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Host: Furuya

Tokyo, Japan

USD
$47-$130 per person

Sushi and Japanese recipes taught by a professional chef

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Furuya

Furu has been a professional chef at several Tokyo restaurants for over 30 years. He enjoys meeting people from around the world and is excited to share his cuisine and food culture with travelers. He has designed a cooking class specifically for travelers curious about Japanese cuisine and his mission is to provide an authentic and memorable gastronomy experience in a homely atmosphere. Furu’s cooking skills coupled with his knowledge about Japanese ingredients make for an educational food experience. Children are very welcome too!

Please note that Furu hosts groups of up to four people in his apartment. If there are five or more people in your group Furu will host in a kitchen studio that he rents.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-30 guests) Furu will welcome you into his apartment with a warm smile and serve you a refreshing drink. Then join him at his low Japanese style dining table to enjoy an authentic Japanese meal. Your menu might include traditional dishes such as miso soup, sushi, Japanese style omelette and vegetable tempura. Furu likes to use ingredients that complement each other and create balance. Although a serious cook, he is an easy going person who loves to share the happiness of eating with food lovers.

Cooking experience: (1-30 guests) Join Furu in his kitchen and learn to cook 3-4 Japanese dishes that you will later share together sitting on the floor in front of a low Japanese style table. Your cooking class lasts about 1.5 hours before you enjoy the classic Japanese dishes you helped prepare. You will learn to make dishes such as miso soup, maki-sushi, vegetable tempura and tamagoyaki, a traditional Japanese omelette made by rolling together several layers of cooked egg.

Market visit: (1-10 guests) Market tour only experience: You will get to visit two traditional Japanese markets during this private market tour. Visit the outer Tsukiji market with your host Furu. This is a vibrant market of great cultural important to locals where chefs and locals shop for everything from produce to knives. You will then visit Toyosu market, the largest fish market in the world where you will get to see regional Japanese seafood on sale and learn how to choose fresh fish. Explore Toyosu’s fish and vegetable markets with Furu and discover how the market operates and Japanese food etiquette.

NOTE: Market tour + meal experience: If you choose this combined experience, you will only visit Tsukiji market (not Toyosu market as well). After your outer Tsukiji market tour, you will visit a local sushi restaurant near the market for your meal.

NOTE: Market tour + cooking class + meal: If you choose this combined experience, you will only visit Tsukiji market (not Toyosu market as well). After your outer Tsukiji market tour, you will go to Furu's home where he will teach you to make 3-4 traditional Japanese dishes during your cooking lesson. You will then share the homemade meal you helped prepare in his apartment.

Notes: Please note that if you choose the market tour only experience, you will visit 2 markets, outer Tsukiji and Toyosu. If you choose a market tour experience combined with a meal or cooking class, you will only visit outer Tsukiji market.

Languages spoken: Japanese, English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Miso soup
  • Maki sushi
  • Vegetable tempura
  • Tamagoyaki

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Tokyo Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
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Furuya

$47-$130 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$58 $58 $58
Cooking Experience + Meal
$75 $75 $75
Market Tour
$47 $47 $47
Market Tour + Meal
$47 $47 $47
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$130 $130 $130
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$58 $58 $58
Cooking Experience + Meal
$75 $75 $75
Market Tour
$47 $47 $47
Market Tour + Meal
$47 $47 $47
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$130 $130 $130
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 6:30pm-9:30pm
Market Tour
7:30am-9:30am
Market Tour+ Meal
7:30am-10:30am
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
7:30am-12:30pm

Meet Furuya

Furu has been a professional chef at several Tokyo restaurants for over 30 years. He enjoys meeting people from around the world and is excited to share his cuisine and food culture with travelers. He has designed a cooking class specifically for travelers curious about Japanese cuisine and his mission is to provide an authentic and memorable gastronomy experience in a homely atmosphere. Furu’s cooking skills coupled with his knowledge about Japanese ingredients make for an educational food experience. Children are very welcome too!

Please note that Furu hosts groups of up to four people in his apartment. If there are five or more people in your group Furu will host in a kitchen studio that he rents.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-30 guests) Furu will welcome you into his apartment with a warm smile and serve you a refreshing drink. Then join him at his low Japanese style dining table to enjoy an authentic Japanese meal. Your menu might include traditional dishes such as miso soup, sushi, Japanese style omelette and vegetable tempura. Furu likes to use ingredients that complement each other and create balance. Although a serious cook, he is an easy going person who loves to share the happiness of eating with food lovers.

Cooking experience: (1-30 guests) Join Furu in his kitchen and learn to cook 3-4 Japanese dishes that you will later share together sitting on the floor in front of a low Japanese style table. Your cooking class lasts about 1.5 hours before you enjoy the classic Japanese dishes you helped prepare. You will learn to make dishes such as miso soup, maki-sushi, vegetable tempura and tamagoyaki, a traditional Japanese omelette made by rolling together several layers of cooked egg.

Market visit: (1-10 guests) Market tour only experience: You will get to visit two traditional Japanese markets during this private market tour. Visit the outer Tsukiji market with your host Furu. This is a vibrant market of great cultural important to locals where chefs and locals shop for everything from produce to knives. You will then visit Toyosu market, the largest fish market in the world where you will get to see regional Japanese seafood on sale and learn how to choose fresh fish. Explore Toyosu’s fish and vegetable markets with Furu and discover how the market operates and Japanese food etiquette.

NOTE: Market tour + meal experience: If you choose this combined experience, you will only visit Tsukiji market (not Toyosu market as well). After your outer Tsukiji market tour, you will visit a local sushi restaurant near the market for your meal.

NOTE: Market tour + cooking class + meal: If you choose this combined experience, you will only visit Tsukiji market (not Toyosu market as well). After your outer Tsukiji market tour, you will go to Furu's home where he will teach you to make 3-4 traditional Japanese dishes during your cooking lesson. You will then share the homemade meal you helped prepare in his apartment.

Notes: Please note that if you choose the market tour only experience, you will visit 2 markets, outer Tsukiji and Toyosu. If you choose a market tour experience combined with a meal or cooking class, you will only visit outer Tsukiji market.

Languages spoken: Japanese, English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Miso soup
  • Maki sushi
  • Vegetable tempura
  • Tamagoyaki

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Tokyo Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$58 $58 $58
Cooking Experience + Meal
$75 $75 $75
Market Tour
$47 $47 $47
Market Tour + Meal
$47 $47 $47
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$130 $130 $130
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$58 $58 $58
Cooking Experience + Meal
$75 $75 $75
Market Tour
$47 $47 $47
Market Tour + Meal
$47 $47 $47
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$130 $130 $130
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 6:30pm-9:30pm
Market Tour
7:30am-9:30am
Market Tour+ Meal
7:30am-10:30am
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
7:30am-12:30pm
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