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Handmade traditional Japanese noodle

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Cooking experience hosted by Masako

3 hours
Japanese
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

First, I'll welcome you with Japanese green tea. Then, I will write your name in Japanese calligraphy—I like to make memories of Japan that make visitors feel happy and welcome. Hospitality is at the heart of many Japanese people, so I will offer you gifts. Then we'll make teuchi udon—handmade noodles. Each country has its own noodles—for example, Italian pasta, Vietnamese pho, and so on. Japanese also have typical noodles—udon and soba are very popular. It's a real pleasure to make delicious udon noodles by hand. You will also learn about dashi—traditional soup stock for Japanese cuisine. Then it will be time to eat, followed by matcha—Japanese green tea.
Other things to note
Please let me know if you have any allergies or are vegetarian.
First, I'll welcome you with Japanese green tea. Then, I will write your name in Japanese calligraphy—I like to make memories of Japan that make visitors feel happy and welcome. Hospitality is at the heart of many Japanese people, so I will offer you gifts. Then we'll make teuchi udon—handmade noodles. Each country has its own noodles—for example, Italian pasta, Vietnamese pho, and so on. Japanese also have typical noodles—udon and soba are very…

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What's included

  • Food
    手作りうどん(粉から作ります)
    玉子焼き。天ぷら 出汁。習字
From $70
/ person
Sat, Dec 5
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$70 per person
$70 per person
Sat, Dec 5
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$70 per person
$70 per person
Sun, Dec 6
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$70 per person
$70 per person

Meet your host, Masako

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 168 Reviews
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Japanese homemade dishes are very healthy, well presented, and delicious. I want to share special recipes with you that I have inherited, which have served my family. These are very simple and easy to make in 30 to 50 minutes. I put special importance on the fact that you can make these dishes when you go back to your country. I also want to teach special recipes related to the seasons and to traditional events in Japan. See old rows of houses. Cook and eat local dishes. Experience traditional events. I hope you enjoy Japan and want to come back again soon.
Japanese homemade dishes are very healthy, well presented, and delicious. I want to share special recipes with you that I have inherited, which have served my family. These are very simple and easy to make in 30 to 50 minutes. I put special importance on the fact that you can make these dishes when you go back to your country. I also want to teach special recipes related to the seasons and to traditional events in Japan. See old rows of houses. Cook and eat local dishes. Experience traditional e…
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Where you'll be

I want you to see the streets with a lot of atmosphere in the Mukojima district of Tokyo. Mukojima is famous for its old downtown area where old rows of houses and other facilities offer entertainment served by geishas from the Edo-era. Mukojima is not really a very famous tourist destination like the Tokyo Skytree, but the place has interesting things to offer. It is a place where most residents are elderly and have a cat.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 168 reviews.

Josh
February 2020
We had a wonderful time learning to make a variety of traditional Japanese dishes. It was a great interactive experience and left with a further understanding of Japanese culture.
Bradley
February 2020
This was a fantastic experience! Highly recommended if you are a beginner to Japanese cooking or are looking for a hands-on lesson in making noodles. Cooking with Masako is like cooking with the grandmother you never knew you had. She is very kind and welcomes you openly into her home. Her class has a good pace, and you are nearly always hands-on with something, but not feeling rushed. She has a deep understanding of how to bring the ingredients together and I learned an enormous amount from her.
This was a fantastic experience! Highly recommended if you are a beginner to Japanese cooking or are looking for a hands-on lesson in making noodles. Cooking with Masako is like…
Samantha
February 2020
Fun and interesting experience making udon and tempura with Masako-san. Great experience in Tokyo! Can’t wait to make it again at home. Arigatou gozaimashita!
Eliana
February 2020
An all around amazing experience. We cooked tomago, tempura and udon and it was all beyond delicious. Masako is wonderful! She was so kind and friendly. She was very prompt in meeting us and so knowledgeable when it comes to cooking. She shared lovely stories of learning from her mother and we definitely felt like we left with more traditional cooking wisdom. I highly recommend taking a cooking class from Masako if you would like to feel welcomed in Japan, immersed in culture, and delectably full at the end of the night.
An all around amazing experience. We cooked tomago, tempura and udon and it was all beyond delicious. Masako is wonderful! She was so kind and friendly. She was very prompt in meet…
Marianne
February 2020
I highly recommend this experience while visiting Tokyo!! Masako is so sweet and is genuinely excited to show the foods she grew up eating. We made and ate so much delicious food!! We made meals that we can now make back home also. Masako wrote our names in traditional Japanese script and wrote us a nice message on a scroll too! What a thoughtful touch :) thank you so much Masako! We would love to return!! :)
I highly recommend this experience while visiting Tokyo!! Masako is so sweet and is genuinely excited to show the foods she grew up eating. We made and ate so much delicious food!!…
Quyen
January 2020
Masako was great, high energy, very informative, kept everyone involved. Couldn't have asked for a better first lesson in Japan on learning how to cook!

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Dairy-free
Soy-free
Tree nut allergy
Fish allergy
Shellfish allergy
Peanut allergy
Egg-free
Vegetarian
Pescatarian
Vegan

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

What to bring

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