Cooking School

In Japan, foreign visitors, by teaching the “home cooking”, as food in Japan of ordinary home, reportedly the Japanese culture, lecturer activities that connects the foreigners and Japan.

Licensed Teachers School

You can teach Japanese home cooking to foreigners to develop "home trainer".

For Business Customers

We are providing variety of services such as; Home meal cooking class as an optional tour for travelers, Event creation for entertaining your international guests or employees, Dispatch of our certified cooking instructors, Restaurant menu design and supervision, Marketing consulting to attract international travelers.

Lessons with

Perfect Tips for Japanese Cuisine Cooking!
The class designed for foreigners enables you to cook Japanese Home Meals within 20 minutes. All seasonal, fresh ingredients and English instructions.

Certified instructor

Let your cooking skills out there! At home, it is a school to train instructors to hold a Japanese cooking classes for foreigners. Teaching of cuisine from communication, to know-how of classroom management, we will tell you is exhaustive. It is ideal for those who like.
  • I want to teach their specialty cuisine
  • I want to have foreign friends
  • English want to be good
  • I want equips a global sensation in children

Culture exchange through Japanese cooking

Noriko Tominaga

Cultural Exchange through Japanese Cooking Foreigners living in Japan are approximately 2 million. (Ministry of Justice, December 2014) and the number of them is increasing as the popularity of Japan is rising year by year. Also in response to the fact that the Japanese cuisine, called WASHOKU, was registered as an intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO in 2015, it is attracting more people’s attention. WASHOKU or Japanese cuisine is the exact one representing our culture which is not only healthy but also expresses the beauty of nature and the changing seasons (in Japan). I, Noriko Tominaga, the founder of WASHOCOOK, noticed that there could be lots of opportunities to teach Japanese cooking to foreigners thorough my experiences during working for international companies and traveling abroad for years. Foreigners usually think cooking Japanese cuisine is not very easy though they are interested in incorporating Japanese foods into their daily meals. In addition, if they can learn Japanese culture and experience Japanese home through Japanese cooking, it would please them. On the other hand there are not so many Japanese cooking classes for foreigners. Particularly, there is no school where foreigners can learn simple home cooking. In case if foreign people move to Japan, they would face some difficulties such as language, daily life, their families’ life, community integration…etc. and may feel anxious. WASHOCOOK would like to help foreigners connect to “Japan” and accelerate cultural and verbal exchange (with each other; People from various countries and Japanese) through “Japanese Cuisine” as our culture.


Menu for this month “January”

Millefeuille of Chinese cabbage
Kinpira Ninjin
Kinpira Ninjin
Rice with mixed grains
Rice with mixed grains
Matcha Truffles

User’s Voice

I have been living in Japan for close to 4 years now, but this has been one of the best experiences i have had so far. Ms. Tominaga is a very patient and caring teacher; she takes the time to explain the dish we are making, and each step of the process. After we made the dishes, we sat down to enjoy our meal and company. I will gladly come back again to learn more dishes!

One of the best experiences.

I went by myself and was such a friendly atmosphere. Instructions were perfect and it was so satisfying to be able to make traditional Japanese food. It all tasted lovely, especially the miso soup and tsukune. Afterwards we got to sit down together, to eat and chat about the food/each other. Definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants to cook authentic Japanese food.

Really had a great time.

The cafe where we go to cook is right near the station, and very easy to find. Classes start with a a quick recipe guide so we can see what we’re cooking, and have and idea of what to do. The instructions are clear, and the ingredients are always fresh. Noriko-sensei’s English is very good, so if even if your Japanese isn’t (like me), there shouldn’t be any trouble.

It’s always fun, and the food is delicious!