Procedures and
Frequently Asked Questions

Application Procedure

Please follow the steps below to submit an application.

  1. Download the application form and complete it.
  2. Download the General Conditions document, read it carefully, and sign if you agree.
    Please be aware that failure to agree to the General Conditions will result in the rejection of your application.
  3. Email the following 3 documents to us at our school's email address.
    1. Completed application form
    2. Signed General Conditions
    3. Copy of your passport
  4. Upon receiving the above documents, the school will review your application. If accepted, we will email you a letter of acceptance along with an invoice containing payment details.
  5. Your course reservation will be confirmed once the specified fee in the invoice has been successfully transferred to the school's designated bank account.

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About VISA

Visa requirements for studying in Japan depend on your individual passport and background. Please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to check the type of visa you need to study at our school and the associated requirements. Depending on the duration of your stay, you can apply for various types of visas, including short-stay visas, study visas, cultural activity visas, work visas, etc. If you already have a valid visa while staying in Japan, you can enroll in our school as long as your current visa permits it. The school will provide necessary documents to apply for a visa to enrolled students. Additionally, citizens of 68 countries can travel to Japan for up to 90 days without a visa. However, for those from these 68 countries who wish to take a course lasting longer than 90 days, you will need to return to your home country and re-enter Japan.

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Our school does not provide dormitories or accommodations on-site. Therefore, you will need to make your own arrangements for accommodation. If you encounter any difficulties in finding suitable lodging near our lesson venue, please don't hesitate to reach out to our staff for assistance.

For your convenience, we are affiliated with the Toyoko Inn Hotel Chain. If you choose to book your stay at a Toyoko Inn through our school, you can enjoy a 5% discount on your hotel charges. Here's how you can proceed:

  1. Let our staff know your preferred Toyoko Inn hotel for your stay.
  2. Our staff will check the availability of rooms and provide you with the applicable hotel charges.
  3. If you agree to the reservation details, our staff will proceed to book your stay.
  4. You will be responsible for checking in at the hotel and settling the hotel charges on your own.

Additionally, if we make an online reservation directly through the Toyoko Inn's website, you will receive a 200-yen discount on the hotel charge, in addition to the 5% discount.

Lesson venue for each course


  • [Q1] Where are your lessons held?

    A1) All our lessons take place at authentic sushi, yakitori, ramen, or izakaya restaurants affiliated with our school. For detailed information, including addresses and directions to the lesson venue for each course, please visit the respective course webpage.

  • [Q2] Who are the instructors at your school?

    A2) Our instructors are all accomplished chefs who operate their own restaurants. They not only possess exceptional culinary skills but also tailor lessons to suit students' proficiency levels, delivering instruction with utmost care and attention.

  • [Q3] How long does it typically take to learn Japanese cuisine at your school?

    A3) The duration of our courses varies depending on individual skills, prior experience, and specific goals. We generally recommend a minimum of two weeks (10 days) for the sushi course and one week (5 days) for the yakitori, ramen, or izakaya course. For personalized guidance and more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our staff.

  • [Q4] Is it possible to take your lessons if I don't speak Japanese? Can I learn in English?

    A4) Absolutely! We provide interpreters in every lesson, ensuring that you can comfortably communicate with our instructors in English without any concerns.

  • [Q5] I plan to open my restaurant in the future. Can I seek advice from your school?

    A5) Certainly! We are delighted to offer comprehensive support, ranging from concept and menu development to operation and management, as well as marketing strategy. Please don't hesitate to consult us for guidance. Additionally, since our lessons take place in authentic restaurants affiliated with our school, you'll also gain insights into restaurant layout and real kitchen equipment used in the industry.

  • [Q6] I operate my own restaurant in my country and want to add Washoku menu items. Can I get advice from your school

    A6) Absolutely! Our private courses allow us to customize lessons to your specific culinary techniques and recipe requirements. We can also work with you to develop recipes that align with the preferences and demands of your local customers or region.

  • [Q7] I have no prior experience, but can I still enroll in your lessons?

    A7) Certainly! Our instructors are skilled at adapting lessons to your skill level, ensuring that you can participate without any concerns.

  • [Q8] Is there an internship program available at your school?

    A8) Yes. We provide an unpaid internship program, allowing you to gain practical experience in real restaurants affiliated with our school. For detailed information about the duration and fees associated with the internship program, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our staff.

  • [Q9] Do you provide certificates upon course completion?

    A9) Certainly! Upon completing the course, we issue a certificate of completion.

  • [Q10] Do you have affiliated dormitories or lodging facilities?

    A10) Unfortunately, we do not have any affiliated dormitories or lodging facilities available. Therefore, you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements. For more information, please visit the 'Accommodation' section on our website.

  • [Q11] Is it necessary to bring my own chef uniform?

    A11) No, it's not necessary. Our school provides you with a chef uniform. However, if you prefer, you have the option to purchase a chef uniform with our school's logo and your name embroidered.

  • [Q12] Is it necessary to bring my own Japanese kitchen knives?

    A12) You do not need to bring your own knives. Our school provides them for you. However, if you prefer, you also have the option to purchase a set of 5 Japanese kitchen knives carefully curated by our instructors. This set comprises a 'deba' (a broad-bladed carving knife), 'yanagiba' (a slender knife for sashimi), 'usuba' (a rectangular-shaped knife for cutting vegetables), a petty knife, and a butcher knife, all offered at an exceptionally reasonable price. Additionally, the set includes metal chopsticks for serving, a whetstone, fish bone tweezers, and long chopsticks.