Hida Local Experience Hida Local Experience

Cooking Class

  • 4 Hours
  • ¥15,000 -
  • 2-6 People (Private)

Hida-Furukawa (15min from Hida Takayama by Train )
Experience the lives and culture of locals in the Hida area through cooking class.


Our guide will escort you to enjoy beautiful countryside while collecting ingredients for the cooking class. With the ingredients, you will visit our lecturer's house for the cooking class.

  • 10:00AM


    Our guide will meet you at Hida-furukawa station and start the first part of cooking class

  • 10:15AM

    Get ingredients

    Enjoy countryside view and get some ingredients from local vegetable gardens

  • 10:30AM

    Spring water​

    Our guide will take you to the local hidden spring spot and get pure water

  • 10:45AM

    Start cooking​

    Our guide will drop you off at our lecturer's house and the cooking class starts.

  • 12:30PM

    Ready to eat​

    Enjoy your meal with the lecturer and ask any questions such as the locals' lifestyle and culture.

  • 02:00PM

    Back to the station​

    Our guide will come back to pick you up at the lecturer's house and drive back to Hida-Furukawa station.


Location Hida-Furukawa (15min from Takayama by Train )
Participant Max: 6 person
Min:  2 person
Price 2 persons:¥15,000 / person
3 persons:¥13,000 / person
4 persons: ¥12,000 / person
5 persons: ¥11,000 / person
6 persons: ¥10,000 / person

・English-speaking lecturer
・Transport to/from Hida Furukawa Station
・All recipes and ingredients
7 days before start time
Schedule 10:00 / Hida-Furukawa Station
10:05/ Cooking Class Starts
14:00/ End of class
Note This is a PRIVATE tour.

Please inform us of your dietary restriction in advance if you have.

- cancellation policy

Meeting Place

Hida-Furukawa Station 8, Furukawachō Kanamorichō, Hida, Gifu, Japan


Guests can learn how to make local food and ask questions about not only food but also regarding the locals' lifestyle and culture. The lecturer is not a professional chef but experienced home cook who is passionate about food. In the class, guests will normally cook 2 side dishes, 1 main dish, miso soup, rice steamed with vegetables, and dessert.

Hida People

Our friendly lecturer, who is passionate about food and communicating with people, teaches you how to cook local food.

  • Lecturer

    Yoko Taguchi

Tour Review

Who loves our tour?

  • Aviva Zigman

    Authentic Japanese Cooking with Yoko!

    This was one of the best experiences we have had in Japan! Yoko taught us simple Japanese dishes that we can easily make at home and demystified many of the ingredients. We used locally grown (her front yard) vegetables and techniques. Thanks Yoko for a great time!

  • Monica Van Dixhoorn

    All 4 of us, Two adults and two teens of 16 and 12, had a good time at this nice cooking class. We enjoyed and appreciated very much. The idea of getting to know more about Japan through a local cooking class at the cooks home, together with the short stops we made before we started, works really well. It was a very nice experience! During this holiday we haven't learned more about Japan in another way.

  • Dominuque mintz

    My daughter, granddaughters (teen agers) and I took Yoko”s cooking class together. Not only did we learn how to cook some great Japanese items but we had a blast! Yoko and her assistant have great humor as well as knowledge. One of the best experiences of our three week Japan trip.


  • Are you a professional chef?

    Our lecturer is not a professional chef but knows how to make home-made dishes very well. The lecturer will teach the essence of local food in Hida area and we hope you take this class as a more relaxed, fun, cultural experience.

  • Where is the class held and how can I go to your place?

    The class is held at our lecturer's house. Please come to Hida Furukawa station by 10:00. Our staff will pick you up and bring to the house. It is best to take the 9:40 train from Takayama to Hida Furukawa.

  • I need vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free products. Can I attend the experience?

    We can accommodate any kind of requests such as vegetarian, vegan or gluten free.

  • Is there any age limit?

    Basically only for adults. But we are flexible to arrange the tour for children.