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Enjoy Homemade Sushi or Obanzai Cuisine and Matcha in a Kyoto Home with a Native provided by Traveling Spoon

Enjoy Homemade Sushi or Obanzai Cuisine and Matcha in a Kyoto Home with a Native

Enjoy Homemade Sushi or Obanzai Cuisine and Matcha in a Kyoto Home with a Native
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AU$75.86
per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
About
Meet Emika at her home for a regional culinary experience that will start with a freshly made cup of traditional matcha green tea prepared by Emika or her father. You will then sit down together around a dining table to share a traditional Obanzai meal over fun conversation. Your Japanese meal may include dishes such as oshi (pressed) sushi or nigiri sushi (hand-formed), miso soup, rice, traditional Obanzai side dishes, and a sweet that goes well with matcha. Emika's family owns an organic vegetable field where she harvests most of the vegetables that she uses in her cooking. Prepare to be amazed by the sheer variety of daikon radishes grown on their farm! Join Emika and enjoy an authentic Japanese meal with a lovely local!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
Japanese, English
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Meet Emika at her home for a regional culinary experience that will start or end with a freshly made cup of traditional matcha green tea prepared by Emika or her father. You will sit down together around a dining table to share a traditional Obanzai meal over fun conversation. Your Japanese meal may include dishes such as miso soup, rice, traditional Obanzai dishes, and a sweet that goes well with matcha. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Meet Emika at her home for a regional culinary experience that will start or end with a freshly made cup of traditional matcha green tea prepared by Emika or her father. You will sit down together around a dining table to share a traditional Obanzai meal over fun conversation. Your Japanese meal may include dishes such as miso soup, rice, traditional Obanzai dishes, and a sweet that goes well with matcha. 
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P219
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private meal with your host Emika
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Kyoto, Japan
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements [in the "Special Requirements" box] at the time of booking
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private meal with your host Emika
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Kyoto, Japan
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements [in the "Special Requirements" box] at the time of booking
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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colinunowoo
Perth, Australia6 contributions
Dinner with Michiyo
Aug. 2019
It was really an awesome experience. Not only was the food delicious but we had a wonderful time conversing with Michiyo and your lovely husband. They are lovely people and I would definitely recommend it to others visiting Kyoto and looking for an authentic local experience.
Written 29 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Connector25181815936
1 contribution
Highly Recommend!
Nov. 2018 • Solo
I spent a memorable evening with Emika in her home where she took me through some of the basics of obanzai (Kyoto home-style) cooking. Everything was delicious and easy to follow. I'm really happy I took this class! :)
Written 11 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Spencer S
Seoul, South Korea7 contributions
Yummy Sushi!
Sep. 2018 • Couples
I visited Emika's home with my wife, sister, and brother-in-law. My wife and I are pescatarian and Emika was quick to communicate with us before our booking to make sure our dietary needs would be accommodated. She and her mother welcomed us into their home and all four of us had a really excellent evening. She was able to answer a lot our questions about Kyoto and Japanese culture and we couldn't have been happier that we got to share in this experience. I would definitely recommend this experience to anybody looking for a really nice evening and a great food experience!
Written 5 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Traveling Spoon
olivehair
olivehair
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Unique and amazing experience
Purchased this experience as a Valentine’s Day gift for my fiancé. We both had such a wonderful time learning to co
COAdventureTraveler
COAdventureTraveler
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Fantastic
A really fun morning of touring local markets followed by a relaxed experience cooking traditional Japanese cuisine
Supremefuture
Supremefuture
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Awesome cooking experience with great people
Really great traditional Japanese cooking class with some of the nicest people you will ever meet, thank you again
NJDaniel
NJDaniel
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Wonderful and easy intro to Japanese Food
Had a few hiccups on meeting point at the start, Kanae accomodated this and was a very generous and lovely host.
Schayben
Schayben
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Nice experience
Nice experience, Emika was a nice host; the sushi were good and thanks to her we now know how to make them. The loc
thndnh
thndnh
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Excellent Experience!
Kanae was a fantastic host. We learned a lot about local Japanese cuisine and had a lot of fun cooking with her. Wo
ivandhernandez
ivandhernandez
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Excellent Experience
This was a great cooking class. The class is in a very private setting, so you get to ask a lot of questions and ga
seandds
seandds
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Great Company and Amazing Food!
Kanae was a terrific host and we felt instantly welcomed into her home. The day started with a fun and informative
crossroadstraveller
crossroadstraveller
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Cooking a full Japanese meal in a traditional house in Kyoto with the very nice family of Mrs. Michiyo Kobori
First, Mrs. Michiyo Kobori answered our emails in no time. Then, very kindly, she offered to pick us up at the trai
Leonard K
Leonard K
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Great Cooking and Cultural Experience with Kanea
Kanea was a excellent hostess. She took us on a tour of the Nijo Market and then back to home. There she shared r
Sandy K
Sandy K
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Cooking with kanae
Fun and informative. Japanese family home style dinner. She showed us how to make it in a simple way.
Laurie C
Laurie C
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Wonderful Cooking Lesson and Lunch
My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to book a cooking lesson and lunch through Travelling Spoon with Michiyo Kobo
444PaulV
444PaulV
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A really nice experience
Four of us enjoyed this experience. Our host was very attentive and we worked through a whole range of dishes - co
dimitris_a01
dimitris_a01
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A memorable experience
We booked this experience as part of our holiday to Japan. We wanted to experience local cuisine and culture. We ha
canadianvisitor2015
canadianvisitor2015
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Michiyo generously shares home cooking secrets at wonderful lunch
My friend and I had the privilege of learning from Michiyo in her own kitchen in Kyoto. We learned to make Miso So
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