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Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi

Enjoy a private and authentic Japanese cooking class in a local Tokyo home with your host Emi. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Your cooking class takes place in her home kitchen where Emi will teach you 3-4 traditional Japanese dishes from her repertoire. After years of learning from three renowned chefs, she became a culinary expert who can prepare almost any authentic Japanese dish. A Tokyo native, passionate about Japanese cooking, Emi enjoys meeting travelers and sharing her culture and cuisine over a well seasoned Japanese meal served on beautiful tableware. Emi adores food from every corner of the globe but is also passionate about Japanese cuisine and teas, in addition to cats, photography and hiking! She has a deep interest in nutrition science and values using the freshest, top quality ingredients. Join Emi and make an authentic Japanese meal, enjoyed over sake, and finished off with dessert and a cup of hot green tea!

per adult from




3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Private cooking class + meal with your host Emi
    • Coffee and/or Tea - Green tea and barley tea
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Sake
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Emi will meet you at Nerima station and together you will walk a few minutes to her home. Emi welcomes you into her simple home with mugi-cha (barley tea) before you start your private Japanese cooking lesson. You have a choice between a traditional home-style Japanese main, udon with tempura or gyoza. Please let Emi know your preference for the main dish when making your booking. If you choose a home-style main, you might learn to cook dishes such as ginger pork, chicken karaage or grilled fish in addition to miso soup, a vegetable side and rice. Should you choose to learn to make the traditional Japanese wheat noodles udon, you will also learn to combine flavors of soy and mirin to prepare the steamy, dashi-flavored broth that the noodles are served in, crispy, shrimp and vegetable tempura, and a vegetable side. Your Japanese cooking lesson will last 1.5 - 2 hours over conversation about food and culture with Emi before you enjoy the meal you helped prepare. Your meal concludes with a Japanese dessert and recipes to recreate your Japanese culinary experience at home.

    Sample Menu

    • Choice 1: Udon in broth with shrimp tempura and a vegetable side - Japanese wheat noodles served in a kakejiru broth and topped with crispy fried shrimp and vegetable tempura, accompanied by a seasonal vegetable side.
    • Choice 2: Gyoza, rice, miso soup and seasonal vegetable side - Homemade potstickers filled with meat and vegetables served with rice, miso soup and a seasonal vegetable side.
    • Choice 3: Home-style Japanese dish, miso soup, rice and a seasonal vegetable - Enjoy a home-style Japanese main dish such as ginger pork, chicken karaage or grilled fish.
    • Japanese dessert and green tea accompanies all choices
  • Departure Point :
    Tokyo, Japan
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum group size is 2
    • Menu may vary depending on the season
    • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required - if you are vegetarian and choose option 3, Emi is happy to accommodate your request but note that the menu for the group may have to change accordingly.
    • Private, personalized experience
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Organised by Traveling Spoon, Inc

Activity ID: V-7626P135

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