Cooking Classes in Kyoto

As the former capital of Japan, Kyoto has a rich cultural history dating back centuries. Today, it's a must-visit destination for those interested in traditional architecture, art, and cuisine. With its emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce, Kyoto is a foodie's paradise. To fully immerse yourself in Japanese culinary traditions, explore Kyoto's cooking classes. Kyoto's cooking classes offer a unique opportunity to learn from knowledgeable locals, from sushi and ramen to wagashi and more. For those with dietary restrictions, there are vegan and vegetarian options available, making it easy to explore the flavors of Kyoto's Buddhist solid tradition. Whether you're a food lover or just looking to experience traditional Japanese culture, Kyoto's cooking classes offer a unique way to connect with the city's rich history and vibrant culinary scene. Book your class today with airKitchen and discover the secrets of Kyoto's delicious cuisine.

170 Cooking Classes

Vegan Ramen and Gyoza
host-Sakiko
Ramen Gyoza Sakyo, Kyoto

Vegan Ramen and Gyoza

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Sakiko

¥9500
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (91)
Cooking Menu
・Ramen-Learn how to make Ramen soup from the scratch ・Gyoza
Review
The Vegan cooking class with Sakiko was such a special experience! We really appreciated her hospitality, enthusiasm, and detailed cooking insights. We learned so much more than we thought we would (from the flavor of dashi before and after heating, to the composition and flavors of the three d...
Ashkon Shaahinfar | United States of America
Homemade Sushi and Okonomiyaki
host-Yukari
Sushi Okonomiyaki Sakyo, Kyoto

Homemade Sushi and Okonomiyaki

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yukari

¥9200
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (74)
Cooking Menu
You can learn 2 popular Japanese dishes at the same time. One is sushi, the other one is Okonomiyaki. There are many kinds of sushi in Japan not o...
Review
Yukari’s cooking class was one of the best experiences we’ve had in Japan, and we would highly recommend it to anyone who is travelling through Kyoto. We did the sushi and okonomiyaki class and Yukari explained the cuisine, ingredients, and every step so well, and everything was so organised and ...
Natalia | Australia
 Nigiri Sushi making class, Premium,  2 people or more
host-Kawakami
Sushi Nakagyo, Kyoto

Nigiri Sushi making class, Premium, 2 people or more

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Kawakami

¥8800
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (4)
Cooking Menu
We offer Nigiri Sushi making class. We make three type of sushi ; Nigiri , Gunkan and Hosomaki.   Premium sushi, which we call "Jyou Nigiri". Jy...
Review
We had a great time learning and making our own Shushi lunch. Everyone in our seven person, three generation family, ages from 12 to 72, felt comfortable with the thoughtful and friendly style of the instructors, both spoke excellent English. An added bonus were the dozens of photos and several v...
pertti | United States of America
Vegan Sushi Class (two people or more)
host-Kawakami
Sushi Nakagyo, Kyoto

Vegan Sushi Class (two people or more)

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Kawakami

¥12000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
Vegan Sushi Making Class for private. We do not use any egg , fish and even Fish-Dashi. Class is private, 2 or more people. (All people need t...
Review
Kawakami and his son were super friendly and really great instructors. They were very patient and accommodating to our dietary requirements. They very kindly took pictures and videos on our behalf whilst we were making the nigiri and maki rolls. I would definitely recommend this experience as the...
Karishma | United Kingdom
Japanese Salmon Bento box
host-Makiko
Bento Kyoto

Japanese Salmon Bento box

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Makiko

¥6000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
Cooking Menu
Salmon Bento - Grilled salmon Ever-popular menu of bento! - Tamagoyaki Japanese omelet. You will use special pan. It’s fun to make! - Ka...
Review
We had a wonderful time during Makiko's bento box workshop. The bento box concept was perfect for us as it covers several different dishes (omelette, salmon, fried chicken, rice and spinach) which are useful to master. Makiko has a lot of experience, speaks perfect English and is a wonderful host...
Edo Schets | United Kingdom
Juicy and crispy! Making Pork Gyoza from scratch(options: Shrimp)
host-Yukari
Gyoza Sakyo, Kyoto

Juicy and crispy! Making Pork Gyoza from scratch(options: Shrimp)

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yukari

¥8700
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (22)
Cooking Menu
・Pork Gyoza (option : pescatarian) ・The glass noodle salad ・Rice ball with tempura bits ・Fruits in season Minimum booking is 2.
Review
Yukari was an incredible host. She was kind, friendly and held a great conversation. She was a fantastic teacher and ensured we understood the ingredients and technique when cooking. We can’t thank her enough for the incredible experience she gave us. Truly one we will remember forever. Thank you...
Tim | Australia
Cooking NigiriSushi with Mummy at Kyoto!!
host-Machiko
Sushi Fushimi, Kyoto

Cooking NigiriSushi with Mummy at Kyoto!!

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Machiko

¥7000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
*Nigirisushi We use a flesh fish, eggs, and some vegetables. Sushi rice put on the some fish and any ingredients. *Inarisushi a rapping with ...
Review
Machiko was an amazing guest. It was great to be able to get to know better the Japanese culture through the cooking class. Sushis tasted amazingly!!! Very good English as well! We definitely recommend!
Gaelle | Belgium
Light and fluffy Kyoto-style okonomiyaki
【Butatama(Pork eggs)】
host-YUKO
Okonomiyaki Kyoto

Light and fluffy Kyoto-style okonomiyaki 【Butatama(Pork eggs)】

Cooking Class in Kyoto by YUKO

¥8600
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
Kyoto-style light and fluffy Okonomiyaki 【Butatama・Pork eggs】 ~Menu~ ・Okonomiyaki ・dish of the day (Prepare a seasonal dish) ・rice ...
Review
Yuko-san thank you so much for teaching me how to make okonomiyaki! Yuko-san is a great teacher, her instructions are very clear and she is a very bright and cheerful person. I wish I could stay for longer and talk. Please take care Yuko-san.
Sajid Hafiz | Canada
Let's cook home made okonomiyaki and yakisoba at Kyoto
host-Machiko
Okonomiyaki Soba Fushimi, Kyoto

Let's cook home made okonomiyaki and yakisoba at Kyoto

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Machiko

¥6000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (10)
Cooking Menu
*okonomiyaki okonomiyaki which is made from flower. we will cook it with flower, eggs, cabbages, and meats. You can topping whatever you want. ...
Review
Machiko kindly met us at the station and guided us to her apartment, in miserable weather. We took a short cut through the big grocery store which was good because it was warm and dry! I’m very pleased to be able to make okonomiyaki now and will definitely be doing this at home. Machiko is frie...
Gillian | Australia
Tea ceremony to feel with five senses
host-Satomi
Tea Ceremony Kamigyo, Kyoto

Tea ceremony to feel with five senses

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Satomi

¥7000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (11)
Cooking Menu
You will experience how to eat sweets, how to drink tea, and how to make tea.
Review
Satomi was such a phenomenal host, I don't think there are enough superlatives I can use to compliment her. Some that come to mind are gracious, elegant, knowledgable, generous, and kind. Every aspect of our tea ceremony was prepared with tremendous care. More than I would have imagined. The cere...
Cameron | United States of America
Gluten-free Okonomiyaki and Experience calligraphy  in Kyoto
host-Taaco
Okonomiyaki Sakyo, Kyoto

Gluten-free Okonomiyaki and Experience calligraphy in Kyoto

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Taaco

¥13000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (2)
Cooking Menu
⚫︎Gluten-free Okonomiyaki(2types) ⚫︎Gluten-free Japanese jelly sweets. ⚫︎Japanese tea ⚫︎Calligraphy experience
Review
My wife and I had the pleasure of attending Taaco’s gluten free Okonomiyaki and Japanese calligraphy class while we were in Kyoto on our honeymoon. Taaco was such a kind and fun host to us and we had a great time as she guided us through making 2 different kinds of okonomiyaki. She provided us wi...
Haley | United States of America
Home style Ramen & Homemade Gyoza from scratch
host-Nariko
Ramen Gyoza Shimogyo, Uji, Kyoto

Home style Ramen & Homemade Gyoza from scratch

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Nariko

¥14000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (19)
Cooking Menu
●In this class you can: ・Make Ramen (I use my mother's recipe for Ramen soup) ・Make Gyoza with homemade skin (Japanese dumpling) ・Make side d...
Review
Our Ramen and Gyoza cooking class with Nariko was fantastic! She met us at a nearby train stop and walked us over to a beautiful flat. Nariko was very hospitable and guided us perfectly through the entire cooking class. The Ramen, Gyoza, and cucumber side dish were all amazing! Not only learne...
Jai Patel | United States of America
Kyoto-style fluffy chawanmushi
(egg pudding)
Set meal of steamed egg custard and deep-fried tofu.
host-YUKO
Kyoto

Kyoto-style fluffy chawanmushi (egg pudding) Set meal of steamed egg custard and deep-fried tofu.

Cooking Class in Kyoto by YUKO

¥8500
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (4)
Cooking Menu
Kyoto-style FuruFuru Chawanmushi (Steamed Egg Pudding) Set meal of steamed egg custard and deep-fried tofu ~Menu~ ・Chawanmushi ・One Si...
Review
The cooking class with you was really fun and interesting, you showed me a daily real japanese recipe that I'll cook to my family and friends. Thank you so much for the experience, hope to see you soon!
Anika | Canada
Handmade udon noodles & Tempura shrimp
host-Nariko
Tempura Udon Shimogyo, Uji, Kyoto

Handmade udon noodles & Tempura shrimp

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Nariko

¥14000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (2)
Cooking Menu
●In this class you can: -Make udon from scratch -Make tempura -Learn about some convenient ingredients for udon soup and tempura batter. It mig...
Review
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.
Phuong | United States of America
Making usucha tea (thin tea, matcha tea) with the professor of tea ceremony in Kyoto
host-Mutsuko
Tea Ceremony Kyoto

Making usucha tea (thin tea, matcha tea) with the professor of tea ceremony in Kyoto

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Mutsuko

¥4200
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (37)
Cooking Menu
・ Usucha (thin tea, matcha tea) A drink made by mixing 2 g of matcha (powdered green tea) with 70-75 mL of hot water at about 85°C (185°F) using ...
Review
Mutsuko was an amazing host. She has clearly put a lot of effort into learning the art of a Japanese tea ceremony and we thoroughly enjoyed learning from her expertise. The class provided opportunities to taste different teas, learn about their history and production before experiencing an authen...
Amy | United Kingdom
Kyoto Style  Onigiri
host-YUKO
Kyoto

Kyoto Style Onigiri

Cooking Class in Kyoto by YUKO

¥8500
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
~Menu~ ・Ongiri(Rice ball ) ・dish of the day (Prepare a seasonal dish) ・Miso Soup ・Water ※If you can not eat for allergies or religio...
Review
Yuko is a great host. She showed me how to make miso soup and different kinds of onigiri. She was very well-prepared and she had even considered my dietary restrictions (no meat) and my personal preferences, so we made my favorite onigiri. She also gave me a lot of tips on specific products and w...
Imke | Netherlands
Cooking Udon from flour with friendly Mummy at Kyoto!
host-Machiko
Udon Fushimi, Kyoto

Cooking Udon from flour with friendly Mummy at Kyoto!

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Machiko

¥7000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (2)
Cooking Menu
*Udon Japanese noodle We will cook it from flour. *Tempura Any vegetables, fish like egg plants, shrimps, and sweet potatos.
Review
Machinko is a very lovely host, very welcoming. The supermarket visit was a great vllook into all the food available in Japan. Her house is perfect distance from train and so much room for cooking. Cooking was super fun getting everyone involved. It was an efficient and relaxed experience with a ...
Narelle Thorne | Australia
Kyoto 2style dumplings(Gyoza)
Compare two types of gyoza dumplings
(Baked dumplings and boiled dumplings)
host-YUKO
Gyoza Kyoto

Kyoto 2style dumplings(Gyoza) Compare two types of gyoza dumplings (Baked dumplings and boiled dumplings)

Cooking Class in Kyoto by YUKO

¥9200
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
Cooking Menu
It is handmade Kyoto-style dumplings. Let's enjoy wrapping together. Choose how you want to wrap, boil, boil, etc. ~Menu~ ・kyoto-style gril Gy...
Review
Relaxed atmosphere in a private house away from busy city centre with lots of insights, receipe and hands-on Gyoza folding experience. Great afternoon with very warm hearted coaching by Yuko.
Daniela | Germany
Private Guided Traditional Buddhist Cooking
host-Yukari
Sakyo, Kyoto

Private Guided Traditional Buddhist Cooking "Shojin-ryori"

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yukari

¥8700
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (26)
Cooking Menu
Traditional Buddhist Cooking (Vegan Plate) The minimum booking is 2
Review
I loved every moment in Yukari’s Shojin Ryori cooking class. She is knowledgeable (a Food Writer for magazines) - her home is cosy, her style professional and warm. I learnt a lot and look forward to recreating the menu at home. I highly recommend her class and will book sgsin when I return to Ky...
Monique van Tulder | Australia
Let's make and eat Ramen and Gyoza in cool and traditional house.
host-yoriko
Ramen Gyoza Sakyo, Kyoto

Let's make and eat Ramen and Gyoza in cool and traditional house.

Cooking Class in Kyoto by yoriko

¥8000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (4)
Cooking Menu
·Gyoza Gyoza is a Japanese dumpling made by wrapping meat, cabbage, leek, etc. in a skin made of thin flour. My family use soy sauce and sesami...
Review
We are a couple with two teenage children. We had a cooking class with Yoriko to learn how to make Gyozo and Ramen. Yoriko is very nice and friendly and the food we made was delicious. The traditional Japanese house itself was a very special place to cook and to eat in. The whole experience was...
Josef | Norway
Traditional Japanese sweets
host-Nariko
Shimogyo, Uji, Kyoto

Traditional Japanese sweets "Nerikiri" & Matcha

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Nariko

¥12000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (11)
Cooking Menu
●Menu: ・Instructions for 5 nerikiri designs: You will learn how to use variety of nerikiri tools and many techniqus.​ ​・Matcha making
Review
My experience with Chef Nariko has been really wonderful. It was suppose to be a group class but I got very lucky that the group did not turn up so I got to have a very personalized and hands-on lessons from Chef Nariko She posses a heartwarming vibe coupled with excellent English and a sen...
Bess | Germany
Let's  cook Local Japanese food by Hand's On!
host-Midori
Nakagyo, Kyoto

Let's cook Local Japanese food by Hand's On!

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Midori

¥9500
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
~Menu~ ・Takoyaki ・Baked dumplings ・Okonomiyaki ・Miso soup Description of cooking experiences: In my class, you can experience Takoyaki, Okonom...
Review
I am not someone who is generally open to local food or experiences. I usually just stick to what is farmilair but I had heard a lot of good things about this package and I was open to trying something new. I reccomend this for anyone visiting Japan. Opt for this package.
Liam | United States of America
Enjoy making Okonomiyaki, miso soup and tea!
host-Yumeka
Okonomiyaki Shimogyo, Uji, Kyoto

Enjoy making Okonomiyaki, miso soup and tea!

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yumeka

¥4500
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
Cooking Menu
-Okonomiyaki- It's very famous and popular in Japan. It's including pork(or shrimp), cabbage, mochi(Japanese rice cake),egg with dashi(Japanese s...
Review
Yumeka is super nice! She picked me up from the train station and dropped me off, taught me some useful Japanese phrases, and we learned to cook Okonomyaki. Had a great time with her, she cares about creating a good experience. Thanks Yumeka!
Bryant D Smith | United States of America

Explore Guest Reviews of Cooking Classes in Kyoto

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3865 reviews by airKitchen users
  • Nigiri Sushi and Temaki Sushi in Kyoto

    Cooking class in Higashiyama, Kyoto

    ¥7500 per person

    Would highly recommend! She is a fantastic teacher! We had the best time learning about and making varieties of sushi dishes. Great experience overall.

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    • Lea Germany
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  • Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha!

    Cooking class in Sakyo, Kyoto

    ¥7000 per person

    My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our class with Yumiko. She was a gracious host and an excellent teacher. This is more than a cooking class, as Yumiko will introduce you to both herself and various aspects of Japanese culture over the course of the lesson . By the end you'll feel like guests at the home of a friend who is good company, an excellent cook and teacher, and extremely knowledgeable. We particularly appreciated how well Yumiko explained not only how to make the dishes, but the history behind the food and the ingredients. The meal was delicious and the experience was perfect.

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    • Will America
      ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Ramen Making&Selected Souvenir

    Cooking class in Higashiyama, Kyoto

    ¥7500 per person

    It was such a good experience!! The hosts were super helpful and explained everything so well and there was no confusion. Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys ramen!!

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    • Lea America
      ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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