5 of the Best Kyoto Cooking Classes

by Paul Stafford  |  Published September 15, 2020

Food is one of the top attractions for many visitors to Japan. The nation’s distinct dishes have filtered across the world, with tourists already familiar with some of the more popular meals, like sushi and ramen, before even setting foot in Japan. In Kyoto, a great way to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Japanese cuisine is by taking a cooking class. These often provide insight into the history of the ingredients and food, as well as guiding guests through the technical processes involved in making certain dishes.

Across Kyoto, classes are hosted on how to make the internationally well-known favourites as well as lesser-known and regional delicacies. We’ve selected five of the best Kyoto cooking classes to explore during your trip to the city, taking into account various factors like the price, menu and past guest reviews.