Private Japanese Homestyle Cooking in a Local Fujisawa Home

Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local home with your host Saori. 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 Saori will demonstrate how to make 2-3 traditional, homestyle Japanese dishes. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together in your host’s cozy Kanagawa home.

• Cooking lesson in a local home
• Introduction to Japanese ‘ichiju sansai’ cuisine
• 100% private activity
• Japanese hospitality in a residential Kanagawa neighborhood with a world traveler
• Vegetarian and gluten free options available
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Fujisawa, Japan
* Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Cooking Classes




Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local home with your host Saori. 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 Saori will demonstrate how to make 2-3 traditional, homestyle Japanese dishes. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together in your host’s cozy Kanagawa home.

• Cooking lesson in a local home
• Introduction to Japanese ‘ichiju sansai’ cuisine
• 100% private activity
• Japanese hospitality in a residential Kanagawa neighborhood with a world traveler
• Vegetarian and gluten free options available

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Join Saori in her home, a recently-constructed 2-story building in Fujisawa, in a small neighborhood near Kamakura. Sit together in her living room to enjoy a welcome tea and snack and then begin your cooking class in Saori’s open kitchen and living area, where you will learn to make a traditional homestyle Japanese meal. You might learn to make dishes like miso soup, tofu tempura, and seasonal vegetable sides like local mushrooms or sautéed Japanese greens. You will also learn to make a sweet dessert like mochi eaten with kinago powder and Japanese ‘black honey’ (kuromitsu). Saori loves cooking seasonal dishes so your menu will change based on the seasons. Then sit down to enjoy your meal together which will end with a selection of coffee and tea. Please note that Saori’s home does not have a large kitchen work space, so only about two people can work in the kitchen at a time. Saori prefers to offer a cooking demonstration where she describes most of the dishes as she is preparing them, and allows guests to help if they are interested in doing so. Sake or beer is included.

Sample Menu

• Welcome snacks
• Miso soup
• Tofu tempura
• Seasonal vegetable side dishes
• Mochi with kinago powder and Japanese ‘black honey’
• Selection of coffee and tea