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Cooking Sun

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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
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679 Funayacho Higashi Nakasuji Matsubara Agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8466, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-746-5094
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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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time making and eating a multiparty sushi dinner. I had banged my head beforehard — easy to do in machiyas with low ceilings — and the owner came over with an energy drink as he could see I was sort of...More

Thank Oversized
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I took the opportunity to learn alongside my 17 year old son and we both enjoyed the lesson immensely. Our teacher, Hero, was superb and v knowledgable. Better still he had lived a number of years in London so delighted us by using the term...More

Thank Judevdv
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We travel the world and often look for a local cooking class, it is a good way to get food and cultural immersion and meet people from other places in a comfortable atmosphere. This izakaya cooking class was a delightful treat for our family -...More

Thank K808Kau
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We as a family had a lovely relaxed time cooking and then eating some lovely Japanese food, the two lady’s instructing us were very informative and

1  Thank MichaelSullivan67
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We attended the bento class with our 3 teenage daughters. We made several dishes which we fun to make and delicious to eat at the end. The staff were fantastic, very friendly and helpful. There were 9 people in the class but it didn’t feel...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Our group thoroughly enjoyed our private Izakaya-Style Cooking Class at Cooking Sun's Machiya Studio! Motoko & Motoko taught us about essential Japanese ingredients and helped us make a delicious dinner for all of us to share. We arranged beforehand to make extra food for members...More

Thank DXLi
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I had a great afternoon! .. and the food was delicious! The Cooking Sun team were lovely and stuck the right balance between support, teaching and fun.

Thank hmci2014
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We did this class with our 12 year old daughter. We all loved it. Professional set up with almost one teacher per 2 people. We learnt how to make miso, chicken teriyaki, egg omelet, sushi, tempura and a delicious salad. Interesting to learn all about...More

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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
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