Saitama Cooking Class
Traditional Japanese sweets

★★★★★ 1


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2.5 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

If there is only one person booked, the class will be canceled.

This Japanese confection is served at a tea ceremony. It is made of white beans and shaped beautifully.
You will make 3 designs of nerikiri learning how to shape it with nerikiri tools. You will make 2 pieces each designs (6 pieces in total).
The designs change with the seasons and seasonal events.

Note: The Nerikiri dough will be prepared by the instructor before the class. But the recipe for Nerikiri dough will be given.

  • 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

We will meet our meeting place which I will give you the detail once you booked. The meeting place is 5 minutes from Kawagoe station, then we walk to my cooking studio for another 5 minutes.

I will first introduce Nerikiri (Japanese confections which is served at a tea ceremony), and the ingredients and tools. Nerikiri is made of white beans and shaped beautifully. You will make 3 designs of nerikiri(2 pieces each designs, in total 6 pieces) learning how to shape them with nerikiri tools. The designs changes with seasons or seasonal events.

After making the Nerikiri, I will serve you tea. The tea will accompany the delicious nerikiri we made. We usually taste one Nerikiri. You can take the rest home.

Kawagoe is famous for "Koedo where you can feel Edo-era (there are many traditional houses)". Please enjoy the town before/after the cooking class!

Note : The Nerikiri dough will be prepared by the instructor before the class. But the recipe for Nerikiri dough will be given.

About Host



★★★★★ (1)

I’m Nariko and I offer Japanese cooking classes out of Nariko’s Kitchen, a cooking studio located in Kawagoe. It takes only 30 minutes from center of Tokyo. Kawagoe is a town of history retaining the culture and aroma of Edo-era. It's one of the most popular places to visit in outside of Tokyo.

I was a child who always liked to help my mother in the kitchen. I gained more interest on cooking when I lived abroad and had a chance to do cooking sessions as part of my job. I’ve been teaching Japanese cooking in Malaysia as a cooking instructor and conducted classes for individuals and companies, and also gave cooking demonstration at cultural events.

Come join me and try a hands-on cooking class offered in a Japanese home. And enjoy the beautiful town before/after the class!


The closest station

Kawagoe Station

How to get to the station?

From Kawagoe Station: 10mins

Exact location provided after booking.

Reviews of Cooking Class

Cassie, Germany


I really enjoyed Nariko's class! Making the japanese sweets and matcha was a great experience. She answered every question I had and I was able to write each step down on my notebook and take photos, so that I will be able to make Nerikiri by myself when I'm back home. Also, her english is really good which makes conversation and following her instructions easy. I had a lot of fun with her! Thank you very much!

Jun 2020

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Response from Nariko

FAQ about Traditional Japanese sweets | Cooking class by Nariko

  • Is Traditional Japanese sweets available for vegans?

    Yes, Traditional Japanese sweets has a vegan option.

  • How long is this cooking class by Nariko?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

  • How much does it cost to join Traditional Japanese sweets?

    It costs 6000 per person.

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

    Up to 4 people can join Nariko's cooking class.

  • Is Traditional Japanese sweets available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Traditional Japanese sweets has a vegetarian option.

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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