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Take a Traditional Japanese Cooking Class in Historic Kanazawa


Create and savor local dishes in a comprehensive culinary experience


Discover the essence of healthy, wholesome Japanese cooking at Cooking Studio Kanazawa Salon. Held in a converted townhouse more than a century old and located in the heart of the historical city of Kanazawa, their intimate English-led classes will guide you through surprisingly simple preparation methods to create a range of authentic traditional dishes to satisfy the stomach and pleasure the palate.

Learn original recipes employing carefully sourced ingredients including fresh local vegetables and organic, free-range duck meat. Alongside regional soul food recipes like jibuni (a dish of simmered duck or chicken) and karamushi (steamed sea bream), enjoy delicacies such as maki-zushi (rolled sushi), miso-glazed pork, Japanese-style omelets, and traditional desserts.


©Cooking Studio KANAZAWA Salon


The menu is centered around the use of koji, a key component in the fermentation of sake, miso paste, and soy sauce. A foundation of the Japanese diet for centuries, fermented foods offer deep and savory flavors, and have also gained attention for their healthful properties in recent years. Learn techniques to create delectable and nutritious meals to recreate in your own kitchen. With shipping available, you can choose from the studio's selection of high-quality koji and related ingredients to continue your culinary adventure back home.

Cooking Studio Kanazawa Salon will happily tailor classes to individual requests, and offers private lessons, vegetarian and vegan options, as well as special menus including soba noodle-making. Whatever your tastebuds fancy, take this opportunity to deepen your understanding of Japan's rich food culture while sampling the flavors of Kanazawa cuisine. 

Access: From Tokyo Station, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train to Kanazawa Station (about two hours 30 minutes), then take Hokutetsu Bus No. 33 to the Musashigatsuji-Omichio Market stop (about five minutes). The Salon is about a five-minute walk from the stop.


©Cooking Studio KANAZAWA Salon


Cooking Studio Kanazawa Salon


6-6 Musashi-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken


Approx. 3 hours or more




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