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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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 

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Moncalieri, Italy
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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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Canada
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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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Piedmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We really enjoyed Taro's class which we attended with our 8 and 12 year old boys. Taro was very knowledgeable but his presentation style was very casual and engaging. He was also patient, good humored--and the final food product was fantastic! We highly recommend his class.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The class was very interesting, the food was completely delicious, and Taro and his family very nice. A wonderful experience that I would repeat for sure.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was one of the first things I chose to do when we first decided to visit Japan, and turned out to be one of the best. It was lovely to be in a real Japanese home learning to cook a few dishes. Taro's quiet and super-efficient wife, Yoshiko, and their adorable daughters made it a real family affair. The... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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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.