Tokyo College of Sushi and Washoku

Learn the real ‘sushi’ and ‘Washoku’!

Introduction of school

Registered as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, traditional Japanese cuisine, or Washoku, is attracting attention worldwide and today, it is expected to have an increase in demand. The industry is working hard around Japan to inherit the beautiful techniques and at the same time, protect the culture. Because of that, individuals with skills and efficiency in the kitchen are high in demand right now. At Tokyo College of Sushi and Washoku, students are trained to be future professionals with an eye to the great possibility in the industry and a tremendous understanding of the art of ‘the real sushi and Washoku’ sought worldwide.

Tokyo College of Sushi and Washoku

Features of school

Learn techniques to make Japanese cuisine
Tokyo College of Sushi and Washoku Features of school 1

In Washoku Chef Course, students will learn everything about the techniques of creating Japanese cuisine starting from the five basic tastes (sweetness, spiciness, saltiness, bitterness, sourness) to basic colors (red, blue, yellow, white, black), and culinary methods (grill, simmer, steam, fry, raw) suitable for each menu according to each of the four seasons. After graduation, students have an opportunity to pursue a career as a Washoku chef.

Be a world-renowned sushi chef!
Tokyo College of Sushi and Washoku Features of school 2

In Sushi Chef Course, students have the chance to learn various types of sushi starting from nigiri-zushi as the main followed by maki-zushi (sushi roll), oshi-zushi (pressed sushi), chirashi-zushi (sushi rice with seafood and other ingredients sprinkled on top), and more. Then, master a variety of culinary methods such as simmering, pickling, and broiling for different ingredients. With this, students can strive to be a world-renowned sushi chef.

Train your taste buds and be a great chef
Tokyo College of Sushi and Washoku Features of school 3

Besides training to comprehend the light flavor and understand the slight difference in food textures, students will acquire knowledge on the five basic tastes and the taste of every condiment and basic ingredients. The training will be repeated until students are capable enough to distinguish the taste difference in each of the five basic tastes despite with a concentration lower than 0.1%.

Department, course

■Washoku and Sushi Course
・Washoku Chef Course(2 years, 60 students
・Sushi Chef Course(2 years), 30 students

・Advanced Chef Course(1 year)
※This course is available to students who have completed the 2-year program or equivalent.

Jobs that you can aim

Sushi chef
Washoku chef
Specialty chef

Qualifications that can be acquired

Cooking license

Careers and courses after graduation

Shunsai Oguraya
Shunsai Oguraya
Sushi Yoshitake
Sushisho Saito
Hankyu Hanshin Hotels Company
Sushi Hide Kishi
SFP Holdings Co.

Information about dormitory, apartment

Student dormitories/real estate company available for help

Information about foreign students

International students admission


Tokyo College of Sushi and Washoku
Tokyo2-30-14 Ikejiri, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
10-min walk from JR Yamanote line ‘Shibuya Station’
1-min walk from Tokyu Denentoshi line ‘Ikejiri Ōhashi Station’

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