Our time with Naomi was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. Naomi was very welcoming and informative. She speaks excellent English and we had no trouble communicating with her. We would absolutely recommend this class, not only do you learn how to cook a fabulous traditional meal but you get completely immersed in local culture. You get a glimpse into a Japanese home and kitchen, you will use traditional Japanese methods and tools, there is no better way to see how the locals live and cook. We had a blast with Naomi, she was fun, friendly, and bubbly, she was informative about Osaka, local sights/attractions, and gave us recommendations for other things to do while in town. Thank you Naomi for a lifetime memory. Everyone should take this class!!!