Experience Japanese Culture through Cooking! Japanese Cooking Class










Japanese dishes are becoming famous all around the world, especially for its healthy ingredients. What makes it healthy is that, Japanese food tends to make the best use of the taste of ingredients. In addition, the attractive feature of Japanese cuisine is not only its taste but also how it looks. This Japanese cooking lesson offers you the recipes of the Japanese home cooking by local Japanese instructor. It also gives you teach how you can make the original Japanese food even when you get back home.

Why not add this special experience as a part of your Japan’s sightseeing?









【Name】Sumaya Cooking Class すまや京おばんざい教室

【Address】284 Ougisakaya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8095







[Route 1] JR Kyoto Station 京都 → (Kyoto Subway Karasuma Line) → Shijo 四条

Approximately 4 min ride and 3min walk from the Exit #3.


[Route 2] Karasuma Station烏丸 of Hankyu Railway is also the nearest station and approximately 3 min walk from the Exit #3.


[Route 3] JR Kyoto Station Bus Terminal 京都駅前→ Shijo-karasuma Bus Stop 四条烏丸
Kyoto City Bus #5 or 26, approximately 12 min ride and takes 5min walk from the bus stop.


[Route 4] JR Kyoto Station Bus Terminal 京都駅前→ Shijo-Takakura Bus Stop 四条高倉

Kyoto City Bus #5, approximately 14min ride and takes 5 min walk from the bus stop.




【Office Working Days】10:00 – 19:00 (this is not the cooking class timing) on weekdays






【Reservation by Email】Advance booking is required.

Please reserve your lesson at least 2 days prior to your preferred date.



Please send us an E-mail with the following information:

  1. Names of Participants
  2. Preferred Date
  3. Number of Participants
  4. Nationality(ies)
  5. Contact information (E-mail address and number in Japan in case you have one)
  6. Allergy or Any Food Restriction


【Group Reservation】Group cooking lesson can be held with maximum number of 8 participants.



Price and Plans

  • Japanese Traditional Cooking Lesson

Price: 8,000 JPY (tax included) (approx. 65 USD) per a person

A small souvenir is included.


Timing: 16:00 – 18:30 on every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Minimum Number of Participants: 2 people


Cooking Menu: 1) Japanese-style rolled omelet

2) Sukiyaki (popular one-pot meal with sliced beef, tofu,

vegetables, starch noodles, eggs and soy sauce)

3) Japanese Rice-flour Dumplings

4) Maccha (Japanese greentea)






How to Enjoy


It is often said that local food expresses the background of local culture and people’s way of thinking. During the lesson, you will be also exploring what is hidden in Japanese food and its recipe, such as one of the very famous Japanese word internationally spread by Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmental and political activist, Mottainai. The Japanese people’s spirit of Mottainai, will be demonstrated during the lesson, which helps you to deepen your knowledge about Japan.


This cooking lesson is enjoyable not just only for women but also for men and even children, thus this is totally a recommendable cultural experience if you are looking for an activity in Kyoto which the whole family can enjoy together! Additionally, the cooking lesson is held at a 80 years-old, traditional Japanese house in the central area of Kyoto City.









  • Please carefully follow the instructor’s instruction, especially minor participants when using fire and knife.


  • Please inform us in case you participate with your child(ren) under age 7.


  • If you have any food restriction or allergy, please inform us in advance.


  • Please be reminded that in case you are late for more than 30min, the numbers of menu to be performed in your lesson might be lessened due to the time schedule.


  • Please call us in case you are lost or late (075-351-9915).


  • Please remind that the minimum number of participants of 2 people is needed in order to hold a class.









We arrange tickets on your behalf! 


Nozomi Co. Ltd. arranges tickets of various events held in all over Japan on your behalf. It only takes 3 minutes to make a request! It’s Fast・Easy・Convenient, so please use our service.

When making purchasing request to our company, we charge JPY 2000 per ticket as a service fee. Upon making purchasing request, please pay “ticket price + service fee”. If you wished the ticket to be delivered via mail, delivery fee must be paid as well. (Example) Ticket Fee Price x number + JPY 2000 Service Fee + Delivery Fee (We are using Japan Post’s EMS. For the price chart, please click here).

If there is any ticket you want to purchase, please let us know the ticket event’s name and number of ticket, and send us request from the Contact Form page. We will promptly reply back with more details and price estimation.

Our company is located in Kyoto, the world’s renowned tourism city, with 13 years of history. We provide services for foreign tourist travelling to Japan. We offer not only ticket arrangement service for event or concert, but also attractive activities, famous restaurants, and tourist attractions that only provide reservation in Japanese. Don’t you want to try a unique travel experience? Please feel free to contact with us.

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