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“Fun, interesting and filling afternoon cooking class”

Japanese Cooking Class Roujiya
Ranked #9 of 35 Food & Drink in Kyoto
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Owner description: Authentic Japanese Cooking Class - the best souvenir from Kyoto! You will learn: ・ how to cook authentic Japanese dishes in English ・ Japanese table manners ・ the history and culture of Japanese cuisine ・ and much more! Japanese cooking class Roujiya gives you not only cooking lessons. We'd like to show Japanese cultures and customs as well. Japan has the four seasons, each of which has its own seasonal festivals, and a variety of annual events.
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Fun, interesting and filling afternoon cooking class”
Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

We took the sushi and soup class from Kaori. The class was held in the first floor of her inn and was about a 5-10 minute walk from the Nijo station JR station/ Tozai subway station. The directions and map provided were excellent, but it took us a few minutes to get oriented once we walked out of the subway, so allow a few extra minutes.
Kaori speaks excellent English and gave us an overview of Japanese cuisine - then we started making broth and sushi. The class was all hands on, and she gave us some great tips (and recipes, of course) so we can make it at home. We made Kyoto-style sushi balls, which were super easy to make and everyone really enjoyed. We had six in our class, and everyone had a chance to participate in the preparation. Kaori was great with the two children in the group, so I would recommend this class for families as well.
Make sure you skip lunch and come hungry. The class started at 2pm, and we were eating by about 4pm. In addition to the sushi rolls, sushi balls spinach salad (with a delicious sesame sauce) and soup, we had tofu, plum wine and dessert.
She only takes cash, but there is a post office about two minutes from her inn that takes foreign ATM cards.
Overall, it was a fun afternoon and great way to learn about Japanese culture, food and cooking.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“This class is amazing!”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

If you're heading to Kyoto and love food and cooking, then this class is for you!

It was just myself and my partner who got a lovely one on two class with the owner of the Inn; Kaori.

We choose the teriyaki class, but you could also do sushi making.

It was a very hands on class with great guidance, and best of all you get to learn something about Japanese culture and cuisine! Most importantly Kaori was a great teacher and the end result was delicious!

Visited July 2013
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