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Osaka Cooking Class

Osaka, Japan
Osaka Cooking Class

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Discover the culinary traditions of Japan in Osaka, one of Japan’s best food cities, during this small-group cooking lesson. Learn the preparation methods for popular Japanese dishes including green tea, takoyaki (fried balls of wheat flour and octopus), okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes), and miso soup. Expand your Japanese cuisine knowledge, and best of all, you get to eat your creations when you’re finished. This small-group course, limited to just eight participants, also includes a guide, a cooking instructor, and an optional sake and beer tasting.
  • A small-group Japanese cooking class in Osaka
  • Master traditional Japanese cooking techniques
  • Taste Japanese fare like green tea, takoyaki, and miso soup
  • Small group tour limited to eight participants ensures a personal experience
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Okonomiyaki,Takoyaki,miso soup
Lunch or Dinner
All ingredients for cooking
English-speaking cooking instructor
Sake and/or beer tasting (if option selected)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

3-chōme-15-18 Ōimazato, Higashinari Ward, Osaka, 537-0012, Japan

Top of the stairs exit ④ of (subway)Imazato station.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Receive a fun, delicious introduction to the world of Japanese cooking as you learn to prepare the country’s most popular dishes during a small-group cooking lesson. You can further add to the fun with an optional add-on of a beer and sake tasting.

Start your class in the morning, meeting your guide in central Osaka and continuing on to the cooking studio.

Start your class by following your instructor to prepare miso soup, a dish where subtle differences in technique can have large impacts on the final dish. Then try your hand at making takoyaki—fried balls of wheat flour batter stuffed with octopus. You also learn to prepare okonomiyaki, a filling pancake made with egg, flour, cabbage, pork and dried bonito flakes.

Once you’ve completed your cooking, enjoy your finished food with an optional sake and beer pairing, or simply sit back and savor the delicious flavors of your meal with the other guests.

Before you leave, you get to try Taiyaki  (a fish-shaped cake) and Matcha tea.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers, except for age 2 years and under
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Sake/beer sampling options: Option 1 - Osaka Local sake tasting (6 different sake served in sake cup); Option 2 - Osaka local sake and beer (4 different sake served in a sake cup and 1 bottle - 330ml of Osaka local beer)
  • Please be understand contract becomes invalid if 10 minutes late.(will not be refunded)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cooking Class YAYO
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "Excellent to see Yayo again, her great class is easy for cooking beginners and fun for pros, and delicious!" See review


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Great experience
, Feb 2020
Great evening learning to cook in Osaka. Really friendly host, funny, engaging and we went away with good recipes for street food. Highly recommend.
Wonderful time!
, Dec 2019
We had such a fantastic time cooking with Yayo and Akane! The food was delicious, the history and information regarding the recipes was interesting and we both loved the host. She made us feel welcome and was such a wonderful host. I would highly recommend this class!
One of the best Japan experience you can have!
, Dec 2019
Yayo is simply the best... She is lovely and so so generous and informative. This is the second class I took with her. The first was a sushi class a couple years ago and this time a Japanese cooking class. Don't hesitate ... You will be so happy! Thank you yayo!!!!
One of the highlights of our trip!
, Dec 2019
Yayo was the most gracious host. She met us at the rail station and we walked to her apartment. We were introduced to many Japanese dishes that was way fun to cook and learn about the ingredients. She was super sweet with all the questions we had. It was very fun to sample the different varieties of Sake but the best one was the Plum Sake made by her and her mother. She sent us home with presents - our name, written in Japanese, a cool origami bird, and high-quality chopsticks! Well worth the money and I would do this again on future trips to Japan!
Fun and Informative
, Nov 2019
Excellent to see Yayo again, her great class is easy for cooking beginners and fun for pros, & delicious!
Learning to cook Japanese Food with YAYO
, Oct 2019
The cooking course was really friendly, easy to locate and most informative. Every question we had was politely answered by our host and we learned the basics of cooking several main Japanese dishes, which I intend to practice when I return home based on the ingredients and recipes provided to us along with memorable items used on the day. Many thanks YAYO, this was a fantastic course.
Learn Osaka Favorites-highly recommend
Rose F
, Oct 2019
Yayo is an excellent teacher with a great personality. She taught us how to make some Osaka favorites: okonomiyaki, takoyaki, tamagoyaki (Osaka style) among others. Lunch was followed by a traditional tea service.
Wonderful Experience
, Sep 2019
Yayo was a wonderful hostess. We had a fabulous time cooking and conversing with her. Yayo was an excellent teacher very encouraging we made a variety of traditional dishes and were given the recipes which we will definitely try ourselves once home. Highly recommend cooking with Yayo. Peta
Excellent cultural experience
Kristian S
, Apr 2019
This class was very enjoyable and taught us some great Japanese foods. Yayo was an excellent teacher and guide for Japanese culture. They were so kind and gracious to our family and even gave us a souvenir bag with yummy goodies.
Wonderful cooking class!
, Apr 2019
I had a wonderful cooking class in Osaka last week. My host/chef was awesome, kind, funny and kept the food coming! It's hands on, which I really liked. You don't have to prepare the food just cook it how she shows you. You also get to take some home! I had some saki that was more like champagne! She has these containers that she keeps the saki in with pickled fruit and it's amazing. She also makes her own miso paste with her family and brings that in to cook with. Very authentic, very Osaka, and simply wonderful!

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