Tokyo Cooking Class
Sushi rolls, Tempura, and Katsuobushi/Dried bonito Shaving Experience

Sushi Tempura   Nerima Tokyo
★★★★★ 4


Pick Up


3.5 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

We will make international favorites among Japanese food lovers, sushi rolls and tempura. Addition to that, I will introduce katsuobushi/ dried bonito and teach you how to shave it like many families used to do in the past. We’ll also make clear soup from the katsuobushi flakes we shaved.


【太巻き寿司/ Big Sushi Roll】
●海苔 Seaweed
●米 Japanese rice
●すし酢 Sushi vinegar (rice vinegar | sugar | salt)
●かんぴょう Simmered Kanpyo (Kanpyo | Soy sauce | Sugar)
●しいたけ Simmered Shiitake mushroom (Dried Shiitake mushroom | Dashi broth | Soy sauce)
●出汁巻き玉子 Japanese Rolled Omelette (Egg | Dashi broth | Sugar | Light color soy sauce | Salt)
●カニ蒲鉾 Crab flavored fish cake
(White fish paste | egg | salt)
●きゅうり Cucumber

【細巻き寿司/ Thin Sushi Roll】
●海苔 Seaweed
●米 Japanese rice
●すし酢 Sushi vinegar (Rice vinegar | Sugar | Salt)
●(Plus choice ingredient)
・かんぴょう Simmered Kanpyo (Kanpyo | ・Soy sauce | Sugar)
・たくあん Pickled daikon radish
・きゅうり Cucumber
・練りわさび Wasabi paste
・練り梅 Ume paste

【天ぷら Tempura】
●海老 Shrimp
●茄子 Eggplant
●蓮根 Lotus root
●しいたけ Shiitake mushroom
●大葉 Shiso leaf
●天ぷら粉 Tempura Flour
●菜種油 Canola oil
●天つゆ Dipping sauce (Dashi broth | soy sauce | mirin)
●抹茶塩 Matcha salt (Natural sea salt | Kombu broth | Matcha powder)

【三つ葉と手毬麩のお吸い物/ Authentic Japanese Clear Soup with Mitsuba leaves and Temari-fu】
●昆布と鰹の出汁 Kombu and katsuo broth
●三つ葉 Mitsuba leaves
●手毬麩 Temari-fu 
●薄口醤油 Light color soy sauce
●塩 Salt

【紅白寒天/ Strawberry and Milk Kanten】
●寒天 Agar
●牛乳 Milk
●いちごジャム Strawberry jam/jelly

【飲み物/ Beverage】
●梅酒 or 梅ソーダ /Japanese Apricot Liqueur or Soda

Green tea

  • 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.

  • Rice


    Rice is a staple food in Japan. In all most every family, there is a rice cooker. There is variety of Japanese rice brands such as Koshihikari and Hitomebore.

  • 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.

Cooking Class Information

You will learn
●How to shave katsuobushi/ dried bonito.
●How to make authentic Japanese broth with freshly shaved katsuobushi flakes.
●How to prepare sushi rice.
●How to make traditional style sushi rolls (big and thin).
●How to make tempura, dipping sauce and matcha salt.

●How to prepare kanten/aga, and make strawberry and milk kanten.

About Host



★★★★★ (4)

All cooking classes by Mika

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, where l raised two children. I hold a chef's license, am qualified food education instructor, dashi/Japanese broth specialist and Japanese tea advisor.
After culinary school, I worked as an instructor at a cooking school. I learned a lot during this time and cooking at home for my family further improved my cooking skills.
Occasionally, I hold cooking classes at my house for residents in the Tokyo area both Japanese and people from other countries.

I’m friendly and talkative. I enjoy eating, cooking, and I’m also very interested in the food culture of the world. When I visited foreign countries, I always found that visiting food markets was more interesting than visiting tourist attractions. I want to know what normal people normally eat at home and I wonder if someone has the same idea as me. That’s why I decided to start hosting cooking classes for international tourists.
I love seeing people smiling while eating. I would be extremely happy if I could make you smile with my food!
I look forward to cooking with you at my house.


The closest station


How to get to the station?

From Ikebukuro station : 10mins

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

Ron, Canada


We had a wonderful time! Not only did we learn a lot and make and eat delicious food, but Mika’s personality put everyone at ease and made us all feel welcome.

Nov 2023


Response from Mika
Thank you so much for the great review! You guys are so kind and fun. I really enjoyed cooking and eating with you and we laughed a lot in the class! I truly appreciate you all coming and I hope you come back again soon! Thank you!!!

Karen , Denmark


We had a really great cooking class at Mikas house. She was so sweet and very helpful. We leaned a lot about traditional Japanese ingredients and how to cook them. At the end we had a very delicious meal with a great host. We would definitely recommend Mika to others.

Nov 2023


Response from Mika
Thank you so much Karen for coming. I appreciate your nice and kind review. It was a great time having such lovely guests like you guys! Both you and Benjamin have amazing cooking skills. I was so impressed! Hopefully, I can cook with you again! Thanks again for spending time with us!

Cristina, Italy


Amazing kitchen class Well explained and cooked Thanks a lot

Sep 2023


Response from Mika
Thank you so much for the kind words! It was an absolute pleasure to have you in my cooking class. I also appreciate you listening so intently to my explanation and how well you get along with another Japanese guest. I hope we'll have the chance to cook together again in the future. Arigatou gozaimashita.

Peter, Denmark


The cooking experience was incredible and being invites to Mika's home made the experience feel extra authentic. We spent more than the allocated 3 hours of the cooking class, however at no extra charge which was super cool. If we are to visit Japan again we would definitely take another class with Mika's and we would encourage other travellers to do as well. All in all an incredible experience.

Jul 2023


Response from Mika
Hi, Peter. Thank you so much for coming. I appreciate you giving me such a nice review. It was a great experience for me and I had a lot of fun with the lovely couple. I'm glad you didn't mind that the lesson took a little longer than planned. I'm going to create different types of classes in the future. I would be extremely happy if you could come back to my house again. Thanks a lot for the amazing time! Mika

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Response from Mika

FAQ about Sushi rolls, Tempura, and Katsuobushi/Dried bonito Shaving Experience | Cooking class by Mika

  • How long is this cooking class by Mika?

    Duration of this cooking class is 3.5 hours.

  • How to get to the place where Sushi rolls, Tempura, and Katsuobushi/Dried bonito Shaving Experience being held?

    Please go to Heiwadai which takes 10 mins from Ikebukuro station . Then Mika (host) will pick you up there!

  • How much does it cost to join Sushi rolls, Tempura, and Katsuobushi/Dried bonito Shaving Experience?

    It costs 6000 per person.

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

    Up to 4 people can join Mika'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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