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Learn how to cook Japanese food at Haru Cooking Class, an ideal opportunity to improve your culinary skills and learn about Japanese culture. There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian class options, so you can take part no matter your eating preferences. Menus are seasonal and as such, can be subject to change. The class is organized to include a complete meal and the duration depends on the number of participants. You can reserve in advance--check the website for details. To visit Haru Cooking Class and other attractions in Kyoto, use our Kyoto road trip planner.
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Haru Cooking Class reviews
Taro's cooking class was a highlight of our trip. Not only did we learn about Japanese cooking basics, he gave us a cultural and historical lesson too. So much work and attention to detail goes...
Taro's cooking class was a highlight of our trip. Not only did we learn about Japanese cooking basics, he gave us a cultural and historical lesson too. So much work and attention to detail goes... more »
This was a wonderful class to not only learn how to cook some Japanese foods but also to visit with someone in their home and learn about Japanese culture. Taro and his wife made you feel that you...
This was a wonderful class to not only learn how to cook some Japanese foods but also to visit with someone in their home and learn about Japanese culture. Taro and his wife made you feel that you... more »
Taro is an excellent ambassador of Japanese cuisine and culture. He introduced Japanese dishes both from a culinary perspective and from how the dishes fit in the culture. This was a highlight of...
Taro is an excellent ambassador of Japanese cuisine and culture. He introduced Japanese dishes both from a culinary perspective and from how the dishes fit in the culture. This was a highlight of... more »
This was the highlight of our trip to Kyoto. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in food and culture. Taro is an amazing teacher and the family is very warm. Taro welcomed us into his home and we got to ask as many questions as we wanted about Japanese food and culture. It was nice that we had been in Japan for a week and had noticed aspects of culture and customs that were confusing. Taro cleared some stuff up for us and I feel like I have a better understanding of food. Taro speaks English very well and spent time in his childhood in America. He is a great teacher and everything was run very smoothly thanks to his wife helping prep everything while Taro taught. All in all it was a great afternoon activity. Book it early with Taro because he is not open every day.
The highlight of our trip in Kyoto. Taro and his family are wonderful people and this was a perfect way to spend the afternoon. It was as much of an insight into Japanese culture and customs as it was about the food. We had so much fun talking about life in Japan and Kyoto. Don’t miss a cooking class with Taro!
If you are visiting Kyoto, you should definitely add this cooking class to your itinerary. Taro was extremely informative, teaching us about Japanese food and culture. The class was interactive, where you learn about the ingredients that you are cooking with and ends with a delicious meal, enjoyed alongside those you took the class with. We couldn’t recommend this class enough!
Our experience at Haru Cooking School was a highlight of our recent trip to Kyoto. Taro-san and his wife were funny, informative, and generous in sharing both their cooking experience and reflections on life in Japan. He was flexible in arranging a private weekend session for 4 of us and gave us great tips on local markets and shops with quality ingredients and friendly vendors. Don't miss this great experience if you have the time!
Taro was such a knowledgeable and passionate teacher of not only Japanese cuisine but their history and culture as well. The class felt intimate— It felt like you were cooking with a friend. We learned so much about the ingredients (particularly the importance of dashi!) and it all came together into a beautiful meal. I would highly recommend going with Haru Cooking Class and adding this to your itinerary.
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