Prawn Tempura Cooking Experience

Learn how to make Japanese fried prawns at the foot of Mt. Fuji
Fujikawaguchiko, Japan
2 Hours
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
English / Japanese
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
What's Included

  • 2-hour Japanese cooking class
  • Guidance from an experienced chef
  • Practice the art of frying tempura to a crisp
  • Enjoy a set of 3 large prawns, 3 vegetables, pufferfish, and egg
  • Learn the history of tempura 
  • Easily accessible location after visiting Mt. Fuji
What to Expect

In this hands-on Japanese cooking class, you can learn how to cook tempura, a traditional dish that's very popular in Japan and around the world. They say it is difficult to fry tempura to a crisp at home. But in this class, an experienced chef will teach you how to perfectly fry tempura. You will also learn how to cook rice and miso soup to accompany your meal. 


The tempura set you'll be cooking will include three large prawns and three seasonal vegetables, as well as rare pufferfish and egg. Tempura is great with dipping sauce, of course, but there will also be lemon-flavoured and curry-flavoured salt for topping. 


In this class, you will also learn the origins of tempura, which is believed to have come from Portugal in the 16th century. People often regard tempura as an expensive dish, but it was actually a commoners' dish served at stand-up stalls in the Edo Period (1603-1868). Learn all this and more your cooking lesson.


As an option, you can rent the same Kappogi that the chef has to wear during your class. Kappogi is a coverall apron with sleeves designed in Japan.



  • Check-in
  • Explanation of the history of tempura
  • Making assorted tempura
  • Eating the tempura
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Meeting point: HOUTO Lab Cooking Experience / 2746-1, Kawaguchi, Kawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken 401-0304
  • Access:
    • Take JR Chuo Main Line from Shinjuku and get off at Otsuki Station
    • Change to Fujikyu Railway and get off at the last stop, Kawaguchiko Station
    • Approx. 10 mins. by car from Kawaguchiko Station 
    • Located on the opposite side of the Kawaguchiko Museum of Art
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Terms & Conditions:

  • Our Advertised Price and Net Rate DO NOT include the Japanese Consumption Tax. 
  • Children (3-5 years old) can watch but cannot join the workshop for safety's sake as fire and oil are used in the cooking process.
  • Junior high school students or under need to be accompanied by a guardian.
  • A single participant needs to pay for two people.
  • Please refrain from wearing high heels as the floor is slippery.
  • If you have any food allergies, please contact the restaurant beforehand. 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
  • 3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
  • The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
  • Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
  • The cancellation fee includes handling charges.


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