Bento Making Class in Kyoto

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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 10 guests
Japanese, English
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With green tea
Enjoy cooking a number of different Japanese dishes! Learn how to put together a delicious bento box lunch during this Bento Making Class in Kyoto.
Be welcomed by your friendly cooking instructor with complimentary green tea
Learn to make 6 different Japanese dishes as a part of components for your tasty bento box
Learn about Japanese condiments like soy sauce and sake, as well as essential ingredients like dashi stock
Perfectly fry some tempura pieces, expertly roll a Japanese omelet, make some delicious sushi, and more!
Create a beautiful bento box and then enjoy eating it for lunch after you’re done with cooking
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals
Experience Details
Wholesome and delicious, bento boxes are the typical Japanese meal that’s made to-go. Bento in Japan are made of different small portions of foods that are packed into separate compartments of a convenient lunch box. Bento boxes make a great lunch to take to school or to work when made at home (filled with your favorite bits and pieces), though they can also be easily grabbed from a convenience store, specialty shop, or department store counter. Perfect for picnics or day trips, bento boxes are widely eaten in Japanese culture, with the added benefits that bento tend to be healthy, and are delicious even when served cold! Learn how to make your very own bento box lunch during this Bento Making Class in Kyoto, where you’ll be able to try your hand at a number of cooking styles throughout the lesson. During the bento making process, you’ll learn how to make 6 different popular Japanese dishes, including a Japanese salad (with an addictive sesame dressing), teriyaki chicken, a rolled egg omelet, deep-fried tempura pieces, a delicious roll of sushi, and miso soup (with vegetarian options upon request). Throughout each step, you’ll learn about how locals in Kyoto like to cook with basic Japanese seasonings and stocks such as dashi. With the help of your friendly English-speaking instructor, you’ll gain new skills making a variety of Japanese foods during this bento making class. Plus, after you’ve finished cooking, you’ll be able to eat your beautiful creations in a bento boxed lunch bonanza! Menu: -Goma-ae (sesame salad) -Teriyaki chicken -Dashimaki-tamago (egg roll) -Tempura -Sushi roll -Miso soup
Samue aprons to wear (working clothes for Buddhist monks)
Recipes in English
All ingredients for bento box dishes
Utensils, tools, and equipment to make various Japanese foods
Complimentary green tea
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The cooking studio is located in Downtown Kyoto. The exact location and a guide for accessing the cooking class location will be provided upon booking.
For vegetarian customers, fish can be replaced with vegetables and other ingredients.
Other dietary requirements can be accommodated for, please let us know.
Halal guests: We don't use Halal meat; however, we can remove the alcohol components/ingredients.
Children under 5 are free of charge.
Upon booking, you can expect a confirmation within 24 hours. Once confirmed, present your booking information at the experience location.
Please be reminded to come to the experience on time.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

The bustling Downtown area of Kyoto is the heart of the city, loaded with hotels, artisanal shopfronts, specialty restaurants, and hidden bars. With pleasant surprises around every corner and alleyway, before the Kamo-gawa River to the east lies the beautiful old town architecture of Pontocho, nestled in alongside the local izakaya and lively club scene. The enormous Teramachi and Shinkyogoku shopping arcades run north to south, intersected by the famous Nishiki Markets (“Kyoto’s Kitchen”), while delicious department store basements bubble below with tasty regional samples.
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Earliest available date: June 18, 2024
¥ 10,200
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals