Tokyo Sakura Kitchen offers a wide variety of courses. However, if there is something else you would like to learn or specific ingredients that you would like to work with in the course, please contact us to discuss. Vegetarian and Halal menus are also available.

Japanese Home Cooking Course


The basis of home-style Japanese cuisine centers around two things:

(1) seasonality
(2) balance

Traditionally, home-style cooking will feature “Ichijyu-sansai” (一汁三菜) , which translates to one soup and three dishes. This course will teach participants to cook one main dish, two side dishes and miso soup.

<Standard course> 8,000yen/person

1 main course (meat or fish), 2 side dishes and miso soup

<Vegetarian course> 8,000yen/person

1 main vegetarian course (no meat and fish), 2 vegetarian side dishes and miso soup


*Each course will be served with steam rice (white or mixed grain rice). We can also provide seasonal Takikomi-rice (Japanese-style paella that infuses fresh ingredients into rice) with an additional 500yen/person. Please note that all participants in the same group must choose the same type of rice.

*A mixed sashimi plate can be served to go alongside the meal with an additional charge. Please ask us for more details.

Sushi Course

If you love sushi, why not consider to learn to make it yourself? Tokyo Sakura Kitchen offers a unique sushi course for you!

<Maki and Temari course> 8,000yen/person

Course.3Maki sushi is sushi rolled by hand, wrapped with a large piece of nori (seaweed), using the makisu (bamboo rolling mat). Temari sushi is a very cute sushi with fresh fish covering a golf ball-sized round rice ball. This course features fresh and popular ingredients such as lean tuna (maguro), salmon, and shrimp to make the maki and temari sushi. We make 1 traditional Maki roll (or 2 thin Maki rolls) and 5 Temari-style sushi in the class.

<Chirashi course> 8,000yen/person

Course.4Chirashi is a sushi rice dish decorated with a selection of fish and other complimentary ingredients. Traditionally, given its colorful and beautiful appearance, it is served on March 3rd to celebrate the Hinamatsuri (an annual festival dedicated to girls).


*Each course will be served with “Chawanmushi” (steamed egg custard) and miso soup.

Party courses for 4 or more participants

<Temaki sushi party course> from 12,000yen~/person

Course.5The course includes a variety of high-quality seafood, sushi rice, seaweed and miso soup. Participants will learn to prepare the sushi rice, accompanying vegetables and miso soup, and construct a temaki sushi hand roll. Temaki-style (hand roll) sushi is often enjoyed in Japan in a party setting with family and friends. To guarantee the highest and freshest quality possible, we source the ingredients either from Tsukiji Fish Market or flown in directly to us from the fish supplier located in other parts of Japan. The temaki party experience is one of a kind and difficult to enjoy in a restaurant, and therefore not to be missed!

<Nabe party course> from 8,000yen~/person


Nabe (Japanese-style hot pot) is a beloved and popular eating style enjoyed by local people. There are many varieties of nabe: Shabu-shabu, Sukiyaki, Yosenabe, and Tarachiri, etc. Please let us know what ingredients you would like to use and we can decide which nabe style is perfect for you. A vegetarian version is also available.

Sample Menu:

Shabu shabu: Thinly-sliced beef in hot soup accompanied by a selection of vegetables and other ingredients

Sukiyaki: Thinly-sliced beef traditionally cooked in an iron hotplate along with yakidofu (grilled tofu) and shungiku (a herb specific to Japan), as well as other ingredients.

Yosenabe: A variety of meat, fish and vegetables in hot pot

Tarachiri: Hot pot cooked with mainly Japanese cod (Tara)

Yudoufu: Hot pot cooked mainly with tofu


The price of each course includes:

  • Welcome Japanese tea and light snacks
  • A 2-hour, hands-on cooking experience with lunch
  • Detailed recipes of all dishes taught to participants
  • Certificate of completion
  • In-class apron and hand towel to use
  • Dessert and Japanese tea after lunch

The duration of each course is about 2 hours. In addition, a quick tour of a local supermarket can be arranged before or after the class upon request with no additional charge (the tour is about 30 minutes long).

_thCourse.7Please let us know in advance if you would like to bring children. Children under 5 years old can join for free and children from 6 to 11 years old can join at half price. Classes are conducted in English but a private translator can be arranged for 8,000yen during the duration of the course. (Available languages include Chinese, Korean, French, Italian, Portuguese, Hindi and Tagalog, etc.)