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Haru Cooking Class

166-32 Shimogamo Miyazaki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0802, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-4284-7176
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Excellent evening of good food and a lovely Japanese family

Taro and his family are wonderful hosts. Learned Japanese food "secret" and ate some luscious Kobe... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michelle C
Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States
One of my FAVORITE parts of our trip!

My husband and I met Taro at Nashiki Market for a walk through and to pick up a few things before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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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 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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“miso soup” (41 reviews)
“japanese food” (85 reviews)
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166-32 Shimogamo Miyazaki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0802, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 90-4284-7176
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Taro and his family are wonderful hosts. Learned Japanese food "secret" and ate some luscious Kobe beef. Learned a lot about Japanese culture and the extensive certification of Kobe beef. Best money you will spend in Kyoto. 100% recommend!

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I met Taro at Nashiki Market for a walk through and to pick up a few things before heading to his house to cook! Instantly we were happy and comfortable, talking about everything with Taro! He is SO knowledgeable about food and...More

Thank marcyb52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience learning Kyoto and Japanese style cooking with Toro and his family at their home. Classes are limited to 6 guests, and it's a nice relaxing informal experience. We learned the basics of Japanese cooking - including dashi and miso soup,...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kudos for this interesting and delicious experience that Toru and his wife host in their home. you learn the basics of Japanese cooking plus a great dinner in which you help out . Well worth doing!

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience!! I highly recommend !! Taro was a really good teacher. I would definitely do it again.

Thank Danai06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not just a cooking class, it's an immersive experience. Take advantage of a rare opportunity to literally have a seat at the kitchen table and learn about Japanese food and culture from a knowledgeable and passionate host. While food is definitely the focus,...More

2  Thank freedomandchocolate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great class with a bit of hands on training. Cooked soup, salad, meat, and veggies. Taro was great to work with, responsive, and knowledgeable. Easy to get there using the subway. If you're looking for a great time, book this class.

Thank Zulu1million
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Combination of a great host, intimate venue, straightforward recipes and delicious final banquet make this a must do for foodies. Taro is a fantastic guy who is passionate about his country and the cuisine. My wife and I learned so much about many aspects of...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Getting to Haru's cooking class is relatively easy, either by bus or subway. The class is effectively divided into 3 sessions. Firstly Haru gives an explanation into Japanese cooking and what makes Japanese cuisine unique. He gives everyone a run through of Kobe beef and...More

1  Thank UniqueGlobeTrotter
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I usually write a detailed review but everyone else has already highlighted the professionalism, fun, & coziness of Taro & his family. Read the other reviews & just sign up. You won't be disappointed by this unique experience.

1  Thank CAlittlemiss
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Brittany G
How can I book this cooking class? is there a website?
4 January 2017|
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Response from Brittany G |
Search: Haru's Cooking Class Kyoto on FB
Hello, do you have availability from the 24-26th for 2 nights for a couple? Can I also please ask for your direct email address?
29 June 2015|
Response from FinnMale | 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