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Haru Cooking Class

Open today: 12:00 - 18:00
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Taro not only gave us a cooking lesson but he and his family hosted us to the most delightful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fantastic authentic experience

We did the vegetarian class with Taro (and family) and had a fantastic time. The class was the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
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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 4 weeks ago

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

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

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Whilst planning my recent trip to Japan I was really keen to book a cooking class as I'm a huge fan of Japanese cuisine (one of the main reasons for visiting!) and wanted an authentic experience. I had a hunt around online and the reviews...More

Thank Max B
Reviewed 4 October 2018

My family and friends of 6 were welcomed into Taro's home as if we were family. Taro's knowledge of cooking Kobe beef and interesting stories about traditional Japanese cooking/culture was incredible to experience. To taste the delicacy of flavors by explanation of how to prepare...More

Thank elizabethlucymor2018
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I can not recommend this class enough. Taro was very welcoming and explained in detail regarding the strict guidelines associated with Kobe beef. I always try to attend a cooking class whilst traveling the globe, this class is one of the best I’ve attended. Traditional...More

Thank 44Fiona
Reviewed 30 September 2018

My class consisted of three other travelers and myself, and we loved our time with Taro-san and his family. There are other cooking classes in Japan for sure, but I picked Haru Cooking Class because I wanted to know authentic Japanese home style cooking. And...More

Thank Kathy Y
Reviewed 25 September 2018

My brother and I joined 4 others in the Haru Cooking Class in May 2018. Based on the description we weren't sure of there would be enough cooking done by us like Haru warned. But we felt like we did plenty of cooking and preparing...More

Thank Justin T
Reviewed 17 September 2018

My 13 year old and I joined the haru cooking class last week, and really enjoyed it. It was educational and fun and tasty! Gave us more insight into Japanese culture and cooking. Taro is interesting and was fun to see his family and kids...More

Thank DanielS5496
Reviewed 19 August 2018

My husband and I attended this cooking class in April 2018 during our honeymoon and it was by far one of the highlights of our time in Japan. It was a fun, intimate cooking class and we learned a lot about not only Japanese cooking...More

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 18 August 2018

My partner and I joined three others for a cooking class with Taro, and had a fantastic experience. It was fun and light-hearted but we came away having learnt a lot too. The emphasis is quite evenly split between the cooking and learning about Japanese...More

Thank Jithan V
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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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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
30 January 2015|
Response from shisa | Reviewed this property |
I can't post his website here as this site won't let me, but if you have that, go to it and scroll down a bit and where it says reservation, in red, click on "click here" It will give you Taro's email address and you can... More