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Bento Box Cooking Class provided by Cooking Sun

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Bento Box Cooking Class

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The phrase “bento box” refers to a convenient Japanese meal consisting of multiple dishes in a box, typically eaten for lunch. Get top cooking tips from a Japanese chef that you likely wouldn’t discover otherwise in this bento box cooking class. Learn to make several bento specialties, that may include miso soup, tempura vegetables, and egg rolls. The best part being able to try the delicious creations at the end.
  • Learn to make a variety of bento box dishes, such as miso soup
  • Watch a master chef demonstrate key Japanese cooking techniques
  • Make the dishes at home—copies of recipes are provided
  • Hassle-free cooking class with ingredients and apron provided
Important Information
Departure Point
Cooking Sun, 679 Funayachō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, 600-8466, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • All ingredients for cooking
  • English-speaking cooking instructor
  • Apron
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Felicity A wrote a review Feb 2020
Newcastle, Australia22 contributions5 helpful votes
I have never been to a cooking class whilst travelling, however after attending this class I will be trying to find them the next time I am on holidays. The hosts were friendly and spoke English very well. They demonstrated each dish in the bento box before we made them,
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Roving774547 wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
This was so good!! Tasted amazing and we learnt so much about Japanese cooking. We were 8 people age 18-64 and everybody enjoyed it so much! One vegetarian and that was no problem either. The ladies who held the class were so kind and great teachers!
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alvanronwyn wrote a review Nov 2019
Townsville, Australia12 contributions3 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed our morning. Easy to follow recipes and tips and a great sense of achievement making a bento box. Cant wait to try making a bento box at home.
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Date of experience: November 2019
sim wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions
The class was amazing and very fun. We really learned A lot about the Japanese kitchen and ingredients. The teachers were so nice and explained everything. Thank you!
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Date of experience: October 2019
SJCtravellor wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney3 contributions
Great set up, including take home instruction sheet. It was so much better than schlepping around the touristy sites. We made our lunch! Hosts were kind and helpful if a little shy during lunch, when they cleaned up and chatted together with their backs to us. Great knowledge
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Yumay C
Cooking with Chef Chiaki is a highlight of our Kyoto stay!
My husband and I wanted to not just eat good Japanese food, but learn the skills to recreated them at home and this
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I had so much fun at Cooking Sun Izakaya class! We made 6 different dishes including dessert using traditional Japa
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What a Great Experience!
We did a private cooking class for 3 of us that included tempura vegetables and sashimi bowls (plus miso soup and r
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A great class!
I did the afternoon class and loved it. The delicious dishes we prepared are remarkably simple to put together, and
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Cooking in Kyoto
My 11 year old daughter and myself joined this cooking class- it was wonderful. Learnt a lot about Japanese ingred
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Great intro to Japanese cuisine
We LOVED our izakaya cooking class with Cooking Sun. We arrived a bit late (chose to walk from Gion, bit of a hike)
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Very fun and learned a lot
I did the Izakaya Cooking class earlier this month. It was fantastic. We really cooked a lot of dishes, and I learn
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Such a fun experience!
We loved our cooking class at Cooking Sun! Our instructors made the experience really fun and easy with great tips
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Worth every penny. wanted to give 4 1/2 stars
Loved the experience. There were two instructors that were both friendly. One was very much more organized and p
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Bento class
Amazing experience and amazing teacher. Really enjoyable and easy to learn. Very recommendable. Thank you Koko!
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Great experience
This was awesome! We were given the recipes shortly after arriving so we could check them out while everyone was wa
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My wife and I went to Cooking Sun in Kyoto, and we had an excellent time. The studio is located nearby Nishiki Mar
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Great cookery school
We spent a fantastic afternoon at the cookery school making 6 dishes. All ingredients and instructions were provide
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Great Japanese cooking class
We loved learning about the traditional cooking style and recipes to take home. Instructors were great and super f
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Excellent introduction to Japanese food!
I highly recommend this class as a way to make your trip memorable. After cooking all the delicious dishes in class
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  • Duration: 3h
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