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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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As you can see in the Photo Gallery page,
my family is me(Taro), my wife(Yoshiko) and our daughter(Haruko born in 2009).
I cannot thank Yoshiko and Haruko enough for being a good support.
Dear guests: Thank you very much in advance for being kind to and patient with us.

Random seasonal greeting from Taro:
Getting cold in Kyoto!! Makes me lazy to go out on my bike!
However, air is clean, sun is out, a beautiful season!
(Dec. 1st 2013)


Class types at Haru Cooking Class -Kyoto- :

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

--Fee: 5,900 yen / person
-Duration is 3-4 hours(cooking and eating)
*Please understand that there is only space for 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 basics of Japanese cooking and more.
Especially, making dashi(soup stock) from scratch is one of the most important.
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.
We will make sure that all the dishes fit your diet.

You will learn what makes Japanese food so unique and the health benefits of it.
After you finish this class, you will be able to cook a variety of Japanese food!

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 size certified Kobe beef)

-Duration is 3-4 hours(cooking and eating)
*Please understand that there is only space for 6 guests per class.
-Kobe beef dinner is usually around 12,000yen-15,000yen at restaurants.
*What is KOBE BEEF? click HERE 1 HERE 2
Kobe beef, simple is best(Mar. 22nd 2012, photo by Taro)
Click the photo for VIDEO

What you can learn in this class:
This class also has the same concept as class type 1.
Allows you to learn the basics of Japanaese cooking and more.
(All the side-dishes are the same as class type 1.)

This class, however, comes with a certified Kobe beef, ONE OF THE FINEST BEEF IN THE WORLD.
This unique and superb ingredient is a gem on a plate that melts in your mouth.
*Japanese farmers have high pride in taking great care of the animals(not mass produced).
Please come try our Kobe beef at Haru Cooking Class and add it to your list of "favorite Japanese food!"

3. Nishiki food market trip
(Only available about once a week. The first group to make a reservation sets which day.
Please accept our sincere aplogies for not having much availabilities for the trip.)
-Fee: Additional 4,000 yen / person to a cooking class fee above

-Duration is 60-90min. (11am, 12pm, 1pm or 2pm start. Then, cooking class follows.)
-Minimum of 2 guests, maximum of 6 guests per day.

What you can learn in this class:
You will visit Nishiki food market, the kitchen of Kyoto. You will stroll around the market and learn about Japanese ingredients. After that, you will head to my house for the cooking class(additional fee).
Photos and blog by Cynthia

Time of cooking class:

-Cooking classes start at 2pm
*One cooking class a day. 4-5 working days a week. To check our availability, please send us a reservation request

-Nishiki food market trip(once a week) starts at 12pm



-Shimogamo of Kyoto(North east of the Imperial Palace)Click here
*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.)

Reservation: - Click here

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 on daily bases.

I thank everybody who come all the way to Japan.
I wish for my guests to end the class with deeper understanding of Japan and Japanese people.

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"
*Please accept my sincere apologies in advance if she becomes a distraction in class.
Any reason is ok, as long as it leads you to the new experience of 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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