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Enjoy a Japanese Cooking Class with a Humorous Local Satoru in his Tokyo Home provided by Traveling Spoon

Enjoy a Japanese Cooking Class with a Humorous Local Satoru in his Tokyo Home

Enjoy a Japanese Cooking Class with a Humorous Local Satoru in his Tokyo Home
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Join your local host Satoru in his kitchen and learn how to cook 2-3 homestyle Japanese dishes from scratch. You can expect your cooking class to take about an hour and a half before you sit down and share the meal you helped to prepare over engaging conversation with Satoru. Feel free to ask him about the ingredients that go into making the dish, from savory dashi to sweet organic honey, and he will give you tips and a story relating to his choice. Your menu might include teishoku (a fixed plate of miso soup, donburi, tonjiru and rice) or chirashi sushi or Japanese street food treats like okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) or karaage (fried chicken). Sato is happy to tailor the menu to your preferences so feel free to request a particular dish when making your booking.  Join this welcoming local, and return home with recipes, lifelong memories and a gift of one of Sato's special Japanese utensils and a favorite ingredient so you can recreate his dishes back home.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
Japanese, English
What to expect
  • Satoru was born in Hokkaido and grew up surrounded by nature and large vegetable fields. As a child, he would always harvest fresh vegetables from his family's fields and cook with his mother and grandmother who were wonderful home cooks. His grandmother never compromised in quality or technique when cooking and taught him everything she knew. Satoru is now a passionate home cook himself. His grandfather owned an organic miso factory that Satoru believed to be the best in the world. Although it closed after his grandfather passed away, his grandfather passed down his miso making techniques to his mother who sends Sato her handmade organic miso. This miso is the secret of Satoru's signature miso soup, something you won't want to miss. Satoru enjoys teaching people about Japanese food and helping them explore his local culture through food. He believes that there are so many delicious homemade Japanese foods that cannot be found in the restaurants and delights in sharing these dishes with travelers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Satoru was born in Hokkaido and grew up surrounded by nature and large vegetable fields. As a child, he would always harvest fresh vegetables from his family's fields and cook with his mother and grandmother who were wonderful home cooks. His grandmother never compromised in quality or technique when cooking and taught him everything she knew. Satoru is now a passionate home cook himself. His grandfather owned an organic miso factory that Satoru believed to be the best in the world. Although it closed after his grandfather passed away, his grandfather passed down his miso making techniques to his mother who sends Sato her handmade organic miso. This miso is the secret of Satoru's signature miso soup, something you won't want to miss. Satoru enjoys teaching people about Japanese food and helping them explore his local culture through food. He believes that there are so many delicious homemade Japanese foods that cannot be found in the restaurants and delights in sharing these dishes with travelers.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P297
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class with your host Satoru
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • A gift of one of Sato's special Japanese utensils and a favorite ingredient
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Shinjuku Station, 3-chōme-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan Meet your host Satoru at JR Shinjuku Station, East Exit (in front of the police box called Koban) and walk together five minutes to his apartment. Satoru will likely be holding a placard with your name. To find the exact meeting location on google maps, include this in the search field: Shinjuku Station East Exit Police Box.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements [in the "Special Requirements" box] at the time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class with your host Satoru
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • A gift of one of Sato's special Japanese utensils and a favorite ingredient
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Shinjuku Station, 3-chōme-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan Meet your host Satoru at JR Shinjuku Station, East Exit (in front of the police box called Koban) and walk together five minutes to his apartment. Satoru will likely be holding a placard with your name. To find the exact meeting location on google maps, include this in the search field: Shinjuku Station East Exit Police Box.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements [in the "Special Requirements" box] at the time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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Lynne L
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The Highlight of My Tri to Japan
Sep. 2019
What a fantastic cultural and educational experience my friend and I had at our private cooking class. From the moment we met Satoru san at JR Shinjuku station until we farewelled him outside his home we were entertained by his friendly demeanour and cooking expertise. As soon as we arrived at his home we discarded shoes, donned aprons and began chopping, stirring, boiling and frying in preparation for our lunch time feast of Miso, Sushi (presented as a communal combination dish) and lightly fried Chikuwa. All the vegetable and fish ingredients were as fresh as could be. The miso, made by Satoru's family in Hokkaido is a secret recipe developed by his grandfather and handed down through the generations. I have travelled extensively in Japan over three decades and it was by far the best miso I have ever tasted. Both of us are looking forward to recreating these delicious creations at home. Thank you to our host Satoru san, for an enjoyable and memorable fun time!!! I fully recommend anyone visiting Tokyo to book a lesson with Satoru.
Written 17 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennifer C
13 contributions
Cooking in a local (Tokyo) Japanese home with Chef Sato san
Jun. 2019 • Family
Good food & we were very comfortable in Chef Sato San’s home. Chef Sato San was funny but instructions to cooking were made clear so that we could replicate what we have learnt when we are back in our native country. Overall, it was a very new interesting experience which gives insight into a local’s life in Tokyo.
Written 19 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Amazing Experience!!
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A fun & unique travel experience!
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Lovely home style cooking!
Emi picked us up from the station and walked us to her apartment, en route telling us about the area and life in To
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Local cooking at Emi’s
Emi was very sweet, and the food was so good! We really enjoyed making the gyoza with pork- we will definetly make
Dan M
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Awesome cooking class
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Beau G
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Excellent - highly recommend
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Fun Authentic Cooking Experience in Tokyo
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