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Haru Cooking Class

166-32 Shimogamo Miyazaki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-0802, Japan
+81 90-4284-7176
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Ranked #1 of 48 activities in Kyoto
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We did taro's non vegetarian cooking class in April 2014 and cannot recommend it highly enough. We learnt to cook several dishes (including Kobe beef!) that we can't wait to try at home. Taro provided lots of interesting information and detailed instruction, was very patient with us and answered all our questions, he even gave us advice on buying japanese... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My boyfriend and I saw this cooking class on Trip Advisor and thought it would be a great way to learn how to cook some Japanese style dishes. Taro is a great teacher and visiting a house in Kyoto to learn to cook was a great experience, Japanese kitchens are very different to Western ones! The food we cooked was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We are a group of four adults and four teenagers. We have a great time doing the market tour with Taro. And we have learnt the basic Japanese cooking that is simple and easy to understand. His wife also helps out. The meals were enjoyable. And we plan to try them at home.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A huge thank you to Taro for welcoming us into his home. My friend and I booked this on the strength of previous trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed.We arrived and shared the cooking class with 4 others, this was a good number. There was plenty of opportunity to ask questions and participate in cooking. Taro was knowledgeable and... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I just did the class at Haru tonight. It was so lovely! My group had 4 people total which was a great size (6 would have also been fine). Taro is extremely knowledgeable - I learned so much about the history and supply chain of beef and other foods in Japan in just a few short hours, in addition to... More

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London
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We (my husband & I) visited Japan back in September 2013 and booked in advance onto Haro's cooking course in Kyoto, based mainly on the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. For anyone who has time in Kyoto to do something other than look at temples - I can't recommend Haro's class enough. We met as a group at the markets in... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This was one of the most memorable activities we did in Japan. Taro,his wife Yoshiko and daughter Haruko are really friendly and nice. Taro taught us a lot about Kobe beef and other Japanese ingredients. He would demonstrate first and then ask for a volunteer to continue. His English was fluent and he made cooking very interesting. The beef was... More

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Los Angeles
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We chose this cooking class based on all the previous reviews and were not disappointed! Starting from very efficient email communication to reserve the date, we were impressed and charmed from start to finish. Taro the chef, Yoshiko his wife and their adorable daughter Haruko warmly welcomed us into their home on a very chilly February afternoon. We joined one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We just did this class yesterday and I couldn't wait to write a review for it. We thought all the perfect ratings must be too good to be true, but they were all right! It was really fun to learn about Japanese cuisine and a lot about Kobe beef. Taro and his family were wonderful hosts. I can't wait to... More

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My daughter (13) and I took Taro-san's Kobe beef cooking class. We appreciated Taro's explanation of Kobe beef and the various Japanese food ingredients that make this style of cooking special. The organization of the class was great; from the introduction with tea, to the pre-printed recipes, to the prepared cut ingredients, everything ran smoothly. Yoshiko-san presented the meal beautifully... More

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