Sushi Workshop at Kamo Aquarium

Yamagata Prefecture

Learn from master chefs how to prepare your own authentic sushi meal.

In this special sushi workshop, you will watch and learn how to break down freshly caught fish into sushi-grade sashimi by a master chef from Yamagata Prefecture at the Kamo Aquarium in Tsuruoka City.  Then with this sashimi, you will learn to make beautiful plate of delicious nigiri and rolled sushi.

This workshop works with master chefs like Chef Suda or Chef Suzuki in the coastal region of Yamagata Prefecture in Tsuruoka City and Sakata City

You will have the chance to work with fresh locally caught fish right from the coast of the Shonai Region and high grade Tsuyahime Rice grown in the surrounding rice fields.  Through this course you will learn how top-grade sushi is made from start to finish and then get to make your own course of sushi and enjoy it with a delicious meal for lunch! 

Experience a Sushi Workshop at Kamo Aquarium

What's Included

The chef will demonstrate cutting techniques, then you can experience cutting your sashimi together with the chef. 
The chef will teach you three of the main methods used to make nigiri sushi.
You will make your own sushi with supervision of the chef either at the sushi counter or at your own tables.
Following the completion of your sushi, everyone will enjoy a lunch centered around your masterpieces with the chef!

Cost

from 10,000 yen per person

Experience Availability

All-year round 

Average Duration

Approximately 2.5 hours

Meeting Location

Miniumum number of participants

2 people

Important notes

Experience availability may vary. Reserve to confirm availability.
We ask for reservations 2 weeks in advance to accommodate for the schedule of the chefs and local guide who will be present to help you with the language barrier.  However you are welcome to send us a message to see if the chef is free even 2-3 days before. 
Please notify us at least 3 days before if you must cancel or modify your reservation.

Experience a Sushi Workshop at the Kamo Aquarium

These workshops begin with a demonstration on how to break down fresh fish into sashimi, the variety of which depends on the season as the fish used in these sushi classes are locally caught fish from Yamagata. 

The chef will demonstrate cutting techniques as well as the type of cuts that are best suited for sashimi used for nigiri sushi.  You will also be able to try your hand at cutting your sashimi together with the chef and use the sashimi made in this demonstration in your own sushi. 

Participants are also encouraged to be active in all parts of the sushi workshop but also know that you are free to just watch and leave certain parts to the chefs at anytime. 

Following this, the chef will then teach you three of the main methods used to make nigiri sushi with an emphasis on the quality of the high quality Yamagata rice used and shaping techniques.  

Participants will then work to make their own sushi with supervision of the chef either at the sushi counter or at your own tables. 

Following the completion of your sushi, everyone will enjoy a lunch centered around your masterpieces with the chef!

Reserve your Sushi Workshop at Kamo Aquarium today!

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Cancelation policy

Our general cancelation policy for our experiences is below. Cancelation fees may vary according to exceptional circumstances.

3 days before

Free

2 days before

30% of experience cost

Day before

50% of experience cost

Day of

100% of experience cost