Pick Up


3.5 hours

1-4 guests

Market Visiting



・Welcome drink
・Tempura with seasonal vegetables
・Goma dofu(Sesame tofu)
・Steamed or boiled seasonal vegetables with walnuts or sesame and soy sauce paste
・Miso soup
*I’ll use organic ingredients as much as possible.

Shojin ryori is the traditional cuisine that was developed in Buddhist monasteries in Japan.
As it is made without meat, fish or other animal products, it can be enjoyed by vegans and vegetarians, but those who are not are also welcome.

・Tempura with seasonal vegetables
Very simple ingredients but there are a few tips to cook good Tempura.
Come to my kitchen and discover the secrets.
You’ll also learn how to make dipping sauce for Tempura.
After my lesson, you‘ll be able to cook truly good Tempura.
Enjoy a Tempura party with your family and friends when you come back to your home!

・Goma dofu(Sesame tofu)
Goma dofu is one of the most typical Shojin ryori dishes.
It looks like tofu but not made from soybeans or soy milk.
It is made from sesame, a broth of Kombu dashi or water and kuzu.
I learned the recipe of Goma dofu directly from a Buddhist monk.
Let’s cook a real Goma dofu together!

・Steamed or boiled seasonal vegetables with walnuts or sesame and soy sauce paste
It’s very simple and the good way to eat fresh vegetables.

・Miso soup
You’ll learn how to cook miso soup with a simple broth of Kombu dashi which would be suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
We'll use homemade miso to cook miso soup.

The choice of white rice or brown rice.
Please let me know in advance if you prefer brown rice.
Taste a homemade Umeboshi(a salted plum) with rice if you are interested in.


About Host

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Nice to meet you! My name is Yoko.I'm a vegetable sommelier.
I love cooking and eating Japanese dishes with seasonal vegetables.
I'm happy to share with you healthy dishes I cook for my family daily.
I’m renting a vegetable garden and growing organic vegetables there.
You might have a chance to eat fresh organic homegrown vegetables.*
I love traveling and "taste" different cultures.
I've traveled about 50 countries as a tour conductor and for a private trip.
It was a lot of fun to meet local people and eat local foods.
That's why I decided to become a local host of airKitchen.
I'm excited to welcome you to my kitchen with lots of hospitality and do cultural exchange through cooking.
By the way, I’m a mother of a little girl.
My daughter will be at home during my lesson so children and babies are more than welcome.
She’ll enjoy playing with your children.
Feel free to ask me what you need.
Looking forward to seeing you!
*It takes about 15 minutes by bicycle to the vegetable garden.
So, I’ll pick vegetables in advance when there are enough vegetables available. (depends on the season and the weather)


Tim Handfield,Australia
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Oct 2018

We had such a great experience with Yoko san! We learnt so much - not only how to cook a delicious Shojin Ryori style meal, but also details on the traditional preparation of miso and Japanese home cooking in general. We share her enthusiasm for gardening and growing organic vegetables and were very interested discussing gardening with her. It was also lovely to meet her very kind family, and we felt welcomed as soon as we met them. We would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn about Japanese cooking, regardless of whether they are vegan. Thank you Yoko san!

How it works

Step1 Cook

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

Step2 Enjoy your meal!

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
Kajigaya Station

How to get to the station?
・From Shibuya Station:20 mins

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

Exact location provided after booking.