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Try the best local foods, drinks, sweets in Kyoto. Book a cooking class and learn how to make delicious dishes like tempura, sushi, ramen, soba noodles and more. For those with a sweet tooth, why not learn how to make wagashi sweets? Find your favorite sake, beer or wine, or book dinner reservations with ease. VELTRA also makes it easy for visitors with special dietary requirements (halal, vegetarian, gluten-free) to enjoy Japanese food without worrying!
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  1. No.1
    Drop in to a friendly café in Shinsaibashi and enjoy cooking the down home soul food of the city. Make new friends as you cook and eat savory okonomiyaki, a real Osaka treat with helpful English-assistance!
    English Available

    USD39.52

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  2. No.2
    Let's cook in Kyoto! Discover how Japanese bento boxes are deliciously made in this cooking lesson. Great for foodies who would like to immerse themselves in local Japanese cuisine. Enjoy making a tasty bento box!
    English Available

    USD79.03

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. No.3
    Discover the world of Japanese sake while touring the brewery district of Saijo in Hiroshima. Savor a delicious hot pot dish using local ingredients for lunch while sampling some of the finest sake in the nation!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD165.97

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. Join a fun cooking class and learn all about not just traditional homemade food but also Japanese takes on Western dishes, snacks, spicy food, and much more.
    English Available

    USD77.55

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, evening)
  5. Get a full course of Japanese culture by learning how to cook delicious fresh udon noodles while enjoying traditional shodo calligraphy or origami crafts, all with an English-speaking instructor.
    English Available

    From USD69.15

    Weekday
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. Discover the harmony between traditional Japanese sweets and authentic Matcha Green Tea from Kyoto. Make your own wagashi sweets with an English instructor in this delicious opportunity.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD148.19

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Cook like a Japanese chef by making tasty izakaya bar dishes. With an English-speaking instructor, learn how the popular local cuisine is prepared. End this activity by savoring these dishes with an optional cup of sake.
    English Available

    USD79.03

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  8. Discover the secrets of Japanese cooking with a professional chef at an elegant restaurant. Learn the basics techniques along with some seasonal recipes in English. Savor your creation upon finishing to complete your delicious experience!
    English Available

    From USD80.02

    Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. Enjoy a full American style dinner buffet at Hotel Keihan, either on its own, or after a day at nearby Universal Studios Japan, just a short way away.
    Meal Provided

    From USD33.59

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (evening)
  10. Learn to make sushi from an experienced chef, then enjoy the flavors of your efforts along with a special beef hot pot after the lesson.
    English Available

    USD98.79

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. Wine and dine on a delicious full-course kaiseki lunch cuisine while touring around the historical temples and shrines of Kyoto. Enjoy the panoramic view of this ancient city from your bus seat with a 30-minute free time in Arashiyama.

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  12. Discover the secrets behind the mouthwatering oysters, known to be a specialty of Hiroshima. Join an English-guided tour around oyster rafts of Miyajima Island before indulging a glorious seafood barbecue lunch prepared just for you!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD62.24

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. Follow the history of Sendai's pride, the great samurai warlord, Date Masamune. See how the city developed to what it is today while touring around the staple highlights while savoring unique local delicacies with an English-speaking guide.
    English Available

    USD98.79

    Daily
    5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. Step out to the rural side of Sendai to experience the Japanese farm life by taking part in a fun harvesting activity. Taste some delicious wines and savor a tasty veggie imoni hot pot dinner. Perfect for a half-day afternoon getaway.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD148.19

    Daily
    5.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  15. Taste authentic Japanese sake at famous breweries in Shiogama. Immerse yourself in the sake culture by learning its history and the best ways to drink. Cap off the tour by discovering ways to pair sake with delicious sushi.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD148.19

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  16. Explore the retro alleys and stop by 3 izakaya bars to experience the local nightlife in Sendai. Savor local dishes while downing some amazing sake. Discover the bar traditions and recommendations to fully enjoy the drinking life in Japan!
    English Available

    USD96.82

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (evening)
  17. Venture through the new and old parts of downtown Hiroshima as you savor on delicious treats that this famed city has to offer. Experience the hospitality through the Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, local snacks, spicy tsukemen dipping noodles and more!
    English Available

    USD189.68

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  18. Taste the local flavors of Sendai on this foodie walking tour. Grill your own fishcake and taste local favorites such as croquettes and sunda mochi. Shop, eat and drink like locals do!
    English Available

    USD69.15

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Start your morning in Kanazawa with a tour to the area's equivalent to Tsukiji Fish Market and see the seafood auction in action! Head over to Omicho Market to purchase some fresh seafood and get them prepared on the spot for a delicious brunch.
    English Available

    USD67.92

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  20. Discover the art of sushi with an experienced English-speaking chef. Try making different forms of homemade sushi such as rolls, chirashi, inari and more. Learn the basic steps and techniques to continue making perfect, authentic sushi back at home.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD83.97

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)

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