Japanese Home Cooking Class in a Traditional Countryside Home in Chiba


Book a cooking class by Mayuko to enjoy Japanese local culture and a homestyle meal in the Japanese countryside! Learn to prepare delicious home cooked meals in a traditional Japanese house, enjoy matcha and sake, and explore Choshi, an idyllic coastal town, after your class ends.


  • Visit a traditional Japanese wooden house and learn to cook traditional Japanese dishes
  • Enjoy a welcome cup of matcha before your class begins
  • Try delicious sake (non-alcoholic sake is also available)

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Important Information

• Classes are held in English • Classes are vegetarian friendly. If you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions, please mention these when you book • In general, classes are limited to 6 guests. For private events, we can accommodate up to 7, and for online events up to 100+. For groups larger than 6, please contact us • Children aged 10+ are welcome to join, but must be accompanied by a paying adult. To organize a class for a group of children or infants under 10 years old, please book a private class • Private classes are available • Everything you need for the class will be provided • Beginners with no experience are welcome • Participants must be aged 20 or older to have alcoholic sake


Mayuko's original and most successful class, Tokyo Cooking Class, has been attended by over 3,500 foreign visitors to Japan since the avid cook and teacher began her classes in 2015. Besides her classes in Tokyo, she also occasionally offers classes in Choshi, in rural Chiba Prefecture. Located in the northeastern part of the prefecture, Choshi is situated on a peninsula stretching into the Pacific Ocean, and is also the easternmost corner of the Kanto region. The small town is famous for great seafood, soy sauce factories, and its dramatic coastline. Classes will begin at 10:00. Participants will take the 07:37 express train from Tokyo Station and arrive in Choshi at 09:34, where Mayuko will greet you and take you to her house. Learn a homestyle approach to cooking simple and yummy Japanese dishes. Mayuko will teach you how to prepare delicious home cooked meals with simple recipes and techniques which you'll be able to use when you return home. All in-person classes are held in English and last for about three hours. The class takes place in Mayuko's grandparents' traditional Japanese wooden house, which was built just after WWII 70 years ago. Use this opportunity to visit Choshi as a day trip from Tokyo or even stay for a few days to explore its sights!

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