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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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Lovely way to spend an afternoon

Had a great time with Taro and Yoshiko. I am a very average amateur cook and left with a heap of info and knowledge. The atmosphere is very relaxed and this was a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Had a great time with Taro and Yoshiko. I am a very average amateur cook and left with a heap of info and knowledge. The atmosphere is very relaxed and this was a great experience. Would thoroughly recommend it.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Taro was a great host, provided us a detailed background and instruction of Japanese cooking. Our group had a great discussion about foods and various dishes, it was a such a pleasure to have the class hosted in his very own home!

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We arrived late due to some difficulties, Taro-San was very polite and understanding and so were the 2 gentlemen from Sydney, our apologies again to everyone. Taro speaks great English and Yoshiko his wife works quietly and efficiently in the background creating the magic. We learned about Japanese omelet, dashi stock, burdock root and more. This is not a full... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Taro provided a real insight into the fundamentals of Japanese cooking. We started with a rundown of some basic terms and ingredients and their role in everyday Japanese cooking. We then saw how these were used as part of a number of dishes that made up our meal. We could ask as many questions as we liked and it was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Taro and his family are amazing. We spent a few wonderful hours wandering Nishiki food market with Taro - he was incredibly knowledgeable, thoughtful, and fun to be with. Back at his home, we made a delicious vegetarian meal. Taro and Yoshiko effortlessly guided us through all the recipes and Japanese cooking techniques - if you have an afternoon in... More 

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Lennox Head
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This cooking class covered so much. It wasn't just about the food. It provided an insight into Japanese culture that was very special. The opportunity to share a meal with Taro in his family home was great. Taro was very informative and thoroughly pleasant to be with. The food we prepared (and consumed) was quite simple but subtle in style... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was a really amazing experience. It's really interesting to learn more about the ingredients being used and how they are used in Japanese cooking. Even as someone with little to no cooking experience, it was very easy to follow along and very informative. If you have any interest in Japanese cuisine, I would highly recommend this class. Taro san... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Haru Cooking Class is a wonderful experience suitable for everyone. You leave the class with a clear idea on the basics of daily japanese cooking... it's really simple and fun. We attended the class with our 2 kids (5 and 9 years old). We felt pretty relaxed and easy doing, as if we were staying at our friends' home. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Taro's thorough and open information sharing on Japanese food and culture was fantastic. It was a good experience to be warmly welcomed into their family home. Taro's English is excellent and he is dedicated to educating visitors about Japanese culture through food. The cooking is partially hands-on, but not fully hands-on as the cooking is done in their home, rather... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My 18 year old daughter and I attended Taro's class in January 2015. We started with a tour of the local market which was very informative. We then went to Taros house where we shared the class with 3 other travellers and cooked an array of delicious dishes including certified Kobe beef. Taro's English is excellent and we were able... More 

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