Washoku: Authentic Japanese Cooking Class (Fushimi, Kyoto)
Organized by Mihoko
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1 - 6 guests
Join an authentic Japanese cooking class in Fushimi (Kyoto). Spend time in a traditional home, learn how to make a range of washoku dishes, enjoy your handmade meal, & explore a Japanese supermarket.
Learn how to make authentic Japanese food using seasonal ingredients
Learn the art of washoku cooking with a certified Japanese host
Spend time in a traditional Japanese home near Kyoto’s sacred Fushimi Inari Shrine
Enjoy a delicious lunch
Explore a Japanese supermarket and learn about the ingredients used in your cooking class
Embark on a culinary adventure in the heart of Kyoto, just a stone's throw away from the iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine. Learn the art of washoku cuisine at Mihoko-san’s authentic Japanese cooking class! Washoku, known as 和食 in Japanese, directly translates to "Japanese food”, and is deeply rooted in Japanese culture, emphasizing the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients and a balance of flavors, textures, and colors. Your Japanese culinary journey begins at a traditional home near Kyoto’s sacred Fushimi Inari Shrine. Relax, soak up the atmosphere, and prepare to transform from an amateur to a professional chef. Hands-On Cooking: After a class introduction, roll up your sleeves and get down to business! You’ll learn how to make a washoku menu featuring a range of dishes (all of which you’ll make from scratch). Japanese Dashi Tempura with Seasonal Vegetables Japanese-style Rolled Omelet Spinach with Sesame Dressing Miso Soup Inari Sushi & Sushi Rolls Mochi Ice A Feast for the Senses: After the cooking session, it's time to savor the fruits of your labor. Gather in a traditional Japanese room to enjoy your handmade feast. Sip on miso soup, savor tempura with seasonal vegetables, and indulge in a creamy Japanese-style rolled omelet. But wait, there’s more! A spinach salad with sesame dressing, inari sushi, sushi rolls, and a mochi ice dessert. Local Insights: Once you’ve refueled, your host will take you on a trip to a local supermarket, unveiling the secrets of the ingredients used during your lesson. Learn about the ingredients used during your cooking class by exploring a Japanese supermarket! Washoku represents not only a style of cooking but also a way of life that values mindfulness, respect for nature, and a deep connection to the seasons. It has even been recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, highlighting its cultural significance and importance in Japanese society.
A washoku cooking lesson from a certified host
Ingredients to make a washoku meal
Enjoy a handmade lunch
Transportation to and from the experience location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
About a 15-minute walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha
Due to the experience location, this cooking class is a convenient stop if you’re hoping or planning to visit Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto
We cannot accommodate guests under 6 years of age
Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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(13 - 99)
(6 - 12)
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.