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Japanese Cooking Class Roujiya

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Address: 22-58, Ikenouchi-cho, Nishinokyo, Nakagyo-ku,, Kyoto 604-8375, Kyoto Prefecture
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Authentic Japanese Cooking Class - the best souvenir from Kyoto! You will...

Authentic Japanese Cooking Class - the best souvenir from Kyoto! You will learn: ・ how to cook authentic Japanese dishes in English ・ Japanese table manners ・ the history and culture of Japanese cuisine ・ and much more! Japanese cooking class Roujiya gives you not only cooking lessons. We'd like to show Japanese cultures and customs as well. Japan has the four seasons, each of which has its own seasonal festivals, and a variety of annual events.

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Unforgettable experience in Japan

This is highly recommendable! My family and I got a wonderful and insightful introduction to Japanese culture and cuisine at Roujiya. If we had taken this class when we arrived in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is highly recommendable! My family and I got a wonderful and insightful introduction to Japanese culture and cuisine at Roujiya. If we had taken this class when we arrived in Japan our table manner had been much better :-). We were met with a warm and welcoming heart. We quickly recognized our host had a deep passion for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Kaori was a wonderful, gracious, and very sweet host and teacher. We were lucky that we were the only two people signed up for class that day, but even if there were more people, it would have been a very intimate setting - ideal for really learning how to cook her delicious dishes. What drew me to the class was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

First time ever making sushi and everything turned out great. The teacher spoke fluent English and was very knowledgeable about the traditions and customs of Japanese cuisine. We had a class of 5 students and everyone had a good time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Kaori was an amazingly friendly and informative teacher. The class was fun, easy to follow, and we've come away with a ton of info on Japanese cuisine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Roujiya is a small guest house located just off Sanjo Dori (about 45 minutes on foot from Gion). The place is operated by a young couple who provide both lodging and Japanese cooking classes. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed and offered tea before the three hour lesson commenced with an introduction to various aspects of Japanese cuisine. We (in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

I have to agree with the other reviewers - this was a great diversion from the temples and shrines which we got our fill of on our organized tour of Japan. On a free day we scheduled this cooking class and it was one of the more memorable things we did. I thought I knew how to do some basic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend this class! The teacher was extremely nice and very informative. It was fun to learn the tricks to make sushi and it's also a great break if you're feeling overloaded on temples and shrines.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Kaori is a gracious host and excellent teacher. She speaks superb English and is very patient. This is a lovely afternoon activity which I highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

We are a family of 5 (3 kids 15,14 and 10) who spent a great afternoon with Kaori preparing a traditional Japanese meal, while at the same time giving our kids a great introduction to the ways and etiquette of Japanese eating and food. Kaori was fantastically patient with us, and really got us involved in what we were preparing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

We had a great experience with the Roujiya cooking class! Bushimata (the hostess) showed wonderful hospitality and taught us the essentials of Japanese cuisine before we started the actual cooking. It was interesting to learn how much thought and care goes into Japanese cuisine, and of course, the food was amazing too! Groups are also small, so each person gets... More 

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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