Currently offered classes - Canberra region May-Aug 2021


Learn 3 recipes

Winter warmers to share with your family and friends... includes home-style favourites such as oden, dashi-stewed fish and Japanese curry (making your own from scratch)

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Learn 4 recipes

Piece together your Japanese-style  winter menu with traditional and contemporary recipes...from old-fashioned country-style dishes to popular contemporary cuisine

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Learn 5 recipes

Small food to match your favourite drinks... includes classics such as yakitori and dengaku skewers, street-style grilled squid, and Japanese-style potato salad

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Learn 5 recipes

Traditional Japanese preserving techniques for the colder months... includes home-made miso, tsukemono (vegetable pickles) and tsukudani (sweet-soy relish)

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Learn 4 recipes

Savoury and sweet winter comfort foods... includes traditional snacks such as oyaki and sticky potato mochi, as well as sweet bean paste-filled mochi

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Learn 5 recipes

Make your own customised class... simply select the recipes you would like to learn from our list for your specific requirements and preferences

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We offer a range of classes to suit all levels of knowledge from the complete beginner to serious Japanese food enthusiasts. We would be pleased to customise our classes to cater for your specific requirements, so please ask!

Classes are currently offered as private classes for groups of family and/or friends (1 to 4 persons). Classes are held at our private venue in the Woden area of Canberra. Classes can also be held in your own home kitchen for a surcharge of $20/person.


Classes are approximately 4 hours long, and include personalised hands-on tuition by the instructor, recipes, and materials required for class. All you need to do is attend with your apron!


Maximum participant number is 4 persons (or less in smaller kitchens) for any given class, in accordance with our COVID-19 risk management plan.


  • To book or enquire about a class, please select the type of class you wish to attend and complete the BOOKING FORM.

  • Bookings are required at least 7 days in advance (preferably 3 to 4 weeks). Please e-mail your completed form to

  • At the time of booking, please indicate if you have any dietary requirements or preferences,e.g. vegetarian, gluten-free, food allergies.

  • Please select recipes you wish to learn from the list for your chosen class. Your final selection of recipes is required at least 7 days before the class date (preferably longer). Please e-mail your selection to

  • Payment is required at least 7 days before the class date unless otherwise arranged in advance. Before making your booking, please read IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding our classes.

  • Discounts apply for bookings of 3 or more persons, enrolment in 2 or more classes, and those officially eligible for educational discounts or concession... please enquire at time of booking.

  • A $20 surcharge/person applies if you would like your class held in your own home kitchen.



Why not consider our Gift Voucher as a present for your 'foodie' family members or friends? Vouchers are valid for 3 years from the date of issue and can be used for our food education classes, as well as for our tours and other services. Please use the enquiry form on this webpage, or e-mail for further information.

Takehiko Hashimoto trading as

Deeply Regional Japan Tours ABN 17594801316

Postal address:

PO Box 238, Mawson ACT 2607 AUSTRALIA



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