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Morning Bento Cooking Course

A morning of Japanese cookery and culture

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  • 1-8 Travelers
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  • 3-5 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancelation - 7 Days Notice
  • Wear traditonal buddhist monk clothing to embrace the cultural experience
  • Prepare 4-5 dishes to make a full bento lunch box
  • Learn about dashi broth (soup stock for Japanese cuisine) and various types of seasonings (soy sauce, mirin, sake, miso, etc) from your expert instructor
  • Enjoy a sociable, home-made lunch with your classmates
  • For another unique Japanese cooking class in the afternoon, try out our Kappa cooking course too!
Most Recent Reviews

  • Kai*** 6 Jun 2017
    Communication was not a problem as the instructors could speak really good English. They were really knowledgable and gave many tips! Also the demonstrations were clear and easy to follow. Most importantly, the food we made were really delicious!

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What To Expect

Ever wondered how Japanese chefs manage to pack so many interesting flavors into the tiny treats in a bento box? Come along to a traditional cooking class to learn the tricks of the trade from expert local chefs. The sessions provide a fun and interactive environment for learning about the preparation of sushi, sesame salads and many other specialities. Your teachers will also offer you an insight into the historical background of 'Bento', and you'll be able to dress in sumae (the traditional dress of a working buddhist monk) to complete your cultural experience. After you've spent the morning perfecting your cooking skills, you'll feast upon your mini creations as you get to know the fellow chefs on your course. It's a fun filled morning of cultural discovery - foodies, don't miss out!

Kyoto Japanese cookery class
Learn to prepare Bento in a traditional Japanese setting
Bento Ingredients
All equipment and ingredients provided
Bento Box
Pack your Bento box full of flavours and taste-test it afterwards
Bento Box Cooking Class
Wear traditional clothing as an English speaking chef instructs you
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Green tea on arrival
  • An apron to protect your clothes
  • Demonstrations and instruction from English speaking chefs
  • Homemade bento lunch


  • 9:30am staff welcome with complimentary green tea
  • Put on traditional buddhist monk attire
  • Learn about Japanese broth and seasonings
  • Cook 4-5 dishes for your bento box
  • Eat bento lunch with your classmates
  • 1:00pm session ends
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Make sure you take notes incase you want to impress friends and family with your homemade cooking later on
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 6-12
  • Children under the age of 5 can join for free sharing the same set of ingredients with an adult
  • 2 participants will cook together sharing the same set of ingredients
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or an electronic voucher for this activity
  • Cooking studio address: Funayacho 679, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8466
  • For detailed directions click here
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity
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Reviews(22) 4.9
  • Kai*** 6 Jun 2017
    Communication was not a problem as the instructors could speak really good English. They were really knowledgable and gave many tips! Also the demonstrations were clear and easy to follow. Most importantly, the food we made were really delicious!
  • Ho*** 13 May 2017
    A very special experience in cooking traditional dishes and preparing lunch boxes in Kyoto. The teachings (in English) and demonstrations were clear and easy to follow. We have learnt quite a few useful tricks in making delicious Tempura, Dashi, egg rolls and sushi by ourselves. Overall speaking, a highly recommended activity in Kyoto!
  • Wing*** 7 May 2017
    The teachers are very good. They explained clearly on every step. Even though you participate in group of two, both can have chance to do the cooking. Very nice experience!
  • Yinye* 30 Mar 2017
    It's good that they provide courses for vegetarian. Great experience of making Japanese traditional bento.
  • Avalo* 17 Feb 2017
    The ladies were very nice, helpful and lovely. The experience was amazing and my friends and I had a great time. Would recommend.
  • I*** 2 Dec 2016
    it's FUN class, and food is good as well~~~
  • Tin*** 30 Nov 2016
    Wonderful experience. Got a touch on the traditional Japanese cooking (with some Kyoto style in it). Perfect English instruction.
  • chihten* 13 Sep 2016
    I love this Japanese foot course
  • POY* 16 Feb 2016
    Good class. Teacher is dedicated at teaching and sharing great things about food and Kyoto. Highlyly recommend this course. Worth the price
  • WEN*** 5 Jun 2017
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