Learn authentic Japanese cuisine and food culture

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Experience cooking with locals

Welcome to Saeko’s cooking class in Osaka

Do you want to cook Japanese food by yourself? Want to know about Japanese food culture? Want to communicate with local people?
We offer Japanese cooking classes in English for foreign tourists and residents in the Osaka area. By participating in Saeko’s classes, you will gain valuable cooking skills and new knowledge about Japanese ingredients. This cooking experience welcomes people of all skill levels and is a great bonding experience. Food is a universal language.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Hands-on and practical

Hands-on and practical Japanese Cooking Classes in Osaka

The lessons are not just to watch demonstrations, but to give you information that you can practice and make again when you return home. We will do most of the processes together from scratch.

Small groups of 1-6 people

A small group of Japanese cooking class in Osaka

Small, friendly classes of 1-6 students. There will be plenty of time to communicate with the teacher and other participants. Work together to cook and share stories.

Local kitchen in Osaka

Japanese cooking class at a local kitchen in Osaka

The lessons will be held in the small kitchen of an apartment in Osaka, the food capital of Japan. You will get to know the ordinary life of Japanese people and feel like you are cooking with local friends.

Our cooking class

Overview & flow

Our instructor

Saeko Sasaki

Saeko is a professional food stylist, recipe developer, and passionate home cook! She started her Japanese home cooking operation in 2018 and has taught over 600 foreign students from more than 40 countries! Her international travels to 21 countries and her experience as a Japanese chef in Denmark sparked her interest in connecting with people and their cultures through food. After living in Europe, she returned to Japan and opened a cooking studio. Saeko believes that food is a tool to connect with people and that if the process is enjoyable, learning becomes easier!

  • We started our journey in December 2018

  • We welcomed more than 600 guests from 40 countries

  • Over 200 five-star rated cooking studio in Osaka


What our customers say

My 15yr old daughter and I had an absolutely wonderful time during our experience with Saeko. Saeko is a warm human being and it was a pleasure to participate in her cooking class. The instructions were clear and we learned so much from her regarding flavours, ingredients and culture. My daughter an I take cookery classes on our extensive travels and this beats all of them (even pasta and tiramasu making in Italy!!) I know we will be back for more classes in the future and highly recommend her class.

From America

This was a wonderful and wholesome experience. Saeko welcomed us into her inviting home, gave great instructions and was a very kind and patient person. I could definitely see myself using these recipes at home and it was great to learn how to roll sushi correctly. My partner and I did this class together with another two Australians so there were four of us in total. We would recommend!

From Australia

I had the pleasure to take part of a private class today. In addition to the normal lesson of ramen and gyosa making I also asked to learn and improve my knowledge about miso, tofu and Koji. I’m an Italian chef with more than 10 years of experience around the world but I’ve been impressed by her. She has been very professional, since 10am we made tofu from scratch, she gave me a very good explanation regarding koji and we also make miso. Everything has been explained clearly, she also provided different kind of miso and koji to taste! At the end of the experience I also take away the miso that we made. Also the ramen and gyosa that she teach me was very delicious!!! Very recommendable experience for who want to learn from the beginning or improve your knowledge. Has been a useful experience! Thank you very much!!!

From Italy

The course was really great! The hostess really thought through and planned everything. For example, she had printed out information material about the ingredients and was able to explain to us immediately what the different colors of miso are all about. The recipe she taught us and printed out tasted great. The printed instructions for cooking at home are also more detailed than anything I have ever received in cooking courses. The cooking course was definitely one of our biggest highlights in Japan!

from Germany

Saeko great, from giving direction and escorting us from the station through whole workshop, she showed us basics of putting together a parfait desserts and explained different ingredients for making different types of mochi, she was very kind and created a pleasant, memorable experience for us.

From Germany
Overview & flow

Our cooking studio

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