Recommended Culinary Schools in Japan

June 5 2024 Updated

The following cooking schools are recommended by Chef’s Wonderland!

FRONTIER ZIPANG WASHOKU CLASS (FZWC) is an innovative culinary school where students can learn practical skills at partner restaurants in Yokohama and Tokyo. The courses start from a 1-week period, in which professional Japanese chefs directly instruct students. Sushi course, izakaya course, and ramen course include unpaid internships and provide an opportunity to engage in the operating activities at Japanese restaurants.

The school also provides a private confectionery course from one-day.

Tokyo Sushi Academy

Recommended culinary schools in Japan

Founded in 2002, with over 4,300 graduates. Known as the world’s first edomae-style sushi school, this culinary school in Tokyo has taught many foreign students. You can study other kinds of Japanese food as well, not only sushi.

Miyajima Ramen School

Founded in 2001, this ramen school in Osaka is centered on one-on-one lessons. You can re-create the taste of that ramen you like!

International Ramen School

International Ramen School

A ramen school in Yokohama with a popular ramen shop owner as the teacher. Programs that include OJT (on the job training) are well liked.

Japan Culinary Institute


Japan Culinary Institute (JCI) is a professional school specialized in Japanese culinary training for international students based on our 40 years of experience in culinary education for international students.

Osu No Sushi School

Osu No Sushi School is an immersive, master sushi school taught in English, designed for those who want to learn both traditional Japanese methods along with cutting edge fusion sushi.

In a small class setting, over a two month period in beautiful Miyazaki prefecture, you will learn much more than the art of sushi and running a restaurant.

Master of Japanese Cuisine Academy

Master of Japanese Culinary Academy (MJCA) provides a 100%-ONLINE program including personalized feedback with a certification.

MJCA has educated 100+ students since 2019, and certificated graduates made their dreams come true: Some got a position in a high-end Japanese restaurant such as NOBU, and others started their own restaurants.

The secret of MJCA‘s program is the combination of detailed step-by-step instruction videos and personalized feedback from master chefs.

MJCA offers a wide selection of courses from sushi to sashimi, yakitori, wagyu, and more. Master chefs direct all courses, so you can learn the real master chef’s techniques without traveling to Japan.

For those wanting to know more about culinary schools in Japan
About Culinary Schools in Japan
Graduation Ceremony

This article is good for those wanting to know about culinary school programs, fees, diplomas, etc.

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Confectionary Schools in Japan
Confectionary Schools in Japan

This is an article for people wanting to learn Western or Japanese confectionery, bread and cake making, etc. in Japan.

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