You will make Okonomiyaki, miso soup & rice. You can experience cooking wearing Kimono. Kimonos are prepared for both males and females.
We will make
a) Tokyo-style Okonomiyaki – Japanese savory meat pancake
b) Miso soup
c) Rice with a “Kamado” rice steamer
and have lots of fun!
***This is a private cooking session, there will be only you and the chef.
*Create fantastic memories of your trip to Japan
*Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout
*Special experience of Japanese culture
*Enjoyable experience with children
*Learning about the history of Japanese culture
Okonomiyaki is a kind of savory meat pancake that is made out of various ingredients including but not limited to nagaimo yam, dashi, red ginger , green onion, eggs and butter. It is known as one of the two most famous famous local dishes of Tokyo.
Try a diverse range of ingredients and flavours unique to Japan
A friendly host will explain and demonstrate correct cooking techniques
Held in a Japanese styled kitchen
Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout
Special experience to cook wearing Kimono costume
Miso is a fermented food, made from soybeans mixed with salt and the fermentation agent known as “koji”. Since the end of the Second World War, Japanese eating habits have become westernized. But even so, miso soup remains as popular as ever. There are many types of soup from clear ones to hearty ones with many ingredients can be a main dish. Each Japanese family has its own style and taste.
In this workshop, a qualified instructor will walk you through step by step of a customary Japanese meal. You will learn even more about the flavors of Japan, as well as the range of utensils used and explanation of the techniques required, while cooking a great Meal as well!
Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maiko Kitchen offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor.
The Japanese Cooking Workshop provides you will a once in a life time experience: learning traditional Japanese dishes from local cooks in Japan! Tokyo is considered the food capital in Japan and there are many appetizing 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!
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
*** Please let us know if you have any food allergies or Halal, vegan, vegetarian preferences.
We had the most beautiful experience of learning calligraphy and wearing traditional kimonos. The staff are so friendly... and helpful. I highly recommend this experience to all visitors to Tokyo.read more
Very smooth organization, wide variety of kimonos to choose from. They help you dress, do your hair and make you look... beautiful and take pictures with your cameras. The tea ceremony was beautiful and we got to mix our own tea as we were told about the history and the practice of tea ceremony as well as other interesting Japanese culture tidbits.read more
All the ladies there were lovely. Beautiful kimonos for you to choose from, and everything was just sp graceful ❤. You... make your own tea, eat traditional Japanese sweets. Love all the photos and just enjoyed the entire experienceread more
The experience was lovely. The ladies there were all very kind and gave clear instructions that made the whole thing go... smoothly. The kimonos to choose from were all beautiful and the tea ceremony was a good balance between instructional and experiential. Definitely a good choice if you want to attend a tea ceremony but don’t yet know the proper etiquette.read more
Best place to learn about their tea culture. You will get choose your own kimono and take many photos in it. It is... worth a visit.Do this if you are free and wish to experience like a japanese.read more
Had a great time. The ladies who run the shop are all very friendly. They all spoke English very well so it made it... very easy to communicate. Having a kimono put on and having your hair done was fun. The tea ceremony itself was very nice. Your walked though step by step of what goes into a tea ceremony. The matcha tea and sweets are delicious.read more
The three of us has a wonderful experience learning more about this beautiful culture. Our tea master was very... knowledgeable and gladly answered any questions we had. It was truly a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!read more
My wife and I took the course that teaches students to make traditional Japanese sweets and is followed by a tea... ceremony. We thought it was a fun way to spend some time during our vacation and were really happy with the experience. It's definitely a fun way to learn about a small piece of Japanese cultural history.read more
We went to participate in the tea ceremony, and it was absolutely perfect! The staff was so kind, spoke very good... English and the kimonos were beautiful! I definitely recommend this place. We also took pictures for about 20-30 minutes afterwards, in a little room they have decorated for this purpose, and the staff was very patient with us! 😍read more
Had an absolutely wonderful experience. We experienced the tea ceremony as well as traditional Japanese sweets making.... The hosts/tea masters delivered a professional and traditional experience while also staying light hearted and comical enough for touristical enjoyment. Everything is well explained + they are open to all questions. Our host was very conversational and we really felt like she placed our enjoyment as a priority. This is definitely something you can not miss !!!read more
I was the first person ever to take part in a tea ceremony in the Tokyo location. I chose the kimono + tea ceremony... option. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!My instructor was so professional and kind. First, she helped me with the choice of kimono and then she put it on me. Another young lady took care of my hair and I totally loved the result.The instructor really explained and demonstrated the respect that the Japanese people show to their guests and the tea. She took her time explaining everything to me and let me ask any kind of questions. After her explanations I was allowed to prepare a tea by myself. The instructor was so sweet and positive that I did not want to leave. She even offered to take pictures of me and with me afterwards :)I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to get a feel for traditions in Japan and an authentic experience. The price is very reasonable and the location is easy to find.read more
Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya is a leading cultural experience provider in Japan and the only tea ceremony experience that has received TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award for three consecutive years from 2018 to 2022.
Maikoya Tokyo is found in a tranquil tea house near the Meiji Shrine, just a walking distance from Asakusa, Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Sky Tree.
Learning about the traditions and practices of the country through our immersive cultural workshops and activities will surely give you a new perspective about the intricacies of the history and society in Japan.
Join us at Maikoya Tokyo as we guide you through Japan's traditional arts and history! Our friendly staff and hosts are fluent in English, Chinese, and Japanese and will make sure you have the best experiences and opportunities.