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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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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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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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This review is a little delayed and I apologise to Taro and his family for being so remiss. We travelled to Japan in Jan 2015 and was looking for traditional Japanese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Suzi v
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This review is a little delayed and I apologise to Taro and his family for being so remiss. We travelled to Japan in Jan 2015 and was looking for traditional Japanese experiences, far removed from the usual commercial 'attractions" that are advertised. Trip advisor's recommendation and rating certainly lived up to all of my expectations. We were 5 travelling....myself and... More 

1 Thank Suzi v
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taro was a pleasure to deal with and he made sure this was a great experience for his guests from start to finish. Prompt, helpful, friendly answers to my initial email enquiries. Providing details (and photos) of how to get to his house by public transport (which was really easy as the buses are a fixed fee have details in... More 

1 Thank RandM1109
Coral Gables, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

My husband and I took the cooking class at Haru Cooking Class. Taro was great. He met us at the bus stop and we had a short walk to his home. It really was nice to see inside a Japanese home. It really was lovely. His wife Yashiko was so helpful. And we got to meet his girls. They are... More 

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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Taro = legend! We absolutely loved the afternoon we spent with Taro and his family. He's a fantastically engaging presenter (who speaks great English) and he gave us lots of interesting background information about the origin and culture of the food we were cooking, particularly about the Kobe beef. The food we made was delicious and we are inspired to... More 

2 Thank alexscordellis
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Was really great experience, highly recommend! The best way to try a Kobe beef and to learn about Japanese food and cooking!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

My two teenage daughters and I took the Nishiki Market and Non-Vegetarian class with Kobe Beef. This was a super introduction to real Japanese cooking. The class was part food tour (nearly all the shops in the market offer samples), part demonstration, and part hands-on (for important techniques like Japanese omelet). The class is up to six people in Taro’s... More 

3 Thank Mary S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The most wonderful way to take a few hours break away from the summer heat !! My wife and I took the non-vegetarian cooking class (with Kobe beef) and learned such a great deal from Taro-san. We love Japanese food and even as a seasoned Japanese food eater, we learned a great deal that only a local Japanese chef would... More 

1 Thank JimmyNgu
Moncalieri, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We took the class with cooking Kobe beef. It was amazing! We've learned a lot about Japanese food philosophy and the wagyu cattle breeding. Really very educational and interesting. The class is at Taro's home, so, don't forget to take some small gift, especially for his daughter Haru. We thought the class was in some restaurant and didn't get one,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My fiancé and I decided to take this course together mainly for my fiancé who does not understand Japanese (although I grew up in Japan and have an elementary knowledge of Japanese food). We took Kobe beef course, and we learned not only about how to cook Japanese food but also about the story behind Kobe beef from Taro. Yes,... More 

1 Thank Niameow
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

This was a lovely introduction to Japanese cooking. Taro was very knowledgeable about all the ingredients, particularly Kobe beef and was a patient and entertaining instructor. We prepared some delicious food and came away with some really good insights. Thanks!

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.