Aoyama Kitchen

AoyamaKitchen is a hidden cookery school nestled a in a fashionable area 5 minutes walk away from Omotesando.
Our pupils are from a range of age groups, from students to housewives.
With our friendly instructors and staff, this a cookery school that even beginner cooks can attend worry-free by themselves, with small class sizes and an at-home atmosphere.
Because of these qualities we have lots of return students!

AoyamaKitchen mainly offers "Deco Makizushi" lessons, which is sushi that has pictures inside when sliced, and lessons in creating trendy cafe-style food that can be made at home with its "Ouchi Cafe" lessons presently.
In the future it also plans to hold desserts lessons and Japanese sweets lessons.
Our cookery school also has lots of experience in planning lessons and events tailored to overseas tourists visiting Japan and exchange students.
Our Deco Makizushi and Character Bento lessons are particularly popular among overseas patrons, for which we receive a lot of applications, and apart from our regular lessons, we can also accept requests for original lessons that meet customer wishes and off-site events.
How about making an experience that you wouldn't normally have on vacation into one of your memories of Japan?
All of our students leave here smiling about how fun our lessons are.
Our regular lessons are usually held if there are 3 or more students, however individual lessons can be arranged, and we can also take group bookings, so please don't hesitate to inquire about those.
We can also deal with overseas media requests.

For those who wish to request a lesson, please contact
Please let us know which lesson you would like to take part in, the number of people in your party, and your desired time (Please indicate dates and times in order of preference).
*Please understand that due to regular lessons, etc. there may be instances where we cannot accommodate your choice of time.

Upon receiving your inquiry, our staff member in charge of the lessons will contact you shortly.
Inquiries taken: Monday - Friday 10:00-18:00
We will respond to any messages that we receive outside of business hours the next working day.




問い合わせ受付時間:月~金 10:00~18:00

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Deco Makizushi lessons


For our Deco Makizushi lessons, we usually make 2 types of nigiri sushi. The lesson takes approximately 2 hours and costs ¥4,800.


Character bento


For our Character Bento lessons you will make one kind of deco makizushi as well as various simple decorations made out of edible ingredients. The lesson takes approximately 2 hours and costs ¥5,000.


Home cooking


You will make 3 kinds of Japanese food in this lesson.
The lesson takes approximately 2 hours and costs ¥5,000.


Past Results: An example


Tokyo International Exchange Center 2015

  国際交流館 2015

We held a Kyaraben event for overseas exchange students at the Tokyo International Exchange Center in Obaiba, where 30 students from countries all over the world took part.


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Tokyo International Exchange Center 2013

  国際交流館 2013

We held a Deco Makizushi event for overseas exchange students at the Tokyo International Exchange Center in Obaiba, where 30 students from countries all over the world took part.


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Deco Makizushi event in Paris

  デコ巻きずしイベント IN PARIS

We ran collaborative events and such with the famous Japanese sake maker Dassai at Paris' famous olive oil shop OLIVERS & CO's workshop in Paris during 2014.

2014年 Paris で、Paris の有名オリーブオイル専門店 OLIVERS & CO でのワークショップ、日本の名酒、獺祭とのコラボイベントなど、たくさんの方にデコ寿司を体験していただきました。

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We've joined in Taiwan events "TAIWANSERFUL “held at Ebisu Liquid Room.
We made a deco-rolled sushi popular character" OPEN-chan "in Taiwan


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Instructor: Kaoru


After graduating university, studying abroad (New York, Siena),
and working as a model, Kaoru is currently working as a beauty recipe advisor.
From 2012 she has been overseeing Cooking Studio Aoyama Kitchen in Omotesando, Tokyo.
Under the concept of the "the source of beauty lies in food", she often comes up with recipes for various media such as TV and magazines, for events, and for companies.
After her love of yogurt intensified, she decided to attend a cookery school in Bulgaria, the home of yogurt, called "Five Star Academy", where she learned about yogurt-based cuisine and earned a diploma.
She took home the Original Award at the Yogurt Cuisine Contest (Bulgaria)
Recently she is making the most of her qualification as a deco makizushi master and actively participating in international exchange events and activities overseas.

2012年より東京,表参道で、クッキングスタジオ Aoyama Kitchen を主宰。
“美しさの源は食にあり” というコンセプトのもと、TV、雑誌等のメディアやイベント出演、企業向けにレシピの考案を行う。