Kyushu Island Cooking
Kyushu Island Cooking
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Hi, I'm Makoto. In this cooking class, you can experience cooking Japanese food in my house in Miyazaki city, Kyushu, Japan. I also guide you around my neighborhood so that you can feel the local atmosphere and get to know deeply about My mother still lives in traditional lifestyle, so you can also enjoy the nostalgic feeling by visiting my mother's house. Japanese people's normal lifestyle. While walking, we also pick some fresh vegetables in my mother's kitchen garden.
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下北方町横小路 5883-5, Miyazaki 880-0035 Miyazaki Prefecture
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We had an incredibly wonderful cooking experience. The cozy setting and authentic atmosphere made us feel like we were being hosted by a good friend.

Some of us has little cooking experience, also unable to speak Japanese, but all of us managed to cook nice sushi, tempura & Japanese sweet with the guidance of the skilled English speaking teacher.

It was such a special and memorable experience we will treasure forever

Written 2 October 2023
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liveforwater
Mesilla, NM229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
It was a great class learning about how to cook sukiyaki and the finer details of cooking that dish, along with details about the Miyazaki and this part of Japan. The learning experience was excellent and Makoto is engaging and interactive. I would recommend this experience to anyone even those with children. It was really good food and really great experience and great conversation with a local in her house
Written 4 March 2023
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Suzie K
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
James, my friend, and I went to Miyazaki to meet Makoto-san and her wonderful family.
James and I study Japanese and love places that are authentic and rich in culture - Miyazaki has that. Kyoto is usually packed with tourists so it's hard for us to enjoy authentic Japanese culture in a bustling city. Miyazaki is situated in the most mesmerising place I have been to in Japan. I can honestly say if I had to live anywhere it would be in Miyazaki. If you love mountains, clear ocean water the colour of turquoise, beautiful wildlife, and ancient traditions - Miyazaki has all of it.

On top of this we got to meet amazing people and Makoto's beautiful family. They are so welcoming and their house is really gorgeous. They built it themselves and its right next to a trail where you can stumble upon a beautiful Shrine.

Makoto san taught us how to make Okonomiyaki, which is like the Japanese version of pizza. James and I have been making it since and it has definitely saved us from days where we either have no idea what to make. The whole family joined and we absolutely stuffed ourselves.

Later she taught us how to make matcha, my first experience. I honestly don't know where you can really find this sort of experience because it is always made for you. In fact, the utensils used in matcha is extremely expensive so we were really grateful to have this experience with Makoto-san.

Do check out her instagram because it is so wholesome and filled with many photos of the tourists and travellers she has made friends with. They also have a lovely cat which I took a glorious photo of besides a glass of wine...

Also I would like to thank Makoto for having AMAZING children and teaching me how to play Speed. I want to meet them again!!!!

Thank you Makoto-san !!! Arigatou !!! <3
Written 18 January 2020
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James RR
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I have now attended two of the classes run by Kamada Makoto, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. She hosts the class in her home, so I was able to cook Japanese food in a Japanese home. Her English is amazing, so there is no need to worry if you do not understand Japanese. Highly recommended for people who want an accessible look at Japanese food and culture.
Written 15 December 2019
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Thank you very much for writing a review for the cooking class! It was really fun to cook Japanese traditional dishes with you, and also it was really inspiring for me too. I look forward to cooking with you again soon!
Written 26 December 2019
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Dewi G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
This was my second class with Makoto and I've loved them both. There's always a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere and an explanation of the history and symbolism of each dish. Don't worry if you have no idea what you're doing in the kitchen, enough help is offered that you can't go wrong but you still have the freedom to decorate and present your meal in your own unique way, as you can see from the onigiri pictures from my first lesson!
I thoroughly enjoyed myself and will continue to go whenever I can.
Written 15 December 2019
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Thank you very much for coming to my cooking classes. It is always a great experience for me too to cook with you! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 26 December 2019
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Connie
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
My family had the pleasure of spending the day with Makoto Kamada at Kyushu Island Cooking. After a short walking tour of the area, we started our cooking adventure in the garden picking fresh vegetables for our meal. Then, to the kitchen to start learning! We made Sushi, Tempura, Miso soup, Strawberry rice cakes, and Maccha green tea. Makoto was an excellent teacher and took us through every step of how to prepare each dish. Even my 11 year old grandson was able to follow her instructions! After preparing the food, she showed us how to plate it for a beautiful presentation. Then we got to eat and it was delicious!! I can’t wait to try some of my new recipes at home in America.
It was a unique experience that you can't often find when traveling. I would highly recommend this cooking class to anyone visiting the Miyazaki, Japan.

Connie from Alabama, USA.
Written 16 November 2019
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Thank you very much, Connie. It was such an honor for me to host a cooking class for your lovely family. I myself enjoyed cooking with all of you!
Written 19 November 2019
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Hannah R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
I made a delicious traditional Japanese meal and it was so yummy! Would recommend this experience for everyone visiting japan!
Written 8 November 2019
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Thank you very much Hannah. I was very happy to see you enjoy flipping Okonomiyaki. Wonderful to me too!
Written 19 November 2019
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Eleni Segerblom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
I visited here for a couple of days on a school trip. The first night we were here, we made Okonomiyaki together. It was an incredibly fun dish to prepare with her guidance along with a family to help!
Written 6 November 2019
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Thank you very much, eleni!!! I was so happy to see you enjoy making Okonomiyaki. I hope you can do it for your family back home in America.
Written 19 November 2019
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Lizzie
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I really appreciated my time here and what a great experience I had to learn japanese meals. She is really good at taking the time to teach you properly the technique and to make sure you understand and follow every steps. She is lovely and I recommend to come and try. Everybody is welcomed to assist and you won't regret it.
Written 24 October 2019
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Thank you very much for such a lovely review, Liz. It was so wonderful to me to cook Japanese dishes with you. I hope you will cook Japanese dishes to your parents and surprise them back in Canada!!!
Written 27 October 2019
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Amélie
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We had an amazing time with Makoto. She's a great teacher and very good cook. She really takes her time to teach you the right techniques. Her english is great too so it's the ideal place for foreigners like us to learn traditional Japenese food in great company! Also great opportunity for us to learn more about the Japenese culture. Definitely recommend! If you come to Miyazaki you have to make time for a cooking class here!
Written 24 October 2019
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Thank you very much!!! It was such a great time for me to cook with you. I felt very happy to see you enjoy cooking Japanese dishes especially because you are so interested in Japanese culture and language. I hope you come back here again!
Written 27 October 2019
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