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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 9042847176
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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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Really interesting afternoon

We had a great afternoon with Haru, his wife and 4 others in Dec-15. We had clear instructions on how to get to the bus stop, and were met promptly. We had a great talk on Kobe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MitchDave
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Melbourne

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Melbourne
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great afternoon with Haru, his wife and 4 others in Dec-15. We had clear instructions on how to get to the bus stop, and were met promptly. We had a great talk on Kobe Beef, and got to help cook several dishes. His wife presented them so beautifully we could have been in a Michelin star restaurant.... More 

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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My teenaged kids and I went for this class in Dec as part of our Kyoto experience. We love that there is nothing highbrow or intimidating about the lesson. Taro our teacher, really breaks it down for us and you do not have to be a decent cook to begin with. He is patient and clear in his instructions, we... More 

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Thank ubermum_lisa
Ulsan, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Learning about Japanese cuisine is something you must do if you are traveling to Kyoto, you will definitely enjoy it as well as you will be taking back to your country a nice piece of the Japanese culture.

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Thank Ana_Devesa
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taro and his family are wonderful hosts and very generous with their time and knowledge of japan and its food. Can't recommend highly enough!

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Thank David H
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just attended the haru cooking school with taro and his wife, conducted in their home. The class is in an intimate setting, with just 6 of us, and the afternoon was both informative, enjoyable and the food we ate was delicious. As a chef, I was very interested in the methods of cooking the various dishes, but the class... More 

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Thank Watergirlfishing
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a non-vegetarian cooking class with Taro and his wife early in the new year after reading the many great reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed, this was one of the highlights of our trip. The small class size of only 6 held in Taro’s home was a truly delightful experience. Taro is a great teacher with... More 

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Thank Phil W
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met Taro for a visit to the Nishiki food market and then went to his home for a cooking lesson. Over 6 hours, we learnt so much Japanese food - I just can't imagine a better way to gain an insight into Japanese food & associated culture. It was a humbling experience to meet such a generous and delightful... More 

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Thank Greg M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Taro is an excellent guest who have this amazing passion for food. He is very fluent in English and able to share with us on knowledge on Japanese culture and food. We have a great time learning about Japanese culture and food! Thank you for the great hospitality!

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Taro has this class perfectly aimed to those relatively new to Japanese food and wanting to learn about the basics of putting the food together whilst also getting to taste some incredible dishes. We went for the kobe option and we're not disappointed. So nice to spend time in his lovely home, if you are wondering whether to do it,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Taro and his family were excellent host to 6 guest (me and my wife included). Taro speaks very good English, started by explaining key tenets of Japanese cooking, Kobe and answered any questions by the Group. We all had some opportunity in preparation and cooking of different courses. Well worth the experience with many hits (getting to see a Japanese... More 

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