Homemade Japanese cooking in Kyoto and Otsu

Food & Drink

Toshiyo O.

4.66 / 5
(189 reviews)
English, Japanese
6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

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.

Meeting Point

Kyoto station

Japanese dish

Japanese cooking

Ending Point

Kyoto station

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.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Ingredients fee

Transportation fee you and your guide

Important Information

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time


Berenice M.

5 / 5
May 8, 2023

Toshiyo was a fantastic guide ! Toshiyo est une guide parfaite !

Toshiyo was great and super organized. She is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Kyoto, and will be able to answer your question no matter what it is about. We loved taking the public transportation and getting around, she will also give you suggestion on what else you could do on your personal time. I highly recommend booking with her !

Toshiyo O.

Thank you very much for your warm review! I appreciate it. I hope you will come back to see autumn leaves in Kyoto. Thank you Merci beaucoup! Toshiyo


Jennifer S.

5 / 5
May 1, 2023

A great day!

We had a great day with Toshio! She created a great itinerary and gave us choices, too. She was funny and knowledgeable. She gave us wonderful memories of Kyoto.

Toshiyo O.

Hi Jennifer Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I appreciate your warm review. I wish I could take dance lessons from your daughter since I am much interested. Thank you. Toshiyo


Helen C.

5 / 5
Apr 30, 2023

A day's trip with Toshiyo san to Kyoto-23April 2023

Toshiyo san is a very pleasant lady with fluent spoken English. She explains the history well of the places visited during our one day tour to Kyoto and was helpful in every way. Arigato Gozaimasu Toshiyo san ! Good Luck and take care.

Toshiyo O.

Hi Helen Thank you for the warm review. I appreciate it. Your dress looked very good on you and impressive. Thank you for having me as your guide. Toshiyo


Choon huat T.

4 / 5
Apr 27, 2023


Toshiyo O was a knowledgable guide. She is flexible and took us through full day tour on the first day on 24th April and half day on 25th April. She was very efficient and effortlessly taking us from one site to the next with public transport and by walking. my wife was having difficulty walking and Toshiyo was able to tailor the walk. All in all, it was a great experience .

Toshiyo O.

Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I really appreciate your warm review. I enjoyed two day’s visiting Fushimi Inari shrine, Tofukuji temple, Kiyomizudera Temple and Gion and Arashiyama area. Thank you. Please say hello to your wife. Toshiyo

$100/ per group