Cooking Workshops

About our Experiences

Nippon Viajero is excited to bring a taste of Latin America to Japan through our authentic culinary workshops. Using only the freshest local ingredients, our expert instructors will guide you through the process of sourcing ingredients and preparing both traditional and modern recipes.

Our workshops are not just about cooking – they are a chance to connect with a diverse community of food lovers in Japan.

Join us for a unique culinary experience in Tokyo and Hayama, where you can learn new skills, make new friends, and enjoy delicious food and drinks.

Services Offered

We offer a range of workshops to suit your needs, including private party workshops, team building workshops for companies, and private tailored workshops.

Our in-person workshops are held at two locations: Plat295 near Skytree in Tokyo and the Moshimo Cafe near Morito Beach in Hayama.

We also occasionally host events in other parts of Japan, so be sure to follow us on social media @nipponviajero to stay updated.

Workshop Details

Each workshop is 2-3 hours long and includes all necessary ingredients, recipes, and drinks. If you have any questions or special requests, please don’t hesitate to inquire with us.

Looking for a more private experience? Arrange for a private cooking lesson in your own kitchen or one of our locations.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the flavors of Latin America in Japan with Nippon Viajero.

We look forward to cooking with you!

Culinary Courses

Summer 2023

A selection that offers a variety of courses for individuals who want to learn and master the authentic flavors and techniques of Mexican cuisine. From beginner to advanced levels, our courses provide hands-on experiences that will take your culinary skills to the next level.

Most our experiences are offered during a seasonal based calendar. Some of them are available year-long and can be arranged for private lessons.

Tacos Workshop

Our #1 Culinary experience and most recommended by Time out Tokyo

Are you a taco lover who wants to learn how to make authentic taquiza at home? Look no further! Our Taco Workshop is a must-try culinary experience that comes highly recommended by Time out Tokyo.

With a constantly changing menu throughout the year, this workshop by Nippon Viajeros teaches you the art of making tacos from scratch. Not only will you learn how to prepare and cook the perfect taco, but you’ll also discover where to source the freshest ingredients in Japan.

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced cook, our Taco Workshop is a fun and interactive way to explore Mexican cuisine and take your taste buds on a journey to Mexico. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to master the art of taco-making and impress your friends and family with your newfound culinary skills!

Salsas & Antojitos Workshop

Immerse yourself in the world of Mexican dry and fresh chiles found right here in Japan.

Mexican chiles have a long and fascinating history, dating back to ancient Mesoamerica where they were cultivated and used in cooking and religious ceremonies. With the arrival of the Spanish, chiles were introduced to Europe and quickly spread throughout the world. Today, Mexico is home to hundreds of different chile varieties, each with its unique flavor and level of heat. Chiles are a fundamental part of Mexican cuisine and are used in everything from salsas and moles to soups and stews. Their versatility and rich history make them an essential component of Mexican culture and cuisine.

Our expert instructor will teach you how to create a variety of salsas with different levels of heat, as well as how to make classic Mexican garnachas (appetizers or snacks). You’ll also learn about the crucial role of chiles in Mexican gastronomy and discover various ways to prepare them. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind culinary experience!


Our Mexican Masterclasses offer a unique opportunity to learn about the vibrant and diverse cuisine of Mexico. These classes provide an immersive experience into the world of Mexican gastronomy, with expert chefs and instructors sharing their knowledge and passion for the cuisine. From traditional dishes to modern twists, our Masterclasses are perfect for food lovers who want to expand their culinary horizons and discover new flavors and techniques.


Masa Masterclass

Led by our guest culinary instructors and corn experts Molino Campo Noble

Nixtamalization is a traditional Mesoamerican process of preparing corn by soaking it in an alkaline solution, usually limewater, before cooking and grinding it into masa, which is used to make tortillas, tamales, and other corn-based dishes.

The process alters the corn’s nutritional profile, making it easier to digest and enhancing its flavor and aroma. Additionally, it helps to remove toxins from the corn and improve its texture and appearance.

In this masterclass you will learn how to create the ideal masa for classic Mexican dishes such as tortillas, sopes, and other masa-based dishes. Taught by our proficient trainers from Molino Campo Noble, this program includes every aspect of the process, from selecting the appropriate corn to grinding and mixing the masa, and molding and cooking your final products.

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced cook, this masterclass will enhance your masa skills and enable you to amaze your loved ones with delectable homemade Mexican meals.


Mexican Bread Masterclass

For our baking enthusiasts!

Mexican bakery history is a reflection of the country’s cultural diversity and culinary heritage. The tradition of baking in Mexico dates back to pre-Hispanic times, with the use of corn and other native ingredients. After the arrival of the Spanish, wheat and other European baking techniques were introduced, leading to a fusion of flavors and styles.

Today, Mexican bakeries offer a wide variety of sweet and savory treats, including pan dulce, conchas, empanadas, and much more, all with a unique Mexican twist.

Introducing our new Mexican Bread Masterclass in Japan, taught by Ale, a skilled Mexican patissier from Mexico City. This year-round course will feature a wide range of sweet and savory Mexican bread recipes, including conchas, marranitos, tetelas, cemitas, and many other delicious options.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned baker, this class will provide you with the skills and knowledge to make authentic Mexican bread at home. Come and join us to explore the flavors and traditions of Mexico through the art of baking.

Mole Masterclass

Explore the Rich and Complex Flavors of Mexican Cuisine

Have you ever tasted mole? It’s a rich and complex sauce that’s a staple of Mexican cuisine, made with a blend of spices, chili peppers, nuts, and other ingredients. If you’re curious about this iconic dish, then you won’t want to miss our Mole Masterclass.

Through our immersive Mexican Masterclasses, expert chefs and instructors will introduce you to the vibrant and diverse cuisine of Mexico. With a focus on mole, you’ll learn about the history and cultural significance of this beloved sauce, as well as the traditional ingredients and techniques used to make it.

From preparing the perfect spice blend to balancing the flavors just right, our Mole Masterclass will take you on a culinary journey that explores the nuances of this complex sauce. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, our classes are perfect for food lovers who want to expand their culinary horizons and discover new flavors and techniques in Mexican cuisine.

Tamales Masterclass

Offered during Winter

Welcome to our Mexican tamales masterclass! In this class, you will learn how to make one of the most beloved and iconic dishes of Mexico – tamales. Our expert instructor will guide you through the process step-by-step, from making the masa dough to filling and wrapping the tamales. You will also learn about the history and cultural significance of this delicious dish.

Whether you are a seasoned cook or a beginner, this class is suitable for all levels. We use only the freshest and most authentic ingredients, and you will have the opportunity to taste your creations at the end of the class.

By the end of the masterclass, you will have the skills and knowledge to make tamales on your own at home. So come join us for a fun and educational culinary adventure, and discover the flavors of Mexico right here in Japan!

Seasonal Workshops

Discover the flavors and traditions of Mexico with our seasonal workshops available in Japan. Led by experienced Mexican chefs, these workshops offer an immersive experience into the world of Mexican cuisine. Learn how to prepare traditional dishes using seasonal ingredients and gain insight into the history and significance behind each dish and the culture that inspired it. Each workshop is designed to highlight the unique flavors of Mexico and its diverse regional cuisine. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned cook, our seasonal workshops provide a fun and educational way to explore the delicious world of Mexican food.

Summer Harvest Workshop

Join us for our Summer Harvest Workshop, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience and tour a local farm in Japan and gain a deeper understanding of the ingredients of the season. Our unique farm-to-table experience allows you to connect with the agriculture community, learning about the cultivation and harvesting of seasonal ingredients before preparing a delicious meal. Each year, we visit a new farm, ensuring a fresh and exciting experience every time. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn about the bounty of summer in Japan.

Dia de los Muertos Workshop

Available in October

Join us for our Dia de Muertos Workshop, where you’ll learn about the vibrant Mexican holiday that celebrates and honors the departed. Our expert instructors will guide you through the history and traditions of Dia de Muertos, from the creation of elaborate ofrendas (altars) to the preparation of traditional dishes and beverages such as pan de muerto and hot chocolate. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the significance of sugar skulls and create your own, using traditional techniques and vibrant colors. This immersive and informative workshop is a unique way to explore Mexican culture and cuisine, and celebrate the beauty of life and death.

Latin-American Cooking Class

Now looking for culinary instructors from Latin-America to teach in Japan!

Join us for our Latin-American Cooking Workshop, where you’ll discover the rich and diverse flavors of Latin American cuisine. Our expert instructors will guide you through the preparation of classic dishes from countries such as Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and more. From ceviche to empanadas, you’ll learn the techniques and ingredients that make Latin American food so delicious and unique. We’ll also explore the cultural significance of certain dishes and ingredients, providing a deeper understanding of the culinary traditions of the region. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to expand your culinary horizons and explore the vibrant flavors of Latin America.

Cancellation Policy

We’re excited to have you join us for our culinary experience! Before you make your booking, we’d like to let you know about our cancellation policy.

Unfortunately, we do not allow cancellations, rescheduling of classes, or participant swapping, as we have a strict no cancellation and non-refundable policy. We kindly ask that you mark your calendar and plan accordingly before making your purchase.

As your class date approaches, we’ll send you a friendly reminder email with all the necessary details and the location of the class. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to fully enjoy your experience with us.

To ensure we can reach you with any updates or reminders, please provide us with a working email. If you’re booking for another guest, please add their email address. And if you have any special requests, feel free to add them in the note section.

We want to make sure all our participants have a safe and enjoyable experience. While we won’t be enforcing a mask rule, we do encourage all participants to refrain from attending the class if they’re feeling unwell. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our community healthy.

General Terms and conditions when attending Nippon Viajero culinary activities

Nippon Viajero holds the right to refuse a participant to attend a class if the instructor feels they are intoxicated or may cause harm to themselves or anyone else attending the activity

RELEASE OF LIABILITY: When participating in a Nippon Viajero cooking class where the participant will be around or using sharp and potentially dangerous tools suitable to a kitchen environment, the participant releases, indemnifies and excludes Nippon Viajero and its employees from any and all liability of any kind for any damage or injury incurred while attending or visiting Nippon Viajero cooking classes.
The participant understands these terms and conditions and accepts the inherent risks of a kitchen environment when they book and make full payment for a cooking class.

START TIME: Classes run by Nippon Viajero start on time. If you are not on time for the cooking class, we will proceed without the participant and they will be considered a no-show. We have a strict no refund no cancellation policy.

DAMAGE/LOSS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY:  Nippon Viajero will take all necessary care but does not accept responsibility for the damage to or loss of merchandise left in the venue prior to, during or after a class. Nippon Viajero is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal items in any form.

DAMAGE/LOSS OF NIPPON VIAJERO PROPERTY: The participant may be held financially responsible for any damage to or loss of Nippon Viajero property during the class. The cost of repairing any damage to walls, doors or other parts of the property as a result of inappropriate conduct will be charged to the person involved.

Nippon Viajero will be unable to provide for your class due to circumstances beyond their control, Nippon Viajero, is not responsible for any costs, damages or expenses that you may suffer or incur.

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