Osaka Cooking Class

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Learn how to make Japanese dishes with an informative Japanese cooking class in Osaka. This hands-on experience will have you whisking tea, rolling ‘takoyaki’ balls (a popular snack) and learning many other techniques that are essential to making delicious Japanese food at home. You’ll also cultivate a deeper appreciation for your meals in Japan. The small group setting, with a maximum of eight participants, ensures that you’ll receive personal attention.

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Meet your guide at Nishikujo train station and walk to the nearby cooking studio to begin your small-group, 2.5-hour cooking class. Ease into this fun and informative class with a matcha tea tasting in a room with traditional tatami floor mats: whisk powdered green tea with water, sip and relax.
Watch the best way to cook miso soup during the opening demonstration. Your cooking instructor is well versed in the details and nuances of cooking Japanese food. Subtle techniques can have big effects on the food, so be sure to watch closely. Next master the art of takoyaki, a ball-shaped snack made of wheat flour and filled with octopus and pickled ginger and cooked in a takoyaki pan. Try your hand at making okonomiyaki, a popular Osaka dish with flour, egg, cabbage, pork and dried bonito flakes.

At the end of the class, taste the fruits of your labor, with an optional beer or sake pairing (if option selected). Discuss your favorite dishes and newly learned techniques with new friends over a delicious meal.

Inclusions for Osaka Cooking Class

  • Lunch or Dinner
  • All ingredients for cooking
  • English-speaking cooking instructor
  • Sake and/or beer tasting (if option selected)

Exclusions for Osaka Cooking Class

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers, except for age 2 years and under

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A maximum of 8 people per booking

Sake/beer sampling options: Option 1 - Osaka Local sake tasting (6 different sake served in sake cup); Option 2 - Osaka local sake and beer (4 different sake served in a sake cup and 1 bottle - 330ml of Osaka local beer)

Please arrive 10 minutes early. If you are late the class will be cancelled and you will not be refunded

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Excellent experience. Much more than expected. Highly recommended. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and her dog delightful. The food was delicious.

  • Yoyo and her dog Akane were two wonderful hosts! We went in her apartment in Osaka and she offered us tea and typical Osaka sweets. We then started the cooking class in which we learned how to make dashimaki japanese omelette, okonomiyaki and takoyaki. Yoyo was super nice and she answered all of our many questions. We chatted a lot about Japan and comparisons with Italy our country, food and habits. This is one of the nicest and most beautiful memories from our honeymoon in Japan. Thanks Yoyo!
    Silvia and Vittorio

  • What a wonderful experience my daughter and I had ...Yayo meet us at the station and after a short walk we arrived at her apartment where we met the adorable Akane her little assistant/dog...we were given some sweet treats and then onto cooking. Yayo was a wonderful host explaining all the techniques and giving each of us an opportunity to cook...all up highly recommend this experience as the food is delicious and I cooked it myself!

  • Yayo was an excellent host. She picked us up from the train station and it was a short walk to her apartment where we met her cute puppy. The course started with a tea ceremony where she presented us with a gift of chopsticks and holder. Then we moved onto making a variety of japanese food including the local speciality okonomiyaki and takoyaki balls. we also learned how to make japanese omelettes and accompaniments. It was an excellent afternoon and I highly recommend booking this in for your trip to Osaka.

  • My daughter and I had an amazing time. Yayo was so hospitable and very talented. We did our best to make replica dishes but Yayo's were the best. We had lots of fun trying! We did the sake tasting as well and that was also good. Very worthwhile thing to do! The real Osaka! Thank you Yayo!

  • So nice, Yayo (the chief cook) show us how to enjoy matcha tea, how to prepare miso soup, okonomyaki, takoyaki, sushi and also subtleties for dashi and Sojasauce.
    Do not take a breakfast before!

  • This by far has been the highlight of my stay in Osaka. Yayo picked us up from the train station and led us to her apartment just a short walk from the station. There we were greeted by her assistant manager, the highly adorable dog Akane. Once inside we got to have a cup of Matcha before we started cooking. Yayo had a great balance of teaching and instructing. She would demonstrate the dish/ technique before encouraging us to make the dish for ourselves. She answered all our questions and kept the lesson fun. The homemade sake was a delicious treat and the added gifts were unexpected and very much appreciated. Yayo is an all around great person and instructor and I would love to have another lesson with her if she ever decides to have additional food options. She is a true gem of Osaka and this class isn't one to miss.

  • Great class!!! Instructor was a very sweet woman and her English was excellent. I would recommend this class to anyone. Bring your appetite there is a lot of food.

  • Nothing much to add beyond what's already been said. Yayo was a great guide, and Akane was as charming as you'd hope. The cooking class was seamless even more impressive considering there were 2 of us doing the takoyaki/okonomiyaki, and 1 doing the sushi class, and both happened at once!

    My only criticism was that once the class ended we had to find our way back to the station, which was a little difficult. This was especially true after the sake tasting, which is 6 glasses of sake straight-up! It was worth it opting for the tasting option, but definitely make sure you take it easy, as it was a lot of sake haha.

  • A fantastic experience. Highly recommend it.

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