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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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Phone Number: +81 9042847176
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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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Memorable Experience for Family of 4

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

My 11 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with Taro and his family. It was by far the most fun we had in Kyoto, and the class exceeded our expectations. Taro was prompt in meeting us and walked us to his home. He started with an explanation of what we were going to do and shared information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This is a wonderful experience, most particularly if you don't have local relatives or friends and are visiting Japan simply as a tourist. Haru and his family are gracious, patient, kind, and very knowledgable and they invite you into their home as if you'd known them your whole life. Though he makes pains to point out he is not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Such an amazing afternoon with Taro and his delightful family. Not only did we learn a lot about Japanese food, but we also had some great conversations about Japanese culture. If you go to Kyoto, be sure to book in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My wife and I met Taro at Nishiki Tenman-gū Shrine located down Shin-ryogokudera (street) in the middle of Nishiki market. The most difficult part of the trip for us was figuring out that the shrine was inside the market, almost as if it were another shop. Once we met Taro, it was smooth sailing from there. Nishiki market is a... More 

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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.