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Tofu Making and Japanese Vegan Meal

Moroyama-machi, Iruma-gun, JapanPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Nana

5.5 hours
Japanese
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

You can learn how to make soy milk and tofu from scratch.
We also make a simple tofu dish, miso soup and brown rice and have dinner together.
You will be served the dessert that I made before hand using soy milk.
Other things to note
Genuine macrobiotic and vegan cooking.
Tofu is made from soy beans. If you are allergic to soy, this experience is not suitable.

Nana's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Japanese vegan dinner
  • Drinks
    Japanese herb tea
  • Equipment
    Recipe of tofu making
    Lecture note on soybeans
From $126
/ person
Wed, 5 May
$126 per person
$126 per person
Wed, 12 May
$126 per person
$126 per person

Meet your host, Nana

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a " Macrobiovegan ".
I've been practicing Macrobiotics over 20 years, and I'm also a vegan.

My dream is to make this world peaceful for all the beings.
I believe it is possible when we are truly compassionate to animals as well as to humans with respect to the nature of this planet.

I hold a teaching Macrobiotic diploma from the most prestigious Macrobiotic school, Macrobiotic Cooking School, Lima in Japan. I conduct Macrobiotics and vegan classes in Japan, Malayasia and Singapore where I resided for over 20 years before.
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Where you'll be

The location is countryside tranquil area.
There are mountains and a lake near by where we can view pretty Sakura blossoms in the spring and beautiful autumn leaves in the fall season.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Aurelie
December 2019
We had a very unique experience with Kurina. We were welcomed in Kurina's peaceful home as really special guests. The tofu and soy milk preparation was great, and highly documented. We learnt alot of things. We talked about veganism, she also introduced us to macrobiotics (which we didn't know at all). We met a beautiful person and we'll keep this experiment as one of our best moments during our holidays in Japan. Once back at home we'll make tofu just as Kurina taught us. We can only recommend this course to anyone!
We had a very unique experience with Kurina. We were welcomed in Kurina's peaceful home as really special guests. The tofu and soy milk preparation was great, and highly documented…
Aziza
November 2019
Kurina is an amazing teacher with so much knowledge, patience and wisdom. It was an absolutely amazing time speaking and cooking with her. The tofu came out amazing and I feel I learned a lot about veganism, tofu, and Japanese culture. The location is secluded but her house is devine. I really hope to make it back to see and cook with her again, but until then I'll just watch out for her latest blog post!
Kurina is an amazing teacher with so much knowledge, patience and wisdom. It was an absolutely amazing time speaking and cooking with her. The tofu came out amazing and I feel I le…
Lori
September 2019
Our family had a wonderful time visiting Kurina's home and kitchen for the tofu-making experience and delicious vegan Japanese dinner. She was so kind and flexible to accomodate our travel schedule and family's needs. She asked and answered a lot of questions we had, shared so much information about the food, ingredients and even about her own life story and culture so it was a life-time memory making experience. On top of all that was the delicious food and she even made a few extra things to show me how to use some ingredients I had asked about beforehand. She was super patient with all my questions regarding getting to her home as well as about the ingredients and preparation methods. She was well prepared and we all enjoyed the teas, the appetizers, the tofu-making process and then the beautiful meal she made (and we helped with the final touches). We will never forget our day with Kurina!!
Our family had a wonderful time visiting Kurina's home and kitchen for the tofu-making experience and delicious vegan Japanese dinner. She was so kind and flexible to accomodate o…
Anja
March 2019
Es war soviel mehr als nur ein Kurs über Tofuherstellung. Ich habe viel gelernt über die Zubereitung von Sojajoghurt, Sojamilch, Käse aus Soja, Miso, Okara, Sake,... und persönliche Einblicke in Kurinas Alltag in Japan erhalten. Das vegane Abendessen war sehr lecker und typisch japanisch. Ich kann diese Entdeckung nur empfehlen. Die Fahrt zum Kurs war unkompliziert und alles gut zu finden.
Es war soviel mehr als nur ein Kurs über Tofuherstellung. Ich habe viel gelernt über die Zubereitung von Sojajoghurt, Sojamilch, Käse aus Soja, Miso, Okara, Sake,... und persönlich…
Ruth
January 2019
There is nothing like fresh - really fresh - tofu! Kurina goes beyond just making tofu - she showcases popular foods made along the way, ending in a full meal! She is an expert in the kitchen and a gracious, well-travelled host. Please take this opportunity to get out of Tokyo to breathe some mountain air in a non-touristy part of Japan.
There is nothing like fresh - really fresh - tofu! Kurina goes beyond just making tofu - she showcases popular foods made along the way, ending in a full meal! She is an expert in…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegan
Gluten-free
Peanut allergy
Vegetarian
Fish allergy
Egg-free
Tree nut allergy
Dairy-free
Shellfish allergy
Pescatarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.