airKitchen allows travelers from all around the world to book and experience homemade Japanese food made by authentic Japanese hosts in their homes. Learn to cook classic Japanese meals and enjoy the warmth of eating around a dinner table with Japanese locals.
airKitchen wishes for you to gain an unforgettable first-hand experience of the daily Japanese lifestyle and Japanese culture through our local food adventures.
You can find and eat homemade Japanese food in homes from anywhere in Japan.
Find your favorite cooking host in the area closest to you and book them through our website.
Visit a Japanese local's home and learn to cook their specialty.
Eat the authentic homemade Japanese meal with your Japanese host. Take the opportunity to have a genuine conversation with a local Japanese Person.
"Our cooking experience with Michiko was marvelous. Besides teaching us the expert techniques of tempura cooking, she also shared with us the history of the food we cooked. This exemplified her in-depth knowledge of Japanese cuisine. Her love for food art was also shown by the way she taught us how to set the table for the food, interwoven with beautiful tableware and cutlery sets. Aside to cooking, she was happy to share about the nice places of Tokyo to visit. In short, Michiko is an awesome host."
"Our cooking lesson with airKitchen and Akiko-San was a fantastic experience. Being invited by a Japanese local to their home and learning how to cook Japanese dishes, including some of Nagoya’s specialities, made it possible for us to take a deep look inside the Japanese food culture and into how Japanese live and think about various topics. Our host Akiko-san taught us how to prepare many delicious dishes: “Tebasaki” (Nagoya’s local speciality, deep fried chicken wings), “Shrimp Tempura”, “Doteni” (Red miso stew) and Red miso soup. We also learned how great Japanese hospitality is. What made our airKitchen cooking experience especially great was that everything was arranged to go very smoothly. Our host even picked us up from the station and brought us back to there, and had already bought all needed ingredients for our dishes. As the AirKitchen team was also very helpful and easy to contact, nothing could go wrong! I would love to enjoy such a great cooking session again soon. Thank you very much!"
"We really enjoyed the whole traditional experience from the first meet up to the final goodbyes. Our host, Masako-san, was very lovely and generous. We love the udon and tempura making too! We didn't know udon was traditionally made that way. The traditional matcha drinking was an eye opening experience as well. All in all a very enjoyable experience. Will definitely go back again!"
Co-founder & CEO
Born in Japan.
He moved to America when he was 3 months old and spent his childhood in San Francisco.
He studied engineering at Nagoya University in Japan and studied business for 1 year at University of Warwick in the UK.
While studying abroad and traveling around the world, he visited friends’ houses where he experienced local culture, such as having friends’ mothers homemade cookings.
Based on his experiences, he planed a service airKitchen that you can eat and provide home cooking at the local people 's house.
In order to realize business idea, he started ZAZA Inc with friends.
Currently he is a graduate master of Nagoya University and specialized in applied physics.
He loves to travel and have visited over 20 countries.
Co-founder & COO
He loves traveling as a backpacker since he visited Thailand for his first time overseas trip at 18.
He specializes in digital maps in Nagoya University and studied at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden in the third year as an exchange student.
After studying in Sweden, he returned to Japan without airplane for 70 days. At that time he realizes that what is really important in traveling is interacting with local people. Thus he established airKitchen with his friends.