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Cooking Classes

Japanese Home Meals (FISH/MEAT) class with chef YUCa

Host Yuca

$89.36 per guest

At a glance

Start time



2.5 hours

Group size

6 guests maximum

Class language


Meeting point

North gate of JR Tabata station


Welcome to “YUCa’s Japanese Cooking”!
YJC is a Japanese home cooking class in TOKYO!

We are…
No.1 Airbnb Experience in Tokyo (Food & Drink category)
No.1 Activity in Tokyo by TripAdvisor (Cooking class & workshop category)
Let’s learn Easy, Simple and Delicious Japanese cooking!
The BEST souvenir from Tokyo, JAPAN!!

YJC Summary:
● Learn from healthy cooking chef / YouTuber
● Local Supermarket Tour
● Visit Tokyo modern style home/spacious Kitchen studio
● Perfect activity for foodies and cooking lovers
● Perfect for single, family and group travelers
● Fun and Informative Hunds-on class
● Variety of courses of Japanese Home Cooking beyond Sushi and Tempura
● Easy Access! Located in the center of Tokyo. Check the access page!
● Sending email newsletter for more updates and tips! *After taking the class

What 5 STAR things we offer:

1. Local Supermarket Tour
One of our popular venues is a local supermarket tour! We’ll take you to the local supermarket after the class and explain the Japanese ingredients including seasonal vegetables and seasonings. We recommend you join our class at the early stage of your itinerary.

2. EASY & SIMPLE Recipes and Techniques
Most of the recipes are designed as easy & simple so that you can recreate at your home many times. (This is our mission!) You can also learn traditional Japanese cooking techniques in the class.

3. Lecture about the introduction of Japanese cuisine
We will have a small lecture about the introduction of Japanese cuisine.
Not only the concept of Japanese cuisine but you will also learn table setting/manners etc.
*All recipes/texts are written in English.

4. Home Visit & Local Atmosphere
We’ll invite all our guests to our real home and show you the Japanese kitchen, equipment etc.
You will see how we live here in Tokyo. Come and check it out!
We are located in the center of Tokyo but you can also enjoy the local atmosphere (i.e. the last streetcar in Tokyo, Public bath, The amusement park which has the slowest roller coaster in Japan etc).

5. Continuing Study of Japanese Cooking, Culture & Lifestyle
For all the guests (who gave us your email address), we will send an email newsletter. This newsletter will help you to foster your interest and knowledge of Japanese cooking, culture and lifestyle. We sometimes do giveaways! Enjoy!


Sample menu:
1) Dashi - We will by making a real dashi stock by taking cooked bonito flakes and dried konbu.
2) Miso Soup - With using the Dashi (1), tofu and wakame seaweed, we make the miso soup. In our class, we use a brown type of miso because this type of miso is the most popular and common in Japanese home cooking. Depending on the season, we will also change the types of vegetables used in the soup.
3) Japanese rice - We will prepare the rice with using typical Japanese rice. 
4) Fried Salmon with onion vinegar sauce – We will cook the salmon with using potato starch. We also prepare the sweet sour tasty sauce.  
5) Green beans with sesame sauce - It's one of the popular dishes at Japanese home. We will use special bowl to grind the sesame and make the tasty sauce.
6) Pickles – We will make quick and easy pickles with using seasonal vegetables.
7) Dessert - We will have the Japanese flavor ice cream topped with special syrup.

*The menu changes depending on the season as well. Thank you for understanding in advance.


Meeting Time & Place :
9:50AM at the north gate of JR Tabata station (Yamanote line)

These popular places and stations are on the same JR Yamanote line:
To Ueno : 7 minutes
To Ikebukuro : 10 minutes
To Akihabara : 11 minutes
To Tokyo : 15 minutes
To Shinjuku : 18 minutes
To Harajuku : 23 minutes
To Shibuya : 25 minutes
To Shinagawa : 26 minutes

To other popular places (from TABATA station):
Imperial palace (Otemachi station) : 17 minutes *Transfer to Chiyoda subway line at Nippori station.
Kappabashi (Tawaramachi station) : 18 minutes *Transfer to Ginza subway line at Ueno station
To Asakusa (Asakusa station) : 20 minutes *Transfer to Ginza subway line at Ueno station.
Ginza (Ginza station) : 22 minutes *Transfer to Marunouchi subway line at Tokyo station.
Meiji Shrine (Harajuku station) : 23 minutes
Tokyo Tower (Kamiyacho station) : 25 minutes
*Transfer to Chiyoda subway line at Nishi-Nippori station. Then, take the Hibiya subway line.
Tokyo Skytree (Tokyo Skytree station) : 29 minutes
*Transfer to Ginza subway line at Asakusa station. Then, take the Tobu line.
Tsukiji Fish Market (Tsukiji station) : 30 minutes *Transfer to Hibiya subway line at Akihabara station.
Roppongi (Roppongi) : 35 minutes *Transfer to Tokyo Oedo subway line at Yoyogi station.
Ghibli Museum (Kichijoji station) : 38 minutes *Transfer to JR Chuo line at Shinjuku station.
Tokyo Disney Land (Maihama station) : 43 minutes *Transfer to JR Keiyo line at Tokyo station.

To Haneda Airport : 46 minutes *Transfer to Tokyo monorail at Hamamatsucho station
To Narita Airport : 85 minutes *Transfer to Keisei-line at Nippori station

Contact Host




YUCa – Home Cooking Chef / Recipe Creator Coming from a family of farmers, she grew up consuming

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