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Haru Cooking Class

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Address: 166-32 Shimogamo Miyazaki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0802, Kyoto Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 90-4284-7176
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 18:00

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Thank you very much for finding our small cooking class in Kyoto, Japan! Please come visit our home and cook Japanese food together! No need to be an expert cook. If you like Japanese food you will be successful cooking them. The class is not only about cooking, but learning about Japanese culture. We will do our best to answer all the questions you may have for food and lifestyle!

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A highlight of our trip to Kyoto

We booked this class as we both love Japanese food and wanted to learn more about it. We had the best time and learnt so much. Taro is an amazing source of information as well as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this class as we both love Japanese food and wanted to learn more about it. We had the best time and learnt so much. Taro is an amazing source of information as well as a great cook. We loved being in his home and meeting his family and the whole experience was truly amazing. Couldn't recommend this class... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we combined the market tour with the cooking class and we are glad we did. we met taro at the shrine in the market along with another couple and spent an hour sampling a wide range of snacks and sake. among the treats were whole baby octopus, squid, sweet potato and honey, duck sausage, and scallops. come hungry. we then... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard about this cooking course and we thought it would be a great activity with our 10 and 13 year old children. A great opportunity to visit a Japanese home and learn more about Japanese food. Taro really took the time to explain everything and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Would certainly recommend it!!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I toured Nishiki Market with Taro and learned so much about the local foods and culture. Next, Taro took us to his home where he taught us to make kobe beef, miso soup and other traditional home-cooked dishes. Taro and his wife were so warm and welcoming, and sent us home with recipes and some hands-on experience... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Haru's cooking class is taught by Taro at his personal residence. He has refined the experience so that it is perfectly organized spatially and time wise. Time flies as you have so much fun listening to Taro's wealth of knowledge on Japanese cuisine, and getting interactive doing some cooking yourself. What's unique about this experience is his wife makes all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is not to be missed. Taro and his wife are the most amazing hosts and imparted so much knowledge in a relaxed and homey environment. The food they helped us prepare was next level. One of the best days of our trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Taro was our host, chef and instructor. His humour, hospitality and historical lessons were superb. We learned a lot about what makes beef in Japan so special and in particular what makes Kobe beef the king. There are snacks, tea and water so no worries about getting hungry during session. We made miso soup, dashi tamago maki (roll egg omlette),... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A big highlight of our recent trip to Japan. The communication with Taro prior to our Nishiki market tour and Kobe Beef cooking class was excellent. He met us (along with our 10 and 8 year old daughters) for a tour of the market, explaining all the different types of Japanese food and how it relates to their culture, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My husband and I enjoy learning about different cultures via cooking classes. Taro's class was absolutely incredible! He welcomes you into his home, where his wife and two daughters are also hosts. The class starts with information on Japanese basics. We learned so much during this small conversation, specially about kobe beef: regions, types of wagyu, classifications and so on.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We took the class on the 29th of August. Taro, Yoshiko and family are fabulous hosts, who graciously welcomed us into their home. The class was fun, interesting and extremely informative. Taro has a wealth of knowledge, which he wants to share, giving us a great insight into Japanese cooking and Japanese culture generally. We spent the evening with their... More 

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