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Sushi or Obanzai Cooking and Matcha with a Kyoto Native in her Home provided by Traveling Spoon

Sushi or Obanzai Cooking and Matcha with a Kyoto Native in her Home

Sushi or Obanzai Cooking and Matcha with a Kyoto Native in her Home
4.5
Book in advance
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$86.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
Free cancellation
Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
Japanese, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P217
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class and homecooked meal with your host Emika
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Kyoto, Japan Please meet your host Emika at her home in Katsura-rikyu, Arashiyama area neighborhood of Kyoto. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class and homecooked meal with your host Emika
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Kyoto, Japan Please meet your host Emika at her home in Katsura-rikyu, Arashiyama area neighborhood of Kyoto. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
5 reviews
Excellent
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Laura_uit_Eindhoven
Eindhoven, The Netherlands12 contributions
Highly recommended! The overall experience was great, Emika is a great chef and can tell you all about Japanase food ánd culture. We made sushi as well as side dishes, I had a beer and my boyfriend sake and at the end of our lovely evening Emika taught us all about Japanese tea ceremonies. It's a nice way to learn more about life in Japan, oh, and I almost forgot to mention: the fish was sooooo fresh and tasty! ❤
Written August 26, 2019
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Agata R
Barcelona, Spain4 contributions
Couples
Wonderful authentic experience. My husband and I visited Japan for the first time and wanted an authentic experience and to meet as many locals as possible. Emika greeted us in her lovely home and we had a good chat - we took the opportunity to ask her many questions about the Japanese history, lifestyle and her personal journey. She taught us how to make sushi and a few other local dishes as well as her specialty dishes. We ate over beer and sake and rounded off the dinner with a tea ceremony. Before we left, Emika gave me a beautiful homemade origami as a birthday present, which was the sweetest gesture! Highly recommended.
Written January 5, 2019
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Schayb
5 contributions
Family
Nice experience, Emika was a nice host; the sushi were good and thanks to her we now know how to make them.
The location is a bit difficult to find and a little “impersonal”
Written December 30, 2019
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braisedtofu
Seattle8 contributions
We spent about 3 hours at the home of our host and teacher, Emika, preparing several Japanese dishes. Emika was charming, knowledgable and welcoming! She had shopped and prepared thoughtfully in advance so that we could focus on learning techniques and enjoying the delicious results. We started with refreshing and tasty home-made iced red shiso tea while Emika explained the main dishes. We practiced cutting techniques, prepared sushi rice, and made miso soup using Emika's uncle's home-prepared barley miso. Under her patient and encouraging guidance, we assembled nigiri sushi with fresh fish, pickled red pepper, tofu skin (Inari) and egg omelet (tamago) as we sipped on sake. We finished by preparing smooth and delicate matcha tea while learning a little about tea ceremonies, which Emika had learned from her father.
Written October 9, 2019
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smc41
Singapore, Singapore63 contributions
We had a enjoyable 2+ hours session in Emika’s own kitchen making lots of sushi, miso soup and 2 vegetables side dishes. Simple and easy to follow as emika’s English is quite good. Ended with a matcha tea ceremony. Location is not easy to find but worth the trip, especially at the end when we ate up all our “Masterchef” creations!
Written October 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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By: Traveling Spoon
olivehair
olivehair
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Unique and amazing experience
Purchased this experience as a Valentine’s Day gift for my fiancé. We both had such a wonderful time learning to co
COAdventureTraveler
COAdventureTraveler
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Fantastic
A really fun morning of touring local markets followed by a relaxed experience cooking traditional Japanese cuisine
Supremefuture
Supremefuture
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Awesome cooking experience with great people
Really great traditional Japanese cooking class with some of the nicest people you will ever meet, thank you again
NJDaniel
NJDaniel
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Wonderful and easy intro to Japanese Food
Had a few hiccups on meeting point at the start, Kanae accomodated this and was a very generous and lovely host.
thndnh
thndnh
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Excellent Experience!
Kanae was a fantastic host. We learned a lot about local Japanese cuisine and had a lot of fun cooking with her. Wo
ivandhernandez
ivandhernandez
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Excellent Experience
This was a great cooking class. The class is in a very private setting, so you get to ask a lot of questions and ga
seandds
seandds
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Great Company and Amazing Food!
Kanae was a terrific host and we felt instantly welcomed into her home. The day started with a fun and informative
crossroadstraveller
crossroadstraveller
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Cooking a full Japanese meal in a traditional house in Kyoto with the very nice family of Mrs. Michiyo Kobori
First, Mrs. Michiyo Kobori answered our emails in no time. Then, very kindly, she offered to pick us up at the trai
Leonard K
Leonard K
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Great Cooking and Cultural Experience with Kanea
Kanea was a excellent hostess. She took us on a tour of the Nijo Market and then back to home. There she shared r
Sandy K
Sandy K
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Cooking with kanae
Fun and informative. Japanese family home style dinner. She showed us how to make it in a simple way.
Laurie C
Laurie C
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Wonderful Cooking Lesson and Lunch
My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to book a cooking lesson and lunch through Travelling Spoon with Michiyo Kobo
444PaulV
444PaulV
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A really nice experience
Four of us enjoyed this experience. Our host was very attentive and we worked through a whole range of dishes - co
dimitris_a01
dimitris_a01
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A memorable experience
We booked this experience as part of our holiday to Japan. We wanted to experience local cuisine and culture. We ha
canadianvisitor2015
canadianvisitor2015
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Michiyo generously shares home cooking secrets at wonderful lunch
My friend and I had the privilege of learning from Michiyo in her own kitchen in Kyoto. We learned to make Miso So
anthony-k-szeto1987
anthony-k-szeto1987
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Fantastic experience in Kyoto with a lovely local and her husband.
While planning for my trip to Japan I wanted to try a new experience and was provided with an incredible opportunit
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