Experience-type tourism is now a trend, there is a Japanese culinary experience class that always ranks high in the famous travel site Trip Advisor’s “Activities to do in Tokyo” activity category. About 1,300 people a year, “Buddha Bellies Cooking School” visited by tourists in more than 50 countries.
This is a short walk from Jimbocho station in Tokyo Metro in Chiyoda Ward, but it is a place that is unlikely to be a popular tourist attraction, especially for foreigners. Nevertheless, there are mysterious buildings where foreigners frequently enter and leave. It is talked about being a unique cooking class on the second floor of the building, and it seems to be interviewed from various media as well.
Ayuko Akiyama, the president of this cooking class, will teach English twice a week, in junior high and high school. Based on experiences of cooking classes abroad, she thought that she would like to convey Japanese culture through food and started this cooking classroom in 2012.
You can also take lessons not only for foreigners in Japan but also for short-term foreign tourists who are traveling.
It seems to be very popular if you can learn Japanese sushi, sukiyaki, bowls, soba noodles and even how to make a boxed lunch in Japan in the authentic Japanese. It may be a popular reason to be a cooking class with a small-person-based atmosphere.
The attendance fee depends on the cooking course and ingredients, but most courses can be taken at 7,500 yen per person. Considering that all expenses such as ingredients, drinks (Japanese sake and Japanese beer), Japanese style dessert, recipe, apron rental fee, gift kitchen utensils are all included, it seems to be a very conscientious lesson fee. If you upgrade the ingredients, additional costs will be incurred, so it is recommended you to check in advance if you want to take lessons.
|Name:||Buddha Bellies Cooking School|
|Address:||Kandajimbocho 2-4-3 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051 Japan|
|Access:||Toei Metropolitan Subway Shinjuku-sen Line “Jimbocho-eki Station” (2 minutes walk)|
|Price/Charge:||The prices start from 5,500 yen (Adult)
Please refer the official web page.