Are you looking for an off the path experience while you are staying in Japan?
Special private cooking experience in Karuizawa, quiet mountain resort 1-hour escape from Tokyo
Karuizawa in Nagano prefecture is the closest mountain resort to Tokyo, 1-hour JR bullet train ride takes you to an altitude of approx. 1000 meters, the town provides a seasonal activity, such as golf, tennis, skiing and ice skating, and museums of art galleries and outlet shopping in beautiful nature. They're also well-known for summer houses in the area especially people who escape from the summer heat in Tokyo.
Japanese Cooking Class with Local Ingredients
We will cook home-style dishes with local ingredients. Please choose your favorite ingredients for the main dish from wagyu beef or chicken. We will cook other seasonal side dishes, rice, and soup.
Full meal lunch is served with local Sake
Enjoy a full sit-down meal with your classmates. The seasonal local dishes will be served with a short lecture about Japanese table manners.
Since the Instructor is a certified Sake Sommelier, locally brewed Japanese Rice Wine, Sake, will be served at your mealtime.
After lunch, Green tea and Japanese sweets will be served too.
- The Recipes -
You will receive a complete recipe by email after the class.
Furthermore, some recipes call the universal ingredients you can get easy as long as there are Asian supermarkets around your area. You can recreate the dishes in your home kitchen.
- About Menu -
The ingredients will be determined by the seasons and the supplier’s situation. If you have any dietary restrictions or prefer vegan and vegetarian sushi, please let me know on your booking.
Feel Nature and Atmosphere of the Japanese countryside
Please enjoy staying at the house for a while and feel the peaceful atmosphere until 3 pm. You can walk around the area.
Home-Style Cooking in a Country House
Cooking Level: From Begginer
Please make a booking for 72 hours prior.
If you have any dietary restrictions or prefer vegan and vegetarian, please let me know.
About other participants
The class is not a private class. There might be attended other participants who request the same date.
The first signed up participant can decide the cooking menu.
For Single Travelers
Single travelers can attend with an extra fee. Since I offer the cooking class in my private space, all-male attendants should be accompanied by female attendants.
About Serving Sake
Sake will be served only for the person who is over 20 years old and who will not drive a car after this class by Japanese Law.
As the activities are hands-on classes, please be careful and responsible for your own safety. We do not hold any liability for accidents.
In case of cancellation, the cancellation fees will be charged as below;
Full refund More than 11 days prior to the class
50%........... 7 - 10 days prior to the class
80%........... 6-3 days prior to the class
100%......... 2 days prior to the class
Meeting Point: Karuizawa Station
Meeting Time: 11:00 am
Duration: 4 hours
Attendance: 2 to 6 people
Class Style: Private Lesson
Booking Deadline: 72hours prior
Weekdays : ¥16,000 / person
Weekends*: ¥18,000 / person
* weekends, national holidays and peak season
＊Fee of the taxi fare from Karuizawa station to the country house is included in the class fee.
However, transportation from the country house to your next destination after the class doesn’t include. The taxi fare from the country house to Karuizawa station is about 1000 yen.