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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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Learn about Japan through food culture

If food is one way to learn a bit about the culture of a country, in this case, Japan, then Taro Saeki and his wife Yoshiko are excellent ambassadors. You are warmly welcomed into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

If food is one way to learn a bit about the culture of a country, in this case, Japan, then Taro Saeki and his wife Yoshiko are excellent ambassadors. You are warmly welcomed into their home, and their lives (their two very cute daughters an almost constant presence), and will learn some basics about Japanese cooking. Taro is passionate about... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

we are living now over 2 years in Japan- with Taro I learned now what I am eating every day and how i can make it myself. Well explained by doing yourself Sessions and explainations. Big fun for us adults and the kids! Nice atmosphere and delicious food in the end.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I was going the Haru Cooking class during 2 weeks my visit in Japan on the last mid February. I was making a very late reservation as I just make the reservation on my way to Kyoto trough Email and Taro was very helpful and very responsive in answering my reservation request. I almost cannot make it to the class,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I think this class was one of our highlights during our two weeks in Japan. Had a great time and cannot recommend it highly enough. If we ever go back to Kyoto (which we hope to do soon) we'll be doing another class with Taro - the guide and cook. My husband & I wanted to attend a cooking class... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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