The old Japanese capital is an epitome of the archetypal Japanese cultural town, and is filled with innumerable shrines and palaces. Our cooking classes will take you back to Kyoto’s imperial days with some classes taking place in a traditional Japanese house where you will learn how to make authentic Japanese food. For the time strained we even offer a 2.5 hour class where you can make easy to cook traditional Japanese dishes. We also offer unique options where you can prepare your own Japanese Bento box or visit a local market to collect your ingredients to cook with.
What a very special evening!
Our visit to Kyoto will always be a wonderful memory thanks to our visit with Haruko. She welcomed us into her lovely home and showed us so much hospitality.
She had designed a delicious Japanese menu for our dinner which she then taught us how to cook. The food was delicious and Haruko was so thoughtful, catering to our dietary requirements.
We all dined together and Haruko shared her culture and knowledge with us.
Thank you so much Haruko for an unforgettable Japanese experience.
閱讀更多 + Robyn A. | Sep 2019
"Wonderful! Our teacher was excellent :-)"
Our teacher was positive and helpful- she was happy to chat with us all about the food and culture. Her cooking was delicious and we got to make our own bento boxes and eat it! It was a definite highlight and I would recommend this course and Cooking Sun school to anyone.
閱讀更多 + Valerie G. | Aug 2019
"Fun & engaging cooking class!"
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the traditional izakaya cooking class. The instructions were easy to follow and our instructors were extremely helpful and informative. They provided additional background on a few of the local ingredients used in the dishes and educated the class on the traditions of Japanese cooking. We appreciated that the class was split into two ‘cooking then eating’ sessions, which provided a nice opportunity to enjoy some of the dishes as we prepared them, as opposed to waiting until the end to eat everything. The sake provided at the end (for a small additional charge) was a great added bonus while enjoying the dishes we had prepared. Highly recommend this class if you’re looking for an opportunity to cook traditional Japanese cuisine!
閱讀更多 + Allison M. | Jun 2019
"So much fun!"
We had so much fun! Midori was so welcoming and ready to answer all our questions! She shared some tricks with us and told us the secrets for some delicious street food.
閱讀更多 + Annamaria M. | May 2019
"Great fun class!"
We made Ramen with Aya as a group of 6 people. It was a great group and we all got on really well. The class was fun and Aya was a great teacher. I have to say that the meal we cooked was one of the tastiest I ate during my time in Japan. In fact, everyone else in the class laughed at me as I made nom, m'nom noises with every mouthful I ate!!
We are noe planning to have a party at home sharing the recipe with 16 of our friends and family!!
閱讀更多 + Hugh B. | May 2019
Very informative, hands on and entertaining
閱讀更多 + John N. | May 2019
Great class, with lovely and helpful instructors! We did the complete Ramon class and definitely got some good tips. Was a great group of people as well. Can't wait to make some Ramen at home!!
閱讀更多 + Jessica U. | May 2019
"Truly a great experience"
For anybody in doubt, BOOK THIS CLASS! The food was great, Haruko was so nice and kind. She was so great and was one of the nicest thing I did in Japan. And she lives right next to the Golden Pavillion! You will not regret it!
閱讀更多 + Marianne W. | Apr 2019
"Wonderful - lovely experience with chef Midori"
We had a wonderful experience in a private setting. We learned a lot about cooking, the ingredients and the preparation of the food but also about Japan. Midori is a lovely person, a great chef and excellent teacher. She was of great help, also when exploring the market. Thank You!
閱讀更多 + Kai R. | Apr 2019
I went with my family and we made the flower sushi. The teachers were extremely kind and helpful and went out of their way to make it an enjoyable experience for us all. I am vegetarian and I was very happy that they changed the ingredients for me so I could still eat the sushi that I had made. They had many beautiful kimono options and I really enjoyed dressing up. The teacher wore a full kimono outfit and even explained the different parts to us and helped us to learn more about the Japanese culture. I would recommend this to anyone interested in a really fun hands on experience where you can learn more about the culture and meet new people. They speak English quite well and we were able to communicate easily.
閱讀更多 + Nicole D. | Apr 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed the market trip, learning so much about the different spices and foods. Our instructors were A+. They were clear with their instructions and patient with everyone. It was a memorable experience! Thanks from your Canadian friends.
閱讀更多 + Terry K. | Apr 2019
I had a really fun time making dried sweets and learning all about the tea ceremony. It was really cool to have hands on experience as both a guest for the tea ceremony and get a chance to prepare the tea as well!
閱讀更多 + Morgan K. | Mar 2019
My daughter and I had a wonderful cooking experience with Haruko. We learned to make a basic dashi broth, carrot salad, a sesame spinach dish, okonomiyaki, and mochi tofu balls with fruit. Haruko’s instructions were very clear and everything was well organized. We received printed recipes with coloured photos with which to follow along. The meal was delicious! We also got some insight into Japanese customs and way of life. As we were leaving, we got a surprise gift of a sesame grinder, okonomiyaki sauce, and mochi flour. Haruko kindly came downstairs with us to point the way to the nearest bus stop. Altogether a very satisfying evening. Now to have an okonomiyaki party at home!
閱讀更多 + Wendy F. | Mar 2019
We wanted to experience local cooking class to not only learn new and yummy dishes to prepare at home but it’s also a wonderful way to meet locals to share different traditions and styles of life. Our teacher, Haruko was friendly, affable and eager to share her knowledge about Japanese culture, customs and food. She was flexible and consulted with us about dietary concerns and food preferences. We made delicious side dishes, two types of okonomiyakis and dessert. Highly recommended- Domo!
閱讀更多 + Sook H. | Mar 2019
"Unique and warm experience"
This class was everything I was personally hoping for. The instructor was very well versed in english, the location was a profesional one, meaning that this was nobody home but a kitchen studio with all the facilities that you would want and the menu was at the same time simple to repeat it at home but delicious and VERY japanese. It was an excellent experience.
閱讀更多 + Gabriel san M. | Feb 2019
"Fantastic class! Learned a lot!"
Great atmosphere and encouraging instructors. I learned more than I could have imagined and took home a new great skill!
閱讀更多 + Morgan K. | Feb 2019
Aya, our teacher, was so lovely. We had so much fun and learned a lot about the intricate details of sushi making. I would highly recommend this, you will enjoy any of her classes!
閱讀更多 + Sarah F. | Feb 2019
"Super fun cooking class."
Aya was a great host that made us laugh. She explained really well what we were doing and made the whole experience super enjoyable!
閱讀更多 + Amy W. | Feb 2019
"Enjoyable and easy to follow cooking class"
Had a great time making our own bento box. Class size was perfect (5 people) to ensure that we could all follow along and receive assistance from the instructors. Food was delicious and fresh. Would recommend if you’re wanting to learn the basics of japanese cooking.
閱讀更多 + Meagan O. | Feb 2019
We had a marvellous experience with Haruko to prepare a traditional japanese meal. Haruko is explaining very well and the lunch was just delicious ! She let us participate to prepare and that was really nice to understand the recipe. Also she chose ingredients we can find in Europe so, back home, it was possibe to prepare it again. It was just like home because Haruko is a very nice person. Peaceful athmosphere and sharing experience. We hope to do it again !!!!! Thank you so much Haruko.
閱讀更多 + Toby O. | Jan 2019
"One of a Kind Experience"
My love for ramen brought me here at Japan. Overjoyed that I made a great ramen with my own hands out from raw ingredients. I thought the process was really hard, but because of the instructions and expert teacher who helped us, the cooking experience became fun and easy! Such a fulfillment! It was fun making my own ramen! I have to be honest that this is one of a heaven experience! The great part is, I made it vegan! Perfect for me! Highly recommend this cooking class!
閱讀更多 + Natasha W. | Jan 2019
"Satisfying and Insightful"
Cooking in the middle of the city on a very traditional atmosphere. This is a very authentic way to get to know Japan and their culture. I was very impressed about this cooking class. The chef was very knowledgeable and professional. The kitchen staff was accommodating too and everything from the transportation to the kitchen was organized. The tour guide picked me up from the hotel then we were brought to the kitchen along with other tourists of the group. The chef introduced Japan briefly and proceeded with the demonstration. She taught us a lot of famous Japanese cuisines Okonomiyaki and Gyoza. We also had a complimentary tea tasting afterwards. I was amazed on how i was able to prepare and recreate the dishes myself. Thanks to the chef!