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My name is Yoko, the lecturer of HIDA COKING CLASS. I have been living in Hida & Takayama area for most of my life, making local food for my family. As I like cooking and am passionate about speaking in English and socializing with people from...more
Like the review of May 2018, we went with a group of 22. Again divided into 3 group and were coached through making a delicious meal which we then enjoyed.
We did this in a Buddhist Temple and the priest gave a service after the...More
My daughter, grandaughters (teen agers) and I took Yoko”s cooking class together. Not only did we learn how to cook some great Japanese items but we had a blast! Yoko and her assistant have great humor as well as knowledge. One of the best experiences...More
Our group of 24 went here to learn the art of Japanese cooking and then to enjoy the fruits of our labor. We were taken into the kitchen and split into 3 groups of 8. Each group had an island on which to work and...More
Takayama is a nice walkable historic city to visit, and our shopping and cooking class was a highlight on our group tour. Yoko and Shingo are fun and personable and very well organized. They and their friendly staff handled all details so there were no...More
Last November, a friend and I were on a tour of Japan. One of the planned activities was a cooking class in a shrine in Takayama. What a fun and interesting activitiy. I thought that two hours was a long time for a cooking class,...More
The HIda Cooking Class was part of our Smithsonian tour. We started out at the Miyagawa Market with a good guide to learn about the area and also about the ingredients to be used in our lunch. Under the cheerful guidance and encouragement of the...More
We did this as part of a group tour to Takayama. The tour begins with a trip to the Miyagawa Morning Market. We then walked to the temple in which the cooking class was located. If you go, make sure to see some of the...More
We spent a fun-filled morning learning how to prepare a great lunch. The instructors were volunteers from a local Buddhist temple. The spinach side dish I we really enjoyed and have made it a number of times at home.
We spent the morning with the Hida Cooking Class on our Smithsonian Tour. It was amazingly well organized, all 24 in our group got to join in the cooking. Everyone spoke excellent English and the food was delicious. A great way to learn about family...More
It doesn't matter if you love the food or not, the experience is well worth the visit. We were in a group of 20, so the event was moved to a larger location. We were still met by a representative from the Hida Cooking Class...More