Cooking Classes in Kyoto

Formerly Japan’s capital, Kyoto has a deep and rich cultural history that dates back centuries. Today, it continues to be a place of great cultural significance in Japan, where locals and tourists alike enjoy traditional architecture, art, and cuisine. Kyoto is known for its fresh and tasty produce, which cycles in and out of dishes with the seasons. For those with an interest in traditional Japanese cooking and ingredients, we recommend exploring Kyoto cooking classes, where you can learn the art of sushi, ramen, wagashi, and more. In a city where there is a strong Buddhist tradition, vegans and vegetarians will find plenty of dining options – and there are vegan and vegetarian cooking classes in Kyoto offered through airKitchen as well!

150 Cooking Classes

Homemade Sushi and Okonomiyaki
host-Yukari
Sushi Okonomiyaki Sakyo, Kyoto

Homemade Sushi and Okonomiyaki

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yukari

¥5800
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (24)
Cooking Menu
You can learn how to cook popular local delicacies such as Oshizushi, Okonomiyaki in a warm and friendly private kitchen. ・2 kinds of sushi(Os...
Review
Our cooking class with Yukari was great! We had a wonderful time together. We had the chance to see her beautiful local apartment. We learned a lot about the Japanese cousine, made Japanese dishes along with Yukari, got from her a lot of tips on how to make it work back at home. Was a great exper...
Maayan | Israel
Ramen Making & Selected Souvenir
host-Arisa and  Michiyo
Ramen Higashiyama, Kyoto

Ramen Making & Selected Souvenir

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Arisa and Michiyo

¥7500
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (25)
Cooking Menu
Ramen (Japanese Noodles)
Review
Really awesome. Makes me want to buy equipment an make the ramen at home. They take you through the steps of creating the dish, making sure you do it correctly. You also have a choice of what you put into it using thoer homeade ingredients. Really fun people, definitely would recommend.
Tyler | United States of America
Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha(Tea ceremony)!
host-Yumiko
Sushi Tea Ceremony Sakyo, Kyoto

Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha(Tea ceremony)!

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yumiko

¥7000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (29)
Cooking Menu
1)Dashi or Japanese broth 2)Miso soup 3)Tamagoyaki or Japanese omelette 4)Nigiri sushi( hand shaped sushi ) 5)MakI sushi ( rolled sushi ) 6)Tea C...
Review
I have been to Kyoto for 4 times already and I can say that my cooking class with Yumiko-san is my favorite Kyoto experience! :) My boyfriend and I enjoyed everything - from Yumiko-san's 自己紹介 (self-introduction) to cooking sushi/miso soup/tamagoyaki. She also let us experience how a Japanese...
Angel | Phillipines
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

¥5800
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (12)
Cooking Menu
・Pork Gyoza ・The glass noodle salad ・Rice ball ・Fruits in season
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
Let's cook Ramen and Gyoza at Kyoto
host-Machiko
Ramen Gyoza Fushimi, Kyoto

Let's cook Ramen and Gyoza at Kyoto

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Machiko

¥5000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (2)
Cooking Menu
①Gyoza Japanese dumpling ②Ramen Japanese chiken soup and dasi soup ramen
Review
Machiko picked us up from the train station and she was instantly lovely. Machiko welcomed us into her lovely home and showed us what was involved in making delicious Ramen and Gyoza. We shared a couple of drinks while enjoying each other’s company. We took turns in preparing the ingredients and ...
Lorna | Australia
Okonomiyaki Cooking in Kyoto with Local chef
host-Aya
Okonomiyaki Nakagyo, Kyoto

Okonomiyaki Cooking in Kyoto with Local chef

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Aya

¥6600
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5)
Cooking Menu
・Okonomiyaki making
Review
So. Much. Fun! The four of us will be cooking Okonomiyaki back in the US for certain. Our hosts were DELIGHTFUL! What we want when we take a class like this is the information about how to make the food (of course) but even more importantly to have a chance to interact with non tourists and he...
Bob | United States of America
Musoshin Ramen Noodle Workshop in Gion Kyoto City!
host-Musoshin
Ramen Higashiyama, Kyoto

Musoshin Ramen Noodle Workshop in Gion Kyoto City!

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Musoshin

¥3000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
Tonkotsu ramen Vegetarian ramen No fish no meat ramen Gion Black Ramen
Review
The experience was pretty great! The host was very friendly and we had a good time chatting, sharing our experience and making noodles. Then after, the noodle that was made was eaten and really it was absolutely amazing. Consider I was tired of ramen but after eating a bowl of Musoshin noodles, I...
Duong | Vietnam
Okonomiyaki cooking for vegan and vegetarian
host-Aya
Okonomiyaki Vegetarian Nakagyo, Kyoto

Okonomiyaki cooking for vegan and vegetarian

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Aya

¥6600
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (6)
Cooking Menu
Okonomiyaki cooking Japanese tea and water (no limited) Original recipe booklet&certification
Review
Our experience with Aya was so much fun! Not only did she teach us how to cook Okonomiyaki - but she also taught us history, suggested restaurants and shops to visit, talked with us about Japan, and her husband gave us his CD! Would absolutely recommend any experience with Aya :)
Michael | Australia
Let's make Ramen and Gyoza in traditional house.
host-yoriko
Ramen Gyoza Sakyo, Kyoto

Let's make Ramen and Gyoza in traditional house.

Cooking Class in Kyoto by yoriko

¥5000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
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
Assorted vegan plate based on Shojin ryori
host-Yukari
Sakyo, Kyoto

Assorted vegan plate based on Shojin ryori

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yukari

¥5800
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
・Dried strips of daikon salad ・Kinpira of lotus (pan-fried thinly sliced lotus) ・Nasu dengaku (fried eggplant with sweet miso) ・Shiraa...
Review
Yukari was an extraordinary host and so was her assistant. She was very knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions about Japanese culinary cuisine. We had a wonderful experience and I highly recommend Yukari.
Patrizia | United Kingdom
Colourful Japanese Sushi roll
host-Kumi
Sushi Shimogyo, Kyoto

Colourful Japanese Sushi roll

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Kumi

¥5500
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
Japanese sushi roll. You can make 2kinds of sushi roll. One is "Salmon&avocado"roll. The other one is "Tuna mixed with mayonaise,Egg,lettuce and...
Review
This is one of the best holidays I have had. From the food to the ambience to the cooking class. Everything was perfect. My host was a family and i learnt more than cooking from them. I will always remeber this trip as one of the best ones i have taken
Zoe | France
Takoyaki & Okonomiyaki Cooking Class in Kyoto with Local chef
host-Aya
Okonomiyaki Takoyaki Nakagyo, Kyoto

Takoyaki & Okonomiyaki Cooking Class in Kyoto with Local chef

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Aya

¥9900
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (2)
Cooking Menu
・Takoyaki (ball-shaped local snack in Osaka)and Okonomiyaki(Savory pancake)
Review
I took a trip with my best friend to Japan early this year. She is a confirmed food lover, and she signed us up for this package. I wasn't too keen at first, but our host was a nice person. She had us laughing and sharing stories within a short time. Oh, and the food was terrific!
Louise | Canada
Homemade Temari-zushi (balled-shaped sushi)
host-Shiori
Sushi Kyoto

Homemade Temari-zushi (balled-shaped sushi)

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Shiori

¥5000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (2)
Cooking Menu
☑︎temari-zushi(balled-shaped sushi) topped with raw fish and seasonal ingredients. ☑︎vegitable miso soup ☑︎japanese style omelette ☑︎homemade pi...
Review
My first visit to Japan and I wanted more than a holiday experience. I wanted to take something more back with me. the cooking class sounded like a wonderful idea.My host made the whole experince worth while. We shared some similar life experience over cooking.
Giulia | Italy
MAKIZUSHI(Sushi rolls)
host-AKIKO
Sushi Kameoka, Kyoto

MAKIZUSHI(Sushi rolls)

Cooking Class in Kyoto by AKIKO

¥6000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (2)
Cooking Menu
・MAKIZUSHI(Sushi rolls) ・Misosoup ・GreenTea ・Home made CAKE
Review
I had the best time with Akiko! Her and her family welcomed me into their home, and gave me an experience I will remember forever. It was so fun learning to prepare Maki rolls, and the food was so fresh and delicious. I’m so excited for the next time I’m in Kyoto to visit her home again. I would ...
Cameron | Canada
Sushi Experience/Make your own Sushi!
host-Keiko
Sushi Uji, Kyoto

Sushi Experience/Make your own Sushi!

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Keiko

¥6000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
We will prepare fresh high-quality fish. -tuna, skipper, salmon, shrimp, egg, konger-eel, flying fish roe etc... Adults will make 8Nigiri-sushi ...
Review
Visiting Japan for the first tiome and i wanted to get a bit of cultural immersion so I jumped on this opportunity when i heard of it. The cultural exchange cooking classes were amazing . I learnt a lot and finally got my cultural immersion.
Lucas | United States of America
Let's harvest organic vegetables in my field and cook Tempura at our traditional house (established 150years ago)
host-yoriko
Tempura Sakyo, Kyoto

Let's harvest organic vegetables in my field and cook Tempura at our traditional house (established 150years ago)

Cooking Class in Kyoto by yoriko

¥7000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
Menu; ・Welcome tea ・Chicken and Shrimp tempura ・Fresh vegetable tempura (Deep fried tofu for vegetarian) ・ Tofu and my garden’s vegetabl...
Review
If we could we would give yoriko 6 stars! Everything about this day was more than perfect!! Yoriko not only is a great cooking teacher, but she also has an extraordinary personality. We really recommend this cooking class, it’s going to be a highlight on your trip! Thanks again for this special day
Eleonora | Italy
Prepare Japanese local food and tea ceremony in lovely Arashiyama!
host-Chiemi
Tea Ceremony Ukyo, Kyoto

Prepare Japanese local food and tea ceremony in lovely Arashiyama!

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Chiemi

¥5000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (2)
Cooking Menu
Prepare delicious food depending on the season! All year long: - Tamagoyaki (Japanese omelette) - Gomaae(Japanese side dish made from a mix of ve...
Review
Good Lord! Who would have thought we would have such an amazing experience. The entire trip was amazing and when we got to the house of our hosts, we were well recieved. The cooking class was exciting and the food was delish! A delightful experience,
Mia | Switzerland
Ramen Noodles Gyoza
host-Naoki
Ramen Gyoza Higashiyama, Kyoto

Ramen Noodles Gyoza

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Naoki

¥6000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
Ramen Noodles Gyoza Instant noodles and handmade Gyoza Real homemade taste in Japan
Review
I came to Japan to get some me-time. A cooking class, cultural exchange package, seemed like something fun, and it was. I really enjoyed myself. My host seemed to know a lot about my home town, and we shared some similar experiences. Great food, great host, an overall pleasant experience.
Marie | France

Explore Guest Reviews of Cooking Classes in Kyoto

★★★★★ 4.99
1679 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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