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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
    Experience an enchanting evening with a maiko as you savor a delicious Japanese-style dinner. Watch an elegant dance, play fun games and enjoy a conversation with helpful English assistance for an unforgettable time in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD184.75

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. No.2
    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

    USD151.76

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Learn the art of sushi making in this interactive cooking class. Held conveniently in central Tokyo, this is a family-friendly cooking lesson that anyone can try. Become a sushi master and enjoy your delicious sushi!
    English Available

    USD75.41

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. In the heart of Asakusa, learn the steps of making delicious sushi, miso soup, tempura and more from a professional chef in a restaurant, and bring home the flavors of Japan to your kitchen!
    English Available
    Special

    From USD77.77

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (afternoon)
  5. 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

    USD37.70

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  6. Hop on a private taxi and let the knowledgeable drivers take you to all the best, secret udon restaurants around the Takamatsu and Chusan area! Savor a tasty bowl of udon to enjoy the best of Kagawa.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD44.30

    Daily
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. 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

    USD94.26

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  8. 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

    USD75.41

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. View beautiful Sapporo by bus. Visit some famous locations including Shiroi Koibito Park and Hokkaido Shrine and enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. English, Korean or Chinese audio guidance is available.
    English Available

    USD25.45

    Daily
    (morning)
  10. Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in a relaxing atmosphere. Sip a cup of matcha tea, and learn about this elegant art of hospitality.

    From USD23.57

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. 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

    USD75.41

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. 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

    USD73.99

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, evening)
  13. Pikachu, I choose you! Take a beloved character and turn it into edible art. Make a cute character bento (Japanese boxed lunch) with instruction from a Japanese chef and learn techniques and tips to make a bento that looks too adorable to eat!
    English Available

    USD75.41

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning)
  14. 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 USD76.35

    Daily
    2.5 - 3 hour(s) (afternoon)
  15. 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

    USD141.39

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. 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 USD32.05

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (evening)
  17. Choose from three traditional dishes and cook up a storm in a friendly Japanese cooking lesson that comes with a glimpse into Japan's culture thanks to your local instructor, all in English.

    From USD46.19

    Daily
    2 - 3 hour(s) (afternoon)
  18. See the temples and shrines of Kyoto illuminate at night while you dine inside the luxurious Restaurant bus. Taste the flavors of Kyoto through the glorious full-course kaiseki cuisine and take a 30-minute stroll at Kiyomizu-dera temple.

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  19. 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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  20. 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 USD59.38

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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