Tokyo Cooking Class
Making 3 Kinds of Sushi with the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (Vegetables are available for Vegan/Vegetarian)

Sushi Vegetarian Vegan   Tokyo
★★★★★ 16

House

Pick Up

Vegetarian

2.5 hours

Max 5 guests

Market Visiting






Cooking Class Menu

・Maki Sushi (Roll sushi)
・Nigiri Sushi (Hand shaped sushi)
・Gunkan Sushi (Battleship shaped roll)
・Miso soup
・Green tea

  • Nigiri Sushi

    Nigiri Sushi

    Sushi (寿司, 鮨) is a Japanese dish of specially prepared vinegared rice (鮨飯 sushi-meshi), usually with some sugar and salt, combined with a variety of ingredients (ネタ neta), such as seafood (most commonly and often raw), vegetables, and occasionally tropical fruits. Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the key ingredient is "sushi rice", also referred to as shari (しゃり), or sumeshi (酢飯).

  • Miso Soup

    Miso Soup

    Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup. It's base is "dashi" (Japanese fish stock) and Miso paste. Common added ingredients are Tofu, Green onion and deep‐fried tofu but differs by personal preference. The type of miso is different from region. In western and Easter Japan white miso is mostly used.

  • 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

This class is private and flexible. After you book, you can change the meeting time. I will send my email to you. Let me know your convenient time ( 9:00~16:00).

Let’s make three kinds of sushi!


What you will do


Meet at Higashi-Ikebukuro Station (West Gate )     The station number is Y10

1. Meet at Higashi-Ikebukuro Station (West Gate ) The station number is Y10

The station is Y10 on the Yurakucho Line (Tokyo Metro Line). I will be waiting for you with a signboard. If you come to the station by another way, not the subway, you see several station entrances around the area. Go to the basement from the ground and you can easily find signs to West Gate (or Exit 7) It's only 3 minutes to my house from the ticket gate. There is a grocery store next to the station. If you want, you can buy drinks or desserts by yourself here.

Prepare all the ingredients

2. Prepare all the ingredients

You can learn how to make sushi rice and slice fish. We will prepare all ingredients such as nori-seaweed, and cucumber. For vegetarians, you can use some vegetables or mushrooms.

Make three kinds of sushi (Maki, Nigiri, and Gunkan)

3. Make three kinds of sushi (Maki, Nigiri, and Gunkan)

You can make three kinds of sushi with me. It's fun. I will also make miso soup for you.

Take pictures with your own sushi

4. Take pictures with your own sushi

It will be the most memorable picture in Japan for you.

Enjoy a sushi party

5. Enjoy a sushi party

All of my guests say their own sushi is delicious.

You can get my recipe and a sushi-making kit as a small present from me

6. You can get my recipe and a sushi-making kit as a small present from me

I hope you will make sushi at home to surprise your friends.

Enjoy the view from my kitchen

7. Enjoy the view from my kitchen

As a licensed tour guide, I will explain some popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo. My house's location is convenient, so you can visit many of them easily. Why don't you visit Pokémon Center MEGA Tokyo ( the Sunshine City shopping center) just in front of my house? It's the best place for manga fans.


About Host


host-Masa

Masa

★★★★★ (16)

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I'm a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter and a Tour Conductor. I've worked as a guide since 2012 and taught how to make sushi for more than 400 groups through tour agencies. I found the airKitchen site and decided to participate here in 2023. I'm happy to see my guests enjoying making sushi.

They say it takes more than 10 years to be a professional sushi chef but you can quickly master how to make three kinds of homemade sushi with me. I will give you my recipe and a small present to help you make sushi at home. I hope you will surprise your friends with your sushi.

As a licensed tour guide, I will explain some popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo. My house's location is convenient, so you can visit many of them easily after my class. Why don't you visit Pokémon Center MEGA Tokyo ( the Sunshine City shopping center) just in front of my house? It's the best place for manga fans. 

You can also enjoy the fantastic view from my kitchen.


Area



The closest station

Higashi-Ikebukuro Station




How to get to the station?

From Ikebukuro 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

Varun, United States of America

★★★★★

This was honestly the best time we've had in Japan, and our trip was filled with amazing experiences. If you're considering booking this, do it. It is absolutely worthwhile. Not only are Masa and her husband incredible hosts, but she is also a warm and amazing teacher, and the vegan sushi we made tasted easily as good as restaurant food. So much of cooking is preparation, and Masa walks you through all of the steps, and has you involved all along the way so you won't forget. She also provides a recipe manual, ensuring you don't have issues replicating the process later on. Lastly, what isn't mentioned is the absolutely jaw-dropping amazing view from her home. Seriously, it's easily as good as the nearby observatories. Learning to make sushi in that serene environment is something you will never forget!

Jun 2024


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I was so happy to find your empty plate and soup bowls, which meant you liked them. Thank you for informing me about the vegan restaurant ' Shizen' in San Francisco. I already checked the website. It started to rain just before. I hope you don't get wet. Enjoy Japan and make sushi at home.


Jean-loup, France

★★★★★

Thank you for your time and for your advices, we had a wonderful experience with you!

May 2024


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you again for your review. I hope you have already made sushi at your home near the historic place you told me about.


Jean-loup, France

★★★★★

Thank you for your kindness, we really enjoyed this moment with you.

May 2024


host-Masa

Response from Masa
It was a wonderful time for me to make sushi with my fashionable guests from a gourmet country.


Poorva, India

★★★★★

We had a great time with Masa! Getting there was quite convenient. She picked us up at the station. The sushi making was very interesting and fun. In the end she made miso soup for us and we ate the sushi me made. I definitely recommend her.

Apr 2024


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Response from Masa
Thank you very much for taking my class and for your good review. Both of you were so good at cooking, especially slicing the tuna. Did you enjoy the view from the Yurikamome monorail train and teamlab★? Visit Japan again to see your relatives and enjoy many other interesting places!


Lara, Austria

★★★★★

We had a wonderful time learning how to make sushi with Masa! We are so thankful for her welcoming us to her beautiful home, explaining Japanese cuisine and culture to us and being the best sushi teacher. As one of us is vegan, she really put a lot of thought into her preparations and came up with so many vegan options as well! We highly appreciated her efforts and enjoyed our time a lot! Her sushi class is a must do when in Tokyo :) Best greetings from Austria, we‘ll always think of you when making sushi at home.

Mar 2024


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you for visiting my house and for your wonderful review. I was so surprised when your friend asked me "Ikigai?" Yes, inviting foreign tourists to my house and introducing Japanese culture is one of my 'ikigai (purpose in my life). I believe it can also contribute to world peace a little. It was also fun that you were excited when I showed you my souvenir from your country, two salt containers.


Simon, Germany

★★★★★

This was an all in all perfect experience! Masa is such a great and lovely host and speaks very well English. We enjoyed it so much and can only recommend to experience it as well. The sushi was plenty and super delicious. Thanks for the great experience and lovely to meet you, Masa

Dec 2023


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Response from Masa
Thank you for visiting my house and for a speedy review. I was really surprised to hear about your long journey and enjoyed the time with you. You reminded me of my first international exchange a long time ago. Thank you again. I hope you will enjoy your last day in Tokyo. The illuminations are so beautiful everywhere near the big stations in Tokyo.


David, Canada

★★★★★

Masa-san is an exceptionally wonderful host through and through. She came out to the station to meet me and also walked with me to the store I needed to go to afterwards. The sushi course itself was more basic than I expected, but that's because I already had some experience with the techniques. However, it was still a great time and I still learned some things during our time together. Thank you Masa-san for your hospitality and for the gift!

Nov 2023


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you for your wonderful review and for sending me the amazing pictures of Diamond Fuji from the observatory I recommended to you. Only twice a year, we can see the sun setting on the top of Mt. Fuji from the Sunshine 60 observatory. You were so lucky and I was very glad for your lucky chance.


Agnieszka Olkowicz, Italy

★★★★★

Masa San teaching us to make sushi was one of the best and authentic experience me and my husband had during 1 month visit in Japan . We booked it for the last day of our trip and we are so glad we did!! Thank you Masa for reciving us so warmly and to your husband for super fresh fish he bought for us that morning. All the best from Spain!

Nov 2023


host-Masa

Response from Masa
For skillful chefs! Thank you very much for your reviews. I was amazed to see your knife-cutting skill. You minced the tuna so well and quickly. I hope you will add your own arranged sushi to your restaurant menu. I'm sure it will get popular among your customers. (^^♪ 


Lynette, Singapore

★★★★★

Our sushi class experience with Masa was awesome! She taught us how to made enjoyable and delicious sushi, and we loved it! She was also very friendly, making us feel at home, and taught us a lot about Japanese culture and history, and gave us a nice present to make sushi at home ourselves! Thank you to Masa for making this experience such an enjoyable one!

Dec 2023


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you very much for your quick and nice review! You are an amazing family from the multi-ethnic nation near the equator. All of you sliced tuna very well even though you eat three meals out like many Singaporeans do. Please make sushi at home sometimes instead of eating at Sushiro(スシロー). To the smart boy, "Enjoy studying Japanese with Mariko-Sensei! まりこ先生といっしょに、楽しく、日本語を勉強してください。”


Bram, Netherlands

★★★★★

The sushi making workshop was one of our highlights of our trip to Japan. Masa is very friendly and welcoming. You get a private workshop with just your group of people at Masa’s place (with an amazing view over Tokyo). She contacted us to meet up at the station near her apartment which was very convenient. The workshop itself was also amazing. Her husband went to the market the same morning to get the freshest fish for the sushi. Besides the fish she also explained and showed us a lot of the rice making process to get delicious sushi rice! Making the sushi was a very fun experience, we got slice our own fish (sashimi) and made three different kinds sushi. Even the wasabi we ate, did we make ourselves. And of course the next thing was to sit down at the traditional Japanse table in her living room to eat the sushi. She also made a delicious miso soup. Whilst eating Masa showed and explained the customs around eating sushi. Throughout the entire 2,5 hours lasting workshop, she told snd explained many thing about the Japanese (sushi) history which was very interesting. Don’t hesitate to ask questions if you have them. During the workshop we talked about each other’s interests and Pokemon came up. She suggested to take Pokemon center near her apartment, which we went to of course. Masa thank you so much for this wonderful experience! We are very thankful for your hospitality and good time.

Nov 2023


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Response from Masa
I'm so happy reading your wonderful comment. My husband and I are planning to eat the omakase-style sushi at the same restaurant where you booked. I decided to improve my knowledge about sushi and Tokyo to welcome my guests and explain to them. Thank you for encouraging me to introduce Japanese culture to tourists from different countries.


Trinity, United States of America

★★★★★

Oct 2023


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you very much for your 5☆ review. I hope you enjoy learning about Japanese culture in your everyday life. Take care not to catch a cold.


Pritish, India

★★★★★

Masa-san was very kind and patient while teaching me how to prepare sushi. She came to pick me up at the station and guided me to her house. She taught me how to prepare 3 types of sushi. After preparing the sushi, we had a sushi party. Masa-san also prepared miso soup which was delicious. She even taught me some sushi eating etiquettes. We took photos and she gave me a sushi making set as a parting gift. It was a fun class where you learn a lot and in the end get to enjoy a lot of sushi!

Nov 2023


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you very much for taking my class and for your good review. I also learned many things about not only India but also how young tourists are traveling in Japan from you. I'm sure you visited the stadium without any problems and enjoyed the game after making sushi. I hope your three-week experience in Japan will contribute to your life in the future.


Nathan , United States of America

★★★★★

Masa was an amazing teacher! Everything from the origins of the different sushi to the technique to make it. We had so much fun. And.. it was just me and my girlfriend. She didn’t book other people with us making it a more intimate experience. If you want to learn how to make sushi while also getting to know a local that is passionate about sushi and very knowledgeable, this course is for you!

Sep 2023


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Response from Masa
Thank you very much for your nice review. I still remember our pleasant conversation. Thank you again for finding me (my page) here in Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. Did you enjoy Tokyo Disney Resort? Make a lot of sushi using rice which is cooked with the Zojirushi rice cooker !!


Laura, Italy

★★★★★

Imagine to live a really full immersion into Japanese culture with its scents, flavours and colors. That is a cooking class with Masa. She is a very nice person that leads you to an amazing voyage through her Japanese anedoctes and amazing curiosities. Thank you so much Masa for giving us one of the best experiences of our lives! A great hug by Giuseppe e Laura!

Sep 2023


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Response from Masa
Congratulazioni per la tua luna di miele !! Thank you for your good review and for allowing me to upload your picture. You look like fashionable Italian movie stars! I was surprised to hear about the Daio Wasabi Farm. Per favore, rimani felice.


Tom Mittelman, Israel

★★★★★

Your sushi class was a very special experience for us in Japan! thank you for hosting us in your beautiful house and teaching us your secret recepies:)

Sep 2023


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you very much for visiting my house and for your excellent review. Your three kids were so cute!! I'm looking forward to your pictures with your own sushi yesterday.


Bronagh, Ireland

★★★★★

Masa made us feel so welcomed in her beautiful home. It was in incredible experience to learn how to make sushi traditionally in a Japanese home. Masa was so kind and warm, we had a lovely experience making and eating sushi with her. Highly recommend for anyone interested in making sushi, the price was extremely reasonable as well.

Sep 2023


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Response from Masa
Thank you for making sushi with me and good review. I'm happy you enjoyed my class. I uploaded your pictures for this site. Thank you again for allowing me to use your photos. I hope you will travel to Oshino, Kyoto, and Osaka safely.


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FAQ about Making 3 Kinds of Sushi with the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (Vegetables are available for Vegan/Vegetarian) | Cooking class by Masa

  • How much does it cost to join Making 3 Kinds of Sushi with the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (Vegetables are available for Vegan/Vegetarian)?

    It costs 10000 per person.

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

    Up to 5 people can join Masa's cooking class.

  • Is Making 3 Kinds of Sushi with the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (Vegetables are available for Vegan/Vegetarian) available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Making 3 Kinds of Sushi with the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (Vegetables are available for Vegan/Vegetarian) has a vegetarian option.

  • How long is this cooking class by Masa?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

  • Is Making 3 Kinds of Sushi with the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (Vegetables are available for Vegan/Vegetarian) available for vegans?

    Yes, Making 3 Kinds of Sushi with the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (Vegetables are available for Vegan/Vegetarian) has a vegan option.

  • How to get to the place where Making 3 Kinds of Sushi with the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (Vegetables are available for Vegan/Vegetarian) being held?

    Please go to Higashi-Ikebukuro Station which takes 5 mins from Ikebukuro Station. Then Masa (host) will pick you up there!

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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