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.

177 Cooking Classes

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

Vegan Ramen and Gyoza

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Sakiko

¥9500
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (68)
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

¥8800
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (62)
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
Our cooking class with Yukari was a highlight of our trip! She is a warm and friendly host and a wonderful teacher. With her help, all of the dishes we made turned out perfect and were delicious. We can’t wait to make them at home. We will absolutely remember our experience with Yuka and the new ...
erica | United States of America
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

¥8500
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (26)
Cooking Menu
①Gyoza Japanese dumpling ②Ramen Japanese chiken soup and dasi soup ramen
Review
Our cooking experience with Machiko was nothing short of exceptional! She’s an awesome host, full of energy and cool stories to share! If you’re looking for an authentic experience in Kyoto look no further, we wish we could have given 6 stars. One of the highlights of our trip to Japan! Thanks...
Stefano | United Kingdom
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
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
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 Bento Class in Kyoto
host-Shirley
Bento Sakyo, Kyoto

Japanese Bento Class in Kyoto

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Shirley

¥15000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
Cooking Menu
・Plum Shiso Pork Cutlet This pork cutlet is made by wrapping sliced pork loin with perilla leaves and traditional pickled plums.It is delicious wi...
Review
I did the Bento Box class with my adult daughter on Christmas day. Making Bento Boxes with Shirley was a fantastic experience! Even though it was Christmas….jingle bells we’re playing everywhere in Japan….. we never felt rushed. When you enter her business it’s like a home, but she doesn’t live t...
Aiko | United States of America
【Yakisoba and Takoyaki】 You can make two types of dishes: Yakisoba and Takoyaki
host-BELL
Takoyaki Soba Kyoto

【Yakisoba and Takoyaki】 You can make two types of dishes: Yakisoba and Takoyaki

Cooking Class in Kyoto by BELL

¥7000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
Cooking Menu
【Yakisoba and Takoyaki】 A set menu of popular yakisoba and Takoyaki. ・Mugi Tea (Free) If you don't like octopus, you can freely decide what...
Review
We truly enjoyed our cooking class. Bell is a kind and attentive host. The dishes we prepared were really good, and she was able to nicely guide us through the preparation and answer all our questions. Highly reccommended! Grazie di tutto!
Federica | Italy
【Okonomiyaki and Gyoza】
You can make two types of dishes: Okonomiyaki and Gyoza.
host-BELL
Okonomiyaki Gyoza Kyoto

【Okonomiyaki and Gyoza】 You can make two types of dishes: Okonomiyaki and Gyoza.

Cooking Class in Kyoto by BELL

¥7500
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (6)
Cooking Menu
【Okonomiyaki and Gyoza】 A set menu of popular Okonomiyaki and Gyoza. ・Barley tea or Japan tea is included in the set You can optionally cho...
Review
Amazing cooking class! Bell is a great cooking teacher and speaks English well. The recipe was delicious and she printed it so that we could take it home. She was very well prepared and described every step in detail. She also told us which alternative ingredient we can use in case we can‘t find ...
Sabrina | Liechtenstein
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

¥8400
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (20)
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
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
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (16)
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
Cooking NigiriSushi with Mummy at Kyoto!!
host-Machiko
Sushi Fushimi, Kyoto

Cooking NigiriSushi with Mummy at Kyoto!!

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Machiko

¥7000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (2)
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
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
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (9)
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
【Yakisoba and Gyoza】 You can make two types of dishes: Yakisoba and Gyoza
host-BELL
Gyoza Soba Kyoto

【Yakisoba and Gyoza】 You can make two types of dishes: Yakisoba and Gyoza

Cooking Class in Kyoto by BELL

¥7000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (4)
Cooking Menu
【Yakisoba and Gyoza】 A set menu of popular yakisoba and Gyoza. ・Mugi Tea (Free) You can optionally choose additional toppings. For example, ...
Review
Hello, The cooking class with bell was perfect. She is such a nice person! Everything was ready to start when we arrive. We did some gyoza and yakisoba. She had print her recipes for us. She explain us very we’ll everything. She taught us every step of cooking. All was super good and we could ...
robin | France
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

¥8000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (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
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
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
I did two classes with Noriko, wagashi and tempura, udon. Both were amazing! She made it so much easier than I expected. I'm really looking forward to trying it on my own back home!
Malin | Sweden
【Takoyaki】
A light meal that is baked in a special plate.
Traditional Japanese soul food
host-BELL
Takoyaki Kyoto

【Takoyaki】 A light meal that is baked in a special plate. Traditional Japanese soul food

Cooking Class in Kyoto by BELL

¥4200
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
【Takoyaki】 ・Takoyaki ・Mugi Tea(Free) 《Optional drink》 We have a variety of alcoholic drinks and Japanese tea, Herb tea, Flavor tea and...
Review
Bell was so friendly and welcoming, we had fun and learned so much, not just about cooking but also about life in Japan! This was one of the highlights of our one-month-trip and we highly recommend Bell. After the class she even brought us to a supermarket with her car and helped us find the ingr...
Agnes Breunig | Austria
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

¥10000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (40)
Cooking Menu
1)you can learn how to make nigirisushi and makisushi in my class. 2)I explain all traditional Japanese seasonings before you cook. 3)It’s a lo...
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
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

¥2000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (17)
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
We were very fortunate to experience the most delightful tea ceremony led by Mutzuko. She truly made us feel like cherished guests. We were captivated by her eloquent explanations on the art of making matcha tea. Her warm and inviting house created the perfect atmosphere. Moreover, the snacks she...
Chris | Australia
BENTO(Bentobox)
host-AKIKO
Bento Kameoka, Kyoto

BENTO(Bentobox)

Cooking Class in Kyoto by AKIKO

¥8000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
・OBENTO(Pack in a plastic case ) ・GreenTea ・Home made CAKE
Review
We had a great time at our cooking class with Akikio and her daughter Ririko. Akiko not only showed us how to prepare a Japanese Bento Box, she was also very good to guide us through the culture and etiquette of eating in Japan. Finishing with a traditional card game made the evening perfect.
Paul | Canada
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
MAKIZUSHI(Sushi rolls)
host-AKIKO
Sushi Kameoka, Kyoto

MAKIZUSHI(Sushi rolls)

Cooking Class in Kyoto by AKIKO

¥8000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (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
【Okonomiyaki】Okonomiyaki is a traditional main food from the Kansai region. Like a Japanise Pizza!(Nomal or Vegetarian)
host-BELL
Okonomiyaki Vegetarian Kyoto

【Okonomiyaki】Okonomiyaki is a traditional main food from the Kansai region. Like a Japanise Pizza!(Nomal or Vegetarian)

Cooking Class in Kyoto by BELL

¥4200
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
【Okonomiyaki】 ・Okonomiyaki ・Mugi Tea(Free) 《Optional drink》 We have a variety of alcoholic drinks and Japanese tea, Herb tea, Flavor te...
Review
My partner and I loved our okonomiyaki cooking class with Bell. She was a wonderful host, picking us up from the nearby train station and inviting us into our home. The class was a great experience. She taught us how to make okonomiyaki step by step -- flour and water were already measured out...
Jeremy Tulley | United States of America
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
Representative of Japanese home cooking,
Rice ball, Tamagoyaki and Kyoto's famous Tofu Miso soup
host-BELL
Kyoto

Representative of Japanese home cooking, Rice ball, Tamagoyaki and Kyoto's famous Tofu Miso soup

Cooking Class in Kyoto by BELL

¥6800
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
Cooking Menu
【 Japanese home-cooked rice balls "Onigiri" and Tamagoyaki and Miso soup with Kyoto specialty tofu】 ・You can choose from 3 types of Japanese ...
Review
We had a wonderful time with Bell. Everything was very well prepared. We went through the different recipes step by step. We really appreciated that Bell gave us useful instructions and then let us cook. The food was delicious. There was a warm joyful atmosphere in the house. We thoroughly enjo...
Barbara | Switzerland
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

¥5500
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5)
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
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

¥9000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (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
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
Sushi cooking and Tea ceremony(Matcha)
host-Emika
Sushi Tea Ceremony Kyoto

Sushi cooking and Tea ceremony(Matcha)

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Emika

¥10000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
Cooking Menu
Nigiri Sushi Make your own sushi. The ingredients change with salmon, tuna, eggs, and other seasons. Miso soup Make miso soup using homemad...
Review
It was a wonderful experience. I make sushi with Emika's recipe all the time. She is an architect and it was a pleasure talking to her. We also had Japanese tea, and she explained the tradition. It was very interesting and tasty! Arivel is about 10 minutes by train and then she took me in her ...
Tobi | Israel
Assorted Vegan plate based on Shojin-ryori
host-Yukari
Sakyo, Kyoto

Assorted Vegan plate based on Shojin-ryori

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yukari

¥8400
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (21)
Cooking Menu
Vegan Plate based on Shojin-ryori (traditional Buddhist cooking) 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

Explore Guest Reviews of Cooking Classes in Kyoto

★★★★★ 4.99
3356 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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