Handmade Soba and Kaisen Don Class

Cook healthy and delicious handmade soba and kaisen don with a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in Tokyo

Soba is thin noodles made from buckwheat flour or a combination of buckwheat and wheat flour. This dish has been around since the ancient times. It goes all the way back from Jomon period (14,000–300 BCE) and became popular in the Edo period (1603). Soba noodles are served either chilled with a dipping sauce or in hot broth. The dipping sauce is made from broth, soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. Soba has this rich aroma and slippery texture for you to enjoy.

Donburi” or “Donburi-mono” means a deep bowl of rice topped with a variety of ingredients is a part of Japanese diet and “Kaisen don” (Sashimi rice bowl) is one of the most popular kinds of “donburi”. It is prepared with a variety of fresh seafood such as horse mackerel, shrimp, tuna, and salmon. Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo is a very famous place for eating it. However, you will learn how to craft your very own sashimi rice bowl in this cooking class in Tokyo.

About the class:

  • Instructions will be in English
  • Inclusion: Japanese sake, green tea, use of apron, booklet of recipes
  • All cooking ingredients and tools will be provided
  • Participants will have hands-on experience in soba making and kaisen don
  • After the class, students will enjoy their meal with sake
  • If you have allergies or special requests, please let us know before the class


  • Mini introduction to healthy cooking
  • Preparing sushi bowl
  • Making hand-made soba
  • Plating and table arrangement
  • Enjoy the meal with the class


Located in Tokyo, 7-minute walk from Shin-koenji Station of Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line. Travel time takes 10 minutes from Shinjuku station to Shin-Koenji station. A detailed map will be provided after signing up for the class.

Nearby attractions to the place:

The class is located near Koenji, famous for alternative youth culture and has the most second-hand clothing stores in Tokyo. This area is also home to 12 temples and shrines as well as 3 parks around the area. Though it is not in the bustling area of Tokyo, it is also nice to walk around and explore small shops, restaurants, and bars around the area. Just 5 stops away via Tokyo Metro is Shinjuku, a major commercial area in Tokyo full of shopping malls and restaurants.

Read about our experience in making handmade soba and kaisen don

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Everyday 10:30am

Handmade Soba and Kaisen Don Class

From: 9,300¥

Suginami Shin-koenji Tokyo
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Everyday 10:30am

Handmade Soba and Kaisen Don Class

From: 9,300¥

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