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

Sushi Vegetarian Vegan   Tokyo
★★★★★ 11

House

Pick Up

Vegetarian

4.5 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 conducted only on Tsukiji Market opening days. They usually close the market every Sunday, Wednesday, and national holidays. https://www.tsukiji.or.jp/calendar/
On those days, could you book my different class? https://airkitchen.me/kitchen/9931.php

Tsukiji Market is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo and the best place to get fresh ingredients. I guide you around Tsukiji Market to buy wasabi horseradish, tuna block, and sashimi( thinly sliced raw fish) to make our sushi. (You don't need to pay for them.) After that, we will move to my house ( near Higashi-Ikebukuro Y10 station on the Yurakucho Line) by subway and make 3 kinds of sushi.


What you will do


Meet at the station near Tsukiji Market

1. Meet at the station near Tsukiji Market

The meeting point is Exit 1 of H11 (Tsukiji Station on the Hibiya Line) or Exit A1 of E18 (Tsukijishijo station on the Oedo Line) There are two subway stations near the market. You can choose your convenient station and let me know after you reserve my class. Our meeting point will be there.

Enjoy walking around Tsukiji market for one hour

2. Enjoy walking around Tsukiji market for one hour

I will buy wasabi horseradish, tuna block, and sashimi (thinly sliced raw fish) for making sushi. I've guided around the market countless times and know a lot of details about Tsukiji. If you want to eat other ingredients such as uni (sea urchin) and ikura (salmon raw), could you buy them by yourself?

 Move to my house to make sushi

3. Move to my house to make sushi

It takes about 40 minutes from the market to my house. On the subway train, I will explain about sushi and answer your questions about Japan. The train ticket (210 yen) is not included in this tour.

 Prepare all the ingredients

4. 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. Enjoy grating real wasabi horseradish and compare the difference between the real wasabi and the artificial one in a tube. Only in Tsukiji, we can easily find real wasabi. For vegetarians, you can use some vegetables or mushrooms.

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

5. 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.

Enjoy a sushi party

6. Enjoy a sushi party

Take pictures with your own sushi. 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 and enjoy the view

7. You can get my recipe and a sushi-making kit as a small present from me and enjoy the view

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


About Host


host-Masa

Masa

★★★★★ (11)

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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

Yvonne, Hong Kong

★★★★★

Our sushi class with Masa is excellent. She is all rounded, story telling, cooking experience, sharing of family affairs, tourist attractions as well as Japanese table manner …… THANKS Airkitchen & Masa! It’s a wonderful experience for my daughter & me.

May 2024


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you very much for your heartwarming comment. Thank you again for sharing your scallops and strawberries with me, and teaching me some hints about iPhone. I hope you will be able to see Mt Fuji today!


Ruben, Portugal

★★★★★

The sushi experience with Masa-sama was incredible. It started with a tour around the fish market, where she explained everything about the Japanese culture including the history and meaning of everything . Then we went to her place where we felt at home . Really cosy place with amazing view . Everything was ready to start the sushi class and really well explained, we also made real wasabi , with an wasabi root and prepared our sushi pieces . In the end we ate in a traditional Japanese table, drank an amazing miso soup and great green tea . I really recommend this experience . And Masa-sama was really welcoming and fun . Ps: Masa-sama's english is really good .

May 2024


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you for your wonderful review. I also enjoyed the time with all of you. I hope you will go back to Portugal with a lot of good memories in Japan. I was surprised you knew the relationship between your country and Japan in the 16th Century. Kasutera and Tempura came to Japan from your country!! I'm sure I will visit a Portuguese restaurant in Tokyo soon and visit your country someday.


Kathleen, United States of America

★★★★★

We had a wonderful experience with Masa. We toured the fish markets, then made sushi and had a beautiful feast. I highly recommend this experience.

Apr 2024


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you very much for taking my class and for your nice review. Walking around Tsukiji Market with you in the heavy rain is an unforgettable memory for me. You are a lucky lady who can enjoy delicious meals your good chef prepares. He was so good at slicing tuna. Add the sushi to your menu. Enjoy your long trip around Japan.


Kathleen, United States of America

★★★★★

We had a wonderful day with Masa. She is a great host and I can’t wait to get home to try making sushi on my own. Thank you Masa.

Apr 2024


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Have a good party with your homemade sushi!


Rebecca , Italy

★★★★★

Our cooking class with Masa was AMAZING. We first went to Tsukiji market, where Masa clearly explained us a lot of interesting things about the place. Then we moved to her house and prepared sushi. She carefully explained us every step and she even arranged vegetarian sushi for my sister that does not eat fish or meat. She was extremely kind and qualified. This experience was very memorable. Highly recommended !!

Apr 2024


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you very much for taking my class and your heartwarming review. I think you've already arrived at your home in Italy. Thank you for the delicious chocolate and cheese, too. You are a fashionable and wonderful family. Your father must be glad to get your souvenir from Tsukiji, a good soy sauce. I apologize for one thing. I forgot to serve you some green tea because I was so into chatting with all of you.


Megan, Great Britain

★★★★★

Thank you Masa for an amazing experience! It was easy to find the meeting place at the station and we had a really interesting tour through the market, with Masa explaining and pointing out many things. It was an easy journey back to Masa’s apartment and we used the time to chat about Japanese history and culture. Masa has a beautiful home with an amazing view over Tokyo. She gave very clear demonstrations and instructions of how to make the sushi and we were able to follow along well. The sushi we created was delicious with high quality ingredients, and then we shared a meal together at a beautifully prepared table. Masa also made us miso soup and green tea. Masa was so friendly and welcoming and also gave us lots of tips for our onward journey. I am so glad we chose this cooking class and would recommend it to anyone!

Mar 2024


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you very much for your detailed review. I was happy to find your empty plate and soup cups. Thank you again. You are a lucky couple, who could look at Mt. Fuji twice. I hope you will be able to enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms on your tour in Japan. Not only in famous places but also in local parks and streets, we can see them. Enjoy Fuji Five Lakes, Kyoto, Osaka, Kumano, and Hiroshima....!!


Diane Lande, United States of America

★★★★★

We loved our time with you today. Thank you so much for showing us the markets shopping, taking us to your home, teaching us how to make sushi, and talking with us about your neighborhood and Japan. We are very grateful! Diane and Bob

Mar 2024


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you very much for taking my class, fresh oysters, salmon roe, and good review. I’m so impressed you can use your Google map perfectly. Above all, I’m happy that you enjoyed the time with me. I hope you enjoy Kabuki, Nagoya, Magome, Hiroshima, and Kyoto!


Kelvin Loke, Singapore

★★★★★

We booked our sushi making experience with Masa San on 15th Dec 2023. Booking was easy enough. She contacted us via email or through the Air Kitchen platform regularly with clear instructions on where to meet. The first 1-1.5 hours was a tour of the Tsujiki market to view the stalls where we bought our ingredients for the sushi workshop like wasabi and fish. Masa San explained everything clearly and helped us when we tried to get konbu. Following this we proceed back to her apartment for the workshop. My kids love temaki and Masa San was kind enough to swap the Gunkan for temaki. Spend an enjoyable 2 hours or so making our 3 sushi that was followed by our sushi party. Such an enjoyable time with an incredible host. I've definitely learnt a lot and hope to make my own sushi and temaki back home! Thank you Masa San

Dec 2023


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you very much for taking my class and for your detailed review. I'm happy you enjoyed my class. I also learned that kids like temaki and it's popular in Singapore. Please enjoy the temaki party in your home. your cute children must enjoy it. Make good Udon noodles with the convenient konbu-dashi pack, which you bought in Tsukiji market!


Alexander, United States of America

★★★★★

My partner and I had a delightful time during our sushi cooking class with Masa! From cutting the fish to grinding the wasabi, every step felt hands-on and authentic. We learned how to make maki, nigiri, and gunkan sushi with fresh ingredients from the market. Masa's teaching style was fantastic, making the class both personal and enjoyable. Highly recommend for sushi enthusiasts!

Dec 2023


host-Masa

Response from Masa
Thank you for spending your last day in Japan with me. You are an excellent cook and a brave driver. Both of you were the strong guests who brought the heaviest bags to my house!! Anyway, enjoy making sushi in the U.S.!


Mister Neal, United States of America

★★★★★

Very satisfied by the tour in general. We had a great time with Masaho san. Thank you.

Nov 2023


host-Masa

Response from Masa
To sushi expert family! Thank you very much for participating in my class. We were very lucky to see the workers slicing the big tuna in Tsukiji. Enjoy not only eating sushi at restaurants but also making sushi at home in the U.S.!!


Kristof, Germany

★★★★★

Thank you again for your cooking class! It really was fun and the combination of buying some ingredients at the market and use them for making sushi together gave us both a good impression of the market and making sushi. When we're back in Germany, we'll try making sushi again considering your tips.

Oct 2023


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Response from Masa
Thank you very much for taking my class and for your wonderful review. Yes, you are right! We understood how fresh the seafood in Tsukiji was and it’s the reason the sushi in Japan is delicious. I hope my class will help you make sushi in Germany. ‘Kaizen’ is not only for making cars but also for making sushi!


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FAQ about Visiting Tsukiji Market and 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 Visiting Tsukiji Market and Making 3 Kinds of Sushi with the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (Vegetables are available for Vegan/Vegetarian)?

    It costs 11000 per person.

  • How to get to the place where Visiting Tsukiji Market and 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!

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

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

  • How long is this cooking class by Masa?

    Duration of this cooking class is 4.5 hours.

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

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

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

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

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  • Cancellation

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