• 外国人向け日本料理教室


    Japanese cooking class for international visitors,

    a fun activity in Tokyo!

    YOROKOBI kitchen

  • In a homey atmosphere sprinkled with Japanese elements, you will experience the enjoyable and informative cooking activity!



  • Services

    Cooking class in Ryogoku (Sumida-ku, Tokyo)

    Private cooking class (up to 6 people) in Ryogoku which is one of popular tourist areas in Tokyo.



    Cooking class in Tachikawa, Tokyo (Nahoko’s home kitchen)

    Nahoko’s home kitchen is happily open for private cooking class (up to 10 people). For people who want to experience Japanese cooking and local home visiting.


    多摩エリアでの教室ご希望の方、日本のhome visitingを併せて体験ご希望の方へ、東京都立川市の講師自宅にて教室開催しております。

    Visit service

    YOROKOBI kitchen can arrange cooking classes in desired places such as Japanese language schools, event venues, etc.)




    Japanese cooking class for Kids

    Kids class for fun learning Japanese cooking in English and Japanese will be provided by request.




    Recipe development for corporate customers

    YOROKOBI kitchen creates Vegetarian/Vegan/Muslim friendly recipes for food companies and restaurants.




  • Lesson overview

    *YOROKOBI kitchen is closed awhile due to COVID-19 outbreak.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    features of YOROKOBI kitchen

    - Private hands-on cooking class (1 - 6 people in Ryogoku, 1-10 people in Tachikawa)

    - Family friendly

    *Age 6-12 receive a 20% discount

    -Vegetarian, Vegan and gluten-free options are available

    -Muslim friendly

    *Seasoning and flavoring materials for all classes are free of alcohol/animal products.

    *No pork in all dish.

    *All meat (chicken and beef) used in any classes is halal certified.

    *A compact prayer space is available.

    click here for more detailed our policy

    time table

    -Morning class starts at 10:30

    (meeting time - 10:20)


    -Afternoon class starting at 13:30

    (meeting time - 13:20)

    The activity time can be flexible.

    Please feel free to ask.


    Duration : 3 hours

    Langage : English or Japanese

  • Classes & Prices (tax included)

    *YOROKOBI kitchen is closed awhile due to COVID-19 outbreak.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    SUSHI course    

    for sushi lovers!


    ●Assorted Sushi (each person will make 4 pieces of nigiri, 1 piece of inari and sushi roll)

    Miso soup

    ●Fresh wasabi


    Welcome drink (Japanese barley tea)

    Your choice of drink with meal

    Seasonal fruits

    ※ sushi toppings may differ based on the season

    GYOZA course


    In this class, you will learn how to make not only fillings also wrappers from scratch.


    ●GYOZA DUMPLINGS (6 pieces)

    2 side dishes

    ●Miso soup



    Welcome drink (Japanese barley tea)

    Your choice of drink with meal

    Seasonal fruits

    KATSU CURRY course

    Japanese curry and chicken cutlet is the best combination.


    ●Japanese curry

    ●Chicken cutlet

    ●1 side dish

    ●Miso soup


    Welcome drink (Japanese barley tea)

    Your choice of drink with meal

    Seasonal fruits

    OYAKO-DON course   

    One of the most popular donburi dishes


    Oyako-don (chicken & egg on rice)

    ●2 side dishes

    ●Miso soup


    Welcome drink (Japanese barley tea)

    Your choice of drink with meal

    Seasonal fruits

    OKONOMIYAKI course   

    DELICIOUS JAPANESE DISH loved by men and women of all ages!


    Okonomiyaki with beef (Japanese savory pancakes with beef)

    ●2 side dishes

    ●Miso soup


    Welcome drink (Japanese barley tea)

    Your choice of drink with meal

    Seasonal fruits

    TAKOYAKI course

    not only taste good also fun to make!


    Takoyaki (octopus balls)

    ●2 side dishes

    ●Miso soup


    Welcome drink (Japanese barley tea)

    Your choice of drink with meal

    Seasonal fruits

    ONIGIRI course

    simple menu but essential part in Japanese foOD culture


    Onigiri (3 rice balls)

    Tamagoyaki (rolled omlette)

    Karaage (Japanese styled fried chicken)

    Tsukemono ( Japanese pickled vegetable)

    ●Miso soup


    Welcome drink (Japanese barley tea)

    Your choice of drink with meal

    Seasonal fruits

    We are always happy to arrange your class upon your request .

    Ramen, Katsudon, Gyudon and others...feel free to let us know your request!

  • *YOROKOBI kitchen is closed awhile due to COVID-19 outbreak.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    How to book

    Please click BOOKING tab to display the booking form.

    Once we receive your booking request, we will send you a confirmation email with a request for the payment. Credit card payment through PayPal in advance is required. Your booking will be completed after the payment.

    Please make a book at least 3 days prior to the lesson.

    Children (age 6 - 12) will get 20% discount from a full price.


    Cancellation Policy

    ― More than 7 days to the scheduled class - full refund

    ― 7 days to 72 hours prior - 50% refund

    ― No shows and less than 72 hours - not refundable

    Please notify us via email (mail@yorokobi-kitchen.tokyo). We will refund your credit card through Paypal


  • Access & Map

    RYOGOKU (SUMIDA-KU, TOKYO) - map is below

    address : 2F, 1-14-9 Midori, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0021

    (〒130-0021 東京都墨田区緑1-14-9 2F)


    ― 5 minute walk from exit A5 of Toei Oedo line RYOGOKU station

    (都営大江戸線 両国駅 A5出口より徒歩5分)


    ― 10 minute walk from East exit of JR RYOGOKU station

    (JR 両国駅 東口より徒歩10分)


    We are located on 2nd floor. You will find a coffee shop 'Matsuzaki Coffee' on GF in the building. We'll come down and meet you in front of the coffee shop at meeting time.







    meeting point : Tachikawa station

    Nahoko will drive you to and from the station.

    (5-10 minutes' drive each way)



  • Testimonials

    Yolokobi kitchen located at the Ryogoku area, where one can enjoy the mood of serenity and rich cultural deposits such as the Sumida Hokusai museum and the national sumo stadium. This cozy small town reminds me of the elegant teacher of Yorokobi kitchen, Nahoko.

    Slowly talks in fluent English with a gentle smile on her face, Nahoko will reveal the “hidden flavor” of Japanese foods and show you how to make a table of yummy dishes from scratch. You can taste the dishes right after class, and the BEST part of it, together with Nahoko!

    If you’re looking for a unique and satisfying experience of Japanese culture, Yorokobi kitchen is a must-visit.


    This cooking was exceeded our expectations. We learn a lot, had fun, and the food was delicious. A great activity for the family!


    This was the perfect way to spend an afternoon! I can' t wait to try the recipe I learned today when I get back home. The entire experience was so much fun, Nahoko is adorable and super knowledgeable AND the food was DELICIOUS. you won't be sorry you came!!


    My entire family had a wonderful time cooking with Nahoko. Her instructions were clear and simple, and the food we made was delicious! We were going home to Los Angeles with her recipes and inspiration to make Donburi at home! We highly recommend the experience!


    位於擁有深厚的日本文化底蘊,如北齋美術館、國立相撲studio的兩國站,yorokobi kitchen的氛圍就像這個城鎮一樣靜謐而溫文儒雅,而這也正是這裡的講師奈穗子給人的感覺。
    如果你正在尋找與眾不同的日本文化體驗,那麼我由衷地推薦Yorokobi kitchen。


    We loved our class at Yorokobi kitchen. The lesson was full of laughter, joy, and great information. Nahoko is super friendly and great teacher. If you are looking for a cooking class in Tokyo, we really recommend this class for a fun and detailed lesson!

    Trevor and Elisabeth

    Great class! Sushi was delicious and teaching was clear and informative! Thank you!


    What a treat! Nahoko is lovely and speaks very good English. We made delicious soup and sushi. Arigato!


    The mystery of sushi revealed. Thank you Nahoko!


    Arigato Nahoko! I loved leaning how to make sushi and miso soup. It makes me want to go home and make it for myself. Everything was delicious and satisfying. This afternoon was an unforgettable part of my visit to Tokyo.


    A memorable experience. Clearly our time with you was one of the highlights of our trip.

    JoAnn and Bob

  • News


    Noodle Tasting Event was held by Shigeno noodle-making company and YOROKOBI kitchen.

    The Report by Sofia Kartika


    (Indonesian インドネシア語)


    YOROKOBI kitchen was featured on the blog post in THE NERDVENTURISTS !



    Nahoko got interviewed as a host providing Japanese cooking class for international visitors. 

    https://share.jp/host-interview/tadaku_nahoko_ouchi/ (Japanese 日本語)


    Resistered as one of Japanese tadaku hosts to spread the enjoyment of Japanese cooking experience to more people!

    https://youtu.be/ah-mt_p3kpU (youtube)

    http://www.halalmedia.jp/archives/29658/tadaku-with-locals/ (English)

    http://www.halalmedia.jp/ja/archives/29658/tadaku-with-locals/ (Japanese 日本語)


    Nahoko got interviewed as a part of 100夢 project by Kaede Takase. 

    https://www.peace-free.com/no-50-nahoko  (Japanese 日本語)


  • Message from YOROKOBI kitchen

    Hi! I’m Nahoko Ouchi, a cooking instructor here and recipe developer. Thank you for visiting YOROKOBI kitchen's website. Cooking has been my big passion since I was little. Also, I always love to share Japanese culture with people from other countries. Through my whole cultural experiences such as living in the U.S, joining a cultural exchange project, working in Australia, becoming a host family for an exchange student in my home in Tokyo, and traveling abroad, I realized how fun cultural exchange is and how important it is. That made me decide to found a Japanese cooking class for international visitors from all over the world.


    In class, you will make delicious authentic Japanese dishes using Japanese unique ingredients, cooking utensils and cookwares.


    I would like you enjoy healthy food here, so I pick only fresh ingredients and seasonings containing no food additives and preservatives.


    All recipes are developed reproducible. Printed recipes are also provided. You will be able to make what you learn at the class again easily at home.


    To meet your dietary needs, always happy to give you a class flexibly arranged following your requests. Please feel free to share your dietary restrictions, food allergies or religious restrictions with us.


    YOROKOBI is Japanese word for happiness. YOROKOBI kitchen is always here to offer you some happy moments through Japanese cooking!


    YOROKOBI kitchen

    cooking INSTRUCTOR

    Nahoko Ouchi :

    • was born and grew up in Tokyo
    • is a cook, cooking instructor and recipe developer
    • has 10+ years of work experience in the food service Industry including hands-on experience at a Japanese restaurant

    • loves cooking, baking and eating!

    • loves traveling and cultural exchange

    YOROKOBI kitchen




    • 大学卒業後は都内飲食店(The Earl)にて、ニュージーランド人のオーナー始め、アメリカ、ブラジル、フランス、チェコ、ハンガリーなど国際色豊かなスタッフと共に唯一の日本人スタッフとして働きながら実務経験を積む
    • 2010年 在職中に祐成陽子クッキングアートセミナー フード―コーディネーター養成コース受講。フードスタイリング、レシピ開発を学ぶ。
    • 2011年 調理師免許取得
    • 2015年 退職後渡豪。シドニーのローカルカフェ、和食レストランにて海外の飲食店勤務を経験。
    • 2016年末 帰国後、外国人向け料理教室YOROKOBI kitchenを開業。 
  • please feel free to contact us!

    2F, 1-14-9 Midori, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0021
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