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Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi

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Tokyo, Japan

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Tokyo is known for its incredible food and culinary expertise. Make the most of your Japan trip by having a private cooking class, and learning tips that you can use at home. By having a private cooking class, you can ask questions along the way, and learn at your own pace. Your Japanese local teacher will show you how to make several authentic home-cooked dishes, and you can eat them when you’ve finished too.
  • All food and drink is included
  • Enjoy an authentic private cooking class with a Tokyo local
  • Make 3-5 authentic Japanese home-style dishes
  • Expand you cooking knowledge—learn Teishoku style cooking tips
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Main
Choice 1: Udon in broth with shrimp tempura and a vegetable side
Japanese wheat noodles served in a kakejiru broth and topped with crispy fried shrimp and vegetable tempura, accompanied by a seasonal vegetable side.
Choice 2: Gyoza, rice, miso soup and seasonal vegetable side
Homemade potstickers filled with meat and vegetables served with rice, miso soup and a seasonal vegetable side.
Choice 3: Home-style Japanese dish, miso soup, rice and a seasonal vegetable
Enjoy a home-style Japanese main dish such as ginger pork, chicken karaage or grilled fish.
Dessert
Japanese dessert and green tea accompanies all choices
Private cooking class + meal with your host Emi
Coffee and/or Tea
Alcoholic Beverages
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Departure Point

Tokyo, Japan

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum group size is 2
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required - if you are vegetarian and choose option 3, Emi is happy to accommodate your request but note that the menu for the group may have to change accordingly.
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Traveling Spoon, Inc

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Her school is very easy to find in Shibuya and she is a lovely friendly host with excellent English." See review
  • "It was sooo delicious and super easy to prepare, so you can definitely do it at home yourself." See review

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Kitchen Fun
amandaskidgel
, Feb 2020
Emi was friendly and picked me up from the local station. We talked about the many things there are to do in Tokyo as we made some traditional Japanese dishes. We listened to some bossa nova music and Emi helped me find locations of places to visit during my stay. Afterwards, she showed me the local supermarket where I bought some Japanese snacks. Unforgettable experience!
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Making Gyoza with Emi
byeoh2019
, Dec 2019
It was a simple yet amazing meal cooked at Emi’s residence. Lovely flavour. Emi was hospitable and patient in guiding us through the steps to make gyoza. The end product was simply delicious! Thank you, Emi!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a memorable Traveling Spoon experience and look forward to serving you again on your future travels!
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Great cooking experience!
meilin97
, Jul 2019
We made a side dish, learned how to cook proper japanese rice, miso soup, and we wished for gyoza as a main dish. It was sooo delicious and super easy to prepare, so you can definitely do it at home yourself. She is such a openminded person speaks real good english and answers all your questions. She even did a spontaneous supermarkt tour with us :) Money well spent!
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The simple science and art of traditional Japanese cooking from a local
PhilipM323
, May 2019
We enjoyed our dinner experience with Emi very much. We learned how to cook a traditional Japanese meal and learned many tips and tricks that we will use at home. We also learned about the intriguing concept of umami - the fifth flavour in Japanese cooking. The meal was delicious (oishii). Highly recommended!
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Great experience!
Kristen B
, Mar 2019
Amazing food and delightful instructor! Emi was very kind, funny and a knowledgeable chef! We made two chicken dishes, miso soup, and sesame seed and spinach salad. We had such a fantastic time chatting, laughing and learning from Emi in our private session with her. Definitely recommend!
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Amazing!!!!
bella12373
, Jan 2019
Loved this experience! Our teacher Emi was so lovely and was great to chat with her about Tokyo also! Food was amazing- will definitely be recreating this at home! 100% recommend, so worth it! Thankyou Emi! Emily and Heather
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We had a great cooking evening with...
Christel v
, Jul 2018
We had a great cooking evening with Emi. She can tell you al lot about food and about Japan in perfect English. She was enthusiastic and interested in us/our country. The dinner was good and i was amazed about the kitchentool that she used to squash a cucumber Domo arigatou Emi!
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We had a great night cooking with...
Joseph R
, Jun 2018
We had a great night cooking with Emi, she explained some traditional Japanese ingredients and techniques we made and ate a delicious meal, and had a great time discussing everything from travel to food to politics. Her English is excellent and the opportunity for some genuine cultural exchange is very much appreciated. Arigato Goziaimasu...say hello to Honda-san for us!
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Thank you Emi for the wonderful time...
Roland R
, Jun 2018
Thank you Emi for the wonderful time by cooking with you. We felt so welcome in your kitchen and enjoyed learning to prepare the perfect Teriyaki Chicken. Your cooking class has inspired us to learn more about Japanese cuisine. We had a lot of fun and recommend your cooking class to everyone when in Tokyo.
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My husband and I had unforgettable...
Soo Hyun K
, May 2018
My husband and I had unforgettable experience at Emi's cooking class. We've been to Japan several times and wanted to do something different this time. The location was very easy to find, Food we've learned was Japanese home style which I wanted to learn. Emi kindly sent us email with pictures and recipes after class so we can try make at home. She is such a lovely lady also speaks good English. Definitely recommend to people those want to learn more culture and food of Japan.
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