• Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 40.00 View price calendar

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Dine like a Kyoto resident during this 2-hour private lunch and cooking lesson hosted in local home. Roll up your sleeves as you join your host in the kitchen, preparing an ‘Obanzai’ meal (traditional Kyoto cooking style) featuring seasonal produce, fish and local ingredients. Depending on the day you’ll enjoy a tasty assortment of ‘kinpira gobo’ (burdock root and carrot sauté), ‘saikyo-zuke’ (miso-marinated fish) and more, sharing your food and lively conversation with your new Kyoto friend. All food and drinks during the excursion are covered.


  • Enjoy a private lunch and cooking lesson hosted in a local Kyoto home
  • Join your host in the kitchen to prepare an 'Obanzai'-style meal (traditional Kyoto cuisine)
  • Use fresh fish, seasonal ingredients and local produce to cook lunch
  • Chow down on local specialities like kinpira gobo’ (burdock root and carrot sauté) or ‘saikyo-zuke’ (miso-marinated fish)
  • Trade plates of food and lively conversation with your new Japanese friend during lunch
  • Great way to feel like a local in Kyoto

What You Can Expect

Private Obanzai Lunch with Seasonal Ingredients in a Kyoto Home

Your hosts preparing lunch

Customer Reviews

Susan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

A very enjoyable and delicious time.

Kaci Lynee C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a wonderful time with our host, Keiko. The lesson was very informative, the food was amazing, and conversation with Keiko was really interesting! Highly recommend!

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