Cooking Classes in Kyoto

Kyoto. Formerly Japan's capital, Kyoto has a deep history that dates back centuries. Not only in the political aspect but also its unique Geisha entertainment venues and some of the most traditional food Japan has to offer. If you're a vegetarian one of the things that you must try is "shojin ryori" many of the temples' munks are vegetarian, so this is a special food that was originally made for them, but now enjoyed by many all over Japan and very commonly in Kyoto. Many of the items are vegan as well, so it is worth trying for everyone. There are also many sweets made from the famous Uji matcha, made fresh in Kyoto. This is only a couple of the hundreds of foods available in Kyoto. Especially if you have a deep interest in traditional Japanese culture and foods, and want to learn personally from a hometown, native point of view, we recommend searching for some local cooking classes on airKitchen.

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102 Cooking Classes

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

Homemade Sushi and Okonomiyaki

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yukari

¥5600
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (9)
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
Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha!
host-Yumiko
Sushi Sakyo, Kyoto

Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha!

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yumiko

¥7000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (19)
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)A...
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
Vegan Ramen and Gyoza
host-Sakiko
Ramen Gyoza Sakyo, Kyoto

Vegan Ramen and Gyoza

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Sakiko

¥7000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (6)
Cooking Menu
・Ramen-Learn how to make Ramen soup from the scratch ・Gyoza
Review
Our cooking experience with Sakiko was fantastic! Sakiko is very knowledgeable about the dishes we were making and explained the traditional way (I.e. non-vegan) of making them, too. She was very kind in answering all our questions, and didn't once laugh at our terrible gyoza wrapping skills! We ...
Jarrod Forde | New Zealand
Juicy and crispy! Homemade Pork Gyoza(Japanese dumpling)
host-Yukari
Gyoza Sakyo, Kyoto

Juicy and crispy! Homemade Pork Gyoza(Japanese dumpling)

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yukari

¥5600
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (4)
Cooking Menu
・Homemade Pork Gyoza ・The glass noodle salad ・Rice ball ・Fruits in season
Review
Cooking with Yukari was an absolute highlight of our trip in Japan. Our party of 4 varied in skills from absolute beginner to a professional chef and she delgated to the group utilizing our strengths while keeping everyone actively involved. The food we cooked was beyond delicious. Yukari is a pr...
Craig | 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
Assorted vegan plate based on Shojin ryori
host-Yukari
Sakyo, Kyoto

Assorted vegan plate based on Shojin ryori

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yukari

¥5600
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (2)
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
Temari-sushi (sushi-ball)
host-Hisae
Sushi Fushimi, Kyoto

Temari-sushi (sushi-ball)

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Hisae

¥3500
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
Cooking Menu
*Temari-sushi (sushi-ball) *Mitarashi-Dango (a traditional Japanese dessert) *Osuimono (clear soup) *Green Tea
Review
While the food was a bonus attacrtion for me, I was more taken in by the quality of hosting i got. It is surprising how warm and open people can be. They were eager to show me how to make the food and were very welcoming. I didnt feel like a stanger. It felt more like ok
Emily | United Kingdom
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

¥4000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
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
Really great experience cooking with Yoriko! She met me at the bus stop and we walked to the traditional Japanese house (now a community centre) and we had some tea. Then we made Gyoza and ramen, both were delicious! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to cook some famous Japanese dishes...
Sarah | United Kingdom
Colourful Japanese Sushi roll
host-Kumi
Sushi Shimogyo, Kyoto

Colourful Japanese Sushi roll

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Kumi

¥5500
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (2)
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
来我家一起做精進料理,素食vegan
host-Yoriko
Kyoto

来我家一起做精進料理,素食vegan

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yoriko

¥8000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (3)
Cooking Menu
Vegan,素食者 ●您有想做的菜,或是有敏感的食物,請預訂時告訴我,我會盡量安排 ●根據季節不同,所使用的材料不同,菜譜會根據實際的情況有所改變。 ●...
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第一次访问日本,我不仅想体验一次假期。我想带些东西回来。烹饪课听起来像一个绝妙的主意。我的主持人让整个体验都值得。我们在烹饪方面分享了一些相似的生活经验
zhang | China
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
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
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
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
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
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
Prepare Japanese local food in lovely Arashiyama!
host-Chiemi
Ukyo, Kyoto

Prepare Japanese local food 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 o...
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
Let's harvest vegetables in my field and cook Tempura
host-yoriko
Tempura Sakyo, Kyoto

Let's harvest vegetables in my field and cook Tempura

Cooking Class in Kyoto by yoriko

¥6000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (2)
Cooking Menu
Menu; ・Welcome tea ・Chicken tempura ・Fresh vegetable tempura (Deep fried tofu for vegetarian) ・Japanese raddish and carrot boiled with m...
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
Maki Sushi Rolls
host-Yoko
Sushi Kyoto

Maki Sushi Rolls

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Yoko

¥6000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1)
Cooking Menu
~Menu~ ・Maki Sushi Roll Let's make delicious Sushi Rolls, easy and quickly using the Easy Sushi Molder. You will take home Sushi mold and Bamboo m...
Review
I am not much for cooking, so a vacation package that involves cooking is not something I will generally do but when my sister suggested i try something different and sent me the link for this package, I decided to try it. I must confess, My expectation were exceeded.
James | United States of America
Ramen Noodles Gyoza
host-Naoki
Ramen Gyoza Higashiyama, Kyoto

Ramen Noodles Gyoza

Cooking Class in Kyoto by Naoki

¥6000
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (2)
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
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Explore guest reviews of cooking classes in Kyoto

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975 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
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  • 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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