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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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
Departure Point
Kyoto, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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
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.
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Schayb wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions
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”
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Date of experience: December 2019
braisedtofu wrote a review Oct 2019
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
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Date of experience: October 2019
smc41 wrote a review Oct 2019
Singapore, Singapore63 contributions8 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: September 2019
Laura_uit_Eindhoven wrote a review Aug 2019
Eindhoven, The Netherlands12 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Agata R wrote a review Jan 2019
Barcelona, Spain4 contributions6 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: November 2018
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About the operator

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By: Traveling Spoon
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
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A really fun morning of touring local markets followed by a relaxed experience cooking traditional Japanese cuisine
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Leonard K
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
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Sandy K
Cooking with kanae
Fun and informative. Japanese family home style dinner. She showed us how to make it in a simple way.
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Laurie C
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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Key Details
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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