The Japanese capital is a concoction of the modern and the traditional, as towering skyscrapers live among historic temples. With a diverse city comes diverse food, and Tokyo arguably offers the best food that Japan has to offer. With our cooking classes we offer many options for you to explore the variety of Japanese food such as Bento box making, sushi making, and ramen making. We offer you to explore the manifold of Japanese food as classes are taught by locals with recipes that have been passed down generations. In some of our cooking classes we even offer visits to a local market to collect your ingredients to cook with.
Tokyo Cooking Classes
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What Travelers are Saying
"Fantastic Cooking Class in Japan!"
Loved this cooking class and tour experience. Satoru is very friendly, knowledgable, and honest. He's very proficient in English and he was able to explain some of the nuances of Japanese culture when we had questions. The food was fabulous and the stories memorable! We were in Japan for the holidays and Satoru was gracious enough to give us a tour and cooking class on the morning of New Year's Eve. It was my partner's favorite part of our Japan trip. You won't regret it!
Read more + Tara B. | Jan 2023
We had an amazing time at Toki Tarazu!
Our sensei taught aus a lot about japanese ingredients, how to use them, about traditional dishes with entertaining stories and historical context. She was professional and "working" together was very fun. The Sake tasting together with our cooked dishes were fantastic.
We will never forget our experience and would do this again any time!
Read more + Lena R. | Jan 2023
This was a great cooking class. Kazuko spoke English very well and communicated the lesson extremely well. Her preparation was very good. We started from fanning the hot rice to seasoning the rice and cooking the eggs. Rolling the sushi was very easy with the precut cucumber, salmon, eggs, and other garnishes. The sushi was very tasty too and each of us made two rolls. One to eat and ther other we took back to our hotel. This is worth the trip and hope to do it again on another dish.
Read more + Stephanie T. | Jan 2023
"Awesome experience for teenage boys"
Grateful for this opportunity and best way to learn the Japanese culture by cooking with the guidance of Japanese instructors whom can communicate in English.
It was great immersion for my son whom wanted to understand more about Japan in an up close personal way , what better way than through the stomach 😉.
The kids love the experience as they transit from usual theme parks visits to cooking classes.
Read more + Belinda B. | Dec 2022
"Incredible experience with amazing host"
Sato has been an exquisite host, we managed to cook some incredible traditional ramen and gyoza. I really recommend having this experience while in Tokyo, he brought us around his neighborhood and had a chance to talk and laugh about everything.
Thank you again Sato!!
Read more + Angelica M. | Dec 2022
Sato sensei is the best of the best. I've taken classes all over Japan, four with Comburger, and he is the best.
Read more + Mark B. | Dec 2022
"Awesome Ramen Experience!"
We had an amazing time with Nahoko-san! She explained everything extreme well, had step by step instruction for us to take home, and made the entire ramen making experience very fun! Nahoko-san even spent some time talking with us after we finished our ramen, it was perfect. I would highly recommend cooking with Nahoko-san!!!
Read more + Steven L. | Nov 2022
"A memory we will never forget!"
I have been staying abroad in Tokyo this past semester. When my parents came to visit, my mother booked us a cooking class with Sato for us to get a taste of home-cooked Japanese cuisine. Upon meeting Sato at the train station, I knew we were in good hands. He was welcoming, funny and a great tour guide as we wove through the streets of Shinjuku to his apartment. He carefully walked us through each step of the cooking process while carefully explaining the cultural significance of seasonal ingredients in Japanese Cuisine. He even provided the freshest ingredients from his family’s farm. He gave detailed instructions and was engaging throughout the entire process. We laughed, shared life stories, and bonded over a love of food. Not only was the entire process inspiring, but the results were well worth the labor. One of the best meals I have eaten here in Japan (and maybe even in my life). You can truly taste the love in the dishs, and the fresh ingredients that I learned so much about only made the meal taste that much better. I cannot wait to get back to a non-dorm kitchen to recreate these dishes for myself. Sato’s food and instructions were top notch and I also left feeling a greater sense of connection to Tokyo and Japan. Sato recommended upcoming festivals in the area, his favorite spots around Tokyo that I need to see before the semester ends, and support if I ever need any. I am truly so thankful my mother booked this experience, it was one of the highlights of their 3 week trip and one I have been raving to my friends about. Sato’s welcoming nature felt like home, even though 6,000 miles away. This was the home cooked meal I needed and a memory with my parents that I will cherish forever. I cannot recommend this experience enough. Sato is #1! We ❤️ you!
Read more + Kenna C. | Nov 2022
"A fantastic sake learning and tasting experience from Yuma!"
Yuma was an excellent host and took us through everything we could need to know about sake from its production to tasting notes.
We tried 5 types of sake of different kinds and had around 3-4 'bonus round' sakes so we tried a lot more than advertised which was much appreciated. The snacks provided were also excellent and complemented the sake well!
Thanks so much Yuma and I would recommend this class to anyone in Tokyo looking to learn about sake in a welcoming and warm environment!
Read more + Arash K. | Oct 2022
Located in a cute shop just outside Asakusa station, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience and better hosts. We had a large group of 9 including one in a wheelchair. They were quick to accommodate, and managed to teach all of us how to make traditional Tokyo style ramen and gyoza. The food was amazing, and the hosts were warm and personable. Even if you’re short on time in Tokyo, this is 3 hours well spent. 10/10 recommend.
Read more + Brock B. | Oct 2022
"Amazing! Most fabulous guide!"
Yuriko, our guide took us on a tour of the old and new Tokyo fish markets. We were in constant amazement at her knowledge and access to ingredients and wares not seen before! We can’t thank her enough for our fun tour - we could have continued for days!
Read more + Natalie B. | Feb 2021
"Great fun and amazing food!"
First time doing a cooking class and definitely keen to do another in the future after this experience.
Masa and his partner were lovely hosts, they made it really enjoyable and informative throughout.
Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves Japanese food and wants to understand how to make delicious ramen as gyoza!
Read more + Jack M. | Mar 2020
"Absolutely loved it"
We enjoyed every minute of our cooking class, not only was the food delicious, Kaori was an amazing host and teacher. She kept the recipe simple and easy for us newbies to follow, which was much appreciated.
I would absolutely recommend this course to those travelling to Japan.
Read more + Danielle K. | Mar 2020
A great way to spend the morning. Good fun and great value for money. Very friendly.
Read more + Rebecca T. | Mar 2020
I learnt a lot about ramen and the different element of the flavors and ingredients!
Read more + Brianna H. | Mar 2020
"5/5 stars highly recommend"
My partner and I attended Nahoko’s house for a cooking class to learn about and prepare ramen and gyoza.
We were greeted with a big welcoming smile from host Nahoko. We began by preparing, wrapping and eating the gyoza. The gyoza were so tasty it was hard to not eat them all at once to ensure we could save room for the ramen! We then made the ramen and Nahoko shared some of her secret recipe hints with us. The ramen broth and ingredients were so flavourful and we both were very full and satisfied after eating it.
We can not wait to host a dinner party and put our new skills to use!
The night was so great that we will be visiting Nahoko again next trip in Japan to learn more to further our knowledge.
I would highly recommend this class to all groups ranging from couples to families to friends.
Read more + Briana P. | Feb 2020
Listening and practice with Massa and Junca was so beautiful, beautiful place, beautiful people, i recommand definitly
Read more + Veronique P. | Feb 2020
We can highly recommend the Tea Ceremony at Ginza Chazen with a very dedicated Tea Master.
The information given up front was also very helpful.
Read more + Trude S. | Feb 2020
From the beginning when we first met Emi at the train station to when she walked us through step by step how to make miso soup, classic Japanese omelette, three various types of sushi to even walking us through the supermarket to show us specific teas and soups, we felt so welcomed. She went above and beyond for us. Her English was excellent and had a large range of knowledge about Japanese culture and food. Could not recommend this class enough!