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PRIVATE Cooking Experience with Visit to a Local Gourmet Grocery Osaka
People who enjoy fresh food traditionally prepared in Japanese style need to schedule a trip to Osaka. The city is known as the culinary capital of Japan. Visit Osaka, and you will understand how it acquired the nickname. The Maikoya Osaka offers unique traditional Japanese activities and events at the cultural center. The events associated with food are extremely popular. You can join a class to visit a local gourmet grocery. An experienced cook will accompany your group and guide you through an Osaka grocery shopping experience. The instructor will explain Japanese customs and culture related to selecting groceries, and what foods are best served together. You will also have the chance to purchase items for yourself. The gourmet grocery experience is available through Maikoya Osaka. Plan your visit to the cultural center today.
- Go grocery shopping in Osaka with an expert cook.
- Learn the history of Japanese cooking.
- Discover techniques used in traditional cooking.
- Enjoy an authentic Japanese experience.
Cooking Experience after Visit to a Local Gourmet Grocery
After your unique shopping experience in a gourmet grocery, you will return to Maikoya Osaka. The cooking class will be taught in a traditional Japanese kitchen by an experienced cook. You will discover the history behind the foods purchased and the meals that they would make. Also, the instructors will discuss techniques and tips when making traditional dishes. The teacher will demonstrate the proper use of Japanese cookware and utensils. You will also discover the properties of sauces and spices used in Japanese cooking. The instructor will explain how to cook each course. You will sample the dishes cooked, and learn how to make them when at home. There are many opportunities to experience authentic Japanese activities at the Maikoya Osaka. Visit the cultural center to discover the real Japan.
- Shop for food in a Japanese gourmet grocery.
- A professional cook will accompany your group.
- Learn what foods make up traditional dishes.
- Discover the basics of Japanese cooking.
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MAIKOYA OSAKAMaikoya 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