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Kyoto: Morning Japanese Bento Cooking Class

Activity provider: Cooking Sun

Kyoto: Morning Japanese Bento Cooking Class

Activity provider: Cooking Sun

From US$ 64.15 per person

Learn how to cook the typical Japanese dishes of a bento box at a morning cooking class in Kyoto. Get advice from fluent English-speaking instructors and create your own special bento lunch to enjoy afterwards. Hear the cultural background to bento.

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Duration 3 hours
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Learn how to make sushi, tempura, teriyaki chicken and miso soup
  • Meet local people and get to know more about Japanese food culture
  • Enjoy a delicious bento lunch
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Experience an authentic Japanese food tradition and prepare your own bento box at a morning bento cooking class in Kyoto. Learn about typical Japanese dishes, such as sushi, tempura and miso soup, and hear about the cultural background of the well-known Japanese "bento" takeaway meal. Traced back to the late Kamakura Period (1185 to 1333), the bento box has now become a staple of Japanese cuisine. Arrive for your 2.5 to 3-hour class and collect your ingredients, apron and utensils. Then, watch and follow your chef as they demonstrate the art of bento and explain the tricks to making beautiful Japanese dishes often found in a bento box. Once you have finished cooking your dishes, enjoy the fruits of your labor and tuck into your bento lunch.
  • Cooking class
  • Ingredients
  • Apron and utensils
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Cooking Sun, Funayacho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto 600-8466.

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5 /5

based on 36 reviews

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Since it is not high season (December 12th), we were only two participants. That was really perfect! It was a wonderful experience and a lot of fun. I highly recommend this course. You prepare miso soup and a bento box with a spinach salad, salmon or chicken teriyaki, sushi (filled with Japanese omelette, cucumber, mushrooms and imitation shrimp) and tempura (shrimp and vegetables). It was really delicious!

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December 12, 2022

Fun and tasty morning!

I took the Morning Bento class yesterday. Coco and Ikari (sorry for my spelling!) were wonderful hosts and teachers. Especially giving us tips for where we might find ingredients when we get home - this is always a challenge when doing a cooking class away from home. I learned a lot about Japanese cooking and have a new appreciation for the food. The class is well organised - so there is time to learn 7 dishes and eat them too! All the ingredients are already prepped - this is not a knife skill class...just FYI. I had a great time and can’t wait to make a sushi roll and teriyaki chicken when I get home!

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June 5, 2019

I’m an avid cook but I still enjoy the knowledge that the instructor shared about Japanese cooking. I’m so glad that my son joined the cooking class with me so that he can learn some basics of Japanese cooking.

October 24, 2022

Product ID: 61522