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Haru Cooking Class

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Haru Cooking Class

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166-32 Shimogamo Miyazakicho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-0802 Kyoto Prefecture
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This is a virtual tour using Zoom, online conference system. This unique 1h tour brings you to one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan, Kyoto. The friendly host will make your experience more interactive. We use not only photos or videos but also handmade materials or actual goods from guides' living room, that makes you feel livelier. You can ask them anything about Japan, Kyoto and other popular tourists spots by chat or by talk session after the tour. This tour will provide helpful hints for your future trip to Japan. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking.<br>We'll send you Zoom URL invitation when you book the tour.
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Tera W wrote a review Mar 2021
Kyoto, Japan40 contributions18 helpful votes
Haru Cooking Class is a cooking class like no other. Taro and his wonderful family are so kind, generous, and open, my husband and I felt very welcomed from the first moment. We were graciously invited into their beautiful home, a building of traditional Japanese architecture, with an interior filled with such warmth and comfort. Taro has such an outgoing, funny, and positive energy and we were encouraged to ask any question. Taro is a wealth of knowledge! My husband and I not only discovered so many new understandings regarding Japanese food, but we also discussed details about the culture, traditions, and outlook of Japanese life. We enjoyed engaging conversation for the entire time that we did not feel like a student or a customer, but instead, we felt like we were sitting around a kitchen table as old friends. Taro was also very accommodating and was able to cater to my vegetarian needs while also preparing beef for my husband to enjoy. Haru Cooking Class does not feel like a typical cooking class; it's a special experience that invites you inside to understand a Japanese way of life. I will continue to cook Japanese food and I will carry the knowledge and guidance gained from this experience for life! Thank you so much to Taro and his beautiful family. Haru Cooking Class is the greatest cooking class you could ever do in Japan!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Tanya wrote a review Apr 2020
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Taro is extremely knowledgeable about Japanese cuisine, history, culture, customs and traditions and is a great conversationalist. He lived in US and knows a lot about the Western culture. I know better understand Japanese culture and way of cooking. We made a few vegetarian dishes that were delicious and are so easy to make at home. I did a cooking class in Thailand, but I loved Taro's approach, menu and setting way better. I would highly recommend the class.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Arno D wrote a review Mar 2020
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I did the vegetarian cooking class together with my partner. It was really interesting. You immediately feel at ease and learn a lot about Japanese culture and eating habits. Would recommend to anyone.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Travel612867 wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had an amazing afternoon with Taro. Extremely nice guy and easy to talk to. It is in a unique setting (in his home) where you really get to experience a little day to day of a Japanese family. We got to meet his wife (go Smash on Titan!) children and they even had some friends over which was fun to see. The food was very good, one of our favorite meals in the Japan. Taro showed us how to make a couple different dishes. The A-5 Kobe beef is easily the best steak either of us have ever had. It was legitimate with a certificate and everything. Such a fun time and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Kyoto!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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carolyn90254 wrote a review Feb 2020
Hermosa Beach, California8 contributions
We had a fantastic time at this class. It is worth doing this at the beginning of your trip to Kyoto so you can better understand Japanese cooking. We learned SO MUCH from Taro. We now understand the basics of Japanese cooking, as well as understanding how easy it can be with the right ingredients. The food we cooked was fantastic, he was a great teacher and wonderful at conversing with us. His family was lovely as was his house . It was a very special experience for him to open his house to us, and we are very appreciative.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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