Japanese Home Cooking Class in Tokyo. YUCa's Food & Lifestyle Media from Japan

Trip adviser facebook Google map instagran youtube

Virtual Class Schedule

See all

In-person Class Schedule

See all

Tokyo Cooking Class in English: “YUCa’s Japanese Cooking”

Cover Photo.jpg
Welcome to “YUCa’s Japanese Cooking”!
A Japanese home cooking class in TOKYO!
Let’s learn Easy, Simple and Delicious Japanese cooking!
The BEST souvenir from Tokyo, JAPAN!!

YJC Summary:
● Learn from Japanese cooking chef
● Local Supermarket Tour
● Visit Tokyo modern style home/spacious Kitchen studio
● Perfect activity for foodies and cooking lovers
● Perfect for single, family and group travelers
● Fun and Informative Hands-on class
●  Variety of courses of Japanese Home Cooking beyond Sushi and Tempura
●  Easy Access! Located in the center of Tokyo. Check the access page!
●  Sending email newsletter for more updates and tips! *After taking the class

What 5 STAR things we offer:
  • 1. Local Supermarket Tour
    One of our popular venues is a local supermarket tour! We’ll take you to the local supermarket after the class and explain the Japanese ingredients including seasonal vegetables and seasonings. We recommend you join our class at the early stage of your itinerary.
  • 2. EASY & SIMPLE Recipes and Techniques
    Most of the recipes are designed as easy & simple so that you can recreate at your home many times. (This is our mission!) You can also learn traditional Japanese cooking techniques in the class.
  • 3. Lecture about the introduction of Japanese cuisine
    We will have a small lecture about the introduction of Japanese cuisine.
    Not only the concept of Japanese cuisine but you will also learn table setting/manners etc.
    *All recipes/texts are written in English.
  • 0014. Home Visit & Local Atmosphere
    We’ll invite all our guests to our real home and show you the Japanese kitchen, equipment etc.
    You will see how we live here in Tokyo. Come and check it out!
    We are located in the center of Tokyo but you can also enjoy the local atmosphere (i.e. the last streetcar in Tokyo, Public bath, The amusement park which has the slowest roller coaster in Japan etc).
  • 5. Continuing Study of Japanese Cooking, Culture & Lifestyle
    For all the guests (who gave us your email address), we will send an email newsletter. This newsletter will help you to foster your interest and knowledge of Japanese cooking, culture and lifestyle. We sometimes do giveaways! Enjoy!

Classroom:




How to book the class?

Go to Class Schedule page and check if the class date is open.
Click your date and follow the instruction of “How to book” in the same page.
*If you want to try other class, go to All Classes page and fill the form to send your request to us.
*If you are a large group (more than 7 guests), please contact us from here.

Class photos:
Here are class photos from YUCa’s Japanese Cooking!

*Please also check those SNS for more current photos!
Facebook : YUCa’s Japanese Cooking
Instagram : YUCa’s Japanese Cooking

About YUCa

YUCa – Home Cooking Chef / Recipe Creator / Author
Coming from a family of farmers, she grew up consuming local grown food from northern part of Japan. Worked as a food writer in Toronto (Canada) and New York (U.S.A), she came back to Tokyo and worked at a fermented food & vegetarian/vegan cuisine restaurant and kindergarten as a chef. Founded Japanese cooking classes in 2013 and teaches home cooking for guests from all over the world while creating more recipes. Published the “YUCa’s Japanese Cooking ~The first cookbook by YUCa~” (only in English) in April, 2019. Launched recipe app “Recipe by YJC” in February, 2020. Honored as the “Best cooking class in Japan 2018 & 2019”, “Best of the Best 2021” by TripAdvisor. A mother of two children and two toy poodles.

YUCa – 家庭料理家 / 著者
福島県いわき市出身。親戚に農家が多く、幼少の頃から東北地方の地産地消の食材を食べて育つ。上智大学卒業後、トロント(カナダ)とニューヨーク(アメリカ)で国際ビジネスを学びながら、フードライターとして執筆活動を開始。帰国後、発酵食・玄米菜食レストランと保育園で実務経験を積み、本格的に料理家の道へ。2013年、外国人向けの日本家庭料理教室を設立。2019年、初の料理本『YUCa’s Japanese Cooking ~The first cookbook by YUCa~』を出版。2020年2月、レシピアプリ『Recipe by YJC」を発表。世界最大級の口コミサイトより人気料理教室として日本1位受賞(2018年、2019年) 。2021年、同サイトより『Best of the Best』受賞。2児・犬2匹の母。
[Our mission]
~ Connect Japan and overseas countries through the Japanese food & lifestyle ~
~ Enrich your life from table ~

[Our Credentials]
Certified Sushi Decorator
Food Education Specialist
Food Sanitation Supervisor
Superfood Advisor
Fermented Food Specialist
Sake Navigator

[SNS]
Facebook : YUCa’s Japanese Cooking
Instagram : YUCa’s Japanese Cooking
YouTube  (Recipe Channel) : YUCa’s Japanese Cooking
YouTube  (Family Lifestyle Channel) : YUCa’s Diary

[活動内容]

・メディア出演
・料理教室の講師(BtoB、BtoC)
・料理教室ビジネスのコンサルティング
・レシピの研究開発
・日本食レストラン、関連企業向けのメニュー開発
・レシピ動画の制作、レシピ本の執筆
・ライフスタイル動画の制作、ライフスタイル本の執筆
・レシピアプリの運営
・オリジナル商品の開発(調理&台所道具、ライフスタイル関係)

Message from YUCa

Hello! Konnichiwa!!

Thank you for visiting this site.
I am happy to know that you are interested in learning Japanese home cooking.

Have you ever thought that you would like to cook Japanese home meals at home ?
(You can do it with YUCa! )
You can experience HOME VISIT and COOK Japanese Home Meals here in Tokyo, JAPAN!

I started my cooking class to introduce Easy, Healthy and Delicious Japanese Home Meals.
When I was living in abroad, I found many Japanese restaurants didn’t serve the Japanese home meals that we eat here in Japan.

That’s how YJC was established!
YJC introduces Easy, Simple and Delicious Japanese home meals that you can cook at your home many times.

We invite all of you to our private kitchen located in the center of Tokyo. Contact us anytime you want to learn or whenever you are hungry. It’s also easy access to major sightseeing spots. After the class, it’s time to discover what you learned in the class and enjoy more TOKYO & JAPAN!

Come and join us! You’ll definitely feel the Japanese lifestyle!
Looking forward to meeting many of you!!

Eat well & Have a lovely day!
YUCa

Yuka’s Table : vol.21

Categorised in: | Link of this article

20130605.jpg

夜ごはん:魚をいっぱい食べたい気分。献立は、にんじんとごぼうのきんぴら、さやえんどうの黒ごま和え、納豆、いわしの竜田揚げ、かぼちゃの煮物、常連のニラともやしの炒めもの。白米と玄米のミックス米、かぶの葉とねぎの麦味噌汁。

Dinner: I feel like eating “FISH”! So the dinner of the day is…chopped burdock root and carrot  cooked in sugar and soy sauce, sauteed string beans with black sesame, natto, Tatsuta deep frying of the sardine, braised pumpkin, sauteed garlic chive and bean sprouts, mix of white and brown rice, miso soup of long onion and turnip root. Yum-yum!

Yuka’s Table : vol.20

Categorised in: | Link of this article

20130523.jpg

夜ごはん: 主人のプレートをパチリ。(左利きなので、箸置きの位置も逆になっていますcoldsweats01) この日の献立は・・・白米と玄米の混合米、ネギとかぶの葉の味噌汁、定番のニラともやしの炒めもの、にんじんとごぼうのきんぴら、いわしの竜田揚げ、厚揚げと豚肉とピーマンの炒めもの、トマト、キムチ。

Dinner: I took a photo of my husband’s plate. He’s left handed so I put his chopstick rest on the other side. Well, the menus of the day…Mix of white and brown rice, miso soup of long onion and turnip root, sauteed garlic chive and bean sprouts, chopped burdock root and carrot cooked in sugar and soy sauce, Tatsuta deep frying of the sardine, sauteed green pepper, pork and deep-fried tofu, tomato and kimchi! 

Yuka’s Table : vol.17

Categorised in: | Link of this article

20130501.jpg

夜ごはん: 白米と玄米の混合米、いんげんと油揚げと豆腐の味噌汁、焼鮭、ニラともやしの炒めもの、きんぴらごぼう、こんにゃくと細切りねぎの炒めもの、焼き油揚げのゆず味噌添え、かぼちゃの煮物、そして、キムチ。お気に入りは、焼き油揚げ。大豆の優しい味とサクサクっとした食感がクセになりますhappy01

Dinner: White and brown rice, Miso soup with kidney beans, deep-fried tofu and tofu, Grilled salmon, Sauteed bean sprouts and leeks, Chopped burdock root cooked in sugar and soy sauce, Sauteed konnyaku and green onion, Grilled deep-fried tofu with yuzu miso, Braised pumpkin and Kimchi.  My favorite is the Grilled deep-fried tofu. You can enjoy its soybean taste and crispy food texturehappy01

Yuka’s Table : vol.16

Categorised in: | Link of this article

20130424.jpg

夜ごはん: 相変わらず黒プレートにハマっておりまして、おかずを盛り込みました。しいたけの塩麹ガーリック炒め、菜の花の辛子ガーリック炒め、ふきの煮物、こんにゃくの甘辛煮、菜の花のお浸し、いんげんのごま和え、そして、ご飯の代わりに豆腐のとろろ昆布のせ。豆腐自体の調理法は忘れてしまいました。すみません・・・。
Dinner: I get hooked on this black colored plate and enjoy dinner these days. And the menus of the day is…Sauteed shiitake mushrooms with Shio-koji and garlic, Sauteed Rape blossoms with garlic and pepper, cooked butterbur, Salty-sweet konnyaku, boiled rape blossoms, beans dressed with sesame sauce. And instead of eating rice, I cooked tofu with shredded kombu. By the way, I forgot how I cooked (seasoned) this tofu…sorry!

Yuka’s Table : vol.11

Categorised in: | Link of this article

20130327.jpg

夜ごはん:栄養価の高い(そして、ちょっと手抜き料理の)ネバネバ丼。白米に卵黄、塩で湯がいたオクラ、金山寺みそ、味付のり、大葉、長芋、納豆、白ゴマを乗せ、めんつゆをかけて、ぐるぐるっと具材を全部混ぜてから食べました。
Dinner: Neba-Neba Don. (Sticky Donburi !) Put Egg yolk, Boiled Okura, Kinzanji-miso, Sea weed, Perilla, Grated Chinese yam, Natto (=fermented soybeans) and White sesame on the white rice. Poured Men-tsuyu (=Noodle sauce) and mix all of them. Oishii—–!
Display mode

Virtual Class Schedule

See all

In-person Class Schedule

See all

Recipe App

Photo

Download

Instagram

See more photos