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Cooking Class in Kyoto
HARU Cooking Class -Kyoto-
-Haru Cooking Class Kyoto offers a casual Japanese home cooking-
Please come visit our home and view Japan from the inside.


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Hello from Kyoto:

I am Taro.
My family members are, Taro(me), Yoshiko(my wife),
Haruko(born in 2009) and Kyoko(born in 2014).
I cannot thank them enough for being a good support to me.
Please accept my sincere apologies in advance for any
inconvenience/disturbance caused in the class.

Please also accpet my apologies that some of the
preparations are done beforehand.
In the class, I want to spend a fair amount of time explaining
the ingredients and answering questions. With limited time,
the class may not be as hands-on as some would like it to be.

However, I do my best so that the class is a fun activity,
not just a study group. If you are looking for something
to do in Kyoto, please come join!!

I look very forward to meeting you!


Start time & duration:
-Cooking class starts at 2pm
-Duration is 3.5 - 4 hours

Reservation: - Click here

Class types at Haru Cooking Class:

1. Japanese vegetarian cooking class
(menu: four to five vegetarian dishes)

-Fee: 5,900 yen / person
*6 guests per class.

Furofuki-daikon(photo by Nalin)
*Daikon radish simmered in kombu-dashi and sweet miso sauce on top.

What you can learn in this class:
You will learn the essentials of the Japanese cooking.
With an exception of fish flakes used in the soup stock,
everything else is vegetarian friendly.
*If you are a strict vegetarian, please let us know in advance.

2. Japanese non-vegetarian cooking class(with Kobe beef)
(menu: three to four dishes+ small size certified Kobe beef steak)

-Fee: 7,900 yen / person
-Fee: 10,900 yen / person(double portion of Kobe beef)

*6 guests per class.
*What is KOBE BEEF? click HERE

Kobe beef(Mar. 22nd 2012, photo by Taro)

What you can learn in this class:
You will learn the essentials of the Japanese cooking.
We will cook several dishes with the ingredients & cooking methods
carefully explained.

The main dish is certified Kobe beef.
I will carefully explain about wagyu, Kobe beef, etc. hopefully to
clarify all your questions.

3. Nishiki food market trip
(Available once a week. Our schedule depends on the first group
to make a reservation that week.)

-Fee: additional 4,000yen / person to the cooking class fee above

-Duration is 60-90min.
-12pm start (then, cooking class will follow from 2pm)
-Minimum of 2 guests, maximum of 6 guests per day.

What you can learn in this class:
We will visit Nishiki food market, the kitchen of Kyoto.
We will walk around the market and learn about Japanese ingredients.
After that, we will head to my house for a cooking class.

Photos and blog by Cynthia

Access / Location of Haru Cooking Class:

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-North east of the Imperial Palace
*Easy access by bus from both downtown Kyoto and JR Kyoto station.

-Menus are seasonal and are subject to change.
-We organize it so it will be a complete meal(1 soup dish, 2-3 side dishes and a main dish).
-Duration is approx. 3-4 hours, depending on the number of guests.
-One class a day(We also try to keep it to 1 class type per class to finish everything in time.)

Dear guests,

Hello, I am Taro the owner of Haru Cooking Class -Kyoto-.

You can learn a lot about Japanese culture by learning about Japanese food.
Food plays a big role in our culture.

In Haru Cooking Class -Kyoto-, you will cook Japanese home dishes.
I cannot teach fancy dishes as I am not a professional chef.
However, I do my best to show and explain what Japanese people eat normally.

I thank everybody who come all the way to Japan.
I wish for my guests to finish the class with a deeper understanding of Japan and Japanese people,
not only Japanese food.

If you have not yet decided what to do in Kyoto, please choose Haru Cooking Class.
Please do not hesitate to join the class if you are a beginner cook;
"I just wanted to enter a Japanese home"
"I just wanted to eat Kobe beef"
"I just wanted to eat good vegetarian food"
"I just wanted to meet Haruko"

Any reason is ok, as long as it leads you to the new experience of a fun Japanese cooking!

I look very forward to meeting you!
If you have time before the cooking class, here are some of the things to do around my neighborhood!

Best regards,
Taro Saeki

Haru Cooking Class -Kyoto-

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