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Sushi Workshop in Yamagata City

Yamagata Prefecture

Prepare sushi from scratch with the guidance of a master chef.

In this special sushi workshop held in the Q1 Creative City Center in Yamagata City, a master chef will guide you how to transform fish into restaurant-grade sashimi to ultimately create a delicious plate of nigiri and rolled sushi for yourself to enjoy!

Yamagata Prefecture borders the Sea of Japan and has a bounty of rice fields throughout the prefecture, which is why it is no surprise that you will be using local ingredients sourced straight from the prefecture to create your dish.

Experience a Sushi Workshop in Yamagata City

What's Included

A professional chef will demonstrate and guide you through sushi-creating techniques.
Ingredient and room hire fees
English-speaking guide
Your handmade sushi to enjoy!

Optional: knife demonstration experience


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Plus knife demonstration experience: ¥26,000 per person*

Experience Availability

All-year round 

Average Duration

Approximately 2.5 hours

Meeting Location

Q1 Creative City Center, Yamagata City

Minimum number of participants

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*Plus knife demonstation experience: 4 people

Important notes

Experience availability may vary. Reserve to confirm availability.
We ask for reservations 3 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.

Create top-class sushi in the heart of the city

This sushi workshop will begin at the Q1 Creative City Center in Yamagata City, where our main office is located. You may leave any luggage you may have with you in our office, then ascend to the second floor to cook in one of the kitchen spaces. You will preparing the fish to be made into sashimi with the guidance of a master chef. The season determines the fish you will prepare, as the ingredients are locally caught fish from Yamagata Prefecture.

Optional knife demonstration experience: The chef will demonstrate sharpening and 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 sharpening and cutting your sashimi together with the chef and use the sashimi made in this demonstration in your own sushi. 

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

Participants will then work to make and plate their own sushi with supervision of the chef either at the sushi counter or at your own tables (for large groups). 

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

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

Yamagata city Sushi Workshop reservations

You can send a booking inquiry for your experience below. After we receive your inquiry, we will confirm the booking with our partners and send you a booking confirmation email at least 3 days before your desired date.
Please note this form does not confirm the availability of an experience or reserves an experience straightaway.

Cancelation policy

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

10 to 8 business days before date of experience

20% of total price

7 to 2 business days before date of experience

30% of total price

1 business day before date of experience

40% of total price

Day of experience

50% of total price

After start of experience or no-show

100% of total price