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Haru Cooking Class

Open today: 12:00 - 18:00
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A delicious and insightful experience into Japanese Cuisine!

Our family of 6 could not talk more highly of our cooking class with Taro! It was definitely a... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2019
Ryan O
If you do nothing else in Kyoto, DO THIS.

Limited to just six participants, this intimate, masterful, expansive, and unbelievably delicious... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2019
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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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166-32 Shimogamo Miyazaki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kita, Kyoto 606-0802, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
+81 90-4284-7176
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Reviewed 3 February 2019

Our family of 6 could not talk more highly of our cooking class with Taro! It was definitely a highlight of our trip to Japan. Taro's speaks fantastic English and provided us all with a highly educational and mouthwatering experience of Japanese food. The class...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 February 2019

Limited to just six participants, this intimate, masterful, expansive, and unbelievably delicious cooking class is like no other, and is 100% a MUST if you're in Kyoto. My partner and I agreed that out of three weeks worth of travel - including an itinerary of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

Taro and his family are the real deal. A wonderful, home based, cooking experience. Taros English is excellent and he gave a great overview of Japanese cooking but also, importantly, many great insights into Japan and Kyoto culture. Cannot recommend the experience highly enough! And...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dave M
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Definitely a must do in Kyoto. Very informative and Taro and his family are absolutely charming. You learn a lot about the culture of the Japanese people and their food. Within the first 5 minutes I learnt a lot and it continued all the way...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

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
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 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 23 December 2018 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
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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
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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