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Japanese Cooking Class in Osaka with a Culinary Expert
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Japanese Cooking Class in Osaka with a Culinary Expert

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Duration: 3h
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Live guide: Japanese, English
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  • Private cooking class + meal with your host Yoko
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Homecooked Japanese meal
  • Alcoholic Beverages
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Minami-Morimachi Station, 2 Chome-1 Minamimorimachi, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0054, Japan
    Meet your host Yoko in front of Kohyo supermarket, outside Exit 4 of the Minami-Morimachi station. It is a 5-min walk from her home. There are 2 subway lines on Minami morimachi station. Tanimachi (purple) & Sakaisuji (Brown) line. Ōsakatemmangū Station is connected with Minami-Morimachi station.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7626P167

    • Menu may vary depending on the season
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements [in the "Special Requirements" box] at the time of booking
    • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Private, personalized experience
    • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a local home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Japanese culture and cuisine together.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7626P167

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    • U2507LAcallumm
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      Great host and great food!!
      My partner and I had a great time cooking with Yoshiko. Yoshiko explained the recipes we were going to cook and gave a print out for us so we could take it home. Yoshiko accommodated our dietary needs preparing a fish (no meat) bento. Overall, we had a great time and she is a wonderful person. Would highly recommend.
      Written February 14, 2024
    • Destination624871
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      What a wonderful and wholesome experience
      What an amazing experience! This was by far my Wife and I's favorite experience in Japan. It was awesome to learn how to make some authentic Japanese dishes and to learn about some of the history behind them. I highly recommend this experience for anyone visiting the Osaka area.
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      Very enjoyable Japanese cooking experience
      It was a real privilege to be taken to the home of such a welcoming host. Yoshiko introduced us to some Japanese staples such as dashi stock and different types of seasoning sauces commonly used in the cuisine. We then prepared Japanese rolled omelette, salads and Okonomiyake and sat down to eat at her table with a glass of plum wine! It was all delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We would highly recommend it to other travellers.
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      Truly a Heart Warming experience
      Wow, I have met a lot of wonderful people in my life, but Yoshiko is something different. Her title says it all "Heart-Warming" Japanese in home cooking lesson with a local mother. If you want an experience of a lifetime this is it. If you want to learn more about the Japanese culture this is it. Her home is a wonderful oasis in an otherwise crazy hectic Osaka, and Yoshiko's desire to bring you an amazing experience is amazing. She's so wonderful, thoughtful and just a good person all around. She has so much knowledge to share, and she's willing to share it over your experience of cooking with her! Her house is cute and quaint, her food is delicious with fresh ingredients, and her stories are beautiful and heart warming. Do yourself a favor and book this experience. Its worth it and it will leave you amazed.
      Written October 22, 2023
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      Personal, fun and educational!
      A fantastic experience that I would recommend to anyone visiting Japan. Yoshiko is welcoming and accommodating and we left with recipes and cooking methods that we can use in our own homes. Thanks for the great experience, Yoshiko!
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      Cooking experience
      It was a wonderful experience, heavily recommended. We learned so much and had a great time cooking and chatting together.
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      Wonderful in-home cooking experience
      My husband and I love doing cooking classes on our travels. I have done at least a dozen in different countries around the world and Yoshiko’s class was wonderful! She was so kind and a great teacher. The food was wonderful and chatting with Yoshiko and learning about the Japanese culture was one of our favorite parts of our trip. We did the Mothers Taste and we loved the teriyaki chicken, cucumber/spinach/kiwi salad and tofu gratin (a Yoshiko original!). Yoshiko taught us all about the ingredients and made sure we were ready to make these recipes on our own. Thank you, Yoshiko!
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      Fantastic autentic experience!
      wonderfull experience with Yoshiko! She really made us feel home. We think it is nice that she has a menu to choose from and we took: mothers tastes. we like the varity of the dishes and the meat. She was patiante and we learned lot about taste and technique. And we are looking forward to try the recipes she gave us at home! Please go there!
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      Warm, welcoming & delicious!
      Had a wonderful evening cooking with Yoshiko! She's very warm and welcoming, and as a foreigner on a holiday, it was nice to feel welcomed into a Japanese home! We made okonomiyaki, and several Japanese sides! Had so much fun! It was also nice that Yoshiko speaks English very well!
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      Oshiko is the REAL deal!
      Oshiko is a lovely and gracious woman. These classes are a passion for her and she takes it very seriously and is well prepared. We learned a lot in our cooking class and enjoyed her hospitality!
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    • Maurissa A
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      Awesome home cooking!
      Yoshiko was so warm and welcoming. Cooking with her in her home was such a treat at the end of my trip. The food was fresh, simple and yummy to eat after we prepared and cooked it together. Japanese tea, water and with a little plum wine.
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    • Mark C
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      Amazing Cooking Experience
      Yoshiko's cooking class was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. We highly recommend this to anyone that is not only looking to eat authentic Japanese but also get instructions on how to cook it.
      Written November 16, 2019
    • H976VOkarenh
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      A visit with Yoko will leave will a wonderful sense of Japanese culture and cuisine, all the whys and wherefores answered. Yoko shared all her cooking secrets , and her love of food and culture, gave us a wonderful insight into living in Kyoto. We walked her Neighborhood, learnt the delicate art of egg roll, the delicious details of a truly memorable okonomyaki that I’ll definitely be making at home! It was my friends first traveling Spoon and I’m sure it won’t be her last!
      Written October 3, 2019
    • Gabriel B
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      A wonderful cooking experience!
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    • Riccardo G
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    Guillaume T
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    Mar 2024 • Couples
    We spent a wonderful moment with Yoko! She is very nice and welcoming and made us feel very confortable at her home. The dishes were quite easy to do with their explanations and very good. We will definitely try to make them again at home. Plus, she gave us many tips (places to go for eating, shopping and visiting in Osaka and elsewhere in Japan). It was definitely one of our best experiences on Japan. Thank you so much!
    Written March 21, 2024
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    Marla B
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    Yoko is awesome! My husband and I booked this for Christmas evening. Yoko shopped with us and was very patient with us as we (husband and I) squabbled in the supermarket about our differing food preferences. The evening was filled with preparing gyoza, okinamiyaki, and sukiyaki. Yoko taught us how to prepare each dish and we learned great techniques. Yoko is very knowledgeable and a true foodie! A must in this food haven!
    Written January 1, 2022
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    Maya A
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    Jul 2023 • Friends
    This was one of the best experiences during our travel in Japan. The food is easy to cook and soooo good! We will make this at home again and think of this beautiful day. Yuko was a joy to cook with, giving us lots of Informationen about the ingredients and how to replace them if needed. I am gluten and diary free and even though that can make cooking a little more different and harder sometimes Yuko changed the recepies so i can enjoy them too!
    Written July 13, 2023
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    Robert R
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    Jul 2018 • Friends
    Yoko prepared well and we had a good email discussion prior on what to cook. During the day, she showed interesting techniques as well as telling about the theory, history and culture associated with the cooking. All in all a great experience!
    Written August 1, 2018
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    Roland B
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    Apr 2024 • Friends
    Today we cooked delicious local dishes with Yoko at her home in Osaka.

    Okonomiyaki, pickled seafood and cucumber, Shira-ae (Veggies with tofu and sesame dressing), Miso soup

    After that we strolled down Osaka's longest shopping street, ate really good sushi and then ended the day with coffee and cake in the hotel garden.
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    Written April 18, 2024
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