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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 77 Activities in Kyoto
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Owner description: Thank you very much for finding our small cooking class in Kyoto, Japan! Please come visit our home...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We loved Taro's cooking class. Taro met us at the bus station and walked is to his house (he lives very close). We felt very welcomed into his family home, which was lovely & cozy - it was a cold day and when we arrived the heater was on and we were immediately served some hot tea. The cooking class... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Kobe beef cooking course. It was a great combination of explanation, demonstration and hands-on cooking class. We felt very welcome by Taro, Yoshiko, Haruko, and Kyoko in their home. The recipes and ingredients were well explained and Taro, who speaks excellent english, was prepared to answer the variety of questions (not just about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My brother and sister in law and I went on a market tour and did a kobe beef cooking course. It was great having Taro explain the markets and different food there. The food we cook was delicious and Taro and his family were lovely and welcoming. It was also great to visit a Japanese family home. Would recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A lovely family who share their home with people who start out strangers but quickly become welcome guests. The group that we came to the cooking class were all Australian and we immediately felt welcome by Taro and his family. There were no barriers to sharing our thoughts and asking questions. My partner and myself learnt about the produce and... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a late review as we met Taro a year ago for our class when he met us in Nishiki market to start our experience. Taro is excellent with his English and very informative in his class. We first shopped in the market for some of the ingredients we were going to use for dinner. After shopping, we took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We met taro at the market, had a very informative walk around the shops, taro took the time to explain all the foods, then to taro' house for brilliant day cooking and discussing Japanese food and techniques. Lovely house, family and great insight into Japanese living. A must do for any visitor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Taro's cooking class was a highlight of our trip to Japan in September/October. We did the tour through the Nishiki market as well as the cooking class. Taro's tour was really informative and answered many questions about the food and goods in the market and also about dishes that we'd had in Japan. We felt privileged to be taken to... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Taro not only is a great cookery instructor but makes you experience a great local feeling ( as if you are visiting a Japanese friend's home). He is extremely friendly, ready to answer all your questions with the patience of a zen master. His little princess Haruko, his younger baby Kyoko and his right wing (wife) Yoshiko adds a homely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband and I loved Taro's cooking class. We felt so welcome in his family home with his wife and two young daughters. The food we learnt was fantastic especially the Kobe beef. It was fantastic to learn the secret to great dashi which is the base to so many things. Taro spoke incredible English as he lived in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I attended Taro's at-home cooking class in October 2014. The class was definitely a highlight of our five-day trip to Kyoto. Taro speaks great English (he lived in the US as a kid), is thoughtful about answering questions, and clearly loves food and cooking. His wife and two adorable daughters make guest appearances, which gives the class... More 

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