The concept of Tsukiji Cooking.
Tsukiji Cooking, the market pioneer of cooking class school for foreign visitors to Japan, has offered classes on Japanese cuisine for people from all over the world since 2013.
In addition, we have access to a network of more than 2,000 local cooking schools that offer all types of local food with locally sourced ingredients all over Japan. We select and develop the highest-quality and original cooking programs for foreign visitors to Japan.
At Tsukiji Cooking, we strive to offer hands-on and fun-filled activities in the form of cooking classes for washoku (Japanese cuisine) and Japanese home-style dishes as a way to deepen understanding of traditional Japanese food culture among people from all over the world.
In every class we use super-fresh and seasonal ingredients directly from the Tsukiji Market, the largest wholesale market for fish, meat, fruits and vegetables in central Tokyo.
1)Tsukiji Inner (wholesale) Market inside tour + cooking class and Tsukiji (retail) Outer Market tour + cooking class plans are also available upon request.
2) Tour groups with specific cooking-related objectives are welcome; for example, cooking classes for team-building workshops, a sake sommelier certification program and so forth are offered based on your specific needs.
3) On-site cooking available at private cooking schools nationwide.
4) Vegetarian option available; ingredients can also be prepared for individuals on special diets or with special dietary needs such as food allergies. Please consult us in advance.
5) Arrangements for special guests or VIPs are available.
6) We can help create a customized plan to meet your unique needs.
Let’s explore the wide and varied world of washoku and discover its flavors and the things that make your stay in Japan so special together!
Through Tsukiji Cooking’s hands-on classes, we sincerely hope that you’ll be able to share many happy moments with your family and loved ones, both in Japan and upon your return home.
Welcome to Japan!
Are you looking for something more than just shopping and dining out during your stay in Japan?
If so and you love Japanese food, why don’t you learn how to prepare Japanese home-style dishes from professional chefs?
Come and join us at Tsukiji Cooking, a unique cooking classroom and culinary experience located in the heart of Tsukiji, an area synonymous with world-class food and ingredients and home to the world’s largest fish market!
Tsukiji Cooking is perfect for those who;
-are not fully satisfied with simply eating delicious Japanese cuisine and want to delve deeper into the Japanese culinary experience.
-are looking for a unique Japanese experience to enhance their trip.
-have always wanted to learn how to cook traditional Japanese cuisine, including home-style dishes.
-want to recreate authentic Japanese dishes when they return to their home country.
Tsukiji Cooking offers the following;
-A convenient location
We are located next to the world-famous Tsukiji fish market, which makes it easy to stop in and participate in one of many our fun-filled classes and enjoy what you cook while you are sightseeing in Tokyo.
-Classes in English
Don’t speak Japanese? No problem! Friendly Japanese/English-speaking interpreters are present in all classes to ensure you get the most out of your lesson.
We use super-fresh ingredients directly from the Tsukiji Fish Market.
What to expect
No additional clothing or items needed. Just come and join us as you are!
Duration of classes is 1.5 to 2 hours including cooking and tasting.
Recipes in English are provided so that you can bring them home with you and prepare the dishes you learned to cook any time you like.
We aim to foster friendships between students and teachers in a pleasant and enjoyable environment.
Why don’t you join us and cook and eat a delicious meal while having fun socializing with us and your fellow classmates?
What is Tsukiji Market?
Tsukiji Market (Tsukiji Shijo) officially opened in 1935 and is a large wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables in central Tokyo. It is the most famous of the 11 wholesale markets that handle the distribution of fish, meat, produce and flowers in Tokyo.
Likewise, it is best known as the world’s largest fish market, handling over 2,000 tons of marine products per day. The sight of many kinds of fresh fish and other seafood and the hustle and bustle of scooters, trucks, sellers and buyers engaging in their daily business make Tsukiji Market a major tourist attraction in Tokyo.
Tsukiji Market consists of an inner market (jonai) where most of the wholesale business and the famous tuna auctions take place, and an outer market (jogai) whose retail shops and restaurants cater to the public. A few restaurants are also found in the inner market. In order to avoid interfering with business operations inside the market, certain rules should be followed when visiting the different areas of the market.