Take a Cooking Class from a Washoku Chef in Setouchi

From JPY ¥87,600.00
  • Duration: 180 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Hiroshima city, Hiroshima
  • Product code: EN-HSM-4034-40344


A master chef of Washoku—Japanese cuisine—with over 40 years of experience will carefully convey what is required of the art, from ingredient preparation to plating. In addition, participants will learn the proper way to hold chopsticks and rice bowls, and other manners unique to Japan and the etiquette of Washoku. The participants may make requests in deciding the menu (extra costs may be incurred depending on the request).


  • This is completely private cooking lesson, and there's no need to be nervous!
  • Enjoy cuisine using seasonal ingredients of the Setouchi Region.
  • Start with selecting the ingredients (additional fee required for certain options). This costs 29,200 yen (including tax) per group.
  • Participants may make requests in deciding the menu (additional ingredient costs may apply depending on the selected menu).
  • An interpreter guide is available for an additional fee.


From 87,600 yen (tax included) per group (2-4 people)


[If selecting ingredients]
10:00 a.m. Pick-up at a hotel in the City of Hiroshima → 10:30–11:30 a.m. Ingredient selection → Start of cooking 12:00 p.m. → Tasting 1:30 p.m. → Drop-off at a hotel in the City of Hiroshima 3:30 p.m.

[If not selecting ingredients]
10:30 a.m. Pick-up at a hotel in the City of Hiroshima → Start of cooking 11:00 a.m. → Tasting 12:30 p.m. → Drop-off at a hotel in the City of Hiroshima 2:30 p.m.


Enjoy ingredients nurtured by the climate of the Setouchi Region and the skills of a chef who has mastered the fruits of the four seasons.

Observe the ways Japanese senses delicately express the variations in the four seasons.

This tour plan is a special experience to savor Washoku—Japanese cuisine—which has been designated as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

Japanese dining manners start with saying "itadaki-masu" and end with saying "gochisousama-deshita." These phrases embody gratitude for consuming the life of the ingredients and gratitude for the persons preparing the food. This plan is your opportunity to learn the essence of Washoku from a master Washoku chef in Hiroshima, Setouchi Region. Nature abounds here, making it a perfect place to experience the Japanese ethos.

A master Washoku chef will share his traditional skills, including how to rinse for delicious cooked rice, how to clean and prepare fish, flavorings, and procedures unique to Washoku, and more. Participants will learn how to cook sushi and tempura, both well-known as parts of Japanese cuisine.

In addition, participants will learn Japanese manners for eating and the etiquette for Washoku that are based on concern for valuing others. Specifically, this includes the proper way to hold chopsticks and rice bowls and the way dishes are eaten. Experience the behavior that conveys class and respect in Japan.

The menu changes according to the season. Ingredients that cannot be obtained in the season cannot be used, and extra costs may apply depending on the ingredient.

Intriguing options are available.

•Interpreter guide 29,200 yen (including tax)  per group.

•Ingredient selection option: Start your experience by selecting ingredients with a professional chef. 29,200 yen per group (1 hour・including tax).

•Depachika tour option: Depachika—the basement level of a department store—is the place to see rising food trends. This tour will take you to the alluring depachikas of Hiroshima. 14,600 yen per group (1 hour・including tax).

•Sake Sampling option: Hiroshima is known as one of the three top sake producers of Japan. Select five out of ten Japanese sakes produced in Hiroshima to try. 2,950 yen (including tax) per person.


  • Duration:Approximately 3 hours (The time will vary according to the menu.)
  • Minimum participants:2 people (Max 4 people)
  • Meeting point:Pick-up (a hotel in the City of Hiroshima, Hiroshima Station, Hiroshima Airport, etc.)
  • Tour conductor  for 24 hours:No
  • Accompanying National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter or Local Licensed Guide Interpreter:Yes
    Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian
  • Language support:Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian
  • Meals (included in a tour fee):Yes (Breakfast: 0, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 0)
  • Included:
    ・Fare for transportation indicated on itinerary
    ・Consumption tax, and other taxes
    ・Charter fee
    (Note: does not include various expenses such as for transportation not included in the course or personal expenses) chartered transportation,
  • Excluded:Alcohol is not included.
  • Participation requirements:
    ・In good physical condition.
    ・A wheelchair will not be able to fit in the vehicle. (For those who are physically challenged, please ride with a helper.)
  • Special support:Extra costs may apply depending on the ingredient.
  • Free Wi-Fi:No
  • Toilet:Yes
  • Other things to note:
    ・If you are prone to carsickness, please take the medication in advance.
    ・If you have diet restrictions (allergies, vegetarianism, etc.), please notify us beforehand.


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


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