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PRIVATE Cooking Experience with Local Chef in Osaka
A visit to Osaka must include a trip to the Kuromon market. The market is 200 years old and sells every kind of food you can imagine. The Japanese value fresh and seasonal ingredients. The Kuromon Market has over 160 vendors lining the streets. For a first time visitor, the market can be a bit overwhelming. That is why it is recommended to have a tour guide to assist you with shopping. Kuromon Market reflects the large fishing center by offering a huge variety of fish in restaurants and shops that cater to those who want to cook for themselves. With a guide to assist you in finding and purchasing delicacies, your shopping will be easy and successful. Make sure to plan a trip to the Kuromon Market when you are in Osaka. Traditional Japanese mouth-watering fare awaits you at the Kuromon Market.
• The Kuromon Market is 200 years old.
• There are over 160 vendors.
• Discover new tastes and new ingredients.
• Learn how to shop for the freshest foods.
Cooking Class with Local Chef in Osaka
At the Maikoya Osaka, you have the opportunity to experience authentic Japanese traditions. There is a broad range of activities, something for everyone to enjoy. The cooking classes are extremely popular. You can attend a course with a chef who has 40 years of experience with authentic Japanese cuisine. The chef has a five-star rating on Gurunavi, the largest and most trusted gourmet and restaurant guide in Japan. Although the chef speaks Japanese, there will be an interpreter for English speaking guests. You will learn the foundation of Japanese cooking, the basic skills needed and how to create beautiful and delicious authentic meals. The chef will offer tips for ways to make cooking easier, and how to increase flavor in foods with Japanese ingredients and techniques.
• Discover the basics of Japanese cooking.
• Learn from a five-star Japanese chef.
• Classes are held in a traditional Japanese kitchen.
• Maikoya Osaka offers a variety of cooking classes
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MAIKOYAMaikoya Contact the Host
Address: 1 Chome-22-7 Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0013
Book online and get your voucher via email instantly!Maikoya Osaka offers unique cultural experiences where visitors can engage in various cultural activities such as the traditional tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, origami, kimono dressing and much more. Maikoya Osaka is the only place in Japan where visitors can meet and chat with a maiko in training anytime of the year.
Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people through activities and lessons such as tea ceremony, kimono dressing, Japanese cooking and the life of a samurai, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor. *** Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
1- Do you accept walk-ins? For tea ceremony, kimono experience, calligraphy and the samurai experience we accept walk ins. However, there is a possibility that you may need to wait sometime to be served if you show up without any reservation. So, we kindly recommend reserving in advance.
2-Do you have kimonos for kids? Yes, we do have small size kimonos for kids. Just let us know the age/height of your child in advance.
3- Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day? This depends on the season.Some seasons we allow the customers to walk outside and take pictures. We have the kimono rental option, for a small additional fee you can stroll the streets of Osaka or visit Osaka castle by wearing a kimono for the rest of the day.
4- Do you provide any hairdo services? Yes (for females), we will make sure you look your best and your hair matches the traditional kimono style.
5- How far is your location from the Dotonbori area? How far is your location from Umeda? It is about 18-minute walk or 6-minute taxi ride from Dotonbori. It is about 10-minute train ride or a 15-minute taxi ride from Umeda.
6- Do you hold your activities in a Japanese house? I want to see inside of a Japanese house. Yes. You have to take your shoes off to get in and all the rooms have the interior like a traditional Japanese house.
7- Do you have discounts if I want to experience multiple events at once?. For individuals we usually can't offer any discount as we need to prepare for each activity in advance. For groups more than 4, who want to experience multiple activities, please drop us a message with the subject title multiple activities for groups.
8- Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc?. We are the only place that is supervised by college professors and and focus on cross-cultural awareness. Our experiences are lots of fun and also quite educational.
9- Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, replica swords etc. to remember my experience?. Yes, we have a gift shop on the first floor.
Call Maikoya: 06-6556-6257