Sushi Course

Sushi 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.


Sushi Course

Sushi Course

Course Content

Sushi, born in Japan about 200 years ago, has developed into a wide range of dishes, from traditional Edomae-style sushi and sushi rolls to American-style sushi made with avocado and cheese or vegetarian sushi.

The course starts with filleting small fish that is easier to handle and then covers how to make sushi, rolls with various seafood, including tuna, salmon, squid, and shrimps, and uramaki (inside-out rolls) such as California rolls.

Course Curriculum

The goal of this course is to acquire skills required for cooking common menus at Sushi restaurants. After learning the basics of Japanese cuisine, students will focus on acquiring knowledge and skills. The course will be useful for those who want to open their own sushi restaurants in their home countries in future.

The student will also learn how to judge the freshness of different fish and shellfish – an important skill for sushi chef – by visiting fish market to learn how to select ingredients. You may also visit rice factory, sake brewery, and fishing experience, as well.

• Introduction to cooking tools, how to sharpen a kitchen knife

• Types of rice and fish, How to choose rice and fish

• How to prepare for Sumeshi(vinegared Rice)

• Traditional and Modern Sushi

• How to preserve food ingredients

• How to make Sushi by hand

• Hand-formed Sushi, roll sushi, scattered sushi

• How to slice raw fish, make soup or other fish dishes at Sushi restaurant

• How to plan a full-course menu at sushi restaurant

• Tableware for Sushi, and how to dish up

• Lesson on sake at Sushi restaurant and green tea

*Lesson orders and contents are subject to change in order to learn different dishes organically, instead of separatedly.

Course Schedule

1 week Course
Oct 23 Mon – Oct 27 Fri 2023

4 week Course
Oct 23 Mon – Nov 24 Fri 2023*
(*Including 1 week break / Nov 6~10)

7 week Course
Oct 23 Mon – Dec 15 Fri, 2023*
(*Including 1 week break / Nov 6~10)

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 from 1 week / 4 weeks / 7 weeks in Japan!


Price for 1 week

Enrollment Fee: 500USD
Tuition Fee: 2,400USD

Total: 2,900USD

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

Price for 4 weeks

Enrollment Fee: 1500USD
Tuition Fee: 3,800USD

Total: 5,300USD

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

Price for 7 weeks

Enrollment Fee: 3,000USD
Tuition Fee: 6,900USD

Total: 9,900USD

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

Price includes

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

Price doesn’t include

-Students’ travel insurance
-Personal costs such as phone, Internet, etc


-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.

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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