). You can ask me not only about food but also where to visit and what to buy in Nagoya!

About Host



★★★★★ (8)

All cooking classes by Akiko

Hello! My name is Aki !
I live in the suburb of the third biggest city of Japan which is Nagoya in the Tokai region.
I organize and host Japanese cooking classes for foreigners and visitors at my house. Foreigners guests from all over Japan who are visiting or want to visit Japan through sightseeing sites.

I was born in Osaka, in 1960 and grew up in Nagoya area. I have been so interested in cooking ever since. When I was a child and even now I dreamed about Takoyaki, having cooked everyday almost for 40 years. Since I was a high school student and made my bento box for myself.

I like studying languages for that reason I have studied English in a community college ] in U.S.A - L.A after graduated from high school. At that time, I met my husband there, who used to cook for a local Japanese restaurant and got married. I have been married for over 30 years having gathering countless home cooking recipes. Of course such achievement it have wouldn’t been possible without my husband help who is picky when it comes about food, as well as my mother-in-law who is an excellent cooker.

I made up my mind to work at a delicatessen in a big supermarket to practice hygiene management. It was very strictly controlled having gained a great amount of experience to learn on site such things.
I am now into salsa dancing and studying Spanish. I have been studying Spanish since 3 years ago. Because, I wanted to understand the deepness of Latin music. I always seek opportunities that I could learn as many dishes from all over the world as possible.


The closest station

Kachigawa Station

How to get to the station?

From Nagoya Station: 20mins

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

Lynn, United States of America


We very much enjoyed our cooking lesson with Akiko. We learned four Nagoya specialties and were very impressed with her knife work and chopstick skills. We also enjoyed the delicious lunch we helped prepare.

Sep 2023


Response from Akiko
Thank you Lynn! Please enjoy life in Japan. I would be very happy if you could let me know where you go in Japan!!

Lynn, United States of America


We very much enjoyed our cooking lesson with Akiko. We learned four Nagoya specialties and were very impressed with her knife work and chopstick skills. We also enjoyed the delicious lunch we helped prepare.

Sep 2023


Response from Akiko
Thank you very much for coming! I had a great time with you and your husband. Please feel free to ask me anytime when you recreate Japanese food If you have question. I would be very happy to answer from you. Many thanks Akiko

Kaja, United States of America


Akiko was excellent! She was very kind and patient. The menu she prepared was excellent.

Feb 2020


Response from Akiko
Hi Kaja! How are you doing now? Please tell me New vegan recipe that you created. It would be very nice to try again!

Sam, United States of America


It was so much fun and the food was delicious! Akiko is a great chef and teacher. Thank you so much.

Sep 2019


Response from Akiko
Thank you very much for coming Sam-san!! Meg and I had a great time with you! If you have question about Japanese cooking and culture, Please let me know! I would love to answer anytime for you. Please come again. P.S. Our cooking video will be on air in the evening of 8th October 2019, CBC has just called me so, Thank you so much indeed!! Akiko

Dain, Korea


Even I've been in Japan for 5 years, it's still difficult having chance to experience Japanese home food. Thanks to my friend, I could have opportunity to participate this. Every dishes were so delicious ans also easy to learn how to make. Also, Aki-san was so nice and friendly, so that I could have comfortable and pleasurable time there. Watching Kendo after the cooking course(I could have chance thanks to Aki-san) was also very interesting.

April 2017


Response from Akiko
Dear Dain, There are various problems between countries, but there is no problem between individuals! So see you again someday. Thank you very much coming the other day!! Akiko

Thor, Iceland


Went here with two of my friends earlier. The host is a wonderful cooking teacher who can also explain the origins of the food and the ingredients. She is very warm and friendly and for anyone who even remotely enjoys Japanese cuisine, I would most certainly recommend this.

April 2017


Response from Akiko
Dear Thor, Thank you for coming so far a way!! We made dashi soup stock from scratch. Thank you for sharing our culinary culture!! Please come again. Akiko

Vero, Germany


Our cooking lesson with airKitchen and Akiko-San was a fantastic experience. Being invited by a Japanese local to their home and learning how to cook Japanese dishes, including some of Nagoya’s specialities, made it possible for us to take a deep look inside the Japanese food culture and into how Japanese live and think about various topics. Our host Akiko-san taught us how to prepare many delicious dishes: “Tebasaki” (Nagoya’s local speciality, deep fried chicken wings), “Shrimp Tempura”, “Doteni” (Red miso stew) and Red miso soup. We also learned how great Japanese hospitality is. What made our airKitchen cooking experience especially great was that everything was arranged to go very smoothly. Our host even picked us up from the station and brought us back to there, and had already bought all needed ingredients for our dishes. As the AirKitchen team was also very helpful and easy to contact, nothing could go wrong! I would love to enjoy such a great cooking session again soon. Thank you very much!

November 2017


Response from Akiko
Dear Vero, It was a very nice meeting you! Looked like you had fun time. That was a very happy moment for me too!! I will see you again oneday! Akiko

Carlos, Denmark


I had really a great time. As a guy who wants to experience Japan from the inside, this was a very good opportunity for me. Our host was very kind, and her home was filled with small and beautiful Japanese details. I appreciated that, it gives a great idea of the everyday life in Japan. The best part was of course the food. I loved that for the first time I did not only ate some delicious Japanese food, but I also got to make it in a traditional Japanese kitchen, that was some real Japan seen from a first person perspective. I am very happy that I had the opportunity to experience this, and I would definitely recommend it.

November 2017


Response from Akiko
Dear Carlos, Thank for wonderful review!! I also had a great time with you since we made cultual interaction.Ⅰt was so nice experience!! Please come again. Akiko

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Response from Akiko

FAQ about Nagoya style home cooking classics | Cooking class by Akiko

  • How long is this cooking class by Akiko?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

  • How much does it cost to join Nagoya style home cooking classics?

    It costs 6500 per person.

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

    Up to 6 people can join Akiko's cooking class.

  • Is Nagoya style home cooking classics available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Nagoya style home cooking classics has a vegetarian option.

  • Is Nagoya style home cooking classics available for vegans?

    Yes, Nagoya style home cooking classics has a vegan option.

  • How to get to the place where Nagoya style home cooking classics being held?

    Please go to Kachigawa Station which takes 20 mins from Nagoya Station. Then Akiko (host) will pick you up there!

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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