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Haru Cooking Class

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Address: 166-32 Shimogamo Miyazaki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0802, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 90-4284-7176
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Description: Thank you very much for finding our small cooking class in Kyoto, Japan...
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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Haru Cooking Class

This was a fantastic experience! Not only was the cooking glass expertly run, it was very special as it was held in The home of Taro and Yoshiko and their beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a fantastic experience! Not only was the cooking glass expertly run, it was very special as it was held in The home of Taro and Yoshiko and their beautiful daughters. It was also a great Japanese cultural experience, as Taro shared much more about the Japanese philosophy than we expected. Thank you, Taro and Yoshiko. I have two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We try to do a cooking class wheb ever we visit a new country and Taro's class has by far been the best we attended. Situated in his family home we met the children and learned how real Japanese people cook and view famous foods like Kobe beef (which was delicious). We learned about the secrets to hear Japanese cuisine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Taro runs the classes at his cute little Kyoto home, not far from the city center. You get to meet his kind and beautiful wife and his two super cute girls at his home that looks like something out of a Japanese animation :) The class is perfect if you want to learn Japanese cooking 101 and meet the locals.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It was a great afternoon spent with Taro & family! Very informative & unforgettable cooking experience. You'll get to learn the essence of Japanese cooking! Highly recommending this to anyone ( with / without cooking experience) to join! Have fun cooking! Taro & family, arigatou! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had a great time at Taro's cooking class. Learned how to make a few delicious Japanese dishes (i.e. kobe steak, miso soup, salad with a sweet and sour dressing, japanese omelet, and a sweet miso vegetable stir fry). Taro did a good job at explaining Japanese cooking and ingredients.

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Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The time we spent at Taro's place with his family was really one of our highlights in Kyoto. He was good at explaining everything in english and answer our questions. We think that we got the basic knowledge of japanese cooking. It was really cozy at their home where we felt that Taro and his family welcomed us with open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I had read the many wonderful reviews of Taro's cooking class, so my husband and I were excited about taking his class. It turned out to be an informative, entertaining and totally enjoyable afternoon with Taro and his family. There were two other couples taking the class with us and Taro and his wife made us all feel welcome in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Taro and family were nothing short of amazing! Our family signed up for the cooking class and we were introduced to the legendary kobe beef and the many Japanese sauces and ingredients you can find in supermarkets. We were then taught to cook our own tamago, miso soup and other dishes. The highlight of the cooking class then came with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband, kids and I took Taro's class during our Kyoto visit. Our kids are nine and seven. Our youngest, in particular doesn't really like Japanese food so I thought this could be a way to get him to try a few things. It was a great day for all of us. Taro and his wife are friendly and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed the Haru cooking class. Taro and his wife were highly knowledgeable about ingredients and cooking methods and explained everything in an engaging and relaxed way. The meal at the end was totally delicious and we'll definitely give some of the recipes a try at home.

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