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Haru Cooking Class

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Address: 166-32 Shimogamo Miyazaki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0802, Kyoto Prefecture
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Thank you very much for finding our small cooking class in Kyoto, Japan!...

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 about cooking, but learning about Japanese culture. We will do our best to answer all the questions you may have for food and lifestyle!

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Incredible learning experience: cooking and family life in Japan!

My husband and I enjoy learning about different cultures via cooking classes. Taro's class was absolutely incredible! He welcomes you into his home, where his wife and two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Gabriela V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoy learning about different cultures via cooking classes. Taro's class was absolutely incredible! He welcomes you into his home, where his wife and two daughters are also hosts. The class starts with information on Japanese basics. We learned so much during this small conversation, specially about kobe beef: regions, types of wagyu, classifications and so on.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the class on the 29th of August. Taro, Yoshiko and family are fabulous hosts, who graciously welcomed us into their home. The class was fun, interesting and extremely informative. Taro has a wealth of knowledge, which he wants to share, giving us a great insight into Japanese cooking and Japanese culture generally. We spent the evening with their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taro knows what he's teaching, and how to teach it. Informative and delicious. We did the Kyoto beef class with side dishes

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Ravenna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We atended to the class on August 22th, and we couldn't be happier with it. We spend the afternoon wiht Taru, his wife and their two daughters, and we learned to cook some traditional japanesse meals, and we ate them. We enjoyed with the class, the food, the delicious Kobe beef and with their company. They were more than happy... More 

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1 Thank IlariaRavenna I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Haru's cooking class was the highlight of our Kyoto trip. We booked 2.5 months in advance. We were there on August 3, 2016. After reading all the great reviews, we were looking forward to this and it did not disappoint. It was definitely a great cultural experience for our family. Taro gave detailed explanations for the questions we had about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

I went there with my children 11 and 15 and they did enjoy a lot the Haru cooking experience. First of all we were grateful to be allowed in a japanese household, and Haru fimself aswell as his family were very very charming and welcoming. Do not miss to pay them a visit, it's one of Kyoto's highlights nect to... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Taro is a charismatic and incredibly knowledgeable teacher. From learning the significance of Kobe beef to the importance of a good Dashi, Taro not only gives you a chance to get hands on and learn for yourself but explains a lot of the theory and cultural significance behind each dish. The well earned dinner was one of the best meals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We did not know what to expect. But starting with our early meeting up with Taro at the Nishiki Market, the day became one of our family's most memorable experiences in Japan. Taro guided us from stall to stall, watching us and sensing each of our individual interests and pointing us to the best of each supplier or market. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Perfect experience, had so much fun, great time, loved the food - in one word - awesome!! Loved it all!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I would like to recommend this not for the class itself, but for the experience of meeting a great family, understanding the way Japanese people live and cook, and having as hosts some really caring and lovely people, that answer all of your questions! As a bonus, you get to try the famous Kobe Beef!

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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 local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.