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 more-than-a-century-old converted townhouse 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 sate 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 omelettes, and traditional desserts.

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. All this awaits just a 5-minute walk from Omicho Market, or about 13 minutes from Kanazawa Station.