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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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A fantastically relaxed introduction to Japanese Cooking.

My friend and I decided to do this cookery class after reading all the positive reviews about it and we sure weren't disappointed. Taru and his family were so welcoming and he was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I decided to do this cookery class after reading all the positive reviews about it and we sure weren't disappointed. Taru and his family were so welcoming and he was very informative and knowledgeable about everything we were seeing and cooking. We didn't do a lot of cooking ourselves but I think the relaxed, informative and friendly... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the cooking class we did with Taro and his family. It was an excellent introduction to Japanese food where we learnt about the basis of a lot of Japanese cuisine, Dashi. Taro explained everything in great detail and was happy to take all of our many questions throughout the lesson. The different dishes we cooked were delicious.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our time at this cooking class and learned more about Japanese culture from this experience than we had at any other tourist attraction we've been to. Taro and his family are really welcoming and Taro is happy to answer any questions. During our four hours, we made five dishes and finished by eating a truly delicious meal of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely 4 hours of education and discussion about Japanese food. This is a great way to spend a cold winters day, and learn about importance Dashi and the intricacies buying and cooking real Kobe beef. Highly recommended.

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taro invites you to his home to learn Japanese cooking - and you meet his family, learn about Japanese culture, as well as learn to cook wonderful dishes. Taro restircts the course to six attendees and it's very personal. We learnt all about Kobe beef - and then cooked it. Delicious. We also learnt about dashi - the basis of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister, mother and I spent the afternoon at Taro's home and throughly enjoyed the experience. Taro taught us the basics of Japanese home cooking so that we feel confident to explore it further plus we had the pleasure of meeting his lovely family. It was very interesting being invited into their home and makes me question the size of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous afternoon with Taro and our boys ( aged 14, 12 and 9) were totally engaged for the whole time thanks to his friendly and chatty style. The market tour was fun and informative. Taro is passionate about Japanese cooking and ingredients giving us a great insight into Japanese culture. It was a pleasure to cook in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cooking class with Taro was a real highlight to our trip to Japan. Taro is incredibly passionate about Japanese cooking and his class was very well conducted - detailed notes, explanations and some hands on cooking as well. He manages to do a lot in a few hours and in a small space. Culturally it is also an insight... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time learning about Japanese food and culture with Taro and his lovely family. Taro does an excellent job of providing interesting cultural insights as well as practical tips and techniques. I learned so much and we really enjoyed ourselves. I would recommend this class to all my family and friends travelling to Kyoto. It's a unique... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The cooking class is run by Taro with assistance from his wife. The class is not as hands on as some other classes I've been to but what I enjoyed most was Taro's passion and explanation of Japanese ingredients, cooking and beef. We cooked a delicious meal which everyone enjoyed.

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