Summer Course


Open for Registration

Starting on 


June 1, 8, 22, 29

July 6, 13, 20, 27

August 3, 17, 24

 September 1, 7, 14, 21

Summer Japanese Cuisine Course in Japan

Experience the World of Japanese Cuisine in Japan and enjoy Japanese Culture and Life!

Summer in Japan – JCI Summer course offers a unique chance to enjoy the best parts of Japan. Within a week, you can learn popular Japanese cuisine such as Ramen, Yakitori, Sushi, Home cooking, and Japanese Dessert, directly from culinary professionals at Japan Culinary Institute, while enjoying the beaches, hot springs, and temples, and experiencing Japanese culture first-hand!

Each of the four lessons is taught by a very high level culinary master and teaches highly specialized expertise in the pursuit of cooking. Offers the possibility to reproduce authentic Japanese cuisine anywhere in the world.


The school is located in Atami, a quaint city just 45 minutes from Tokyo by shinkansen (bullet train). It is a popular escape for people living in big cities, to feel the nature and enjoy peaceful time. During the day, you can enjoy beaches, shopping, and visiting historical spots in the area, or you can visit Mt.Fuji, beautiful Lake Ashinoko , the famous castle in Odawara, Firework Festivals etc. on weekends.

The culinary lessons are offered with FREE English interpreter, so do not worry even if you don’t speak Japanese.

JCI Japanese Cooking Summer Course - 9 Special Features that promise a fulfilling time to learn and enjoy!

1.Variety of Subjects

In a one-week course, you will learn sushi, yakitori, ramen and home cooking that represent Japanese food. You can learn one at a time, at a professional level. Lessons are held in a small group for both beginners and experienced cooks. Here, you can learn popular dishes that are typical of Japanese cuisine and most loved by

Japanese people.

4.Welcome Kit

With our special welcom kit (guide map of Atami, pen, notebook, file folder, Atami

tourism information), you can enjoy the city of Atami from the very first day.

7. Popular Gourmet Tour

Enjoy street food and experience casual Japanese food.

2.Learn Japanese Food Culture

You can learn not only Japanese cuisine but also Japanese food culture.

​5. Visit of Japanese Food theme

A tour of the treasure trove of Japanese cuisine art with explanations, and deeper

understanding of Japanese cuisine.

8.Accommodation Support

For students, the school will  introduce guesthouses, homestays, hotels, B & Bs, hotels, other convenient and economical places, and inns with hot springs. Ranges from $ 30 to $ 80 or more per night.

3.Classes with English Interpreter

Classes have an English interpreter, so you can learn authentic skills without language problems. Interpreters in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, etc. can be provided on request with additional fee.  Please contact us.

6. Cultural Activities

In the cultural visit, you  will visit one of the following sites: Mt. Fuji - a World Heritage Site, a sake

brewery, or a mysterious shrine where Japanese gods live. You can experience the

Japanese culture most familiar to Japanese people and experience the splendor of life in Japan.

9. Selectable Schedules

May to July 15, 2020: One-week Yakitori course, one-week Ramen course

July 20-September: One-week Professional summer course on Japanese cuisine and culture.

Sushi Lesson

Authentic Sushi chefs train themselves for years to master the art of sushi, but remember, sushi was originally born as a fast food. You will learn the basic of Sushi, and will be able to create hand-made sushi for your home party, special dinner meal at home!

Yakitori Lesson

Yakitori is a type of Japanese cuisine, BBQ style dishes with mainly chicken and vegetables grilled on wooden skewers over charcoal grill. It is a popular and common food enjoyed widely in Japan. Once you learn the basic, you can freely arrange ingredients to your taste.

Ramen Lesson

Ramen has become one of the most popular Japanese foods in recent years. Its carefully prepared soup and sauces, combined with various types of noodle, create a harmony in a bowl. You will learn the basic type of Ramen, so that you can enjoy hand-made ramen at your own home kitchen!

Home Cooking

Home cooking is the base of all Japanese cuisine. You will learn how to take soup stock using traditional method (with bonito, konbu, niboshi). You will enjoy the taste of Japanese home cooking easy to arrange to your taste.

Course Details:

Course Duration :  1 week


Start Date : 

Yakitori Summer Course: June 1, June 8, July 6, July 13, August 31, September 7th

​Ramen Summer Course: June 22 , June 29, August 17, August 24

Summer Course: July 20, July 27, August 3, September 14, September 21.


Price: US$1,800


4 Culinary lesson (Sushi, Ramen, Yakitori, Home Cooking)

1 Culinary visit

1 Culture excursion

■Course fees include:


Enrollment fee, Tuition,

Facilities fee (no materials),

Orientation meeting,

English interpreter during lessons with the teacher,

Welcome lunch,

Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder, bus pass, Sightseeing guidebook),

Weekly japanese culinary visit,

Cultural excursions、(One of them : Mt.Fuji view, sake brewery visit, Hakone and lake Ashinoko visit),

Daily meal vouchers (5 daily meal vouchers a week - rice, miso soup, pickles, vegetables, bread, coffee),

■Costs not included in fees

accommodation fee

Travel insurance (necessary for culinary lessons)

Round-trip airfare

Transportation fee within the city

Personal expense(for meals, allowance, telephone, utility bill, gifts, and others)

[ Sample schedule ]

Day 1     SUN        Arrive to Atami

Day 2     MON       Lesson 1

Day 3     TUE        Lesson 2

Day 4     WED       Lesson 3, Culinary Visit

Day 5     THU        Lesson 4

Day 6     FRI         Culture Excursion

Day 7     SAT       

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