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Okonomiyaki cooking experience Kyoto
You will make Okonomiyaki, miso soup & rice. You can experience cooking wearing Kimono. Kimonos are prepared for both males and females.
We will make
a) Kyoto-style Okonomiyaki – Japanese savory meat pancake
b) Miso soup
c) Rice with a “Kamado” rice steamer
and have lots of fun!
***This is a private cooking session, there will be only you and the chef.
*Create fantastic memories of your trip to Japan
*Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout
*Special experience of Japanese culture
*Enjoyable experience with children
*Learning about the history of Japanese culture
Okonomiyaki is a kind of savory meat pancake that is made out of various ingredients including but not limited to nagaimo yam, dashi, red ginger , green onion, eggs and butter. It is known as one of the two most famous famous local dishes of Kyoto.
- Try a diverse range of ingredients and flavours unique to Japan
- A friendly host will explain and demonstrate correct cooking techniques
- Held in a Japanese styled kitchen
- Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout
- Special experience to cook wearing Kimono costume
Miso is a fermented food, made from soybeans mixed with salt and the fermentation agent known as “koji”. Since the end of the Second World War, Japanese eating habits have become westernized. But even so, miso soup remains as popular as ever. There are many types of soup from clear ones to hearty ones with many ingredients can be a main dish. Each Japanese family has its own style and taste.
In this workshop, a qualified instructor will walk you through step by step of a customary Japanese meal. You will learn even more about the flavors of Japan, as well as the range of utensils used and explanation of the techniques required, while cooking a great Meal as well!
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. Maiko Kitchen 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.
The Japanese Cooking Workshop provides you will a once in a life time experience: learning traditional Japanese dishes from local cooks in Japan! Kyoto is considered the food capital in Japan and there are many appetizing dishes from the area for you to try. Not only will you get to eat this delicious food, but learn how to make it yourself so you can make a feast back at home!
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
*** Please let us know if you have any food allergies or Halal, vegan, vegetarian preferences.
IncludedAll ingredients for cookingGreen tea and waterKitchen itemsSeasonings
Not IncludedTransportationHotel pickup and drop-off
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.
Our address is Japan, 〒604-8006 Kyoto, Nakagyō-ku, Nakanocho, 565-4 JP Take Exit 9 at the Kawaramachi Station google map
Our phone number is 075-606-5303
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
*** Please let us know the gender ratio and 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! you can walk outside with additional fee JPY1000 by 6 pm! 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.