This is an amazing opportunity to experience hands-on Japanese cooking in a relaxed, family environment. You will learn to make a 6 course meal with sushi and vegetarian tempura (4 kinds of vegetables) from scratch, from slicing the fish, preparing the rice, and putting them together that looks beautiful and tastes delicious. Side dishes include edamame, home-made pickles, miso soup etc. Once we have prepared everything, we set the table and sit down to enjoy the food while having a friendly chat. Finally, at the tea ceremony, you will get to make your own matcha tea and drink it with a Japanese sweet. The philosophy behind is to slow down and appreciate smaller things in life. By the end, you will learn to make two of the most popular Japanese dishes, tempura and sushi, for your friends and family back home; but also have a much deeper knowledge of Japanese life. There is no better way to learn about a culture than cooking and eating with a local family for a few hours. This activity will suit anyone interested in Japanese cooking in a more relaxed family home environment, away from a corporate feel of restaurants. Those interested in Japanese family life will also enjoy, as you will visit a family home and learn about family life. We are not a typical family as we are bilinguals (English & Japanese), but you get the feel of how families cook, eat, and live in Japan.
I have been teaching English cooking at my house for three years. Also as a homestay host I cook Japanese dishes with my guests and they love what we make together, so I have decided to invite other food lovers to our lovely house too. Also you're welcome to stay at our house. We have both Japanese (ryokan style) and western (ikea style) rooms at a very reasonable price. I lived in England for two years, I made lots friends through food and cooking, so I believe it's the best way to make new friends and teach each other our own culture. So please come to our house and learn Japanese cooking and experience tea ceremony inside a Japanese family home, and see what Japanese family home looks like. We can make adjustments for vegetarian/vegan options, or any allergies you may have, so please let us know. We will be happy to see you!
Together we'll prepare and enjoy a 6 course meal. Dietry issues please let us know beforehand.
For desert we will make matcha tea and eat Japanese sweet.
JR Station 8 mins walk. Our house is very spacious, larger than a typical house in Japan (200 sq. metres or 2,100 sq. feet), there is plenty of space for you to feel relaxed. From the outside it looks very western, but inside we have two Japanese tatami rooms (for tea ceremony and guests), also our small garden has more a Japanese look. The kitchen is modern and electric. Our house runs on electricity only and solar energy, therefore very green.
年齢制限なく6名まで参加できます。 使用される材料を理解し、アレルギーや食事制限をホストに伝えるのは各ゲストの責任となります。 また、生肉や生焼けの赤身肉、鶏肉、シーフード、貝類、卵を摂取すると、食中毒になるリスクが高まることも考慮する必要があります。 Our house is spacious and family friendly, so feel free to bring your kids and toddlers. I also have two kids. Please…
Ask for availability on other time/date or larger group? Our local station is 18 mins from Osaka Station by JR Train (260yen/free for JR Pass) and 23 mins (30 mins local train) from Kyoto Station (460yen/free for JR Pass). Our house is a short walk to the station.