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​Cooking in a Private Villa in Karuizawa  

Welcome to authentic Japanese house! 
We warmly welcome you to our wonderful culinary experience.

You will be invited to a beautiful Japanese style country house in Karuizawa-a peaceful resort in the mountains where you will learn about Japanese seasonings and sake, and also fundamental Japanese cooking  

It begins with a lecture, and you will find how Japanese people use seasonable and fermented ingredients-one of the reasons why Japanese people has a long life span.

After the lecture, you will start to cook Japanese home-style, seasonable foods, instructed by a well-established Japanese chef, but also tasting sake with a Sake sommelier. All taking place at a venue that feels you've been incited to a friend's home, so quite a fantastic experience. 

It would be a rare and unforgettable food experience for you in such a peaceful environment in karuizawa!

The class includes:

  1. Learning of Japanese food culture-Japanese seasonings, fermented food and sake ( 30 min)

  2. 1.5 hours of cooking -main dish ( pork, chicken or seafood with local fresh ingredients)

  3. Lunch with a glass of sake 

  4. Green tea and Japanese sweets whilst the instructor answers all of your questions

  5. Recipes that you will be able to cook again at home with the ingredients you can get from most Asian supermarkets.


11:10 am    Meeting at North wxit, JR karuizawa station and take a taxi to the country house
11:20 am    Let's start!
12:30 pm    Lunch time
1:30 pm    Finish the class ( you can stay in the house until 3:30pm) 



Location karuizawa, Nagano prefecture
Neighborhood information 
There is nice public hot spring for 10 min on foot.
Kyu karuizawa street   for15 min on foot.

Location ​

Meeting in JR Karuizawa Station Ticket Gate 

Time and Duration

         11:15 pm to 3pm


       15000 JPY per person


  • Min 2 people to 8 people 

  • Please note that a male participant need to be accompanied with a female participant.

  • Free WiFi is available

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