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Gluten Free Cooking Experience Kyoto
A visit to the Maikoya Kyoto provides a variety of opportunities to participate in authentic Japanese traditions. The cooking classes are extremely popular. Choose from making a meal, street foods or desserts. The experience begins with a shopping trip to a Japanese gourmet grocery that specializes in gluten free foods. An experienced Japanese cook will guide you through the store explaining the foods that will be needed for the class. Traditional noodles are often made from wheat. However, there are perfectly delicious alternatives such as soba noodles which are made from buckwheat which contains no gluten or glass noodles made from potatoes. Your instructor will explain the history behind the meals and the ingredients required. Kyoto is said to be the culinary capital of Japan. The emphasis is on fresh and seasonal. There are so many foods that are naturally gluten free you will not miss the few you cannot enjoy.
• Guided tour of a Japanese gourmet grocery
• Huge selection of gluten free foods
• Learn how to select the best meat or fish
• Discover gluten free alternatives
Almost any dish in Kyoto can be made with gluten free foods.
Gluten Free Cooking Experience
Before making a reservation please check with Maikoya Kyoto. Our gluten-free cafe is a good alternative. The Maikoya Kyoto cultural center offers a variety of authentic Japanese activities and events. The cooking classes are popular with all ages. You will wear a traditional kimono when you enter the authentic Japanese kitchen. An experienced cook will explain Japanese cooking techniques and tips for making cooking easier. Food from the gourmet grocery will be cooked according to Japanese tradition. You will discover the history of certain foods and dishes. Cooking classes are a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the Japanese culture. A variety of cultural activities such as cooking classes are waiting for residents and visitors. When you are in Kyoto, make sure you visit the Maikoya Kyoto.
• Children 6 and up only, please
• Photos can be taken throughout the class
• A unique cultural experience
• Enjoy the delicious food you cook
Includedall the ingredientskimono costume
Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya KyotoWe are a cultural experience venue located in the heart of Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan. We pride ourselves on providing authenthinc experiences in Kyoto. Founded on the four main pricinples of tea ceremony (Harmony, respect, purity and tranquility) Maikoya has gained recognition among both locals and foreigners. Maikoya also recently has been selected as one of the best tea ceremony venues in Japan by Tripadvisor. 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, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya Kyoto 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 an afternoon than learning a traditional, beautiful new art form with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn't find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendour. We are located near Honnoji temple.
Our address is 〒604-8006 Kyoto Prefecture, 5F, Nakagyo Ward, Shimomaruyacho (Kawaramachidori), 407-2 ルート河原町ビル google map
Our phone number is 075-606-5303
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
*** Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian preferences. Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
1. Do you accept walk-ins? Yes, we accept walk-ins. However, it is chepaer to book online and you may need to wait if you show up without a reservation especially during the peak season.
2. Do I need to wear a kimono? Traditional tea ceremony is usually conducted by wearing a kimono but since you may simply not be interested in it or you may be pregnant (earlier than 3rd trimester OK) we don’t require you to wear a kimono.
3. Do I need to sit on my knees all the time or I can sit comfortably? Can I sit on the chair? Yes you can sit comfortably without sitting on your knees. Yes we do provide chairs and desks if you need.
4. What is the etiquette for tea ceremony? Please remember to --take your shoes off, --be quiet and not talk to your partner throughout the ceremony, —not use your cell phone (we allow photos before and after) but ideally you should forget worldly and materialistic thoughts.
5. 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.
6. Do you have plus size kimonos? Yes we do have extra size kimonos. If you are a plus size please let us know when you reserve about your size.
7. Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day? Yes!
8. 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.
9. Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc? Of course we explain all the meanings and symbols. We also answer many questions you may have (what tis the relationship between zen and tea ceremony, what is the relationship between zen and shodo, what is the difference between Shinto and Buddhism, etc.)
10. Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, etc. to remember my experience?. Yes we do.
11. Where can I buy a kimono? We can recommend you a few nearby shops that sell 2nd hand, upscale and economy kimonos, yukatas, samues and hakamas.