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Haru Cooking Class

166-32 Shimogamo Miyazaki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-0802, Japan
+81 90-4284-7176
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Ranked #1 of 59 Activities in Kyoto
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you are in Kyoto please make time to experience Haru’s lovely cooking class. You will not be disappointed! Haru’s class was one of the main reasons I decided to visit Kyoto, and his class did not let me down, as it remained one of the greatest highlights of my trip. As a food lover, the meal made in Haru’s... More

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Taro and his family are amazing. The cooking class was in their house, and it was so quaint, cozy, and comfortable. He went through the basics of japanese cooking which was amazing. My knowledge was just limited to sushi and ramen - we learned the basics of making japanese broth, japanese style pickled salads, amazing kobe, and the famous japanese... More

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Haru Cooking Class was easily the highlight of my trip to Kyoto. Taro and his family were lovely and extremely welcoming, making us all feel at home. He had done lots of preparation for the class and had printed recipes and made notes for us so I will be able to make the food again at home. He was very... More

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Lyon, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I'm sorry to write this comment however I was disapointed in a few essential criterias. Good points: - Very warm welcome - Taro was very nice and explained everything to us. - We could ask any questions and he answered us in a very good english with patience. - Nishiki tour was very interesting. We learned a lot! However, bad... More

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Tarotarokyoto, オーナー at Haru Cooking Class, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the class and writing a review. The good things you wrote, I am very thankful. The bad things you wrote, I must apologise for the unsatisfactory experience you had in my class. 1. Please accept my apologies for not clearing your doubts about Kobe beef used in class. Cows and beef are treated differently... More

Regina, Saskatchewan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon and have supper. Local family with their children led us through cooking four courses of traditional food. Gracious, kind and good cooks. A hands on experience not to be missed. Go early and explore the charming neighbourhood. If hot, soak your feet in the river after a walk to the nearby temple. We... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Taro took us on the market tour and then to his home for the cooking class. The market tour was very interesting and informative ... we enjoyed his interaction with vendors who obviously knew and respected him! At Taro's home we made a number of delicious vegetarian dishes. I appreciated how Taro constantly gave information as to how the recipes... More

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

First things first I would like to thank you again this was truly a wonderfull experience, you, your wife and daughter are the kindest and welcoming people I have met in japan , baring in mind japenese people are so friendly anyway. Before I came I wasnt struck on miso, just because it was bland in real flavours and overpowering... More

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was our second time of taking a class from Taro at his home. It is a wonderful experience to learn about Japanese cooking and family life in Kyoto. Taro explains and demonstrates the essential Japanese ingredients, tools, and techniques. You get a hands on experience with a small group of no more than 6 people. We took our first... More

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Paris, France
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had a great time at Taro's house for the cooking class. We were a group of 6-people with the Kobe beef course. Everything was delicious and Taro is an amazing host. Thank you again for everything it was great! I totally recommend this activity If you want more information about our class and some information about Kyoto, Japan, go... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Taro was kind enough to hold an unplanned class for us a few days after he and his wife had decided to take a short break due to their new baby being due. This was probably our most favorite experience while in Tokyo and Kyoto for 2 weeks. The price is a fraction of what you would pay for a... More

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