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Kushi Macrobiotic School Japan

Our school offers a variety of educational services for anyone seeking to lead a healthier, more fulfilling life and interested in contributing to create a better world through a holistic, natural and harmonious way of living. We are committed to develop informative and inspiring programs and activities aimed at helping students achieve their goals and dreams in life, whether personal or career oriented. The Kushi Macrobiotic educational approach is founded on three pillars:

Macrobiotics explores new ideas that combine traditional wisdom with modern knowledge in unique ways to help you expand your understanding of life and gain practical skills to achieve better balance. Through study and a conscious effort to raise our awareness we are able to make better choices and by implementing or practicing what we learn, we can make meaningful improvements in the quality of our life.

Macrobiotics emphasizes the importance of taking our health and wellbeing into our own hands. The impact food and lifestyle has on the development of illness is becoming increasingly clear and our programs contain valuable information and experience guiding individuals to improve dietary and lifestyle habits through making sound food choices, developing cooking as well as implementing healthful lifestyle practices including exercises for physical and mental development or managing stress. In addition you will also learn how to lead more sustainable and ecological lifestyles that contribute to maintain a cleaner environment and protect the planet with benefit to our life, our families and that of future generations.

Macrobiotics encourages an active participation by everyone to help realize greater health and happiness in society, achieve a sustainable development in harmony with nature and contribute to create a more peaceful world. Our Macrobiotic Leadership Program offers in-depth, comprehensive macrobiotic studies for those wishing to implement macrobiotics into their careers and life work.

Kushi Macrobiotics Program LevelⅠ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ Accredited and Internationally Recognized Course

The Kushi Macrobiotics Program (also known as the Macrobiotic Leadership Program) is a Kushi Macrobiotic certified and internationally recognized program offering an in-depth study of macrobiotics. The course was originally developed by Michio and Aveline Kushi and imparted at the Kushi Institute in the United States since the 1970s. Since then people from all over the world and from all walks of life interested in the macrobiotic approach have taken the course whether for personal reasons or professional purposes. Presently the program is being offered at various locations around the world, making it more easily available and better suited to meet the demands of a growing interest for leading more balanced, healthful lifestyles and integrating holistic, environmentally sound and sustainable practices in contemporary society.

The Kushi Macrobiotics Program is a comprehensive course containing a wealth of information and macrobiotic knowledge, which along with direct guidance from the teacher and hands-on practice provides an opportunity to fully benefit from the learning experience and gain advance skills. Whether you wish to improve your health and wellbeing, learn how to prepare balanced and delicious meals using wholesome foods, take better care of your family or broaden your view and understanding of life the Kushi Macrobiotics Program is for you.

The Kushi Macrobiotics Program is also designed for those who wish to incorporate macrobiotics into their professional careers and life dream. By progressing in the course, the students acquire theoretical and practical tools, refine skills, gain experience and can further develop their abilities, qualities required in order to convey macrobiotics, help guide others and actively participate in society by contributing to create a better world.


Course Description

Level I is intended for beginners and those who are new to macrobiotics. It introduces basic aspects of the macrobiotic approach for making meaningful improvements in the quality of our lives through adjustments in the way we eat, select our food, cook and incorporate healthful lifestyle practices. The course contains practical advice and step-by-step guidance towards succeeding improving modern dietary and lifestyle habits and making profound life changes with long-term benefits while also contributing to environmental sustainability and social improvement. In addition the students explore original macrobiotic views based on traditional oriental culture and way of life and learn practical applications to develop themselves through self-care that are helpful to make better life choices, maintain greater balance and feel a growing sense of inner peace and wellbeing.

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Name of Course Kushi Macrobiotics Program Level 1
Date of Course March 13 to March 25
Course Fee 250,000yen(excluding bank transfer fees)

Step 2. Make your payment to the following account within two weeks of sending the registration form.

BANK: Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
BRANCH NAME: Sasaduka Branch
BRANCH ADDRESS: 1-57-7 Sasaduka, 1-Chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 161-2489692

Step 3. Your registration will be completed once we confirm your payment. We will notify you by e-mail once your registration has been confirmed.

  • The price includes tuition, textbooks, recipes, lunch, and certificate of completion
  • Student Cancelation Policy
    Cancelation before 1 month prior to the course – We will refund 50% after deducing bank fees


Course Description

Beyond introduction and becoming familiar with fundamental aspects for personal transformation covered in Level I, Level II takes a deeper and wider look at macrobiotics. It goes into more detail showing the nutritional and dietary advantages of the macrobiotic approach with particular emphasis understanding the benefits of traditional eating patterns and balanced plant-based diets. As we discover new, practical applications in daily life for the use of yin and yang theory, the course explores other macrobiotic views based on oriental notions like Ki energy and the 5-transformations, practical tools helpful for enhancing health and alleviating common problems. The course also focuses on how to take better care of the whole family and touches on various key issues including healthy pregnancy, natural birth and raising happy children. In level II cooking becomes more specific and includes interesting workshops and informative cooking classes focused on certain themes, including the energetic application of yin and yang and 5-transformation theories to strengthen overall health as well as help relieve particular conditions. In addition level II also introduces macrobiotic exercises and certain bodywork techniques useful for developing body and mind, release tension, manage stress and regain better balance.

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Course Description

Level 3 is particularly designed for those who wish to incorporate macrobiotics into their career and lifework. Besides continuing to consider personal growth and family concerns, Level 3 takes a more social and global perspective at the macrobiotic approach. It focuses on how improvements in diet, lifestyle and other essential aspects of our way of life can have a positive influence on our planet as a whole and all beings. With that in mind, personal transformation becomes the key and means to change the world around us and eventually become part of the solution to address relevant problems facing humanity today. Level 3 looks at the possibility to create a new world food culture and includes how to adapt the macrobiotic way of eating globally and find a long-term, sustainable way to nourish humanity that is healthful, environmentally sound and fair. In regards to health, it focuses on prevention, relief and possible recovery from major contemporary health problems affecting humanity that are now reaching epidemic proportions including cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, cancer, metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis and other bone problems, mental health as well as infectious diseases. Level 3 also introduces unique aspects of Michio Kushi’s core teachings and practical applications that will help raise awareness, become more mindful and gain a better understanding of humanity and life. It examines the vision of One Peaceful World and considers the role of macrobiotics for contributing to realize this shared dream of humanity. For the successful completion of the whole program, an active engagement from the student in the process of learning, thinking and practice is encouraged as well as developing a more caring and considerate spirit in order to teach and help guide others, qualities recommended for anyone interested in contributing to create a better world through macrobiotics.

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Kushi Macrobiotics Level 1 -Intensive in English- Spring
Dates: From March 13 to 25
Place: Kushi Macrobiotic School Tokyo
Additional Comments: Registration and details about the course will be posted towards the end of 2019

Kushi Macrobiotics Level 2 -Intensive in English- Summer
Dates: From May 28 to June 12
Place: At Brown's Field and Jijinoie (an organic farm, Japanese Country Inn and educational facility) located in Chiba, about one hour from Tokyo
Additional Comments: Registration and details about the course will be posted at the beginning of 2020

Kushi Macrobiotics Level 3 -Intensive in English- Summer
Dates: From June 15 to June 30
Place: Kushi Macrobiotic School Tokyo
Additional Comments: Registration and details about the course will be posted at the beginning of 2020

Kushi Macrobiotics Level 1 -Intensive in English- Autumn
Dates: From November 2 to 14
Place: Kushi Macrobiotic School Tokyob
Additional Comments: Registration and details about the course will be posted in the Spring of 2020

Founder, Director and Principal Teacher

Patricio Garcia de Paredes

Patricio was introduced to macrobiotics at the age of five by his mother, Luisa Baranda, in his native Spain. He is a student of Michio and Aveline Kushi and completed macrobiotic studies at the Kushi Institute in Boston and Becket, MA, United States. He then became a freelance macrobiotic teacher, lecturer, professional and private chef, coach and consultant, frequently travelling around North and South America, Europe and South East Asia. Patricio participated in the development and worked as chef at Kushi Garden Restaurant in Tokyo and was Executive Chef at Chaya Macrobiotic Restaurant. He was the Education Director and main teacher at the Kushi Institute of Japan. Patricio is also the author of two cookbooks and has collaborated developing recipes and writing articles for various cookbooks and magazines featuring the macrobiotic diet and lifestyle. In 2010 he was awarded the Aveline Kushi Award for his work in the development of macrobiotics and contribution towards creating a more healthy and peaceful world. Presently Patricio is the director and principal teacher of the Kushi Macrobiotic School in Tokyo.


We are in the process of expanding our English activities both within Japan and internationally. If you wish to know more, please contct us through mail form.

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Tel +81-3-6326-6746
Adress 3-14-16 Nishihara, Shibuya-Ku,Tokyo 151-0066 Japan