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Haru Cooking Class

Open today: 12:00 - 18:00
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Authentic home cooking, welcoming, informative and delicious.

Taro san and his family are great hosts. After picking us up from the bus station, which is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Best experience in Kyoto.

I cannot recommend this class enough. Taro and his family are so lovely and make you feel at home... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Natasha K
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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...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 18:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
166-32 Shimogamo Miyazaki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kita, Kyoto 606-0802, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
+81 90-4284-7176
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Taro san and his family are great hosts. After picking us up from the bus station, which is a handful of minutes away from their home, they provided more then just a peak behind the curtains of Japanese home cooking. Taro san`s English is very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hylke1986
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot recommend this class enough. Taro and his family are so lovely and make you feel at home the minute you walk in. Not only did we get to eat delicious food, we learnt so much about Japanese cooking and culture. We had such...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Natasha K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 3 other friends while we were visiting Kyoto. I can not recommend this class highly enough. Some key points: - Taro has excellent English and explains each dish very well - He is so happy to answer questions. He even sent an e-mail...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 836jacquim
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Taro is a really fun and knowledgable, he welcomed us in his cosy house (his wife and his two little daughters are lovely too) and he gave not just a cooking lesson, but he also explained the principals of Japanese cooking, cultural background of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank diozanzibar
Reviewed 30 November 2018

My husband and I enjoy truly immersing in a culture, and being with Taro, his wife and his two adorable daughters in their home was the unique and intimate experience we were looking for. Neither of us are expert cooks by any means (not sure...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dbt32887
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Excellent class. You will get such a great overview of Japanese cooking from someone who grew up with it. Our class was not rushed and we really enjoyed the great conversation that came from it. Even after going back to the state, I often find...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jason L
Reviewed 23 November 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this class. We did the non-vegetarian class and learned all about the fundamentals of Japanese cooking and preparation. Taro and Yoshiko were delightful hosts, and Taro, who was the main instructor, was very fluent in English and very easy to understand. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank familyoz_10
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I booked this class per positive recommendations from multiple fellow Trip Advisor reviewers, and we could not have been more pleased with our experience. This was truly the highlight of our 12-day trip to Japan! We attended the Kobe beef cooking class...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carolinebR5690GC
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Taro not only gave us a cooking lesson but he and his family hosted us to the most delightful, insightful experience at their Kyoto home. We had the pleasure of a dinner party, the conversation of someone who combines the insight of a Japanese local...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LondonNickB
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We did the vegetarian class with Taro (and family) and had a fantastic time. The class was the perfect mix of hands-on and instructional. Taro was a great teacher, answering all our question about cooking and Japanese culture. We came away from the class having...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
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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
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
Go on his website at Haru Cooking Class, Kyoto
29 June 2015|
Response from Antti P | 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