Kyoto Cooking Class
Handmade udon noodles & Tempura shrimp

Tempura Udon   Shimogyo Uji Kyoto
★★★★★ 2


Pick Up


3.5 hours

Max 6 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

●In this class you can:
-Make udon from scratch
-Make tempura
-Learn about some convenient ingredients for udon soup and tempura batter. It might become a great souvenir.
-Taste your own creations

  • 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.

  • Udon


    Udon (うどん) is a type of thick wheat flour noodle. It is similar to Italian pasta, but much thicker. It has been eaten all over Japan as an easy-to-eat popular meal, and a substitute meal for rice dishes. Udon is often served hot as a noodle soup in its simplest form, as "kake udon", in a mildly flavoured broth called kakejiru, which is made of dashi, soy sauce, and mirin. The flavor of broth and topping vary from region to region.

Cooking Class Information

●In this class you can:
-Make udon from scratch
-Make tempura
-Learn about some convenient ingredients for udon soup and tempura batter. This might be knowledge you can use for the rest of your life.
-Taste your own creations

●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:

●About the class
Because the dough is so hard, we will use our feet to knead the dough. This is the traditional Japanese way of making it. Don’t worry, though it might seem strange, it’s all going to be very hygienic! The dough will be covered in plastic bags as we knead it with our feet. We will also make dashi (stock) to make the soup. And as a final step we will make tempura. You will learn how to prepare the ingredients for tempura and how to fry it.

●Please note:
・We will use a dashi (stock) sachet which is easy to use for udon soup. Also, we will use tempura flour for tempura batter. Both dashi sachets and tempura flour are commonly used ingredients in a typical Japanese home. You will learn how to use these items.
・Because this class requires the use of a knife, I ask that kids be at least age 10, and are able to use a knife.
・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/may not be able to accommodate your needs.
・I may choose to cancel bookings that are only for one person.
・I also have other classes below:
 Traditional Japanese sweets & Matcha
 Home style Ramen & Gyoza

About Host



★★★★★ (2)

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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

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

Phuong, United States of America


Our cooking experience with Nariko was amazing. She was extremely kind and patient with our 11 years old son who loves Udon. She was very knowledgeable and was able to explain each step in details. I would highly recommend her cooking class.

Apr 2024

Malin, Sweden


I did two classes with Noriko, wagashi and tempura, udon. Both were amazing! She made it so much easier than I expected. I'm really looking forward to trying it on my own back home!

Oct 2023

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Response from Nariko

FAQ about Handmade udon noodles & Tempura shrimp | Cooking class by Nariko

  • How to get to the place where Handmade udon noodles & Tempura shrimp being held?

    Please go to Tanbaguchi Station which takes 5 mins from Kyoto Station. Then Nariko (host) will pick you up there!

  • How long is this cooking class by Nariko?

    Duration of this cooking class is 3.5 hours.

  • How much does it cost to join Handmade udon noodles & Tempura shrimp ?

    It costs 14000 per person.

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

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

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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