Private Cooking Class with a Local Akemi in Her Home

Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local home with host Akemi, a passionate cook and Jazz singer. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Your cooking class will take place in a local home kitchen where Akemi will teach you how to make 2-3 traditional Japanese dishes from her family recipes. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together in your host’s beautiful home.

• Private cooking lesson in a local Chigasaki home
• Introduction to Japanese culture and cuisine
• 100% private activity
• Experience Japanese hospitality in a Chigasaki neighborhood
• Vegetarian and vegan options available
* Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
* Starts: Chigasaki, Japan
* Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Cooking Classes




Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local home with host Akemi, a passionate cook and Jazz singer. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Your cooking class will take place in a local home kitchen where Akemi will teach you how to make 2-3 traditional Japanese dishes from her family recipes. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together in your host’s beautiful home.

• Private cooking lesson in a local Chigasaki home
• Introduction to Japanese culture and cuisine
• 100% private activity
• Experience Japanese hospitality in a Chigasaki neighborhood
• Vegetarian and vegan options available

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Akemi lives in a beautiful home near Chigasaki station (30-min drive from Hakone) and is excited to share Japanese homestyle cooking, the dishes she grew up eating with her family. During your 1-hour, hands-on cooking class, Akemi will teach you to make 2-3 regional Japanese dishes. You might learn to make osuimono (clear soup), shiogama-yaki (meat or fish cooked in a salt crust) and seasonal vegetables. Your food will be served in traditional Japanese ceramics and will have three distinct flavors – sour, sweet and salty. By the end of the experience you will have gleaned a lot of interesting culinary knowledge, from why the Japanese have different flavor profiles in their cuisine to insightful cultural trivia regarding the ingredients and the food you helped prepare.

Sample Menu

• Osuimono (clear soup)
• Shiogama-yaki or Yakitori – Shiogama-yaki is meat or fish cooked in a salt crust. Yakitori is a Japanese style of skewered chicken.
• Oyako-donburi or Umeboshi – Oyako-donburi is chicken and egg over rice. Umeboshi is dried plum eaten together with rice.
• Seasonal vegetables
• Seasonal fruit