Learn Wagashi from a chef - Tokyo cooking class


Pick Up


2.5 hours

1-4 guests

Market Visiting


Wagashi (Nerikiri), Matcha Green Tea

In this experience, you will be able to make beautiful Wagashi - traditional Japanese confectionery and taste them together with matcha green tea. Tea will be served in traditional tea bowls of my collections which I use at the tea ceremony.

You will learn how to make nerikiri (dough) from scratch. Then tint the dough and make three types of seasonal confectioneries. After you make, you will enjoy Wagashi with matcha green tea which I will serve in my cozy dining room.

During the lesson, I will teach you not only about creation techniques, but also about cultural stories behind the confectionaries.  Every participant will receive a copy of the recipe in English.

About Host

★★★★★ (1)

Hi! This is Mai!

I am a chef, professional cooking teacher of the largest culinary school in Asia, and write articles on traditional Japanese cuisine as a food writer.

My passion is to spread knowledge about Japanese cooking and accurately communicate about Japanese foods to foreigners!

As an experienced cooking teacher, I will teach you how to make perfect Japanese dishes! Let's have great dishes together at my kitchen in Tokyo!


Feb 2019

We enjoyed our Wagashi class with Mai-San very much! Thank you for being such a great teacher.

How it works

Step1 Cook

cooking together

Visit a Japanese local's home and learn to cook their specialty.

Step2 Enjoy your meal!

eating together

Eat the authentic homemade Japanese meal with your Japanese host. Take the opportunity to have a genuine conversation with a local Japanese Person.


The closest station
Yoyogi Uehara Station

How to get to the station?
・From Harajuku Station:10 mins

Free pick up service
This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!

Exact location provided after booking.