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Wonderful time with Taro, Yoshiko, and family

My wife and I attended his cooking school this August 8, 2018, and were thoroughly pleased with the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeff W
Las Vegas, Nevada
Engaging and insightful

Engaging and insightful cooking class in a lovely homely setting. Did this course as part of a 4... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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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...more
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166-32 Shimogamo Miyazaki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kita, Kyoto 606-0802, Kyoto Prefecture
City Center
+81 90-4284-7176
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I attended his cooking school this August 8, 2018, and were thoroughly pleased with the thought, time and effort that Taro and his fabulous wife employ to show us their love for Japanese cooking and culture. His philosophy on Japanese cooking is...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Engaging and insightful cooking class in a lovely homely setting. Did this course as part of a 4 day trip to Kyoto. One of the highlights of my trip to Japan. Got to ask all manner of cooking and cultural questions and Taro was an...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a blast at Taro's Haru Cooking Class. I'm a serious home cook and wanted to learn how to incorporate Japanese dishes into my repertoire, and this class was very helpful. My favorite takeaways were the importance of Dashi (and how to make it...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed July 11, 2018

What can I say that others haven't? This class is phenomenal! Taro invites you into his own home to learn about and make Japanese home-cooking with his own, regular cooking equipment. You can't ask for a more authentic experience. It's super informative, super chill, and...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Taro runs a very informative and entertaining cooking class, largely focusing on the basics of home Japanese cooking. The fact that he runs the class out of his home adds a level of charm and informality to the experience because his family is lovely and...More

Thank hamtraveler2015
Reviewed July 2, 2018

This was without doubt the highlight of our week-long visit to Kyoto, thank you Taro-san and your wonderful family for such an enjoyable and informative afternoon. The food was delicious, learning the art of preparation and cooking fascinating, but most of all we really enjoyed...More

Thank Valerie H
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Taro, our chef and his family opened their beautiful home to our family for a chance to see first-hand the techniques for cooking inspiring Japanese dishes. We met Taro at the Kyoto Market, along with the 3 other class members. After an extensive tour of...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Just outside small streets of Kyoto centre Taru welcomed us into his family home. The cooking class was very well explained and the information given was relevant and interesting. Love learning about ingredients and where they come from. Started not expecting to like anything as...More

Thank Amber H
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Definitely a five-star experience! Unlike other cooking classes, this is more intimate and it's held in a Japanese home! Taro and his family were very welcoming and informative. We learnt a lot about Japanese cooking techniques and the way of life. We helped to prepare...More

Thank Jennifer Y
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful afternoon we have had with Taro and his family. Taro was very informative and the relaxed atmosphere of being in his own home was fantastic. The Kobe beef was beautiful as was all the food cooked. Taro is very fluent in English...More

Thank Ross M
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City Center
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
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Brittany G
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
Go on his website at Haru Cooking Class, Kyoto
June 29, 2015|
Response from Antti P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Obviously I'm not from the cooking class but I've participared it and it's great. But it is not an accomodation service, the class is about 3-4 hours in the afternoon. If You put class's name into google you'll find... More