Going to Japan soon? This website offers cooking class hosts by locals

airKitchen, website matching and learn to cook like local Japanese

They say that whenever you travel, you must never forget to try the local’s foods available. And learning to cook like a local is another way of understanding their local culture, because food is one of the best tools for communication.



As the number of travelers who want to learn to cook traditional Japanese food, “Washoku" is increasing, it is one of the most popular options. To meet these kinds of requests, airKitchen provides opportunities to experience local Japanese cooking.

airKitchen, website matching and learn to cook like local Japanese
(Screengrab from airKitchen website)

airKitchen, website matching and learn to cook like local Japanese



The airKitchen matching platform service uses the internet to connect visitors with Japanese hosts who wish to entertain overseas guests with their home cooking in Japan. Using airKitchen, overseas guests can visit local Japanese family homes during their travels and make Japanese home-cooked meals together with a local Japanese host. All cooking classes on airKitchen are offered in English. Travelers can choose their favorite cooking class by using  their smartphones or PCs and easily book and pay online through airKitchen.




airKitchen, website matching and learn to cook like local Japanese
airKitchen, website matching and learn to cook like local Japanese

airKitchen started it's services in April, 2018 and already more than 80 country's tourists have enjoyed Japanese home-cooking experiences in Japan. Anyone, whether on a solo trip or a group/family trip, can participate in these cooking classes. 



It would normally be held with several other visitors as well, so you can also enjoy communicating with each other and share the experiences of your trips.

airKitchen, website matching and learn to cook like local Japanese
airKitchen, website matching and learn to cook like local Japanese

Many hosts use seasonal and organic vegetables and can include everything from vegetarian sushi, tempura, gyouza and ramen.

Ideally, the platform says you should try and plan ahead as much as possible, suggesting that two weeks is the optimum time for hosts to prepare, although up to three days is also a possibility. Currently, AirKitchen has rolled out throughout Japan with listings in more than 30 cities.

Not only going to sightseeing type of places but also cooking Japanese traditional food in ordinary homes give you a great chance to experience Japanese local life. Travelers can choose their favorite cooking class from the list of unique cooking classes located all over Japan using airKitchen. 

You can browse the cooking classes in Tokyo and book online now..


Photo credits: airKitchen.com




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55 comments :

  1. looks like a lot of fun. the pic of your kids with their bento? boxes was very cute. thanks for sharing!
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  2. This service can turn out to be a blessing for me, in the long run. That way, I hit 2 birds with one stone. Learn how to cook the Japanese way and also, get to make numerous friends.

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  3. This is a great idea. I’d love to learn Japanese cooking.

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  4. What an innovative idea!Really air kitchen platform makes a communication between different foods from different countries.

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    1. I agree. You see, if Italians can do it, so does Japan and the rest of the Asian countries.

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  5. Wow!It's always my goal to do my own bento box! It seems fun and yummy! I hope to do this soon.

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    1. That will be great! Don't forget to book your cooking class here when you visit Japan soon!

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  6. woah!! im going to japan soon. and this is very interesting!! i love how we can share information/knowledge with some locals thru a fun way. :)

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    1. That's true! perfect for any type of travelers. You will gain experience and new friendships.

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  7. This looks like so much fun, would love to be able to create a bento box like this it looks amazing

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  8. This trend is gaining popularity, even in my country

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  9. This is a very creative idea. It's amazing how they even came up with this. It makes learning how to cook their local dishes faster and better instead of just reading off a recipe from a site without knowing if you've actually done the right thing. Great.

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    1. I think in cooking class you can learn easily than just watching it from videos.

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  10. I will definitely check this out! Hopefully when we go back we can do it too. looks so fun

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    1. That's great! Don't forget to book your cooking class here!

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  11. This is such a great idea! I love Japanese Cuisine and learning to cook it sounds not only exciting but tempting too. Thanks :)

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  12. What a great adventure. I am so glad to read that they also offer vegetarian cuisine as well. The looks of delight on the kids faces with their bento box was priceless. This is the first time I have heard of this, I am definitely looking forward to trying one.

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    1. Kids love to cook should try this Japanese cooking class. A great way for them to meet new friends!

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  13. Japan is a beautiful country.I would love to visit there sometime. This looks fun

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  14. Now that for me sounds amazing!!! I love to cook and I love Japanese food so it sounds like heaven. I would really enjoy having lessons on how to make some gorgeous Japanese dishes.

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    1. That is true! And learning from local Japanese Moms are great too! Also, this is a great way for many Japanese grandmothers to mingle with the young generation.

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  15. i enjoyed this post! i'm drooling while browsing and wanna experience it as well. Japan has so much to offer. :)

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  16. Kristine Nicole AlessandraSeptember 25, 2019 at 7:47 AM

    I like that idea of airKitchen. That sure looks like an awesome way to appreciate local cuisine and learn how to cook them yourself!

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    1. That's true! Plus, learn how to cook healthy and sustainable foods.

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  17. Eating the local food is one of my favorite parts of traveling. I love the idea of Air Kitchen, such a cool concept to be able to cook in locals' homes. It looks like a great way to experience Japanese local life and get an inside peak into the daily home life as well.

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    1. Perfectly true! Why spend you money elsewhere where you only (at least watch) how they serve it, where you can actually do it hands-on with the local Okasa.

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  18. What a nice idea in general. Thank you for highlighting. Its true about learning about a culture from food preparation and cooking. When I visit Japan, this will be on my list of to-dos!

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  19. I love the sound of this idea! Japan is a dream destination of mine, so I would definitely sign up to do a cooking class with a local. I’m hoping to visit next year so watch this space!

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  20. This is amazing! I LOVEEEE local interactions + Cooking classes when I travel and this experience gives both :) So happy to see vegetarian items being a part of the list! The items look delicious and so well plated :) Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. I am glad you like it. Please book your cooking class soon!

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  21. I absolutely love the idea never the fan of hotel food anyway as they most serve the diluted version of local cuisine

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    1. That is true, and only few hotel restaurants serves good food.

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  22. Aw looks like you had a great time. How much fun is this for sure...I would love to do this xx

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  23. I am great foodie and love to learn cooking as I love cooking my own food. So learning new food from different culture would be very exciting. I would surely go to learn cooking traditional Japanese food, “Washoku". I loved the concept of airKitchen in which overseas guests too can learn traditional cooking.

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    1. This is also a good way for many Japanese locals to share their cooking skills and others to many foreign guests and bridging the gap of culture and experiences.

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  24. This looks like such an authentic experience to taste the local cuisine. Thanks Blair for introducing us to AirKitchen. Would love to experience myself whenever I visit this part of the world soon!

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  25. I haven't been to Japan yet but it looks cool. Would love to try.

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  26. This is exactly the type of experience I look for when I travel. I can't believe that people from 80 different countries have already learned. It would be so fun to perfect (or at least learn) a recipe and test it out at home. Love this idea!!

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    1. That's true, and would be nice to learn from many old ladies and learn their secret recipe.

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  27. Japan is a country which tops my bucket list and if I was to go there surely my better half would love to get involved in a cooking class. What better way than to get to learn from the locals. It’s some great healthy and nourishing dishes on offer is sure. Learning from those moms would’ve great for my wife and surely they can share some information visa versa. Guess I would be there to sample the delicacy. Thanks for something very different and unique to add to your list when planning Japan. Amar Singh

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