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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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We thoroughly loved our cooking class with Taro. It was fun, informative, we all got to practice, and it gave us a further insight into the japanese culture. Taro and his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly loved our cooking class with Taro. It was fun, informative, we all got to practice, and it gave us a further insight into the japanese culture. Taro and his family are great guests, and so welcoming. While we were cooking, his older daughter was playing around and made us all giggle (just so cute). The lesson lasted about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It's for good reason that Taro's class is the #1 cooking related entry on here for Kyoto. He's an exceptionally gracious host, patient teacher, and knower of seemingly every nook and cranny of Japanese home cooking. We did the vegetarian class with him, preparing five dishes from scratch and including a tasting of the different miso pastes available. His family... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Taro was passionate and meticulous in explaining all the ingredients, concepts behind Japanese cooking and providing the history behind Kobe and wagyu beef. We learned how to make a number of dishes, including the all important dashi broth! The final meal was absolutely delicious - well worth the experience!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I spent two weeks in Japan site seeing in June/July 2015 and took this class as a fun way to experience Japanese cooking firsthand. We were part of a class of six and it was a great experience. The material covered was really interesting and the interactive aspect made it really fun. The best part is eating all the delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you're all templed out in Kyoto and looking for something a little more personal, I cannot recommend Haru Cooking Class highly enough. My partner and I took the Kobe Beef class in November. There were four other participants- surprisingly all of us were Australian- and it transpired that two of them had travelled on the same flight from Australia... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

While on our honeymoon in Japan earlier this month, my wife and I took Taro's cooking class, and we opted to go on the tour of Nishiki Market beforehand as well. The entire afternoon was absolutely fantastic and I highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting Kyoto. Walking through the market with Taro, who is an awesome guy, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

I attended Taro-san's cooking class first time three years ago (2012) with my sister. Now I was travelling to Japan with my friends and recommended the class for them. The second time was great too: I learned some new recipes and had a fun time! This time we cooked miso-soup, kinpira, nabeshigi, Japanese omelet and Kobe-beef. Taro-san speaks very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Taro and his family were lovely to spend the day with. Firstly Taro showed us around the Nishiki food markets, then we went back to their house and learnt how to cook Kobe beef along with a number of other delicious, traditional Japanese food! Highly recommend to anyone visiting Kyoto!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My wife had wanted to do some Japanese cooking classes so I started looking around for options in Kyoto. I read all of the reviews on Tripadvisor and couldn't help but want to check out Taro's class from such great feedback. Taro did not disappoint! He met us on time at the bus stop and it's a 2 minute walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Taro-san and his family were absolutely great hosts, and the class itself was highly informational and enjoyable, and the results delicious. Would definitely go again!

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Address: 166-32 Shimogamo Miyazaki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0802, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 90-4284-7176
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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City Center
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.