Cooking experience in Kyoto and Tokyo


Cooking experience

Cooking class in Kyoto and Tokyo

Cooking Classes in Kyoto

Enjoy a cooking lesson in English in Kyoto. The Japanese Cooking class provides you will a once in a lifetime experience; Learning traditional Japanese dishes from local cooks in Japan! There are many appetising dishes from the area for you to try. Not only will you get to eat this delicious food, but learn how to make it yourself so you can make a feast back at home!

In Cooking experience, a qualified instructor will walk you through step by step of a customary Japanese meal. There are a range of different cooking courses for you to choose from, including lunch, dinner and confectionary classes. The last one is very unique as Japanese desserts have a distinctive flavour as the history of cooking in Japan didn't include processed sugar till only a few hundred years ago. You will learn even more about the flavours of Japan, as well as the range of utensils used and explanation of the techniques required, while cooking a great meal as well!

Savoury Meal Workshops

Okonomiyaki cooking


Okonomiyaki (savoury meat pancakes)

Sushi cooking

Japanese Sushi

Nigiri sushi and Makizushi

Japanese Sweets & Tea Ceremony Workshops

Wagashi Cooking

Wagashi Cooking in Osaka

Nerikiri (Traditional Japanese confectionary)

Tea Ceremony

Tea ceremony in Osaka

Enjoy the tea ceremony experience with the sweets you make.

You can learn all this and more from your instructor as you prepare and cook food together, with a few other students in a welcoming and informative environment.


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Japanese Cooking Experience

Hi am Bash from kuwait .Me and my husband had so much fun in Maikoya, we wears Japanese traditional clothes for cooking .we learned how to cook from a very kind teacher. she taught us how to cook Miso Soup , Tamagoyaki(traditional rolled egg),and Maki sushi .The staff are very Friendly and helpful .they speaks english and explained everything's in details and they are so kind .i highly recommended this place it's nice to learn others culture in Maikoya :)

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Great cooking experience!

Lovely ladies helped my friend and I make sushi, have always tried to make sushi at home in Australia but never quite mastered it! Give it a go :)

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Awesome time!

We went for the pastry cooking class and tea ceremony on our last day is Osaka and I s so glad we did! We had a fabulous time. We learned how to may mochi from scratch and then participated in a traditional tea ceremony. We even got to dress up in traditional wear. I definitely recommend this!!!

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Cultural Cooking Experience

This was an incredibly authentic cooking experience. Sophie and arisa were so friendly and made the experience one to remember. Thank you.

review5 review-h5

Great cooking class.

We learned how to cook miso soup, Japanese traditional omelette and maki sushis. It was just the both of us and the course was pleasant and well explained. Can't wait to try that at home!

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A Great Afternoon Making Sushi!

We took the sushi making class this afternoon and it was just my boyfriend and I and a chef and translator. Dressing up in the kimono was fun and we got to see some samurai armour before we cooked. The class itself was well organized and everyone was kind and patient. Our sushi looked and tasted awesome and we are very glad we came! Thank you for the great experience :)

Professional instructor

Cooking instructor

A friendly host will explain and demonstrate correct cooking techniques. The instructor is a professional who has had years of training in Japanese cooking This is taught by a friendly instructor who speaks English. Details on Japan's culinary history and techniques will be explained throughout

Japanese style kitchen

Japanese style kitchen

Cooking Classes are held of Maikoya which is built as a traditional Japanese house. At the end of the workshop, you can continue with a range of other activities and workshops at Maikoya to create a Japanese cultural experience you won't ever forget.

Please relax in a classroom decorated in traditional Japanese décor and architecture.

What can you expect in this Japanese Cooking activity? We show off cultural activities with a difference!

  • Try a diverse range of ingredients and flavours unique to Japan
  • You can take the furoshiki cloth used as a memento of your workshop
  • Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout.

Learn Japanese culture with all of your senses – especially your sense of wonder!

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