Sushi a la carte - Kyoto cooking class


Pick Up


3 hours

1-4 guests

Market Visiting


・Homemade plum wine
・Nigiri sushi
・Miso soup
・A bowl of Japanese powdered green tea and Japanese confectioneries

Don’t you think that it would be wonderful to make sushi by yourself at home? In this course, you will learn different styles of sushi: nigiri sushi and makisushi. Maybe it takes a little time to make sushi, but don’t worry I will help you. It’s worth the effort! You can also learn how to make Dashi, Japanese soup from the beginning. We have a variety of miso in Japan so you will learn and you can find your favorite miso. At the end of the course, I will serve you a bowl of matcha and Japanese sweets. And maybe you will serve a bowl of match by yourself.

About Host

★★★★★ (5)

I was born and grew up in Kyoto city. My grandmother, Kaji was a dedicated cook and always created beautiful Japanese foods. Thanks to her, I have a lot of wonderful memories made with local foods. Luckily, she taught me how to cook and present them. I have lived in and visited many countries and have eaten lots of delicious meals. I have also made wonderful friends in each country and at the same time learned how to cook some favorite dishes from around the world. I love sharing my passion for cooking and make it easy for you to enjoy Japanese cooking at home. I also hold licenses for the tea ceremony and Japanese style flower arrangement. So in your course, you can ask me not only how to conduct the powdered green tea but also the Japanese way of presentation. My condominium is located in a beautiful and cultural area. There are many magnificent shrines and temples near my place.


Feb 2019

We loved our experience 100%. Thank you so much Yumiko!

Joseph,United Kingdom
Mar 2019

I had an amazing time with yumiko learning about Japanese culture and food, I would recommend this class to absolutely everyone taking a trip to Kyoto. The host, yumiko, is extremely amicable and knowledgeable, will definitely be using the skills I learnt back home!

Mar 2019

Our japanese cooking class was stupendous!!! We couldn’t happier about the food, the experiende, and of course, about Yumi. She is so knowledgeable and is such a patient teacher. We learned a great deal during the lunch class. She picked us up at the right location and took her time during the class to make sure we grasped the concepts about the dishes we cooked. At the end, we had an amazing lunch and participated in a quick tea ceremony. Totally worth it!! Recomend 100%

Apr 2019

We went to Yumiko's course the 3 of us, me, my wife and my son (11) and we had a truly delicious experience ! Yumiko's knowledge of Japanese culture goes beyond the framework of cooking and we enjoyed her company a lot.

Apr 2019

Dear Yumiko Many many thanks for your hospitality, the valuable insights into japanese culture and cuisine and the nice photos! We had a wonderful time and I'm sure we all will remember this cooking class for many years to come as a highlight of our Japan journey... Thanks again and kind regards

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
Keage Station

How to get to the station?
・From Kyoto Station : 15mins

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

Exact location provided after booking.