Tokyo Cooking Class
Kawaii Bento Lunchbox-Making Lesson at local home

Bento   Tokyo
★★★★★ 6


Pick Up


2 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

Tokyo Character Bento Lunchbox-Making Lesson with Mama

Japanese mother makes lots of effort to make character lunchbox for their children to express their love.

Children are more than welcome. I have some amenities that they can use we have various toys and free access to wifi:)♡

■What we will make
We’ll make Bento lunchbox.

■ Participants who want to learn how to make Character Bento (addition)

- have experience at local Japanese home
- take a rest before you go to the airport (since the airport shuffle bus station is 3 mins from my place)
- know the to-do list in Japan

(For parents having children)
- feed food for baby or change diapers

■ Menu ■
Rice ball
Japanese-rolled omelet
Some vegetable dishes

■The schedule■
Time is negotiable
10:00 Meet at Kasai Station on the Metro Tozai line or the airport reimusine bus stop
10:15 Introduction
10:30 Start cooking
12:00 Have lunch together
13:00 Go to the supermarket tour (I will show and explain what ingredients we used during the cooking class), if you are interested in it.
13:00 Drop off at Kasai station

Japanese mother makes lots of effort to make Bento for their family;)Lets make Kawaii and healty Bento.

About Host



★★★★★ (6)

All cooking classes by Rina

Rina grew up in Kobe where beef is well known for it's quality. Her family ran a seafood wholesale company for more than 30 years so her house was always stocked up on food. She will sometimes comment on how her weight was an issue all the way up until university where she made the decision to start eating healthy. When she was 3 years old, she says she weighed 40kg! You can ask her in person about this but she blames her past life weight issues on poor diet and consuming too much food in her day to day life. Rina says, "my family loved eating so much!"

After graduating from high school, her mom recommended that she join ABC Cooking School to learn how to become a "good housewife". "In Japan you are considered to be a good wife based on your culinary skills", she Ikeda says. The upside to the course was after learning how to cook and eat healthy, she lost about 20kg very quickly. Rina then stopped using foundation on her face because her skin looked very healthy after learning how to eat properly. She now knows first hand from these life experiences how healthy Japanese food. That is why she is so passionate about sharing Japanese Cuisine, in English, to foreigners residing here in Japan. Or anyone that wants to learn English for that matter.
During her days as a student at university, she truly enjoyed teaching international students about Japanese food. Rina is also a Certified Tofu Master, Junior Vegetable Sommelier and Washocook Cooking Certification Course. She also have Kitsuke Koshi (License to Teach People how to Wear a Kimono. Teaching the language, the culture and the customs of Japan with foreign people remains on of her biggest passions.

How It Works

Step1 Cook


Visit a Japanese local's home and learn to cook their specialty.

Step2 Enjoy your meal!


Eat the authentic homemade Japanese meal with your Japanese host. Take the opportunity to have a genuine conversation with a local Japanese Person.


The closest station

Kasai Station

How to get to the station?

From Tokyo Station: 24mins

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

Jehosheba E. Charis, Indonesia


My daughter waa super thrilled that we got to make bentos our of her favorite character Shaun the sheep and Timmy. My family consisted of 3 persons taking her bento course & learnt a lot from Rina. She was super helpful & felt like a friend :) Thank you very much Rina, we are looking forward to see you again during our next visit

Jun 2019

Nadim, United Kingdom


Thank you Rina for your great class. The children enjoyed it a lot!

Apr 2019

Adelle Trotta, United States of America


I had a amazing time hanging out with Rina and learning how to make the Totoro Bento box. Everything was perfect and the next time I come back to Tokyo, I will take the Gyoza class! Thank you!

Nov 2018

Sophie, Germany


We had the best time! Rina is amazingly sweet and the food was perfect. Definitely recommend!

Auguest 2018

Maria, Russia


It was an amazing cooking class we have ever visited! Rina and Akiko taught us how to make our lunches more creative, so we will never forget that interesting lesson. ❤️☺️ Of course, our obentos doesn’t look as cool as your ones, but we tried to do our best! ☝️Nice to met you and hope to see you again!

July 2018

Pawel, Poland


It was a fantastic experience, we were introduced to how to prepare a bento and we did it. We could ask questions about kitchen techniques, ingredients, but also local traditions. It was our first bento experience and we will continue it at home. In addition, at the end of class the host showed us around the local store and explain about products. We can really recommend a lesson to others. I completly agree that this kind of experience let us better understand other culture, kitchen thet paper-based guides will never let. AirKitchen is very good solution and I recommend to expand it.

June 2018

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