We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cooking Sun

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Book In Advance
Tours from Cooking Sun tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
All photos (328)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bento box”(82 reviews)
“tempura”(31 reviews)
“cooking class”(89 reviews)
Morning Bento Class (9:30-13:00, 6800 yen pp) and Afternoon Kappo Class (14:00-17:30) Easy access from central Kyoto, Shijo/Karasuma area. Friendly, English fluent local Japanese ladies welcome you in half a day Japanese cooking class. Beautiful...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
679 Funayacho Higashi Nakasuji Matsubara Agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8466, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-746-5094
Ways to Experience Cooking Sun
from US$64.70
More Info
from US$64.70
More Info
from US$64.70
More Info
Reviews (405)
Filter reviews
356 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bento box tempura cooking class afternoon class japanese food dashi great morning spinach salad cooking techniques learned how egg rolls small class cooking studio soy sauce highly recommend this class great class learn how
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 356 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of four (two adults, two boys - 9 and 13yrs old). I chose Cooking Sun because we wanted a structured, well run class that catered for families with kids. Both our boys have attended cooking courses on our travels before -...More

Thank steve j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took three classes with Cooking Sun in Kyoto and one in Tokyo. All were terrific. The women who conduct the classes are just simply marvelous. They make sure you can't fail and that you enjoy yourself with them AND enjoy your food that you...More

1  Thank jmaison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Learn how to prepare several dishes for a vegetarian Benton Box. Class is a lot of fun and the lunch was delicious!

Thank albmetta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing bento box class!!!! 5/5!!!! English 10/10 Do it!! We will for sure be taking our recipes home to impress our friends :) Thanks again!!

Thank andrewyates2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were the only couple in the class (of size eight) that don't eat meat (but we do eat fish), and the instructors were well-prepared and happily accommodated our restriction. We made some wonderful dishes and I learned a few things about...More

1  Thank Matthias T
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We did the Nishiki Market tour and Cooking Class. The hosts were excellent and friendly, able to answer all sorts of questions during the market tour, which felt relaxing and not rushed. The cooking class itself was also very simple and casual, and a great...More

Thank clubsandwich
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We are a family of four with two boys, 10 and 13yrs old who enjoy cooking and have been lucky enough to have had a great cooking lesson in Vietnam/hoi an which set a very high bar. I’m really happy to report that this experience...More

Thank steve j
Reviewed 29 September 2018

we were a group of friends and family; booked the bento class and izakaya class. Cooking Sun Kyoto team was very nice; the class was with a very professional set up and a very personal touch. they were also very attentive to our requests and...More

Thank sigalit s
Reviewed 20 September 2018

The studio was only six or seven blocks from my hotel, so I walked over. It turned out that I was the only student, so I had a really personal class. The market tour was fun and I sampled some food as we walked up...More

Thank Gail J
Reviewed 12 September 2018

A wonderful experience great recipes very authentic and charming and knowledgeable instructors The school is a little hard to find have Japanese language address etc for taxi driver

Thank janmaclean
View more reviews
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
Nearby HotelsSee all 441 nearby hotels
Kyokoyado Muromachi Yutone
36 reviews
.31 km away
Hotel Resol Kyoto Shijo Muromachi
6 reviews
.36 km away
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo
872 reviews
.41 km away
Aranvert Hotel Kyoto
539 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 15,420 nearby restaurants
Koetsu Enkai
5 reviews
.15 km away
Yakitori Daikichi, Horikawa Takatsuji
41 reviews
.24 km away
69 reviews
.15 km away
Shichirin Yaki Kaneko
8 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,644 nearby attractions
Kimono Atelier Akane
9 reviews
.43 km away
Taiko Center Kyoto Studio
176 reviews
.50 km away
Hanjo Shrine
12 reviews
.30 km away
Sugimoto Family House
7 reviews
.40 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cooking Sun staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines