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From market to meal

Tokyo, JapanPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Yukari

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 2 people, private groups available
Japanese cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

I'm excited to take my guests to one of “Shibuya style” supermarkets. I show you and explain seasonal produces, Japanese seasonings, and pantry items in Japanese kitchen. From this part of experience, I'd like my guests to discover what Japanese eat everyday, and the fundamental ingredients of Japanese cuisine. And more, I hope that from this experience of visiting a market with me is a chance to see how Japanese food market is presenting products, how Tokyo locals shop, and “food culture” behind the products. After visiting the market, we move to my cooking studio by taking a train two stops from Shibuya or walk depending on weather. Class menu changes slightly with seasonal vegetables, but the menu in this experience is always Japanese home cooking 101. I want my guests to learn where is “umami” comes from and how to create it. And, recipes are very simple to cook and ingredients can be found in your city so that you can recreate the class menu easily for your friends and family. Menu is Karaage, corn rice, miso soup, three other side dishes. My goal for this cooking class is my guests will be able to cook delicious miso soup in their kitchen after my class! Class menu is not created for vegetarian, but can be accommodated as much as I can. BUT, smoked bonito is always used in broth in this class. I also offer “Ramen at Home” and “Vegetarian Ramen and Gyoza” class.
Other things to note
My menu is fixed ahead, some ingredients are purchased a day before also pick up in the market. Vegetarian request can be made, BUT smoked bonito cannot be removed in class. I have Vegetarian Ramen Class for vegetarian guests. If age under 12, price is a half. Please message me on booking which kids
I'm excited to take my guests to one of “Shibuya style” supermarkets. I show you and explain seasonal produces, Japanese seasonings, and pantry items in Japanese kitchen. From this part of experience, I'd like my guests to discover what Japanese eat everyday, and the fundamental ingredients of Japanese cuisine. And more, I hope that from this experience of visiting a market with me is a chance to see how Japanese food market is presenting produ…

What's included

  • Food
    All ingredients
  • Drinks
    Fruity sake
  • Equipment
    with the online recipe

Meet your host, Yukari

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 841 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello, I am Yukari! Born in Japan and have lived across the cities in the States. My passion for cooking leaded me to come to a culinary school in San Francisco about 15 years ago and my culinary journey has begun. I have finally opened my cooking school, Tokyo Cooking Studio in my home in Shibuya. I have been sharing my passion of cooking and Japanese culture everyday. I have two other culinary experience, ''Ramen at Home” and ''Vegetarian Ramen Class.''
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Where you'll be

We’ll be meeting in front of Hachiko and we’ll come to one of exciting food markets just steps. After exploring the market, we'll travel to my cooking studio.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 841 reviews.

Beth
March 2021
This is a great class for people that enjoy cooking and eating! It was especially helpful because you begin in a grocery store and are able to ask Yukari questions about many products and Japanese ingredients. The cooking studio is exactly that. It is proper professional kitchen vs. kitchen in a Japanese home. Still, there's plenty of other elements to make it a true cultural experience. Yukari speaks English perfectly and it was so comfortable talking to her. Our menu was very delicious too! It was a fun time!
This is a great class for people that enjoy cooking and eating! It was especially helpful because you begin in a grocery store and are able to ask Yukari questions about many prod…
Cynthia Shijin
December 2020
It was a wonderful experience! Yukari was super detailed in showing us what is typical for Japanese household meals, and answered all of our questions, from food to culture. Would definitely enjoy taking another class with her!
Liz
March 2020
It’s unfortunate that travel is low during this time, but it offered us a rare opportunity to essentially have a private lesson. We were the only two in the class and I really enjoyed the intimacy of the experience. Yukari is a delightful, bright, and genuinely passionate teacher of her craft. We connected in our love for food and cooking and I felt a great insight of Japanese culture. She is just an absolute joy to be around! My only hope is that she continues to teach these classes and next time we come back to japan we can take a new course with her!
It’s unfortunate that travel is low during this time, but it offered us a rare opportunity to essentially have a private lesson. We were the only two in the class and I really enjo…
Stephanie
March 2020
My experience with Yukari was absolutely wonderful and I can’t recommend her enough! We had to alter the schedule a bit of the market to meal class due to some closures in Tokyo, so I met her directly at the cooking studio, which was conveniently located and wonderfully equipped. The menu she selected for our Market to Meal class was delicious and she was thoughtful in explaining the ingredients and kitchen equipment. After we cooked and ate, we headed to the market and it was fantastic having a local show us around the market and explain the different produce, fish, meat, desserts, and other foods to us. Yukari is warm, friendly, and was a pleasure to spend the day with. I definitely want to book another class with her next time we are in Tokyo!
My experience with Yukari was absolutely wonderful and I can’t recommend her enough! We had to alter the schedule a bit of the market to meal class due to some closures in Tokyo,…
Charles
March 2020
Yukari is an excellent and knowledgeable host, who can take you through a wonderful experience of Japanese cuisine and culture. We enjoyed some delicious food and had a personalised tour of a bustling Japanese food market, which was a fantastic experience.
Yukari is an excellent and knowledgeable host, who can take you through a wonderful experience of Japanese cuisine and culture. We enjoyed some delicious food and had a personalise…
Lochie
March 2020
We had a great time cooking with yukari! It was a great experience and I learnt a lot about wonderful Japanese cuisine and how diverse it can be!

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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
Shellfish allergy
Peanut allergy
Gluten-free
Pescatarian

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.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.