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 .
Haru Cooking Class Reviews
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 principa... more »
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 u... more »
A delicious meal cooked in a homely environment with a knowledgeable, affable and enthusiastic chef (and his wife)! This was one of the best afternoons spent in Japan so far and we came away having learnt so much about Japanese cuisine and culture. A must do for anyone visiting Kyoto! I can’t praise Taro’s pure passion and warm welcome enough!
We signed up for Haru Cooking Class expecting to learn to cook some Japanese food and learn a little about the ingredients, which of course we did. What we didnt expect however was to gain a deep insight into Japanese culture, the way they think and are brought up to think. We left with a much greater understanding of how Japanese society functions and why things in Japan are the way they are. Taro very openly shares his honest thoughts and opinions on Japanese culture and contrasting it with what he'd personally experienced living in America for many years. The fact I've made it this far into the review without saying anything about the Kobe beef probably says it all to those who know me. Taro and Yoshiko, teach very simply how to cook core Japanese dishes that are delicious and easy to make. The centre piece genuine Kobe beef steak was the most delicious thing I've tasted. The class should really be named Haru Japanese Culture Masterclass. If this isn't already on your itinerary then pick anything and replace it with this, I guarantee it will be better than what you originally planned anyway.
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