5 Day Intensive Japanese Cooking Course in Kyoto


If you are planning to take an intensive Japanese cooking course, you are in a right place! We offer 5 days intensive Japanese cooking course for those who want to learn more about Japanese cuisine.

Teachers are our experienced instructors. At the end of the course, you will be equipped with enough knowledge and recipe with which you can hold Japanese party several times inviting your family and friend.

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  • This course takes place on a request basis.
  • We accept booking from minimum 2 people.
  • We may not be able to accommodate requests in busy seasons or Japan holiday seasons (late March to mid May, mid August, October, end of December to early January)

Minimum participants: 2 people

Time: about 3.5 ~ 4 hours per day (exact time schedule is determined between each guest and Cooking Sun)

Venue: Cooking Sun Machiya Studio


ParticipantsRate per personTotal
270,000 yen140,000 yen
365,000 yen195,000 yen
460,000 yen240,000 yen
555,000 yen275,000 yen
650,000 yen300,000 yen
more than 7 peopleplease inquire us by email


  • Lesson fee
  • Ingredients costs
  • 01 shopping tour to local supermarket
  • 01 Nishiki Food Market tour
  • Recipe handout
  • 01 Cooking Sun logo apron
  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Tax and service fees

Enquire us at info@cookingsun.co.jp

What you can learn

With our intensive course, you will not only learn many recipes but understand what makes Japanese cuisine so special and different to the others. Here is the list of what you will learn during the 5 days lesson.

RiceRice is key ingredient of Japanese cuisine.
To have basic knowledge on Japanese rice helps you in understanding Japanese cuisine as a whole.
– The difference of new rice and old rice and when to use them
– Various types of rice and their tastes
DashiVarious types of combination for many different dishes
– Kombu (Makombu, Rausu kombu, Rishiri kombu)
– Bonito flakes (ara-bushi, hongare-bushi)
– Shiitake mushroom – Sardine
Seasonings– Soy sauce (light, dark, tamari, saishikomi, shiro)
– Mirin (hon-mirin, mirin-fuumi)
– Sake (sake and cooking sake)
Miso (normal, red and white / rice, wheat and bean)
OilWhat types of oil are suited for deepfly
– Canola oil
– Fat white sesame oil
– Rice oil
Tsukemono (Japanese pickles)– Nukazuke
– Kasuzuke
– Kojizuke
Tofu– Firm tofu
– Silk tofu
Japanese knife What types of knives and how to keep them
– Nakiri bocho (vegetable)
– Deba bocho (fish and meat)
– Sashimi bocho (sashimi)
– Santoku bocho (all purpose)

Course details

Day 1: Key Ingredients of Japanese cuisine

Introduction to Japanese cuisine. You will learn about key ingredients such as dashi, rice, soy sauce, mirin, sake and miso by cooking some of the typical dishes.

  • Deef Fried Chicken – Karaage
  • Vegetable Salad with Miso and Mayonnaise
  • Teriyaki Fish
  • Grilled rice ball (Yaki Onigiri) by 2 types of rice
  • Miso soup with 3 types of miso
  • Sweet Bean Jelly with Coffee Flavour
Day 2:

Sushi, Sashimi and Tsukemono

Today we start our day from the tour of Nishiki Market, where we see many traditional foods and ingredients. You will learn how to prepare sashimi and sushi from the whole fish, along which you learn how to use knife to cut fish and how to get rid of fish bones.

  • Sashimi
  • Nigiri Sushi
  • Okara
  • Red miso soup – Akadashi
Day 3: 

Home Dishes with Local Ingredients

Today we start from shopping at local supermarket. You will learn how variety of dishes you can cook by combining some of the key ingredients and seasonal vegetables as well as meats. One particular attention is paid to Tsukemono (Japanese pickles) which we make today.

  • Beef Roll with Vegetable
  • Simmered vegetables and mushroom – Chikuzenni
  • Deed – Fried Tofu – Agedashi Dofu
  • Tsukemono – Japanese Pickles (Nukazuke)
  • Sunomono
  • Oyako-don (chicken and egg on rice)
Day 4: Soba, Tempura and Donburi Soba is one very popular Japanese food which many Japanese have eaten but have never made. Mastering soba making requires so many hours of experience but here we learn how to make this tasty noodle as a beginner. Together you learn tempura and Oyako-don, which often comes with soba as set meal dishes in Japanese Teishoku (set meal) restaurants.

  • Soba
  • Tempura
  • Salad Dressed with Tofu, White Sesame and White Miso – Shiraae
  • Dashi Steamed Rice with Seasonal Ingredients – Takikomi gohan
  • Matcha Sorbet
Day 5: Kaiseki Using the technique and knowledge you learn, finally you try making Kaiseki, a traditional Japanese course meal with many plates, as well as popular dessert Daifuku Mochi.

  •  Miso glazed fish – Saikyo yaki
  •  Steamed shrimp dumpling – Ebi shinjou
  •  Fish tempura with crunchy rice bits – Arare-age
  •  Simmered vegetables – Nimono
  •  Steamed Egg Custard –  Chawanmushi
  •  Dashi based clear soup – Osuimono
  •  Red bean rice
  •  Daifuku Mochi

*Course contents can be customized to serve your special needs and interests.


We offer 1 extra day course of New Year Feast (Osechi in Japanese) by extra 18,000 yen per person on Day 6 upon request.

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Black Bean

Red and White Namasu

Sweet Chestnut Paste – Kuri Kinton

Rolled Omelette – Date Maki


Kimpira Gobo

Kombu Kelp Roll


Yahata maki (burdock in eel)

Matsukaze yaki

Teriyaki Yellowtail

Simmered Shrimp

Red Bean

How to Book

Send us email at info@cookingsun.co.jp with your name, nationality, number of participants, and date.


  • We ask full payment by credit card after confirming the date. We send e-invoice to you.
  • Changing date is possible one time without any extra charge.

Cancellation policy

  • more than 4 weeks before – 100% refund
  • 2 weeks before – 50% refund
  • 1 week before – no refund

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