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Initia Japanese Cooking Class

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Highly recommend!!! The Initia cooking class was a unique experience, It felt as if I had been... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Basic home cooked Japanese meal shared with host and fellow contestants.

Taro and his mother were most kind and generous with their home, time and knowledge. Although we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Initia Japanese Cooking Class is a great way to learn how to make traditional Japanese dishes in English. What we teach is not fancy cuisine, but daily home style meal. We, a local family teach a small number of guests, so the atmosphere is just...more
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35-2, Aketacho, Higashikujo, Minami, Kyoto 601-8044, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Highly recommend!!! The Initia cooking class was a unique experience, It felt as if I had been invited to a small dinner party for the evening, and was a nice way to end the day. Taro and his mother were very kind and guided us...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taro and his mother were most kind and generous with their home, time and knowledge. Although we were an hour late, Taro and the group were very accommodating. We cooked a basic Japanese meal and shared it, it was delicious! Would definitely recommend.More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Taro Y, General Manager at Initia Japanese Cooking Class, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I was glad you made it. Everyone was very open-minded, so it made the class great! What we cooked at the night is daily meal. The seasonings we used are very basic, so you can apply the knowledge to other Japanese dishes. If you need...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother and I attended the cooking class with Taro and his lovely mother in their home. They were very welcoming, and helpful, and the food made was both incredibly exciting to cook, and delicious! I've done many cooking experiences in my time, and I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Taro Y, General Manager at Initia Japanese Cooking Class, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow I'm super honored to hear that. You are one of the reasons the class became great. I even felt like we didn't have enough time in the class. I had lots more I wanted to talk and share, but I hope we can do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a fun cooking class. I am vegan, so we did a vegan cooking class. They were very accommodating and prepared. The food was great! We wanted to try and to see fresh wasabi and they made it happen!More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Taro Y, General Manager at Initia Japanese Cooking Class, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

In Japan, a lot of dishes are based on Japanese broth which is made with fish flakes as we learned in the class, so it is so hard to travel around in Japan when you are vegan. But it's not impossible. There are some vegan...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cooking class was so lovely, our hosts were great and everything was well prepared and instructions were clear. The house was easy to find and the food was absolutely delicious (if I do say so myself)!More

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Taro Y, General Manager at Initia Japanese Cooking Class, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

About the preparation, we prepare all the tools and ingredients we need for cooking the meal. We let our guests cook everything from measuring seasonings to cutting. By actually doing everything, you remember better about the recipe and the process, so I hope it was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed our evening with Taro and his mother, who worked together seamlessly to provide an excellent hands-on experience making a traditional, tasty, and satisfying Japanese meal. Their home provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and it's clear that they love what they do....More

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Taro Y, General Manager at Initia Japanese Cooking Class, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's so interesting to hear different culture and life from our guests. Since our guests are international, we feel like traveling while we are staying at home. Who doesn't like this haha. Our house is not something fancy, but ordinary Japanese house, but some of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cooking class with Taro and his mum is absolutely a must if you visit Kyoto, is a great experience. All the recipes are explained clearly. They are so lovely and I highly recommend it! Thank you so much Taro for the amazing evening!More

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Taro Y, General Manager at Initia Japanese Cooking Class, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad to hear that! The cooking methods are different from Western cooking way, so it's interesting to learn cooking foreign cuisines. Personally I watch cooking TV show from other countries, and there are a lot to learn. We learned basics of Japanese cooking...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great experience with very informative, well organised & great people. The atmosphere was relaxed with the opportunity to ask questions, get involved & then enjoy a lovely meal together.More

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Taro Y, General Manager at Initia Japanese Cooking Class, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

When I used to travel, I often stayed with local people to cook with them. This way, I was able to know the local food (including how it's made). Also, when you cook with them at home, you can see the inside the local house,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great break from all the touristy activities from the day and get a chance to learn more about the culture and traditions around food with the family! Everything was prepared (not the food of course) and easy to follow! Highly recommend this experience!More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Taro Y, General Manager at Initia Japanese Cooking Class, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cooking is actually a great way to learn the culture. When I traveled, I used to stay with local people and cooked with them. That way I was able to know the local food, and get to know the people. Also the atmosphere is much...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent time! Taro and his mom were extremely hospitable, and the class had a great balance of hands-on cooking for the important parts, and prior preparation for some of the other parts. As a beginner Japanese learner, it was also fun for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Taro Y, General Manager at Initia Japanese Cooking Class, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We try letting our guests cook everything from the very scratch, but we just prepare few parts which are time-taking, and so easy that many people get bored of doing. This way we think we can spend more time on explaining cooking methods. Your Japanese...More

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You will need to book & I do not know the cost as it was booked by our travel agent. I would recommend this experience as it was held in a traditional Japanese home so was very enjoyable.
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