Cooking Class

Japanese Cooking Experience

Welcome to the Japanese Cooking Workshop page by Things To Do Osaka. We pride ourselves on providing authentic Japanese cultural experiences to tourists and residents alike. Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Things To Do Osaka offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend an afternoon than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendour.

sushi making class

sushi rolls

The Japanese Cooking Workshop provides you will a once in a life time experience; Learning traditional Japanese dishes from local cooks in Japan! Osaka is considered the food capital in Japan and there are many appetising dishes from the area for you to try. Not only will you get to eat this delicious food, but learn how to make it yourself so you can make a feast back at home!
In this workshop, a qualified instructor will walk you through step by step of a customary Japanese meal. There are a range of different cooking courses for you to choose from, including lunch, dinner and confectionary classes. The last one is very unique as Japanese desserts have a distinctive flavour as the history of cooking in Japan didn’t include processed sugar till only a few hundred years ago. You will learn even more about the flavours of Japan, as well as the range of utensils used and explanation of the techniques required, while cooking a great meal as well!

Here is the Selection of Cooking Workshops and Times Available:
Savoury Meal Workshops:
Available at 10:00am -1:00pm or 5:00pm -8:00pm
Course A) Okonomiyaki (savoury meat pancakes) with miso soup
Course B) Yakitori chicken skewers + hashimaki (okonomiyaki wrapped around chopsticks)
Course C) Temaki hand rolled sushi+ tamago yaki (rolled omelette) with miso soup
Course D) Chirashi mixed sushi with miso soup

Dessert Workshops:
Available at 2:00-4:00pm
Course J) Matcha roll cake, also known as green tea roll cake
Course K) Dorayaki (red-bean pancake)
Course I) Yomogi dango (mugwort dumplings) and san-shoku dango (three colours ball cakes)

You can learn all this and more from your instructor as you prepare and cook food together, with a few other students in a welcoming and informative environment. All workshops will be in English and will last around two hours in a Japanese style kitchen.

What can you expect in this Japanese Cooking Workshop?
• Try a diverse range of ingredients and flavours unique to Japan
• A friendly host will explain and demonstrate correct cooking techniques
• Held in a Japanese styled kitchen
• Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout.

Japanese Cooking Workshops are held at the Osaka Experiences section of the Things To Do Osaka Centre. This is a brand new tourist and entertainment complex in the popular Shinsaibashi shopping area, Osaka. At the end of the workshop, you can continue with a range of other activities and workshops at Things To Do Osaka to create a Japanese cultural experience you won’t ever forget.

Why choose Osaka Experiences for your workshop experience? We show off cultural activities with a difference!
Your workshop will include:
• An introduction to Japanese savoury or confectionary flavours
• This is taught by a friendly instructor who speaks English
• The instructor is a professional who has had years of training in Japanese cooking
• You will be able to enjoy your own cooking once it is prepared
• Traditional cooking utensils will be used and explained
• The workshop will be taught to a small class of ten or so people
• Relax in a classroom decorated in traditional Japanese décor and architecture
• Details on Japan’s culinary history and techniques will be explained throughout
Learn Japanese culture with all of your senses – especially your sense of wonder! Book today!