Secret to daily BENTO life - Tokyo cooking class


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3.5 hours

1-4 guests

Market Visiting


(Teriyaki chicken, Japanese omelette, pork sausages, variety of veggies, fish balls, rice)

Welcome to imi's BENTO project!!!

Why is Japanese food so delicious, beautiful, and well-balanced at the same time? There is a secret method to make Japanese food so perfect. Even many Japanese do not know this method.
It doesn't have to be Japanese food to fill your BENTO box. Once you learn the secret method, you can make your own BENTO with the foods you cook everyday. You can make these foods more delicious, beautiful and well-balanced than ever.
My goal is to share the secret method with you so that you can continue the BENTO lifestyle after getting back home and to help spread BENTO worldwide. That's why this cooking class is called
Imi's BENTO project!

*BENTO class is 10:00-13:30 on weekdays.
*Class opens upon requests.
**Please send requests at least 3 days prior to the desired date. Last minute request may not be accepted.

9:45 meet at Kanamachi station(Tokyo metro Chiyoda line) My place is about 10 min walk
10:00 introduction and lecture
10:45 cook some popular Japanese BENTO dishes
11:45 be creative! fill your own BENTO box
12:15 let's eat!
13:30 thank you for coming, see you off at Kanamachi station

*End time may vary depending on the number of attendees.

About Host

★★★★★ (1)

Hi, I’m Imi.
When lost weight due to depression, I became aware of that "LIVE=EAT", "we EAT to create  our BODY and SOUL, and LIFE", "WHAT we eat creates WHO we are". I quit my office job and enrolled in food business school to be a food workshop organizer at the age of 40.

Having more than 10 years of experience coordinating seminars for women's sexual wellness  as a member of NPO which provides PLHIV with quality care and support, I came to realize that "food" and "sexuality" are directly connected to our wellness, however, especially in Japanese society, they are both tend to focus on someone other than ourselves, such as family and partners.

I believe "food" and "sexuality" are primarily meant to be taking care of your own body and  loving yourself.  Loving yourself is essential to live a happy life, and food plays an important role as well.

For the Last 6 years I have been organizing "Food x Self-love" themed workshops for Japanese followers. It is time to spread my vision to the world.

I always make sure my food workshops are lots of fun but also inspire changes in people's lives by being logical for easy application in different food cultures and life styles.
Hoping my workshop to be a serendipitous moment in your life.

My mission is to take a part in creating a colorful society where we can freely express who we are and love as we are.

Happiness is always within you.
Join imi's BENTO project!!


Kyle,United States of America
Apr 2019

Your class was the highlight of my time in Tokyo and possibly my whole trip. Would love to take another of your classes next time i'm in Tokyo

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
Kanamachi station

How to get to the station?
・From Ueno station: 25mins

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

Exact location provided after booking.