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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 55 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
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
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Regina, Saskatchewan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
2 reviews
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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Atlanta, GA
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had a great time with Taro. We took the optional Nishiki Market tour, which was really interesting. Then headed to his house and cooked the most delicious meal of our entire trip. We went in October 2013 and really enjoyed the class. We volunteered to make the tamago and miso soup and have used the recipes over and over... More

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a great time with Taro and his family at their lovely house in May 2014. Taro and his wife made the various people making up our small group (6 people from 3 different groups) feel very welcome and put us at ease. The cooking starts with the basics of Japanese home cooking, like making dashi, and builds up from... More

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

This was one of my favourite things I did in Japan. Taro is really informative, and I found his class very inspiring, I've come home and straight away been seeking out the ingredients needed to recreate the dishes. I highly recommend this class!

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I attended to Haru Cooking Class with my sister in April 2012. Little bit late review, but better late than never! We liked the cooking class very much and it was nice to visit Taro-san's home and meet his family. There were total of 6 people attending the class that day, but I think everybody got to do something to... More

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