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Private Japanese Cooking Class with a Local in a Beautiful Wooden House in Kyoto provided by Traveling Spoon

Private Japanese Cooking Class with a Local in a Beautiful Wooden House in Kyoto

Private Japanese Cooking Class with a Local in a Beautiful Wooden House in Kyoto
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$77.95
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Join your host Aki for a hands-on cooking lesson in her beautiful kitchen, get secret tips for familiar classics like miso soup, and learn to make dishes you won't be able to find in restaurants! Aki will provide you with recipes in English and guide you through the cooking process as she tells you all you'd like to know about Japanese food and culture. Your home-style Japanese meal may include dishes such as the traditional Chikuzenni (a main dish of braised chicken and vegetables that originated from Kyushu), seasonal vegetable sides such as marinated spinach with sesame or burdock root, and miso soup. The cooking portion of your experience should last about an hour before you enjoy the meal you helped prepare together. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to witness true Japanese hospitality, and learn about Japanese culture and cuisine during a hands-on experience in a beautiful setting - your stomach and soul will thank you for it!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
What to expect
  • Aki's love for cooking began as a young girl watching and helping her mother in the kitchen put together meals for the family. She especially enjoyed learning the recipes that her mother inherited from her grandmother that had been passed down through many generations in her family. Cooking is her deepest passion and the feeling of happiness she gets when sitting down and eating good food with loved ones is one she always craves. Aki embraces omotenashi, a deeply caring and attentive sense of hospitality that you will immediately feel when you meet her in the peaceful atmosphere of her home and notice in the attention to detail in her cooking. An avid traveler, Aki spent many years on the island of Okinawa and in East Asia where she learned the art of textiles and colors from local craftspeople. She is eager to share the beautiful culture of her own country with travelers to make them fall in love with Japanese food and hospitality.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Aki's love for cooking began as a young girl watching and helping her mother in the kitchen put together meals for the family. She especially enjoyed learning the recipes that her mother inherited from her grandmother that had been passed down through many generations in her family. Cooking is her deepest passion and the feeling of happiness she gets when sitting down and eating good food with loved ones is one she always craves. Aki embraces omotenashi, a deeply caring and attentive sense of hospitality that you will immediately feel when you meet her in the peaceful atmosphere of her home and notice in the attention to detail in her cooking. An avid traveler, Aki spent many years on the island of Okinawa and in East Asia where she learned the art of textiles and colors from local craftspeople. She is eager to share the beautiful culture of her own country with travelers to make them fall in love with Japanese food and hospitality.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P256
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class and homecooked meal with your host Aki
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Meet your host Aki at her home.
  • Kyoto, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Additional information
  • 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
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class and homecooked meal with your host Aki
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Location Name: Meet your host Aki at her home.
  • Kyoto, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Caroline W
Wellington, New Zealand24 contributions
A warm and welcoming host
Sep 2019
We met Aki at her local shops and she took us around the market and supermarket pointing out ingredients we may not have known. The shopkeepers were so friendly and joined in with the experience. We than went to Aki's home where we made a delicious dinner and sat together to eat it. Aki had taken great care as we had a coeliac and someone allergic to pink shellfish in our group. Aki's English was very good and she is a lovely warm and welcoming person. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.
Written September 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jesper Mortensen
61 contributions
Wonderful visit and cooking experience
Apr 2019 • Solo
I visited Aki in her beautiful house in Kyoto for a private cooking experience. Aki makes you fell at home right away and I enjoyed the evening so much. It felt like an evening together with friends. Futhermore Aki is a great cook and an excellent teacher and the food we cooked was so delicious. Not just Japanese food you know from the restaurants, but real Japanese home cooking, that I definitely will make again at home. I had a wonderful evening and an autentic experience and will certainly recommend it.
Written April 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

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.
Schayben
Schayben
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Nice experience
Nice experience, Emika was a nice host; the sushi were good and thanks to her we now know how to make them. The loc
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
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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
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