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Cooking Class in Kyoto
HARU Cooking Class -Kyoto-
-Haru Cooking Class offers a casual Japanese home cooking-
Experience Japan from the inside.

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Hello, I am Taro, the owner of Haru Cooking Class.
The cooking class will take place in my house with my family.

I love talking about food and culture.
I am not a big fan of commercial tourist activities.
I want to make the class educational and meaningful.
Therefore, the class may not be as hands-on as some may wish.
I sincerely hope our interests match.


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)
*The class is NOT strict vegetarian; the soup stock uses fish.
You will NOT be eating fish meat, but fish flavor is used.

-Fee: 6,900 yen / person
*up to 8 guests per class.

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

What you can learn in this class:
You will learn essential aspects of Japanese cooking.
Cooking 4-5 dishes with ingredients & cooking methods carefully explained.

With an exception of fish flakes used in the soup stock,
everything else is vegetarian friendly.

2. Japanese Non-vegetarian Cooking Class(+ Kobe beef)
(menu: three to four dishes+ small size certified Kobe beef steak)

-Fee: 8,900 yen / person
-Fee: 12,900 yen / person(double portion of Kobe beef)

*up to 8 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 essential aspects of Japanese cooking.
Cooking 4-5 dishes with ingredients & cooking methods carefully explained.

The main dish is a certified Kobe Beef.
I will give a full explanation about Kobe Beef and wagyu.

3. Nishiki food market trip(Currently unavailable)
The market is now very busy with tourism.
I will think of a new activity that is meaningful.
I turly appreciate your kind understanding.

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: approx. 3-4 hours, depends on the number of guests.
-We try to keep it to 1 class type per class to finish everything in time.
-We accept reservations 4 months in advance for a non-vegetarian class,
3 months in advance for a vegetarian class.

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 am not a chef by profession. Just an ordinary home cook.
I.cannot teach fancy dishes.
However, I do my best to explain what Japanese people eat normally.

I thank everybody who come all the way to Japan.
I wish my guests will 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 consider Haru Cooking Class.
I guarantee a meaningful and memorable 3-4 hours!

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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