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Homemade Japanese cooking in Kyoto and Otsu

by Toshiyo
(104) Reviews
6h $ 191 Price up to 15 people


  • Japanese dish
  • Japanese cooking

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191.10 USD

Price up to 15 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


We offer homemade Japanese cooking:how to make dashi, Japanese soup stock and miso soup, tempura and sushi and so on. I will accept your any request. After experiencing Japanese cooking, I will show you to Mt Hiei and Enryakuji temple by a cable car because our cooking place is in Otsu and close to Mt. Hiei and Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. I offer different pleasures from Kyoto sights.

What to Expect

You can get to know more about Japanese cooking and culture sharing with local foods and people.
You can visit less crowded temples in Otsu.

4.5 (104) Reviews
Very Good

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(104) Reviews
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  • Japanese dish
  • Japanese cooking


I can guide in Kyoto,Nara Osaka Koyasan and Shiga. I can also take guests to Kouyasan . I can also guide you in the evening.

From Kyoto station to Otsu it takes only ten minutes by Jr train.

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Ingredients fee
Transportation fee you and your guide
Meeting Point
Kyoto station
Ending Point
Kyoto station
6 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 15 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 104 )
Lindsay Lindsay Australia ( Family )
2 days ago

“ Fabulous guide ”

We had such a great day with Toshiyo, she could not have done more to assist us. We covered all our key items plus more. Two of our group of four had some walking difficulties, and she kept a very watchful eye on them, adapting pace and options to ensure that all were able to cope. Toshiyo has excellent English and location / history knowledge, and is really fun to tour with. I highly recommend Toshiyo as an excellent guide, and great value for the money invested.


Dear Lindsay and your lovely family Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate you accepted me as a guide. We had a beautiful day in Kyoto and I was afraid we walked up and down a lot. I was happy to see Lin and Karen dressed in kimonos. Beautiful! Thank you. Toshiyo

Peter Peter United Kingdom ( Couple )
6 days ago

“ So helpful and informative ”

Toshiyo is the person who accommodates your requirements. Very flexible and knowledgeable.


Dear Peter Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I enjoyed the two days wit you. Thank you for having me as your guide. Toshiyo

Richard Richard United Kingdom ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Excellent trip to Kyoto ”

Toshiyo gave us an excellent tour, she was friendly humorous and informative and making use of inexpensive public transport showed us as much as possible in the limited time that we had. She was a breath of fresh air after our poor experience on Kagoshima We highly recommend her and if we visit again will certainly utilise her services


Dear Richard Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. We had a beautiful weather and pleasant walk in Kyoto. Thank you very much for all the way from Maizuru. Please come back again to the autumn season. Best regards. Toshiyo

Ellis Ellis United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Showed useful flexibility ”

We were 3 adults (parents and adult child). Pleasant guide. We made a couple of itinerary changes on the fly and Toshiyo did a good job of making everything fit together. We had highly demanding and complicated dietary requirements. Toshiyo found excellent lunch restaurants that met all our needs.She added to our guidebook understanding of the sights we visited. Probably would have given 4.5 stars but software doesn't allow. Only issue is that one member of our party is a slower walker and it took until the latter part of the 2nd day for Toshiyo's walking pace (and stop to turn back to see where we were) to accommodate us. Still, overall, a good guide and would recommend.


Dear Ellis, Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I feel very bad about walking too fast for Gloria. I am very sorry. I will be more careful about it. Hope to come back again to see autumn beautiful scenery in Kyoto. I Thank you. Toshiyo

Miki Miki Japan ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ A day in Arashiyama with kids ”

Toshiyo is really nice lady, having good knowledge of Kyoto, which is her home town. We were a mixed group of Japanese members and American members having two boys, 10 and 6 years old. She was flexible arranging one day tour, which satisfied all of us.


Miki Sama Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I hope all of you including cute boys enjoyed both Kyoto nature and history. I really appreciate your review. Toshiyo

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