Kyoto Cooking Class
Traditional Japanese sweets "Nerikiri" & Matcha

Shimogyo Uji Kyoto
★★★★★ 11


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3 hours

Max 6 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

・Instructions for 5 nerikiri designs: You will learn how to use variety of nerikiri tools and many techniqus.​

​・Matcha making

Cooking Class Information

●What is Nerikri?
These Japanese sweets are typically served at tea ceremonies. They're made with white beans and they are exquisitely shaped. I will teach you a number of shaping and nerikiri techniques. If you've ever wanted to learn the basics of nerikiri, this is the perfect class for you.

・Instructions for 5 nerikiri designs: You will learn how to use variety of nerikiri tools and many techniqus.​
​・Matcha making

●Meeting place
We will meet at Tanbaguchi station (丹波口駅), which is two stops from Kyoto station, by San-in Honsen (山陰本線). From there, it's a short, 3-minute walk to my kitchen studio.

※Starting in August 2024, class will be hosted in our new location!
From Kyoto station to the meeting place "Matsugasaki station (松ヶ崎駅)":​
・By train...17 minutes (Karasuma line)

●Meeting time:

●Please note:
・Participants must be older than 10.
・I will prepare the dough myself before class. I will provide you with a detailed recipe and instructions for the dough in email after the class. ​​
・Only people who are participating in the class may attend. No spectators, please.
・If you have any specific dietary restrictions, kindly inform me before you book. I may or may not be able to accommodate your needs.
・I may choose to cancel bookings that are only for one person in a class.

●Class time:

About Host



★★★★★ (11)

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Konnichiwa! I’m Nariko and I offer Japanese cooking classes out of "Nariko’s Kitchen".
Insta: narikos_kitchen

I was a child who always liked to help my mother in the kitchen. I gained more interest on cooking when I lived abroad as a Japanese language teacher and had a chance to do cooking sessions as part of my job. I taught Japanese cooking in Malaysia as a cooking instructor and conducted classes for individuals and companies, and also gave cooking demonstration at cultural events. After coming back to Japan, I started my own cooking class in Tokyo in 2019. The next year I was nominated for best activities and tours in Japan 2020 by Tripadvisor.

Come join me and try a hands-on cooking class offered in a Japanese home!

I also have other classes below:
・Ramen & Gyoza
・Handmade Udon & Tempura


The closest station

Tanbaguchi Station

How to get to the station?

From Kyoto Station: 5mins

Exact location provided after booking.

Reviews of Cooking Class

L'Aurora, Netherlands


My experience with Nariko was amazing! I had so much fun and Nariko is an amazing teacher. Recommend everyone to take the Nerikiri class!

Apr 2024

Cynthia O'Brien, United States of America


Nariko's class was fantastic. We spent two and a half hours making five different designs of Japanese nerikiri sweets using traditional techniques. Nariko is fluent in English, and is both skilled at and passionate about her craft. She is friendly and patient. My daughter and I had never done anything like this before, and we had such a good time that we would like to take another class from her. If you're looking for a fun, interactive, and genuine culinary experience while in Japan, this is it.

May 2024

Susan, United States of America


This was a wonderful experience. When we arrived, I didn’t think ours would even come close to the example. Due to your flawless instruction, I am proud of our creations!

Mar 2024

Isabella Keenan, Australia


I really enjoyed the Nerikiri sweets workshop. Nariko-san was very patient and professional, and talked to me about my prior experiences, so I felt looked after. The sweets were beautiful and delicious. 10/10 would recommend for sweets lovers and tea ceremony fans!

Jan 2024

Jo McCarthy, New Zealand


I had such an awesome class with Nariko-san!! I was lucky and was the only student that day - we did five different wagashi, and I was pleasantly surprised with what I learnt to make. What I really liked about the way Nariko-san taught was that after demonstrating each part she watched while I did the same, giving pointers but never taking over. So I'm proud I genuinely made them myself :-) She also gave me dough recipes and good information where to buy the tools. Before the class I had thought it would be better to do a class that taught the dough making also, but having done a class now I think it was better having the extra time for learning technique, which was really helpful. I will definitely do another class with Nariko-san next time I go to Kyoto!

Nov 2023

Malin Arvidsson, Sweden


We had such a great time making wagashi. Nariko was a great teacher and made it easier than I could have imagined! And she was very helpful in giving tips on how to continue learning

Oct 2023

Bess, Germany


My experience with Chef Nariko has been really wonderful. It was suppose to be a group class but I got very lucky that the group did not turn up so I got to have a very personalized and hands-on lessons from Chef Nariko She posses a heartwarming vibe coupled with excellent English and a sense of calmness which makes for an unforgetful learning experience. Chef Nariko is also an expert in her field with great attention to detail. She told me everything from what type of high grade and premium produce to use and where you can buy them, to sharing her favorite recipes. Her cooking studio is very close to Kawagoi which is really convenient for travelers who would like to improve their culinary skills. I highly recommend it!

Jul 2023

Jana, Switzerland


Hallo Nariko The experience was amazing and very informativ. Hope to do it again in Kyoto sometime. Thank you very much

Jul 2023

Matthew Slemon, United States of America


Had a great time, thank you!

May 2023

Brian Belefant, United States of America


Nariko was lovely. Gracious and knowledgeable, she welcomed us into her home and taught us how to make nerikiri. It was a such a pleasure!

Apr 2023

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 "Nerikiri" & Matcha | Cooking class by Nariko

  • Is Traditional Japanese sweets "Nerikiri" & Matcha available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Traditional Japanese sweets "Nerikiri" & Matcha has a vegetarian option.

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

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

  • How much does it cost to join Traditional Japanese sweets "Nerikiri" & Matcha?

    It costs 12000 per person.

  • How long is this cooking class by Nariko?

    Duration of this cooking class is 3 hours.

  • Is Traditional Japanese sweets "Nerikiri" & Matcha available for vegans?

    Yes, Traditional Japanese sweets "Nerikiri" & Matcha has a vegan 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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