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Local Cooking Classes in a Private Home in Hida Furukawa

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US$ 61.24
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    What to Expect
    The concept of this cooking class is designed for guests to experience the lives and culture of locals in the Hida Takayama area.

    This cooking class begins by escaping from the hustle and bustle that is Takayama to Hida Furukawa. You will  then enter a local host's beautiful home where the class will be held. You can learn how to make local food and ask questions about not only food but also regarding the locals' lifestyle and culture. The lecturer is not a professional chef but experienced home cook who is passionate about food and speaking English. Having lived in Australia, she speaks English well, making it easy for the guests to enjoy communicating with the lecturer. The class size is limited to 6 people in order to make sure to keep a personalized experience.

    During class, all recipes and ingredients will be handed out to the guests so that the guests can recreate it.

    The class will usually have the following menu:
    • 2 side dishes
    • 1 main dish
    • Miso soup
    • Rice steamed with vegetables
    • Dessert*Menu is subject to change
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hida Furukawa Station
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Return Details
    Concludes at Hida Furukawa Station
    • English-speaking lecturer
    • Transport to/from Hida Furukawa Station
    • All recipes and ingredients
    • Lunch
    • Apron
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 24 May 2019

    Odyssey Unlimited's Insider Japan trip brought us to Hida Cooking Class for a fun and learning experience and it was all that. We all worked together, hands on, and then had a satisfying lunch cooked by us under the guidance of very experienced and well...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Bonnie W
    Reviewed 30 April 2019

    Insider Japan a tour with Odyssey's Unlimited.Our group of 24 spent part of the day after visiting the Market in this cooking class. The instructor was fluent in English and so were her helpers.It was a great class with lots of hands on & interactiven....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Hidrfoot01
    Reviewed 20 October 2018

    The Hida cooking class was one of the highlights of our group tour of Japan. This is a hands on class during which we cooked then ate a Japanese meal. We enjoyed seeing techniques and using foods not usual for us. The teachers were gracious...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank susanfS3988MB
    Reviewed 18 October 2018

    Our school group of 17 students had a great experience cooking in the temple late last month. Started off with a personal tour of the Morning Market, a brief walking tour and then lots of cooking and eating. Clear instructions, personable instructors and some great...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank DayTrip824320
    Reviewed 6 October 2018

    We had great time doing this cooking class. The women teaching the class were very helpful and forgiving. My husband and I learned a lot about Japanese ingredients and cooking. And the outcome was quite scrumptious!

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank MsPollyC
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    Response from susanfS3988MB | Reviewed this property |
    I took the Hida Cooking class. It was held on the grounds of a temple not in a private home.
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