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Haru Cooking Class

Address: 166-32 Shimogamo Miyazaki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0802, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 90-4284-7176
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Ranked #1 of 92 Activities in Kyoto
Type: Cooking classes, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours
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: Cooking classes, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
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 January 23, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to grab a spot in Haru's cooking class at last minute. Taro has fantastic English and after an initial chat on the phone we communicated over email. We participated in the Kobe cooking class and learnt the history of Kobe. Taro also explained the different types of vegetables and side dishes we would be preparing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

One of my best memories during my last trip to Kyoto was at Haru Cooking Class. We were forunate as there were only 2 of us that day and we had our own private cooking class! Although we were late, Taro waited for us patiently at a bus stop near his house before escorting us to his home for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Taro gives very clear instructions on the meeting point, so I had no problem finding it. (If you arrive early, walk across the street and stroll around the shrine there, not many tourists, very quaint and tranquil). The cooking class itself is very informative, and I enjoyed learning some basic essentials for Japanese cooking, which I look forward to recreating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This class was one of the best things I have done on my holiday to Japan. Taro and his family were the most lovely, friendly, hospitable people and welcomed us into their house. Taro was a fantastic teacher, always happy to answer questions. It was so interesting to learn more about Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques, and following an explanation,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The best way to learn about Japanese home cooking is in a Japanese home. Especially with a super-friendly and diligent teacher like Taro, his lovely wife and sweet daughter. We all enjoyed the Kobe beef class on our four day trip to Kyoto. My husband Peter is talking about getting a special square pan to recreate the special 'Dashi Omelette'!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I just took this class. It was a great way to cap off our time in Kyoto. Taro is a great teacher, always explaining why he's using a certain ingredient or technique, and having us participate. He gave us clear instructions on how to get to his local bus stop, and met us there to walk us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

This was the absolute highlight if our trip in japan - it was a delight to share a few hours with a Japanese family in their home. Taro is a passionate cooking instructor and the meal was the most memorable of our trip. I like that Taro tries to include dishes that we are able to prepare back home with... More 

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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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