Kaiseki Course


Japan Culinary Institute (JCI) was founded based on our experience as a study abroad program agent for more than four decades so that international students can learn authentic washoku.

The institute is affiliated with local restaurants in the Atami area and provides students with the advantage of learning a wide variety of dishes, including sushi, tempura, washoku, ramen, yakitori, and wagashi, Japanese confectionery.

School Type

Private School

Japanese Cuisine, Sushi, Ramen, Yakitori, Wagashi and more


2-21-21 Minaguchicho Atami-shi
Shizuoka, Japan

*The classes may take place at restaurants in the Atami area or Tokyo as well as the school located at the above address.

Where is Atami?

Atami is located to the west of Tokyo, about 100 km or an hour away by bullet train. This hot spring resort is near Mt. Fuji and located on the seaside.

Well-known for its fresh seafood, such as horse mackerel, kinmedai (splendid alfonsino), squid, and whitebait, the town is frequented by tourists who enjoy food and hot springs.


Kaiseki Course

Course Content

Kaiseki cuisine originated as a way for the host of a tea ceremony to entertain guests, and later developed into a multi-course meal that can be enjoyed with the senses of sight and smell as well as taste.

This course teaches students, who already have a basic Japanese cuisine experience, the concept of Kaiseki cuisine and its technique for one week (5-day).

The world of kaiseki is a very deep world involving the concept of wabi-sabi (sorrowful loneliness) and the yin- yang five elements, but we aim to master it in two weeks. Students will learn the basic structure of Kaiseki, and learn the basic menu.

Course Schedule

1 week Course

Jun 10 Mon – Jun 14 Fri 2024

Mon to Fri 4 to 6 hour / day

*The classes may end early or late on some days.
*If the class falls on a Japanese national holiday, the schedule will be adjusted; for example, the class may be extended on another day.

Depending on your schedule and interests, you would be able to make your course plan 1 week or 2 weeks in Japan!


Price for 1 week

Enrollment Fee: 500USD
Tuition Fee: 2,800USD

Total: 3,300USD

*If you would like to enroll in this course as the only student, there will be an additional fee.

Price includes

-Culinary lessons
-English interpreter service during culinary lessons
-Certificate of Course completion
-Visa documents requested by the student
-Support in English during their stay

Price does not include

-Students’ travel insurance
-Personal costs


-Those who can stay in Japan legally during the course.
-Those who are in good health.


There will be an English translator and you do not need to be fluent in Japanese.

No Japanese Language Required!


Beginners can participate in the course.

How to make a payment?

We accept payment only through bank transfer.


We will issue a certificate in English for those who meet the requirements for graduation.


Please kindly find a hotel or Airbnb near the institute.


To avoid any troubles regarding accidents or sickness, we ask every student to join travel insurance or employer-sponsored insurance that is valid in Japan.


Ms. Maryam Alnusif

After Ms. Maryam Alnusif completed Yakitori Course in Feb 2020, she opened a Yakitori restaurant named ‘BONJIRI’ in her home country Kuwait, and the restaurant has been selected one of the Middle East/North Africa’s 50 Best restaurants 2023.

How to apply?

You need to complete an application form with your signature.

Please contact us for more information!

We look forward to your visit to Japan!

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