Tokyo Ramen School!

ラ塾 - RaJuku

Looking for a ramen school in Tokyo? Look no further than the RaJuku. The RaJuku brings together some of Tokyo's most revered ramen chefs for two kinds of classes. One is a simple, one-day experience and the other is an intensive, in-depth 15 days of ramen study.

1-Day Course (4 hours)

You'll learn a classic shoyu ramen from the Jiraigen Syndicate (check out their Saikoro shop here). Soup, tare seasoning, and toppings are all covered in this class, and at the end you'll plate your own bowl of classic Tokyo-style ramen. You can get a good idea of this class here:

The school is located near Fuchinobe Station, about one hour from central Tokyo. The cost for this 1-day (4-5 hours) experience is 32,400 yen, plus 15,000 yen for the translator. Additional people in your group pay 16,200 yen. Please email me at and I will put you in touch with the school.

15-Day Authentic Ramen Course

Looking for something serious, something that will give you the foundation to understand and create your own ramen? The Rajuku's 15-day authentic ramen course brings some of Tokyo's best chefs together to teach you everything from recipes to shop management to ingedient sourcing. You'll have instruction from Koitani-san (Saikoro), Yamaguchi-san (Yamaguchi), Uchida-san (Hajime), Aoki-san (logo designer), and others. These are some of Tokyo's ramen heavyweights, with countless accolades (Top 10 rankings, Michelin Guide recommended shops, many media appearances).

The curriculum details for this course can be found over at the RaJuku site here. Essentially, it is five days of foundation study and business, followed by seven days of application and practice, and a final three days of developing your original style.

The cost for this class is 496,800 yen, plus 15,000 yen each day for translation services. Additional people can join for a nominal fee. Lodging at the school is available. Please email me at with any questions about this opportunity.

Questions and Answers:

Q: Will I have a translator?
A: The chef's wife, Chee-chan, will be there most of the time to translate for you.

Q: Where is the school?
A: Fuchinobe Station is about an hour from Shinjuku. Please keep that in mind when planning for a class here.

Q: What is the cancellation fee?
A: Before 10 days, 10%. Before 3 days, 50%. Within 3 days, 100%.