• Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 43.20 View price calendar

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Taste the best of Japanese cuisine on this unique and intimate 3-hour private cooking class in Kyoto. Keiko, a local, will invite you into her home for a lesson in cooking Obanzai cuisine, unique to the Kyoto region. Using seasonal and local vegetables and seafood, you and Keiko will prepare dishes such as saikyo-zuke (Kyoto-style miso-marinated fish) and nikujaga (a dish of meat and potatoes stewed in soy sauce). When the meal is ready it’s time to feast Japan-style, sitting on cushions on the floor. Make a new friend, eat a delicious meal and learn more about Japanese culture and cuisine on this unique private tour.


  • 3-hour private cooking lesson in Kyoto
  • A private tour ensures an intimate, personalized experience
  • Feast on a meal of your own creation, eating Japan-style on cushions on the floor
  • Taste delicacies unique to Obanzai cuisine including kinpira gobo and saikyo-zuke
  • Visit the home of a local and learn how to prepare simple, traditional dishes

What You Can Expect

Learn To Cook In a Local Home: Private Cooking Class In Kyoto

Preparing lunch

Customer Reviews

Dushyanthi N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We really enjoyed the cooking class. She had a lot of patience. She picked us up at the subway station and went to her house. She made us feel at home.
The food we cooked was very delicious.
She was very knowledgable. We talked about each other and #39;s family and different types of food.
Thank you Keiko

Kylie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our host Keiko was a wonderful, entertaining woman who welcomed us into her home and cooked us a traditional Japanese meal. We helped by chopping some vegies and stirring a few things. The food was outstanding, delicious and varied. Being inside a local home was interesting and Keiko's house is gorgeous, clean, and compact. The meal was eaten on a short table sitting on mats. This is an excellent way to experience local living and food. Cannot recommend enough, do it.


3 star rating: Worth doing October 2016

Our guide was very nice and we liked seeing the area she lived in. The food was plentiful and delicious. She served many items we did not make. We did not think it was much of a cooking class and no recipes were provided. It was more of a cultural experience.

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