Kyoto Cooking Class
Wagashi Classes : Flowers from Nerikiri dough & Japanese tea(Green tea or Houji tea)

Wagashi   Nakagyo Kyoto
★★★★★ 16


Pick Up


1 hours

Max 5 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

Wagashi: Flowers from Nerikiri dough.

Let's make Japanese sweets in the shape of a cherry blossom and a chrysanthemum with a dough called "Nerikiri".
Participants get to make two different types of sweets using traditional wagashi tools. We teach you how to make it from dough easily at home using microwave.

Tea Ceremony : Green tea or Houji tea

  • 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

Wagashi Issho is a classroom conveniently located in central Kyoto that introduces participants to traditional Japanese confectionery.
Sweets have been part of life in Japan for thousands of years.
They appear as offerings at festivals and religious ceremonies, are served at traditional tea gatherings and are, of course, enjoyed as everyday snacks.
At Wagashi Issho, you can learn to make these popular treats as well as the delicate confections of chado – the Way of Tea – which has shaped the development of Japanese confectionery.

What you will do


1. watch

Watch an experienced teacher show you how to make wagashi from scratch.


2. Make

Make the sweets under expert supervision.

Make together

3. Make together

Taste with some tea

4. Taste with some tea

Taste the confections together with a cup of tea from award-winning Kyoto tea merchant Rishouen. Participants will make enough sweets to sample in class and to take home with them. Recipes in English will also be provided.

Take a photo

5. Take a photo

Capture your fun memories in photos!

About Host



★★★★★ (16)

I trained as a wagashi craftsman after graduating from the food science and nutrition programme of the agriculture faculty at Kinki University.
I opened my own wagashi school, Wagashi Issho, in 2008. I also teach at the Kyoto branch of the NHK Culture Center.
I developed recipes for several Japanese confectionery stores in Kyoto.(Uchu Wagashi, Umezono, Warabi shoten)
I have also appeared on a kitchen program on Kyoto TV.
I have been studying tea in the Urasenke tradition for more than 30 years and is certified as an associate professor (jun-kyoju).
Instagram: @wagashiissho

1996年 近畿大学農学部食品栄養学科卒業
2017年NHK文化センター京都教室 和菓子講師
2018年〜UCHU wagashi 新ブランド、わらび商店株式会社、甘党茶屋京梅園レシピ開発


The closest station

Shijyo Station

How to get to the station?

From Shijyo Station: 0mins

Exact location provided after booking.

Reviews of Cooking Class

Sophia, United Kingdom


We had a great time with Yasue making delicious Japanese sweets. She was a gracious teacher and did not laugh at our inelegant attempts! It was a lovely serene break for me, my husband and our 2 teenagers from the hustle and bustle of the city. I would happily do it again and I highly recommend Yasue to anyone looking for a genuine Japanese experience!

Aug 2023

Frederic, Switzerland


Very nice atmosphere, great teacher. Overall I spent a very nice moment.

Aug 2023

Amelia, United States of America


I had such a lovely time with Yasue. So patient and caring and makes you feel at home.

Jun 2023

Shruthi, United States of America


Thank you so much for the incredible class! We really enjoyed learning how to make the wagashi, and you taught us so many details that we wouldn't have been able to learn ourselves.

Jun 2023

Nicholas Freilich, United States of America


Yasue has a great energy and lots of knowledge on wagashi. The kitchen/classroom space is really stylish and clean, and our finished treats were delicious. One of the highlights of our trip to Kyoto!

May 2023

metin selim, United Kingdom


Had an enjoyable afternoon making sweets with Yasue. Yasue was a very knowledgeable and a patient teacher!

May 2023

Janna, Australia


My daughter and I really loved this experience. Thankyou Yasue!

Apr 2023

Alex, United Kingdom


A wonderful experience. The kitchen is well situated, and Yasue-sensei is fantastic. In an hour we made two styles of beautiful Japanese wagashi, then enjoyed them with a cup of green tea. I feel I could replicate the steps to make them myself at home. Such fun, delicious, and artistic. Thank you, Yasue-sensei!

Apr 2023

Shirley , United States of America


Hello! Thank you for a wonderful class. Our whole family enjoyed the fun and memorable experience! And the desserts were delicious and beautiful!

Apr 2023

Janice, Australia


Wonderful experience with Yasue. She is an excellent teacher and very experienced. The class takes place in a proper set up kitchen workshop, it feels professional and very well done. Highly recommend if you are in Kyoto!

Apr 2023

Elaine, United Kingdom


Yasue was an excellent teacher and we learnt a lot about wagashi. Thank you very much!

Apr 2023

Elaine, United Kingdom


Yasue was an excellent teacher and we learnt a lot about wagashi. Thank you very much!

Apr 2023


Response from Yasue
Thank you very much for taking part in a lesson at Wagashi Issho. I hope you enjoyed the class. I really enjoyed our conversation with you. You have any questions about wagashi, please feel free to get in touch. It would be lovely to see you if you ever visit Kyoto again. Best wishes, Yasue Miyazaki Wagashi Issho

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Jun 2022

Mabel, Singapore


Ms Yasue is very friendly and encouraging to us when we are learning to make the sweets! We had a lot of fun!

Dec 2019

Charlotte, Australia


Fantastic meal, great cooking class, enjoyable conversation, wonderful host, nice package. It made my vacation interesting.

October 2019

Isabella, United Kingdom


I have traveled to a lot of places and experience many cultural exchange packages but i must confess that this takes the price for best experience ever. great conversation with my host and amazing food. It is a do again

October 2019

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Response from Yasue

FAQ about Wagashi Classes : Flowers from Nerikiri dough & Japanese tea(Green tea or Houji tea) | Cooking class by Yasue

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

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

  • Is Wagashi Classes : Flowers from Nerikiri dough & Japanese tea(Green tea or Houji tea) available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Wagashi Classes : Flowers from Nerikiri dough & Japanese tea(Green tea or Houji tea) has a vegetarian option.

  • How long is this cooking class by Yasue?

    Duration of this cooking class is 1 hours.

  • How much does it cost to join Wagashi Classes : Flowers from Nerikiri dough & Japanese tea(Green tea or Houji tea)?

    It costs 6300 per person.

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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