Yakitori and Chicken dishes 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.


Yakitori and Chicken dishes Course

Course Content

This two-week intensive course is designed for those who want to open a yakitori restaurant in their own country. Yakitori is a common Japanese dish and it seems easy to cook, but it requires profound knowledge and extensive practice to be a first-class yakitori chef, as the common saying goes, “Three years in skewering and a lifetime in grilling.”

In the first week, the students will learn how to use tools, the names of chicken sections, how to make sauce, how to grill chicken, and how to skewer it. In the second week, the lecture will cover the method of opening a yakitori restaurant, developing a menu including both yakitori and other dishes, and selecting sake and other alcoholic beverages to increase sales, along with an internship at a restaurant.

1st week

【Yakitori Professional Course】

· Introduction to yakitori cooking tools and chicken parts
· Lecture and practical lessons on the seasonings, skewing and grilling
· Types of Yakitori cuts and vegetables, How to choose the type of meat and vegetables
· How to preserve ingredients
· How to make yakitori sauce (Tare)
· How to prepare the charcoal grill and how to clean and maintain it properly
· Chicken dishes and sides served at a yakitori restaurant

*Course manus is subject to change due to conditions.

2nd week

【Yakitori Restaurant Management Course】

· Practical lessons and hands-on training at the actual Yakitori restaurant (1day)
· Learn the basics of managing a Yakitori restaurant, including training, tableware, and recipe creation
· Preparing, securing, and grilling food at the restaurant to be served as the final output for JCI staff

*Course manus is subject to change due to conditions.

Course Schedule

1 week Course

Oct 7 Mon 2024 – Oct 11 Fri 2024

2 week Course

Oct 7 Mon 2024 – Oct 18 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: 2,100USD

Total: 2,600USD

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

Price for 2 weeks

Enrollment Fee: 1,000USD
Tuition Fee: 3,600USD

Total: 4,600USD

*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 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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