【Tokyo Cooking Class】Make Japanese Gyoza & Tantanmen: A Great Japanese Cooking Class for Beginners!

【Tokyo Cooking Class】Make Japanese Gyoza & Tantanmen: A Great Japanese Cooking Class for Beginners!

  • Learn how to make gyoza dumplings and tantanmen noodles in Yanaka, Tokyo! After an introduction to Japanese food and culture, your professional instructor will take you through the steps to make mouthwatering gyoza and noodles. Eating your own creations with fellow cooking class participants will make an unforgettable experience!
  • Your instructor teaching you Japanese traditional cooking is one of the few female cooks that served Japanese food in France. Her detailed lessons backed by her genuine skills, are known for teaching delicious, unique, and fun Japanese cooking!
  • Before your cooking class, your instructor will show you around Yanaka, a town retaining its old Showa-era look. The slower clock and relaxing vibe here will make you feel like you’ve slipped back in time!
  • To accommodate for a variety of food cultures, this traditional Japanese cooking class adapts to all kinds of dietary restraints. Without compromising flavor, great attention is paid to provide the flavor of traditional Japanese food to every visitor!


Area Tokyo Yanesen
Meeting place In front of "NewDays ecute Nippori" by the north exit ticket gate of JR Nippori Station
Access Just outside JR Nippori Station, north exit ticketing gate
Meeting time Please arrive by the starting time
Duration About 2 hours
Activity Code ACk006505
supported language English, French
Minimum number of participants 1person

Meeting place


  • ① Strolling Yanaka, Tokyo
    ② Instructions on traditional cooking methods
    ③ Make your gyoza and tantanmen noodles
    ④ Eating your creations!
    ⑤ End of cooking class
    • A Cooking Class led by a chef trained in France!
      The instructor for your traditional Japanese cooking class was one of the few female chefs making Japanese food in France! She has been working freelance since returning to Japan, and hosts this cooking class with the hopes to exchange cultures and experiences with inbound travelers, while having them take home delicious memories of Japanese traditional cuisine.
      Her classes are known for her fluent English and French, and genuine skills that back her detailed lessons. You’ll learn to make unique and tasty Japanese food in this fun cooking class, that keeps foreign travelers coming back!
    • Yanaka: A town inheriting the looks of the Showa Era
      Before your cooking class, your instructor will show you around the town of Yanaka, Tokyo. Among all of Tokyo’s traditional old-town areas, Yanaka especially shows its strong roots in the Showa era. The old wood-construction homes and cafes renovated from traditional houses give off a nostalgic atmosphere that takes you straight back in time!
    • Make Gyoza dumplings & Tantanmen noodles!
      After a presentation on traditional Japanese culinary culture and food, you’ll be eager to try making Japanese food yourself! This traditional Japanese cooking class is an introductory course catered towards beginners. You’ll be learning how to make gyoza dumplings and tantanmen noodles, with the help of your professional instructor! Once the prep work is done, all you have to do is put them over heat to get a delicious, mouth-watering Japanese feast!
    • Accomodating vegetarian and vegan needs
      This traditional Japanese cooking class is for everybody! To accommodate for vegetarian and vegan needs, ingredients can flexibly be changed. For example, the ground pork in the gyoza can be substituted for soy bean meat, and the tantanmen noodles can be changed from egg noodles to wheat noodles! Great attention is paid to not compromise the flavor. The class instructor’s inclusive attitude to serve delicious Japanese food to everybody may be the key to the class' popularity.
    • お待ちかねの実食タイム!
      It’s finally time to taste your creations! Dig into your gyoza and tantanmen with your fellow cooking class participants. Set the table with traditional Japanese food that you made yourself for a culinary experience better than any restaurant! Conversation will be sparked naturally as you eat with great company. The best part about this cooking class is the communication and bonds born from the food!


Included in the fee
Experience fee, drink, taxes
Not included in the fee
All expenses not listed above
This cooking experience is meant for beginners.
Cancellation policy
All cancellations made from 2 days prior to the day of the cooking class, will be charged 100% of the booking fee.
Special Notes
- Aprons provided
- Accommodates vegetarian, vegan, gluten free menus (please contact the instructor beforehand).
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