Yuka’s Table : vol.23
Dinner: Kayaku Mixed Rice, Pickled Cucumber and Turnip with Shio-Koji, Tofu and Wakame Seaweed Miso Soup, Sauteed Vegetables and Chicken and Celery Salad.
Tokyo Cooking Class in English: “YUCa’s Japanese Cooking”
A Japanese home cooking class in TOKYO!
The BEST souvenir from Tokyo, JAPAN!!
● 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
● 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.
- 4. 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!
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.
Here are class photos from YUCa’s Japanese Cooking!
YUCa’s Japanese Cooking : Photo Gallery
For more class photos, please check here!
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.
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。
~ Enrich your life from table ~
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best 2021 NEW!
Travelers’ Choice 2020
The best cooking class & workshop in Japan by international travelers 2019 (by TripAdvisor)
Certificate of Excellence 2019
The best cooking class & workshop in Japan by international travelers 2018 (by TripAdvisor)
The top 3 activity and tours in Japan by international travelers 2018 (by TripAdvisor)
Certificate of Excellence 2018
Certificate of Excellence 2016
Certificate of Excellence 2015
Certified Sushi Decorator
Food Education Specialist
Food Sanitation Supervisor
Fermented Food Specialist
Message from YUCa
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!
Tofu and wakame seaweed miso soup
Yuka’s Table : vol.21
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
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
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 texture