Samurai Costume Cooking Class: Tempura, Udon, and Takoyaki

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Experience Details
Experience Location
2 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Japanese, English
Vegetarian, Wear kimono, With sake, With 1 drink
Learn how to make tempura, udon, and takoyaki in Yamanashi, all while with the opportunity to wear a traditional samurai costume!
Soak in the beautiful views of Mount Fuji from the traditional guesthouse where this samurai costume cooking class is held
Learn how to make 3 different dishes of tempura, udon, and takoyaki in Yamanashi
Wear a samurai costume (or yukata or hakama) and take awesome photos
Taste different sakes from the local Yamanashi Prefecture area
Enjoy learning how to throw shuriken (ninja stars) or hold a traditional samurai sword
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
The beautiful Fuji Five Lakes area in Yamanashi Prefecture offers a space to relax and a place to enjoy adventure activities, but rest assured that the food in Yamanashi is also delicious. For example, tempura, udon, and takoyaki are all tasty and quintessential Japanese foods. But, what if you were to make these dishes at a traditional Japanese guesthouse, plus wearing a traditional samurai costume? That’s right! This samurai cooking experience is possible when you join this Samurai Costume Cooking Class, where you’ll make tempura, udon, and takoyaki, plus with the opportunity to wear a samurai costume! During this Samurai Costume Cooking Class, you’ll be cooking in a beautiful Japanese guesthouse, located in the Yamanashi Prefecture town of Fujiyoshida. Not only is the guesthouse filled with traditional Japanese decor and with old town architecture, but it’s also got stunning views of Mount Fuji, for soaking up nature and nostalgia while you cook. You’ll also have the chance to wear a Japanese samurai costume, or else you can try on a traditional yukata or hakama as well. Either way, you’ll be able to take some amazing photos (with Mount Fuji, too, on a clear day!) You’ll make a total of 3 different dishes of Japanese food during this Samurai Costume Cooking Class. This class includes learning how to make crunchy tempura using seafood or vegetables, delicious udon noodles, and molten-hot octopus balls called takoyaki! With tips and tricks on Japanese cooking, you’ll be a cooking samurai in no time! After you’ve finished cooking, you’ll sit down to enjoy your triple set of delicious Japanese creations and enjoy the traditional atmosphere of the guesthouse. Finally, complete the meal with a complimentary sake tasting session, where you can taste some amazing sake that’s locally brewed in the Yamanashi Prefecture.
A 2-hour cooking class of tempura, udon, and takoyaki with samurai costume wearing
Hakama, yukata, or samurai costume-wearing rental (subject to availability)
Recipes in English
1 drink included (choose from the menu)
Complimentary tasting of local Yamanashi Prefecture sakes
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The cooking class is located in Fujiyoshida. The exact location and a guide for accessing the cooking class location will be provided upon booking.
There’s a strict rule that only a person 20 years of age can drink alcohol
Please be reminded to come to the event on time
Experience Location
A small town in the mountainous Yamanashi Prefecture, Fujiyoshida is nestled between 2 of the lakes from the beautiful Fuji Five Lakes region, or Fujigoko. A visit to Fujiyoshida offers a space for relaxation or adventure activities, including access to climb Mount Fuji in summer, Japan’s tallest and most sacred mountain. The Katsura River gently runs to the east of the city, with Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine not far off in the forest. Fuji-Q Highlands, the Kewpie Fujiyoshida Factory, and Thomas Land are located nearby, plus the homes of a number of prominent historical figures.
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Earliest available date: June 5, 2023
¥ 7,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals